Happy, happy Saturday! We are so excited to show you another amazing home today in our ongoing Parade of Homes Series!
This week we are welcoming the incredibly talented Shannon from AKA Designs who also happens to be one of our newest sponsors here At the Picket Fence. We know you will love her home as much as we do so let’s get to the tour, shall we?
Hi there At the Picket Fence readers! Shannon here! I’m a Canadian writer, interior designer and homeschooling momma of three. I am the writer and half of the creative team (the other half is my handy hubby, Dean) behind the lifestyle blog, AKA Design. I am also the author of Bloggers & Brands, the blogger’s guide to pitching and working with brands.
I’m so excited to be here to share our house tour with you!
Come on in…
We moved into this house in December 2012 – just 10 short days before hosting family for Christmas. Home ownership has been such an adventure. But now that we’re settled into our house I love spending time changing the decor with the seasons.
THE LIVING ROOM
We adore that this house has both a living room and a family room – something we’ve never had before. The upstairs living room has thus far progressed from not enough seating to ample seating for at least six. We built the Barn Door, Mantel and Coffee Table ourselves. I love cozy spaces so I always keep plenty of throw pillows and blankets around for cool nights!
We sold our old dining table, chairs and hutch to the buyer of our last house. They were totally suited to the space. Which gave us a blank slate to decorate again. Dean built the farmhouse table and I finished it. We also DIY’d most of the other accessories in the room.
Our kitchen’s realtor photo threw me for a real loop when we were first looking at houses. I just couldn’t imagine such a tiny kitchen for a family of five. What didn’t show up was that there was a good 8 feet between the fridge and the closest wall! We are finally just about finished making it over…although we’re just about to start tiling the wall behind the floating shelves with counter-to-ceiling white subway tile!
Last spring we were chosen to participate in Creating with the Stars. Although we didn’t win, we did make it to the final round in which we redid our main bathroom. Who am I kidding? It’s our only bathroom! I have rather a black thumb so faux plants and flowers brighten up the space and will change with the seasons.
Our master bedroom is the room that was most finished first. It is usually the last room most people work on, but with the kids getting older and taking over more of the rest of the house, it was important to me to have our bedroom looking great! We stenciled a feature wall, created the reclaimed wood look headboard and whipped up some easy envelope pillows to pull it altogether.
Aside from our family room and kids rooms, which are currently a mess, that’s our house!
Thank you so much for having me, Heather and Vanessa!
Be sure to pay Shannon a visit at AKA Design for more ideas and inspiration!