My home. HOME TOUR. Come on in…

Aug 5

There is no place like home



We recently had a photo crew come to our home.  What an absolute privilege on this earth to have an incredible photographer and team (!!!) come to our place.



ANDREW GRINTON, can you feel your ears burning? Yes, I am talking about you. Awesome guy.  Talented Soul.  Sweet, hard working….too bad ladies…he is married.

I already said I would smooch him once for taking such great pictures, so I better be careful. :-).

This is me, acting on my best behaviour.



I literally have a bazillion pics, and they are like having so many babies in a room.  Which one do you pick up first? They are ALL SO TEMPTING !



We used a rusted flower, created by a local artisan, to create the pool shower head.





This mosaic has a bit of a story.  I didn’t know how to draw a mermaid.  I stood in the shower stall and had my Mom trace me.  I did advice her to draw me skinnier with bigger breasts.

It is a mermaid with a sense of humour.

I also DEFACED Canadian pennies.  Confession time again.

It is ‘kinda’ against the law to glue pennies to a wall, isn’t it ? Ooops.  I did it in the name of design.




Oh, I love this Bali bed.  Great place to sit and sip …errrhh…tea.  I would never sip wine in there.  Just tea.



We live in a small town area.  This ART was created by a local artist, with an abundance of flagstone.  I think he had an abundance of something else GREEN as well….but I am not saying ‘what’ OUT LOUD.

Jokes.  Jokes.

I love repurposing items, and designing with repurposed items too.




The boat bench was created from a reclaimed fishing boat in Bali.  So different.  So easy to work with.  Great product, hand-made, and created with love.  Brilliant use of a fishing boat that would otherwise be in a landfill site.


Repurposing=my kind of design.


Makes one think outside the box.  That is a good place to be.



I found this rusty wheel in the old barn foundation where we imagined we could BUILD A POOL.  Now that is repurposing a BARN !!!

The walls surrounding the pool were the original stone foundation of  ‘said barn’.  The barn burned down many years ago and the land was used to gather garbage aka cool, funky, rusty finds.

I threw myself in front of the backhoe many many many times to get my hands on those funky rusty finds.  Who could resist?  Not me.



As soon as I can pull myself out of this hammock, and stop playing in the tree fort….I will meet you again with more HOME SWEET HOME photos…



Cheers !


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  1. Anonymous

    August 6th, 2011 at 12:15 am

    Lynne & Michael, your home is a piece of paradise! When I see the pictures of your home, it brings back memories of one of our most memorable vacations. Such a generous gift to allow Jimmy & I (plus two of our best friends) to stay at your home while you were in Paris. Each morning, looking outside to see virgin snow as far as the eyes could travel, beautiful blue skies, riding four snow mobiles through pastures and trails, building a snowman, pulling each other on a sled, and then……returning to your wonderful home. It was our daily ritual….every afternoon sitting on the rocking chairs on the side porch- glass of wine, guys drinking cold Canadian beer & smoking a cigar, returning to the warm kitchen, eating wonderful meals prepared by Julie, retiring to the living room in our comfy clothes, laughing and telling stories about how our day was. And, I have to mention….the outdoor kitchen & fireplace beside your pool. What a lovely place to snuggle by the fire! Being at your home is like stepping back in a Norman Rockwell painting! Yes, it is true- a home is built with love and dreams. And that my friends is known as the “Knowlton’s Home! “

  2. Anonymous

    August 6th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Message above is from Jimmy & Wanda Smith- Florida

  3. lindayoga

    August 6th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    I could just scroll through these photographs forever… every composition is thoughtful and so beautifully executed. I love your site.

  4. Lynne Knowlton

    August 16th, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    So kind of you to say so. I tried to check out your site too but no luck so far. Could you send me the link ? Cheers !

  5. kelly

    August 7th, 2011 at 3:59 am

    Absolutely amazing!!!! I love your home! Ok..I really need to stop using the exclamation marks but it is so beautiful. You are so creative. The 3rd pic is dreamy..I want an outdoor space like that. You have inspired me to keep going on with our home renovations. will outshine it with light and love!

  6. Lynne Knowlton

    August 16th, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Thank you KELLY ! I just did a post about twitter. Reminded me of you. We found each other there ! My first twitter friend 🙂

  7. Anonymous

    August 20th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Hi Lynne,
    We just met at my store in Flesherton. Amazing home – i love it! (I used to work for OurHomes magazine as a freelance art director – if you’d like I can forward your blog address on to a contact i have there.

  8. Lynne Knowlton

    August 22nd, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Speaking of loving something …..Sharin the love…I love your store ! I am going to be a regular. Look out ! 🙂

  9. Lynne Knowlton

    August 29th, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Yes, yes and yes…did I mention yes ?:-)

  10. Sink

    December 13th, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    OMG that is brilliant! I adore your work! Guess I am not as contemporaneous as your regular subscribers! I swear I have fallen in love with this blog… Great writing! You’re an outstanding and talented person, keep up the individuality 🙂

  11. Brenda Watts

    January 11th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Popped over from Karens blog, OMG, beautiful, beautiful..I am pretty well speechless. You have a wonderful sense of style, loved all these pictures..they should be published in a great magazine…oh and love your humor.

