It’s funny how things from our childhood can subconsciously dictate our tastes in adult life.

Growing up in rural Metchosin with German parents, they recreated their love of Bavaria in the houses we lived in.

I recently found some photos of the first house they renovated together, so long ago…

The built-in nook in our kitchen was naturally the heart of the home, my first memories are of Dad drinking coffee and passing our dog scraps beneath the table…

A closer look of our floral wallpaper and bright red folksy curtains – funny enough I now have the same haircut as Mom and a wardrobe full of stripes!

The next house we lived in had another built-in nook, only this time there were little hearts cut into the table legs and seat backs….

Those heart cut-outs are definitely something I find so sweet. Chris built me a fence at our home, so cute…

And now for some pics of the nook in our house….