We are Tristan + Lynne Knowlton // a Mother daughter team, fuelled by coffee and kindness. We love styling and cozying up home spaces.
When we're not doing that, we're eating popcorn, making chunky wool blankets, hanging out in the treehouse + cabin retreat, or out road trippin' with the family in our vintage airstream camper.
Making a house a HOME is our jam.
Inspiring you to Design The Life You Want To Live ®.
Hi. I’m Lynne. I’m an extroverted introvert. I drink well with others but after two drinks, I start licking faces. I’m a designer and DIY boss-er-around-er. I have 4 amazing kids, but that could change at a moments notice. Joking. Not joking. My biggest pet peeve: When people say “opinions are my own.” Of course they are, you wrote them doofus.
I have an absolute love of all things HOME and love timeless, cozy spaces. My philosophy in design is to ‘fly by the seat of my pants and wing it'… on things that I most definitely should not wing. I’m married to the love of my life and that dude has cancer. Cancer swings at us like a Southern lady swings her purse. We just have a knack for throat punching cancer. We CANcerVive. xo
I am sucker for cozy corners, soft linens, sunshine shadows, noteworthy sweatsuits and hot seat conversations. Loving the many hats I wear on the Knowlton and Co team. Married to the sweetest man Drew… I live between Toronto and our up North Durham Treehouse. Designing spaces and curating the items and finishes within a space are a real passion of mine but it’s the time spent with people and the feeling evoked in a space that really gets me. My dream would be to help everyone create their own little sanctuaries where they could spend their days in their cozy sweatsuits living out their best lives.
Here’s the thing. Life isn’t perfect. No one has a perfect life. Thank gawd, because how boring would that be? While cancer may be swirling around us like a crazy straw, we choose to look at what we are blessed with, rather than what we may be missing out on. Truth is, cancer has made life exhausting, challenging and a million times better at times. Finding happiness in simplicity is our jam.
Anyway. The blog and our love note newsletters to our subscribers are about being human. About trying, and not always getting it right, and carrying on anyway. This blog is where we practice being kind to ourselves, and practice telling stories. We also sometimes tell stories and share photos in national magazines, newspapers and websites… like HGTV, Style at Home, DWELL, House & Home and the Toronto Star. Drops the mic, walks off the stage. haha.
As home stylists, we've never found ourselves bound by rules or what’s on trend. We love to blur the lines between modern, classic, farmhouse and boho. We are huge believers in filling a HOME with things you love, and are drawn to pieces that are something that would just "work". Our approach makes a space continue representing YOU and your life over time as opposed to just following fashion and trendiness.
We share ideas with you about not living fearlessly, but rather using that fear to fuel designing a life you want to live. We will be teaching, too via downloadable ebooks this year: how to make your house a HOME and how to have a super successful vacation rental. We wrap it all up with funny and badassery.
While you’re here, you’ll find a mix of recipes, a splattering of DIY projects, and the worst home entertaining advice you’ll ever hear, ever. Stairs are not our field of expertise when holding a glass of wine.
PS. We also do not believe in the 5 second rule. If it hits the ground it’s outta here.
Thanks for stopping by.
You're a marvel and your hair is INCREDIBLE.
That is all. xo
We travel, design, DIY and write about it.
We take 4 billion pictures a day while going out on a limb in a treehouse, we are flexible like that.
We dream of glamping, home projects and eating cupcakes. But not all at once.
That would just be gross.
LIFE. Rinse. Repeat.
We're here to help you DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE, by chasing slow.
Our goal is to inspire you to make your house a home with legit affordable ideas and kickass inspiration.
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We are here to help you with...
Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
If it involves mashed potatoes, popcorn or bourbon, we're in.
We have a thing for food but not when we
Mixed with some black elements, paint and natural jute decor (Inspired by the design of these ahhhhmazing Aussie spaces.)
Basically, reclaimed Modern.
Our treehouse + cabin would probs agree.
Only run if being chased.