Velvet Love: a beautiful Toronto home

My humblest apologies for being MIA for the last couple of weeks, things have just been beyond hectic.  In addition to juggling a full time job with all the home renos, I've also been studying to take my PMP (Project Management Professional) certification exam.  This is going to be a rough month, so please bear with me as I try to get through it all in one piece! Last week, I was in Toronto on business but also had a chance to catch up with a few of my close friends in the evenings.  Enter Yolande and Huy's home.  A home of homes.  A home I dream about each time I look at my warzone-of-a-house and feel discouraged.  Yolande has absolutely beautiful taste; EVERY single piece of furniture and each accessory is unique, thoughtfully placed, and well coordinated.  Here we go, I'm drooling again just thinking about it.

Dining Room

My heart skipped a beat when I first saw this dining room. The use of Edison bulbs had me at hello, but I also love the organic-feeling table, mid-century modern chairs and the black hutch nestled perfectly between the two large windows.

Dining Room, view from Living Room

World map, personalized with flags

How cute is this easy DIY???  All they did was buy a large map, framed it, then placed fabric-wrapped pins on all the places the family visited together (did I mention that they have two 0f the cutest and sweetest little girls I've ever met???)

Living room, lamp with gold accents


I love love love the curved stairway with natural-toned runner.

Master Bedroom

Ahem.  This is in the BEDROOM!!  The splashes of yellow and different patterns add the perfect touch.

Master Bedroom, Sofa + Mirror

Guest Room

The guest room, with a bold floral wallpaper accenting the back wall.

Sydney's Room

Last but not least - a little girl's fairytale bedroom.  Oh how I would love to wake up to a bouquet of assorted pink pompoms right above my head.

Oh, and get this.  Their home was featured in a Candice Olson Divine Design episode a couple of years ago, when they renovated their basement - check it here.

I can only hope that my house turns out as nice as Yolande's.  Here's to hope!!