You know them as the hosts of Farmhouse Facelift, but long before they were stars on HGTV Canada, Carolyn Wilbrink and Billy Pearson were siblings, growing up on a farm. Learn more about Carolyn and Billy, their families, favourite things, and the furry friends they have in common!
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Billy Pearson and Carolyn Wilbrink, Then and Now
One thing’s for sure about Farmhouse Facelift hosts Billy Pearson and Carolyn Wilbrink, they’re not afraid to get their hands dirty! The siblings grew up on a farm, and have the work ethic to prove it! The same long hours and elbow grease required to do their chores as kids fuels their projects as adults.
Billy Pearson is Devoted to Preserving a Home’s Heritage
When it comes to renovations, Billy doesn’t shy away from a challenge, especially when a heritage piece is involved. Here, he was prepping an original farmhouse door, before installing a vintage reproduction skeleton key lockset. It’s this sort of attention to detail, and dedication to preservation that makes the projects Billy and Carolyn take on so special!
Billy and Carolyn are each other’s biggest supporters. When Carolyn’s company CW Design and Co. was featured in a magazine, Billy was bursting with pride and admiration for his sister, and made sure to shout it from the rooftops, and his Instagram!
Billy’s Dog Charlie
Billy’s a dog person! He has a lab named Charlie, and is always sharing photos of their walks together. Whether on a trail, or at the beach, Billy and Charlie are clearly best buds.
Carolyn’s Dog Georgia
Like her brother Billy, Carolyn is an animal lover. She has an English Bulldog named Georgia and a cat named Finn. The two pets had an unexpected friendship, and can often be spotted on Carolyn’s Instagram cuddling under a blanket together, or sipping from the same water bowl. They’re true soulmates!
Carolyn Wilbrink’s Family
Carolyn and Craig are parents to four children (six if you include their two pets!). Their children range in age from 17 to eight, and include three boys and one girl. It’s most certainly a busy home, but we have a feeling Carolyn juggles it all in style!
Carolyn is the Queen of Christmas Decor
What could be more festive than a farmhouse during the holidays? Carolyn’s decorations are perfection (no surprise there!). Her holiday style brings the outdoors in, with lush greenery on the mantel and coffee table, silver and white accents on the tree, and cozy textures tossed on seating.
Family Fun on the Farm
They say that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and if you’ve ever wondered where Billy and Carolyn get their vibrant personalities from, you won’t have to look much further than their family! The kids were raised on their family’s farm, and while hard work was a big part of life on the farm, one look at their father assures us that there was plenty of fun to be had too!
Words of Wisdom From the Wilbrink Family
Not only does Craig make coffees for his wife Carolyn each day, he crafts thoughtful latte art for her, with inspiring messages! When you start the day on such a positive note, it’s no surprise that cheerful energy is translated through her style.