White and Grey with Wood Winter Living Room

It is a cold but beautiful sunny day here in southern Ontario and I thought I would share photos of our winter living room before I start to switch things out to Spring. Not quite yet though.

Working with what we have, lots of DIY and handmade, and some thrifty and sale purchases over the last few years I feel like this room is beginning to have the lakehouse/farmhouse style that I love. Think Muskoka Living at the lake meets rustic farmhouse. In the suburbs haha. 

The white walls (Benjamin Moore Cotton Balls) and white slipcovers help to brighten this front sitting room that doesn't get a lot of light. 

While not a large room, I was able to squeeze in the two IKEA Ektorp chairs for comfy seating as we often have friends and family visiting. The slipcovers still need washed and the rug could do with a shampoo but that is life with a dog and guys who work in trades, fix trucks and frequent barns. My tagline is 'rustic casual home' and most of the time it is clean, just lived in.

The sherpa backed sheep pillow was a $7 HomeSense find, the popular grey check are IKEA and I sewed the charcoal pillow covers. 

I would like to add wood planks to the top of the white painted coffee table. I have a real love for wood + white. 

The wood + white barstools  that I painted make great little movable side tables for a cup of tea or book. 

I like using lots of wool and crocheted blankets for texture and snuggling.

 My chalk writing is not perfect but it is fun seeing what you can come up with in 5 minutes balanced awkwardly on the couch.

There was a bit of interest in the sheep pillow on Instagram when I shared it. It is kind of adorable. 

The vintage wood skis will be moving to the basement TV room soon. 

Lots of texture by the front window.

Another chalkboard and skis view because I just can't help myself.

You may notice some things missing from this wall. I sold the farmhouse table that I made over and also the mirror that hung above it. Hazards of a little side business ;) I know other pieces will come along and the money helps with bills. I'm on the look out for something that offers more storage and/or presence than the table/mirror combo did. Like a china cabinet that I can paint and use as a bookcase, or a sideboard with hidden storage. I think that wall needs something a bit more substantial. In the meantime it is looking rather minimal. 

Thanks for stopping by! With my work and family/home stuff I haven't been posting as often but I do have a few projects in the works with a couple of bedroom and bathroom reveals in the next few months hopefully. I will also be posting our winter dining room in the next day or two. Hoping you all have a great week ahead!


  1. I agree with you that your style is really coming together!

  2. No matter what your style is called, it's looking good! I, too, love the look of white with wood accents to warm things up, and you've nailed it!

  3. Looks great! I like all the mix of elements in there..I am especially in love with that sheep pillow!! Did you find that recently? Have a great day!

  4. I'm going to also comment on the sheep pillow. It's adorable & I'm from Buffalo, NY, but HomeSense doesn't sound familiar to me. I love also the white & black in your living room. Today I received my black lampshades & I love the look. Can't wait to see what you are going to put in the spot where you sold the table!


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