Notice anything different around here? Yep, not only do I love to tweak my own pad, I like to switch up the look here on the blog every so often! I’m still working out some kinks, so bear with me over the next few days. I’m going for a super clean and fresh look, with better galleries for DIY projects, better general readability, and ability to navigate.

Back to the regular programming. With the changes and small upgrades we made to the living room recently, here are the latest photos of the room.

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With the sunny yellow and cornflower blue accents, it’s a bright and cheery room. Feels nice during the summertime for sure. And with all of the main pieces being neutral, it means that it’ll be really easy to switch out the accents to create a different vibe come fall. You know I have a slight pillow obsession, so digging into my personal home decor store (ie. linen closet) provides an easy way to change things up!

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The two poufs were ones that we brought back from our trip to Morocco a few years ago. They provide some extra seating, and will be great for when we’re hanging out on the floor with the kiddo. They are definitely one of my favourite things that we have brought back from our travels. Totally reminds me of walking around the medina (market) in Fez with the hubby – I can almost taste the mint tea and smell all of those crazy scents.

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There is definitely a little part of me that would love to do something entirely different in here (part of my constant house-tweaking nature!), but with our plans for an addition/reno next year, I don’t want to put in much effort or moula at this point.

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Ready for a little trip down memory lane? Here was the room one week after we moved in. It didn’t stay like this for long, but it’s pretty funny to look back at where we started from. So bad, right? Ha!

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 Are you guys constant house tweakers like I am? Making any changes in your living room? Spill the beans!

  • http://www.puffshouse.blogspot.com Jackie

    I read recently that no matter what pastel you choose it will never NOT work, but dark colours are a little trickier, which is why people get freaked. But I think all the pastel decor you have would just POP if you went dark on your walls. I know, you think you don’t like dark, ,but everything in here is so colourful and bright but the walls make all that beauty just a little …yawn. I love the stuff but think it needs a more dramatic backdrop. Anyways, congrats on the addition, we just planned our own this summer funny. But with the floods in calgary and our house in the fringe we have to wait now or pay a lot more moola for a development permit. it’s been a crazy last month for us.

    • gemma

      Oooh sorry to hear about your house in Calgary, Jackie. We’re thinking and sending positive thoughts to everyone affected out there. What devastation.

      We’ll see.. maybe I’ll go with some dark walls once the addition has happened! For now, breaking out the paint roller in this room just is not appetizing (at 9.5 months pregnant!). Haha.

      xo,
      gem

  • http://ourlifeindesign.blogspot.com Kala M.

    I love the new blog look and the fresh pops of color in the living room. I’m a furniture re-arranger. Sadly, I can’t move the furniture around in the living room because of the layout of the doors, walls and tv hook-up. I did rearrange our bedroom a few years ago. My husband called me on the way home and asked me why I sounded funny. Well I had the bed in the middle of the room and was moving a dresser. Then I told him when he got home that I wanted to move his dresser to the other side of the room the next day. He didn’t feel like it so I said I’d do it myself. He didn’t think I could. Well he was surprised when he got out of the shower and found it moved. It was quite light once you pull out the drawers. Heheh :)

    • gemma

      Hahaha – so funny, Kala!! And sounds somewhat familiar. I’ll often re-paint a room when hubby is out of town for a few days!! Love that! :)

      xo,
      gem

  • http://www.theperchshop.com ali thompson

    looks fantastic! you always keep is fresh. nice work, lady!

  • http://www.stardust-decorstyle.blogspot.com Olga@StardustDecorStyle

    Not only I love the new look of your blog, but I also love the new picture of you with the darker hair Gemma! By the way, I had my hair done a similar color today… by accident, but they look pretty nice. :)

    • gemma

      Thanks Olga! I have been loving the darker hair – and it’s so much easier (and cheaper) to maintain!! Hope you love yours too (even if it was by accident…)!! :)

      xo,
      gem

  • Michelle

    Your living room is too cute! I have the same house tweaking addict….lol. I’m often recovering sofa pillows or rearranging pictures, lol. I’m gearing up to do my bathroom next.

    • gemma

      Oooh nice – have fun! I love re-doing bathrooms! :)

      xo,
      gem

  • http://house-pretty.blogspot.com Amelia @ House Pretty

    Love the new blog look! And I love those poufs – it’s so great to look around your house and be reminded of past adventures :)

  • Mary H.

    can you tell me where you found the large print over the sofa?

    • gemma

      It came from HomeSense (the Canadian version of Home Goods) about 2 years ago.

      xo,
      gem