In the Fun Lane Home Tour
July 21, 2014
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A sprinkle of pink, a hint of whimsy and a heavy dose of pure pretty is what you can expect the moment you walk through Holly's doors. Earlier today, we went behind the blog with In the Fun Lane, and now we're back to not-so-subtly stalk her gorgeous digs. With photos from Jacqueline Elizabeth, you're going to want to read on. Oh, and you can totally find more over here!
From Holly... We are definitely 'fireplace people'. We have long cold winters up here in Alberta and we use our fireplace all Winter long so we wanted it to be the focal point, even though we also watch TV in here.
The kitchen is my favourite room in our whole house. We put so much time and effort into transforming it and truly enjoy spending time in here and entertaining with friends in here. To get the look we wanted we even hunted down our appliances on Kijiji, and ended up finding them for $3000 at a show home that was being sold. We love that our friends feel so at home in our kitchen that they know where to find anything and even help with the cooking when they come over!
When we renovated the kitchen two years ago and made the decision to give up the kitchen eating nook to make the cabinet layout flow better. This meant that we would be using our formal dining room as our eating area every day and we are so happy with that decision. I'm not sure it would get used much otherwise, and we love all the extra space in the kitchen!
The living room is the most formal room in the house, but we still wanted it to have a certain light hearted whimsy to it. Besides the sofa and bench on the wall all the furniture came from thrift stores and auctions and we just painted or slipcovered them to fit in better.
This area is still 'under construction' and like most renovators, my own home tends to come last on my to-do list. We have new railings and wood stairs being installed this Summer, but I was so impatient to get the old carpet out that I ripped it up before having a plan (roughly 3 years ago!).
Wren's room is definitely the most colourful room in the house! I love that it has evolved with her since she was a baby and we just add and move things around as needed. Her room is entirely made up of garage sale and antique market finds.
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Bench: Ikea | Sofa: Urban Barn | Bird Pillow: Anthropologie | 'Hell Yeah' framed tea towel: Rachel Castle | Rug: Ikea

Dining Table: thrifted and painted | Dining chairs:  Ikea | Buffet: HomeSense | Locker: Ikea | Cowhide rugs: Ikea | Lighting: we made it ourselves | Mirror: HomeSense

Cabinets: Martha Stewart through Home Depot | Range: Thermador | Hood vent: Elica | Fridge: SubZero | Stools: Target

Sofa:  Ikea | Rug: Urban Outfitters | Coffee table: was a dining room table we cut down and painted | Patterned Chair: HomeSense

Heart decals: Urban Walls