• Home Decor,  Style

    Save vs. Splurge: My Top Choices for Beaded Chadeliers

    When I first moved into my place, I had a vision of what I wanted to my home to look like. I gradually fell out of love with a lot of the pieces I was initially obsessed with having. The industrial feature above my eating area was one of these items. I knew I wanted something different but couldn’t figure out what. I started seeing really pretty beaded chandeliers on Pinterest, I liked that they has a softer look and a boho feel. It took me a long time to find some options that weren’t thousands of dollars and I am pretty happy with the result.     My Inspiration I love the look of this beaded…

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    My New Home: Final Home Decor Touches

    I have been talking about it for months. I have finally had the chance to take some photos of my townhouse fully-renovated and almost completely decorated. The one thing I have come to realize is that decorating is a new ending process.  One of the things I love about my new place it that there is so much natural light. Quite a few of my favourite home decor pieces are in the living room. I chose pieces that are bohemian with a beachy feel.  One of my favourite accessories in the the room, is the chunky knit blanket. I found some similar ones online:   Gallery Wall I spent a…

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    Designing the Perfect Patio Space

    The minute the sun came out, I knew it was time to set up my outdoor space. Like most people living in Vancouver, instead of having luscious green space, most of us have to settle for a small balcony. Since moving from my condo to a townhouse we were fortunate enough to also upgrade to a larger outdoor footprint. I have never been more excited, all I need is for the rain to stop so I can enjoy it.  Limited space means a carefully thought-out layout and intention for the space. I knew these four things were important to me, lighting, privacy, comfort and of course space to BBQ! Check out…

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    Feeling at Home in a New Place

      “Home is where ever I am with you” It has taken a couple months to feel settled into my new place. After countless stressful days at work and then late nights organizing this unfamiliar space, I was feeling mentally and physically exhausted. At the end of a long evening, all I could think about was how I wanted to go back home, which was no longer an option. Now that we have fully moved in and for the most part unpacked all our boxes my new place feels less like a stranger’s home and more like my own home. These are a few things that I found helped me make…

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    My Favourite Things in My New Home

      Must haves for a new home by jaemiesures featuring colorful wall art My credit card has recently experienced some intense abuse over the last few months. It took a while for my new place to feel like home, so I made nesting a top priority. It is really the small details that make your space feel like a home. Sorry about the overwhelming amount of home decor posts, but this is my latest obsession.  Rug From Urban Outfitters I had been looking for a rug for quite some time. I wanted a pop of colour and colouring that would tie in all elements of the room. When I came…

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    All Moved In: What I Did Right & Wrong

    I have been itching to talk about this, because this is what I have been working on day and night for quite some time. It has been a terrible couple of months, but I am finally starting to get used to my new home. I shouldn’t be complaining, because I am so fortunate, but stress did get the best of me. I wanted to wait to post pictures until we were fully settled, but here is a little preview before the big reveal.  Renovating is tough, there are so many working parts and organization involved. If I could do it all over again, I would use my vacation time and…

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    Splurge vs. Save: Home Decor Edition

    It has been a long couple of months. My boyfriend and I have been actively trying to avoid nearly murdering each other while trying to navigate through looking at places, packing, moving, unpacking and now finally working on the finishing touches.  I have learnt a lot of important lessons about home renovations and moving. I know that if I were to do this a second time, there is a multitude of things I would do differently, but I’ll save all that information for another blog post. I sold majority of my furniture so I wouldn’t have to move it, and because most of it I inherited in my University years,…

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    Where to Cut Costs on Home Renovations

    For the last few months every spare moment was allocated to finding a home, now that the search is over, I now devote all my time to home renovations. The clock is ticking to moving day, my time is divided between de-cluttering, packing and of course shopping for all the items for my new home.  To be honest, as much as I like the idea of having my home look exactly how I want it to look, acting as project manager to my own dream home is a daunting and time consuming task. My evenings are now spent scouring the edges of the internet to find good deals. I am…

  • DIY,  Home Decor

    How to Create a Gallery Wall

    I have had my share of adventures. I love to pick up photography or interesting postcards that I can display in my home. I finally invested in a camera other than my iPhone so I decided it was time to start displaying some of my own pictures. A gallery is a nice way to add personality to your home.  Supplies Painters Tape Ikea Picture Frames Photo Prints Command Damage Free Picture Adhesives  I wanted my photos to not only showcase my favorite spots, but also for them to have a cohesive feel. I tried to choose a similar colour palette and organize my pictures in a way that made sense to me.    Once…