Home Design And Kitchen Ideas

We bring to you inspiring visuals of cool homes, specific spaces, architectural marvels and new design trends. I am happy to be sharing yet another gorgeous “Beautiful Homes of Instagram” tour. Today my friend, Josie of @terra_cotta_decor, is opening the doors of her Canadian home and I couldn't be happier. Her style is very elegant and I really don't know how she's able to do it all with three small children. I hope you enjoy seeing her home today and make sure to follow her on instagram. She's truly a sweetheart!

It has been a little over 3 years since we moved into our custom dream home that we self-built from the ground up. To say that we built our dream home is one of our proudest accomplishments — besides our three little, darling daughters. I was 4 months pregnant with our first daughter and we were driving from sub-division to sub-division looking for homes but nothing was catching our eye. That's when my dad presented the idea of building to us. We laughed and dismissed his proposal but one day just for fun we decided to take a drive 45 minutes north of Toronto and that's when we laid eyes on 2.5 acres of land for sale in the most charming small town of Erin, Ontario; where we would soon build our future home.I was mesmerized by the beauty of nature — the rolling hills, open fields, and this huge, gorgeous pond that was filled with water lily's (ironically we would name our first daughter Lily).

Like many new endeavours, building our home was tirelessly challenging at so many stages of the building process, but it was also a thrilling and stimulating adventure! From filing for building permits, creating a design plan, to locating materials, it was a 3 year long labour of love. During the build my passion for interior design & decor ignited. I love elegant, transitional designs combined with glamorous home accents; which you will notice with my collection of crystal chandeliers. The lighting is the jewellery of the home after all.

As we continue to make more memories, it was all worth it's don't tell my husband but I would build another custom home in a heartbeat. We're fortunate to experience all 4 seasons here and while summer is my personal favourite, there's something extra special about our home with the element of snow on and around it. The Indiana limestone really comes alive and shines amid the winter wonderland.