Rowan McKerien

My name is Rowan and I'm a Freelance Content Specialist and Interior Decorator from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Sincerely, Rowan is the place where my worlds collide. I drink a lot of tea.

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How I Created my Mood Board for our New Home

We’ve announced the new house, talked about all of the projects we want to do and now it’s time to talk about my favourite part: creating the mood board! As soon as I saw the listing for this house in…


Our Game Plan for the New House

Now that we’re officially moved into our new house, it’s time to tackle projects that will make this house feel like home. It will come as no surprise to hear my brain is full of ideas for this home. Which,…


A Birthday Card For Everyone

Do you remember the last time you sent a birthday card in the mail? Or even, the last time you actually received a birthday card in the mail? I am the queen of birthdays. I love showering my friends and…


A Look Into My Vintage Collection

Looking around my home, my favourite pieces are the ones I’ve picked up at antique shops and thrift stores. My vintage collection has expanded over the years but it wasn’t until this week that I really took a look at…


Five Things I Always Buy At The Thrift Store

We all have those items we naturally gravitate to while out shopping. If I’m clothes shopping you’ll always find me by the white T’s; at the grocery store there’s a pretty great chance that I’m either by the fresh flowers…


Colour Inspiration in Lisbon, Portugal

I fell completely in love with Lisbon staring out the window of our taxi as we wove through the city to our rented apartment. As my family chattered excitedly around me about the warm weather and the sights, I kept…


Meet Westley

We have a new family member! This is our new little 12-week old potcake puppy, Westley. Now that the shock of owning a puppy has worn off a little bit, I’m finally in a place to sit down and think…


‘You’re Invited’ With Paperless Post

One of my favourite ways to show the people I love that I’m thinking about them is by sending a little note or letter in the mail. I love dropping the letters off in a post box knowing a loved…

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Rental Refresh: Embrace or Replace?

When you’re living in a rental like us, you kind of just have to come to terms with the fact that there are loads you won’t be able to change — especially if you live in an old house. Our…


5 Design Crimes to Avoid in Your Home

When two of my favourite interior designers, Sophie Robinson and Kate Watson-Smyth, got together to record a podcast I knew I had found my perfect match. I’ve been following Mad About the House and fell in love with Sophie Robinson…


Rental Refresh: A Dreamy Gallery Wall

Welcome back to my home office! Today, I want to talk a little bit about the first big project in this room: creating a gallery wall. Inspired by the turquoise filing cabinet, I knew I wanted to include some bright…


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