“Honey… we’re broke!”

We are part of the mortgage debt club!!! homeowners!!! I don’t think I’ve ever been more happy to see a nearly drained bank account… this is NOTHING like that time at Western University when I tried to take out 80 bucks before heading to Jacks *** if you know, you know *** & saw a big fat “INSUFFICIENT FUNDS” staring back at me.  In the words of Elle Woods… “This is so much better than that!” We officially closed yesterday & we are both head over heels in LOVE. As soon as we saw this house, we both knew it was “the one“. Updates are MOSTLY cosmetic, but I’ll be sharing our entire decor sourcing/painting/room makeover journey here on the blog! Stay tuned for LOTS of updates. In the meantime, I’m sharing a super quick home tour along with design inspiration I’ll be pulling from. ENJOY!

Home Tour

Before we get into the home tour of it all, I have to take a second to brag about our Real Estate Agent, Ovi Zega. Ovi is quite possibly the hardest working man in the city of Toronto (I actually don’t think he sleeps). He works tirelessly & is extremely passionate about what he does. Not ONCE, did we ever feel pressured into submitting an offer… honestly, if anything WE had to convince HIM. He always had our best interest in mind, & we both felt extremely confident under his representation every single step of the way. Extremely knowledgeable, extremely thorough, extremely detail oriented. Andrei & I are actually both really sad that we won’t be seeing Ovi as much… we cannot recommend his services enough. ** NOT SPONSORED **

Main Entrance & Dining Room

I LOVE a good entrance!! This home had me at cathedral ceilings & double door entryway… I’ve literally always dreamed of a double door entryway!! I want to add a super dramatic, yet clean, chandelier here. We’re also going to be switching up the paint (we’re actually having the whole house re-painted) so it’s much lighter, brighter & airier.

Call me old fashioned, but I swoon over a formal dining room. We’re painting the walls a very light, warm grey & adding some wainscotting (that’s coming a tad later though). I’ve recently discovered Market Place on Facebook & we JUST purchased a dining room set from there. It’s SUPER traditional – think mahogany, carved wood – but we’re both really obsessed with it. To soften up the look (I don’t want this space to look TOO old fashioned) I’m looking for sleek light fixtures with clean lines. The black & white prints we currently have in our condo will likely be hung in here.

I’d also LOVE to add a fireplace… again this will all come later!

Family Room

No MAJOR plans for this room yet! We will likely live in this space for a couple of months before making any decisions. I DO know that I want it to be COZY & COMFORTABLE. Lots of throw pillows & blankets paired with warm, earthy tones throughout this space. I also want a BIG cozy sectional.


We like this kitchen! We will definitely live with this for a few years before we make any decisions… this seems to be a common theme :P. For now, I’d like to paint the cabinetry & switch out the light fixture for something a bit more fresh & modern. We’re torn between greige & navy cabinetry!

Master Bedroom & Ensuite

We are going with NAVY in the master & I’m so stoked about it! I wanted something super rich, calming… & sleep-inducing! I have major sleep issues so I need all of the help I can get :P.

ZERO plans for the ensuite as of now (besides a light, bright coat of paint)! I DO know that I eventually want double sinks! We will likely switch out the countertops at some point…. but this is way down the road!


Andrei & I both work from home, so we will be sharing this office space. Again… nothing planned as of yet, besides a coat of paint.


Here’s a few more pics! It’s four bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 9ft ceilings throughout. I’m far too exhausted & far too lazy to go into detail about the below… so just enjoy the photos! I’ll be sharing another update once we’ve all moved in!

Thanks for reading! Welcome to our home!




  1. Ovi Zega December 5, 2019 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    It’s an amazing house: a lot of square footage, nine foot ceilings, cathedral ceilings, high-level finished (former builder’s model home), brick exterior … just look at the cubical volume from the street – not to mention the walking distance to ravine & in a great family oriented locale! Soooo, good eye Andrei and Brittany for selecting it, it was amazing and fun working with you! Wish you many wonderful times along all dear ones and a wonderful Christmas. PS Your words really touched me. Thank you.

    • Brit Linton December 9, 2019 at 5:36 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much Ovi! Couldn’t have done it without you! Literally!

  2. Lori Dempster December 6, 2019 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Congratulations Brittany and Andrei. It’s such an exciting time for both of you. Enjoy every minute!

    • Brit Linton December 9, 2019 at 5:36 pm - Reply

      Thank-you Lori! We are SO excited!

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