Welcome to A Maple in the Woods

Hello. Thank you for stopping by. If you’re going to read further, then you should know that my name is not Maple. Sad, but true.

But I love maple trees and a big one is going into my front yard this spring. I do live a few steps from the woods though on the top of a small mountain in the Okanagan Valley. So maybe my site should be called A Ponderosa Pine in the woods… but no. Maple it is. Canadian emblem and a Canadian girl. It’ll do.

I will be adding posts of my new home as I decorate it, and get it ready for holidays and festive events. I consider this house to be in the contemporary rustic style-think mountain lodge meets transitional. I designed it nearly 2 years ago and all decisions were mine! Yes, my hubby stepped back and let me go to town ( within reason) with the whole thing excepting his domain being the garage. That was nice of me, don’t you think?

Anyway, I hope to follow and more than that, enjoy some of my stylings and ideas for home decor.


fall seasonal touches-decorating for the season

It’s that time of year when the weather turns cooler but our hearts get warmer as we look to seasonal decorating. The nesting habits of autumn and winter have us grabbing sweaters and making more pots of coffee along with scouring the shops for mini pumpkins, colourful synthetic leaves- harvest colours. We are heading into […]

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Who doesn’t love a kitchen?

The kitchen. The heart of the home. Where it all happens. From the beginning I wanted many windows to let in as much natural light as possible, and as we face north, none of this light would be direct or harsh. We also are lucky to have a view, so setting expansive windows was a […]

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laundry/studio

I adore this laundry room which doubles as my photography studio. It just worked out that we had a fair amount of space, and who wouldn’t love a large laundry room that I could combine with my studio? I wanted to design the windows to go as low to the countertop as we could, to […]

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The Entryway

The entryway is the statement that your house makes when company arrives. It is the first impression and one that is important to me. I regularly change up the front hall table depending on the season or holiday. If it’s a month without any special holiday, I just pretty it up anyway! We have a […]

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