A Life Coach’s Canadian Home Is Bursting With Positive Vibes

published Oct 18, 2018

A Life Coach’s Canadian Home Is Bursting With Positive Vibes

published Oct 18, 2018
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Name: Leisse Wilcox (plus Mia, Grey, and Clara)
Location: Cobourg — Ontario, Canada
Size: 2,500 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, owned

Leisse Wilcox is a Life and Success Coach, and her home is like walking into a bubble of positivity and optimism. The walls are plastered with kind expressions and uplifting reminders for her and her three daughters. Obviously it works. Leisse and her daughters were so welcoming; they were just as warm as their home feels.

Leisse bought this 1930s house and had it renovated before moving in last summer. As a single mom of three daughters, she wanted to make her home an oasis where they can spend time together and have a space where they can feel most like themselves. Looking at this home, it’s clear she accomplished it.

Apartment Therapy Survey:

Our Style: Livable Boho/feminine cottage

Inspiration: What feels cozy and comfortable for my family, and what fits our personalities the most.

Favorite Element: The very welcoming vibe; it feels like living at a rose gold cottage.

Biggest Challenge: Not having a hot tub

What Friends Say: “This is SO YOU! It feels so good in here, so happy.”

Proudest DIY: I pieced together all of the design, the elements, and the artwork on my own—and have collected it from any and all of my travels. I love how well it has come together.

Biggest Indulgence: My stereo stand, dining table lamp, antique rugs.

Best Advice: Design a livable space that feels like you; involve elements and pieces that carry and hold a vibrant energy or special memory for you. It levels up the feeling of the space, and injects a lot of happy comfort around you.

Dream Sources: Smash Salvage


Benjamin Moore — Chantilly Lace (everywhere)

Gold wallpaper — Burrow Home
Charcoal sketch “Femininity + Self Preservation” — Kayla Gayle (@slow.season)
Mirror — Vintage, original to house
Radiators (throughout house) — Spray painted gold with Rustoleum
Runner — Vintage rug
Pom pom garland – Mexico

Mandalay Sofa — Vie de Vie
Carpet — Wayfair
Coffee table — Custom from Zoya Woodworks
Papasan Chair — Pier 1 Imports
Library wall — Billy Bookshelves, IKEA
Library ladder — Vintage farm find locally
Stereo stand / media unit — Rove Concepts
Typewriter — Local vintage find
The Wow + apple crates — Smash Salvage
Storage locker — IKEA

Dining table — Custom
Bertoia chairs — Cornerstone
Light fixture — All Modern
Yellow rose wallpaper — Rocky Mountain Wall decals
Anthony Burrill Print
IKEA bar cart for kids’ art supplies
Bar cart — Vintage find
“Life is Fantastic” — David Shrigley

Open shelving, cherry with custom gold brackets — Zoya Woodworks
Hardware — IKEA
White farmers’ sink — IKEA
Gold Delta faucet — Wayfair
Butcher block counter — IKEA
Subway tile / black grout
Tile — Sheet vinyl from Sine’s Flooring
Antique rug — Vintage find

Cushions — IKEA
Linens — HBC
Eames Eiffel rocker — Vintage find
Clothing rack — Walmart
Seagrass rug — IKEA
Runner — Vintage Brooklyn find
Hamper — Vintage find
Artwork — Swell Made Co + Lucky Jenny Jackson

Thanks, Leisse!

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

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