Princess Margaret Welcome Home Sweepstakes sneak peek

Last night I had the pleasure of visiting my future home in Oakville.  I know, I never thought I would move to Oakville either, but when I saw this lovely home designed by Lynda Reeves, I was suddenly won over by suburban life.  The funny thing is, I have never actually met Lynda, but she clearly designed the place with me in mind.  The earthy neutrals, marble kitchen, linen drapes, and ethnic-inspired accessories were all right up my alley.  The way she and her design team combined them with those large black modern doors and windows, the sleek floor-to-ceiling patio doors that fold open onto the terrace, and the exquisite landscaping clearly reflected my love of combining modern and well-worn aesthetics.  I love that she gave me an AGA stove, although I have absolutely no idea how I will whip up my mac and cheese on it... No detail was overlooked in this place, and I really appreciate it Lynda.
You can go ahead and buy a ticket for the lottery if you want - in fact you really should, because it is in support of the amazing Princess Margaret Hospital - but I am pretty sure I have this one all sewn up.  I made sure to rub Renee's arm raw.  She is an amazing good luck charm (just ask Aleksandra below, who won the massive 3D HD LG flatscreen tv just by standing next to her).

My horrible iPhone pics don't really do it justice, believe it or not.  You can find out more about my home HERE, including the names of all the amazing suppliers who provided materials for the house pro bono and the design team that met needs I didn't even know I HAD until now (sadly, there is no going back...).  There is a virtual tour online, but I really recommend going out to see it yourself.  I mean, of course I'll have a house-warming party, but you should probably check it out sober too.

Thanks so much to the lovely folks at House & Home for the good time and blogger reunion.  And the ride home - that was awesome too. :)

16 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for coming out! This post made me chuckle. Sounds like there are a few bloggers who plan to win this house. Good luck :)

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  2. Love this post...hilarious! I was so sad to miss out on seeing the house and all of you last night. Darn husbands and their biz meetings!

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  3. Thanks Seema, it was so nice to meet you and the House & Home crew - you guys are awesome.

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  4. Hilarious post, I love it!!! It will be hard to write mine after reading yours. So great to finally meet you, hopefully I will see you soon, that TV is not going to watch itself ;)

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  5. All I'm saying is 3D documentaries???

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  6. GREAT post Lisa! I had a such a great time! We should definitely do a blogger's dinner soon :)

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  7. Grace @ sense and simplicitySeptember 8, 2012 at 12:35 AM

    It was so nice to finally meet up with you too - always good to have a great chinwag with a fellow blogger. I really enjoyed your new house. Lucky you having Linda Reeves and crew designing it for you. I think we should have a crafting get together in your gorgeous craft room downstairs in the basement - mostly I want to sit on your fantastic industrial stools and admire the room.

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  8. I am all for that - we have to go out in the Junction!

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  9. Grace, you are more than welcome to come visit and hang out in whichever room you want! :)

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  10. Looks like you guys had such a great time! This home is honestly one of the most beautiful homes i've seen. LOL Renee the lucky charm!

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  11. Very funny Lisa! Great seeing you there but never enough time at these events to really chat! That photo of Renee is priceless!

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  12. Lisa, did you know that her name is Sylvia not Grace? I didn't either until that night!

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  13. HA, I did Vanessa, but wasn't sure if she wanted to keep it secret or not... :)

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  14. I know Vanessa, they are always too short to talk to everybody! Next time... :)

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  15. Seriously, it was/is a knockout house. I really hope Renee's luck comes through for me! ;p

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