Most of the home tours you see featured here are born out of one picture; one picture that tugged a heart string. This time it was this beautiful bedroom, and boy, was I eager to see more.
Welcome to the home of Wendy, who delights us with squares of her home on Instagram at @thekwendyhome. The Instagram handle is an amalgamation of Wendy and her husband’s name. Wendy is a flight attendant by profession.
Location: Toronto, Canada
Size:1770 sq ft
Years lived in: Less than six month
Design aesthetic: a combination of eclectic, bohemian, and mid-century
It’s not just how a home looks, it’s how it is decorated to make someone feel. And you can seldom go wrong, when it is designed with hospitality in mind. On that note, over to Wendy as she takes us through the home.
Kindly describe your home. How did you decide on this house?
What’s your decorating style?
Kitchen advice given that it is a white kitchen — how is it working out? How do you keep it organized?
One item that you have indulged on.
One item I have indulged in is the dining table we bought for this home. My first dining set was bought third hand and I repainted all the table and chairs. I collected six different chairs from garage sales, off the side of the road and second hand from family. It was very very economical but in this house we decided to purchase a beautiful table. As you can imagine it felt like such a splurge after paying less than $100 Canadian for the entire set. My husband urged me to pick something substantial for the new house because it’ll last us a lifetime. It is a beautiful warm wooden piece that is made of reclaim wood from India. I cannot be happier with it.
Is that wallpaper on the stair and behind the master bedroom. That’s lovely. Where is it from?
This is a simple DIY thrift idea for finding affordable art. Don’t trash those calendars. Instead frame them to make a gallery wall. Here you have one for places around the world that also makes the bathroom interesting, don’t you think? I also loved it when Wendy had this on the staircase landing in her previous home.
What are the things you love about the home?
Your favorite shopping destination for furniture.
- Frame art from old calendar to make a gallery wall.
- Invest in real wood for a white kitchen instead of laminates.
- When buying a house, focus on its location and the amount of natural light it receives.
- To decorate on a budget, look for thrift items.
I must also add that this is the quickest turnaround I have had for a home tour in all these years of blogging. Thank you Wendy for welcoming us in.
Image courtesy: Wendy of thekwendyhome