Like lots of Canadian photographers, I’m very busy in the summer with sessions and personal work, but then things get quieter in the winter. For me anyway. But I am a complete creative junkie and I never stop. During the winter, besides designing, selling fine art photography and canvases, and product photography work, I’ve been renovating and decorating like crazy. I love decorating. Do you?
We realized a dream when we left the city and burbs behind and moved to a mini farm. Owning horses, designing, photographing and renovating a century plus old farmhouse, it’s a dream come true. And on Prince Edward Island to boot! Yes, like you, I love decorating and have 25 years worth of decorating magazines and switch the channel to HGTV whenever my husband leaves the room. We’re renovating our second farmhouse and loving it. Since decorating is a very big passion of mine, I thought I add it to the blog. The decorating theme throughout our home is, of course… dogs and horses. I’m always on the lookout for beautiful dog and horse decorating items which I will start featuring.
The print on the wall is “Master Bedroom” by American artist Andrew Wyeth, soon to be reframed. Love it! After agonizing over paint colours and consulting gal pal Leah, I went with Benjamin Moore November Rain (OC-50). Love it! And the black hardware from Weiser. Great quality! The new light fixture from Home Depot has a retro feel which I love.
Check out the before and after photos below. This back hallway was a nightmare to finish. I repeat, a nightmare! Three layers of wallpaper and two borders. After I finished removing the wallpaper there was so much repair that had to be dome it was so discouraging. Lucky for me I have a bunch of creative gal pals to help me. Like my friend D, The Paint Goddess. These are some of the before and after shots for the new blog I’m working on for her. Once it’s done I’ll blog that too. She amazing! Such a perfectionist. I could NOT have done this without her. Thank you D!
Oh and the saddle was not a prop. I had actually brought it in from the barn and plopped it on the floor at the door to the laundry room for the snow to melt off it. When I went to take the shots I liked it! Hope you do too. Enjoy!
Wow Heather, everything looks terrific!!! Only makes me want to repaint my entire house.. So gorgeous..
Wow, what a difference! You did a great job and that’s a lot of hard work. Well done!
Great story board of pictures Heather. Creativity for you certainly doesn’t stop with photos – seeing how you bring that creativity into your home is beautiful.
Pat Pang says
Great work, Heather!
kelly laz says
Gorgeous work on the rooms. they look stunning. I had a quick question regarding the paint on the walls. I just bought my new place and it has the same coloured walls as yours did (burned pumpkin/lighter brown kind of look). And I also wanted to re colour them with November rain. Did you prime yours walls *(since the previous colour is darker?).
Thank you :)
Hi Kelly, Yes we did prime first. I have a girlfriend D aka ‘The Paint Goddess’ and she’s a perfectionist. First she repaired any imperfections on the walls and then we primed everything. The extra steps make such a difference. I love it. Have fun!