  12. Lynne Knowlton

    January 13th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Thanks Brenda ! I doooo wish to have them published some day. Wouldn’t that be dreamy? *_*.

  13. Amanda

    January 13th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Are you kidding me? This is your HOME? WOW! STUNN-ING!

  14. Lynne Knowlton

    January 13th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Yah, that’s home sweet home. If it makes you feel any better, when we first moved in…it looked much different then. My brother in law drove up the driveway and said “are you kidding me? Have you lost your mind?’ haha…

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  16. mheretowrite

    January 13th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Stunning!! Beautiful!! That looks like a great place to live..

  17. Lynne Knowlton

    January 13th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Thanks for stopping by and saying so. I stopped and traveled thru the music and writing in your blog too. Yes, it is a great place to live. Except on snow days =)


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  20. Wendy @HerBallistic Garden

    March 29th, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Your home is beautiful! Wow! It’s exactly the “feel” I’d love my home to be. I did go look around a bit while here visiting from The Art of Doing Stuff and love the Hippy’s Use Back Door sign! We had beads on our french doors from the kitchen/dining area to the deck when we first moved into our home, to keep the flies out, but everyone loved them…..might bring them back…I miss them! Following you now…. xo

  21. Lynne Knowlton

    March 31st, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Hi Wendy !! I am thrilled that you found me. I am off to check out your blog right now too. That Hippy sign of ours is such a hoot. Beads are super beautiful too…I love organic elements like that too. Have you tried hanging them in a window? I am doing a blog post soon on hanging shells in the windows. It is a stunner look, and makes it feel so warm. Thanks for the follow. So grateful :)) Cheers !! Lynne xx

  22. Pamela

    June 5th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Hi Lynne, you have a beautiful house. The pool is stunning and the view is just precious. I am so glad that I discovered your fun blog! 🙂

  23. Lynne Knowlton

    June 8th, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Thanks Pamela!!
    I’m so glad you found me ! Thanks for stopping by. I will do my best to stay outta trouble. I lie. I lie.

  24. Dympna Hayes

    June 8th, 2012 at 4:37 am

    Hey Lynne,
    James is building me an outhouse for my composting toilet and I’ve been hunting on your blog for ideas. I can’t find the photos of your outhouse on here? Maybe since people are heading to the cottage again and might want to spruce up their outhouse, you could show us some cool outhouse stuff? Pretty please? Thanks :0)

  25. Lynne Knowlton

    June 8th, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Hey Dymp’s !
    Sure !…Ok, if you ever want to search for anything on the blog, just type in the word(s) you want to search in the box called SEARCH MY SITE in the upper right corner of the blog. I love that little feature. I even use it myself, when I forgot where I wrote something !! LOL. I wish I had a button like that for my car keys.
    I typed in ‘outhouse’ and found this post…
    There are some outhouse pix there. If you need more, shoot me off an email, and I will email you some more. I have lots ( too many). LOL…I need to spend less time, just hanging out and decorating an outhouse ! haha.
    Lynne xx

  26. Leslie

    August 9th, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Ok..forget what I said about the Saychelles photos being magnificent….THe outdoor photos of the porch…
    The Rusty Wheel, the Bali Bed and the Boat Bed photos are…..well…..breathtakingly spectacular Lynn..! You have a talent….an amazingly poetic, exacting, and brilliant sense of design and color…and I can say that..! I grew up with it surrounding me my entire life, but when I see the above, I stop breathing….


  27. Lynne Knowlton

    August 9th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Thanks Leslie!
    Yes, the Seychelles is GORGEOUS, but there is nothing like HOME SWEET HOME
    Lynne 🙂

  28. Mariah Chung

    November 27th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Just happened to stumble across your blog via Pinterest. Ridiculously awesome. Thanks for making my night.

  29. Lynne Knowlton

    November 29th, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Awwwh Shucks, Thanks soooo much Mariah ! I love hanging out in pinterest at night too. I’m so grateful that you found my blog. I hope you come and hang out with me more often. Big fat HoHo hugs !! Lynne xx

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    November 10th, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Loving all your creations. Photography is superb. My idea of life…doing it yourself for yourself. Thanks for the journey into your world.

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    June 28th, 2015 at 10:00 am

    HAVE A DREAM? My goal is to have our home published~oh how dreamy that would be~

  33. Serena Hodge

    September 16th, 2015 at 7:38 am

    I am absolutely in love with your place, you have done an amazing job! We just bought a new home and I have about as much creativity as um well a turtle lol, I am a tomboy,give me a truck, I can fix it, give me a house and I am stumped lol. Today you gave me some awesome ideas ,it’s putting it all together that’s the problem lol, anyway Your Amazingly talented and REAL, and it’s awesome,

  34. Ericka Hewitt

    February 3rd, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    I love your place. It encourages me to do the same with mine but seems pretty expensive. Did you have a specific budget I woooould totally read a post about that. 😉


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