the young couple and their antlers

IMG_1.jpgIMG_2.jpgIMG_3.jpg IMG_4.jpgIMG_5.jpg IMG_6.jpgIMG_7.jpg IMG_8.jpgIMG_9.jpgIMG_10-1.jpg More and more I am moving Little Green away from its modern style and into one filled with rustic goodness. If you have been following my blog for awhile now, you may have seen some country aspects already creeping in like with this post here, or this one here. Living in the prairies, it may seem like a logical shift to have a more rustic-inspired home. Contrary to popular belief, while I did grow up on the fields, we Canadians don’t all currently live on them. In fact, our first home as a married couple was a new, ultramodern, very green condominium. We had granite countertops, engineered hardwood floors, expensive European appliances, custom window treatments, high ceilings, the works. Do you know what? After about 6 months of living there, I hated it. Everything eventually broke, and what didn’t break, I somehow damaged with either doing crafts, having pets, or in just being a living, breathing entity. It felt more like a museum than a home, and I couldn’t wait to move into an old bungalow that was already broken into and screamed character.

When we bought Little Green, we went from a place that was built in 2010 to one that was built in the 1920s. It was a daunting time warp, and one that I wasn’t quite sure how to style. My first mistake was reusing the same paint that we used in our condo to apply to the walls in our new home. Suddenly, the cool greys, blacks, and stark whites were clashing with the stain that covered our hardwood floors and baseboards. It looked off to me, yet I couldn’t put my finger on why. I began to panic, and so we ended up rectifying our paint scheme by either adding stripes to the walls and  adding furniture with cool tones. Then, one day, I finally figured out that we had to go with warmer paints. By choosing softer yellows, greens, and whites, Little Green felt more like a recipe that was coming together rather than one that left an aftertaste in your mouth. I also slowly got rid of our modern furniture, and over the course of the past year, we have almost replaced it all with more natural fabrics, warm woods, and more recently (and completely inspired from my mum’s decor), animal subjects.

Our newest addition is our antler light that I bought off of eBay for $100. We changed out our modern light in our front entrance with it, and it’s beginning to pull our entryway and dining room together nicely. I think that it plays well off of our more rural motifs, and with our 8 foot ceilings, our tall visitors will no longer be getting a string of crystal beads caught in their hair when they enter our home. I feel that this fact alone has made it a winner.

Emory

deer oh dear.

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between diy-ing them, or wearing them, i’ve noticed that i own quite the collection of deer motifs. whether its their antlers, bodies, or heads, they can be found around little green in all forms! but have no fear regarding these deer, for they are not real. i am a vegetarian, after all. :-)

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let’s begin our tour with buck jr. purchased from urban outfitters, he was the deer that started off this collection. for that reason, i cherish him the most.

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we refer to this guy as buck jr. jr. having at one time belonged to my gedo, he came to us after gedo passed away. i spray painted him white and hung him above our staircase with our other assortment of animals.

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i purchased these deer decals on ebay over a year ago. oh, how i love decals! little green is currently adorned with them, since i find them to be  easy to apply, inexpensive, and very unique. take this decal, for instance. i am so pleased with the way it looks adorning this vintage crate. das ist sehr wunderbar!

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getting back to urban outfitters, for the longest time we had no towel hooks for our bathroom. i knew that i wanted something other than a plain old bar, but at the same time i knew that most hooks were quite unstable. that’s when i came across these lovely items. i was so thrilled with their actual size and weight, not to mention the fact that they are absolutely incredible looking! uo, you did it again. :-)))

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last, but certainly not least, is our year-round wreath hanger. while it is really intended to be a seasonal item, i did not have the heart to take it down after winter ended. besides, i think that it gives visitors an indication of our design sense. what could be better than that?

tell me, what are some of your collections that you have around your homes?

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  • Welcome, friends! My name is Emory. I am a wife and mother to three (two on earth and one in heaven). This is our life on the Canadian prairies.
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