As part of my job, I’m fortunate to be able to change my décor from season to season in my own home. I truly enjoy the process, but this particular project has so much more meaning to me as it gave me a small opportunity to give back for the many sacrifices my parents have made for me and my other siblings.

Let’s start with a good before….When my parents immigrated to Canada thirty-one years ago, they gave up everything they owned to provide a better life for us and to this day they continue to sacrifice for their children. We often gather at my parent’s house for holidays, birthdays etc. And as our family has grown, sometimes their small house becomes even smaller. So to accommodate us, my sweet parent’s converted their living room into a dining room. Leaving them with just a small sitting area off the kitchen.

So I knew that I wanted to do something special for them and provide them with not only a beautiful space, but a space that would be functional and comfortable .

Here’s the after.We chose the gorgeous Atkin sofa in taupe. With nine grandchildren, we knew that it was best to chose a sofa that was not only durable but also stay away from lighter shades.  The Aristo sofa is sturdy affordable and its beautiful lines compliment the space well.

We also painted the walls in a cooler lighter shade to open up the space a little more. But warmed it up with the warm tones of the beautiful coffee table. Don’t be afraid of mix and match your furniture, often times, doing so will create a curated look and will add interest to your space.

This Calvin end table compliments the clean lines of the Atkin sofa so well and I love it’s industrial look. This space is the heart of my parent’s home and where we gather and have made many memories while laughing and simply loving each other.

I am so grateful to have been able to do this for them, though it’s only a small token of my appreciation and love that they now have a beautiful space that is not only warm and cozy but that they can be proud of.My parents have always made a point of reminding us that it’s not the material things in life that will bring joy but the people and love that you share life with. It’s my hope that during this holiday season, you are able to find time, to spend some beautiful time with those you love.

Happy holidays from our family to yours.

much love,


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