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Straight into my inspiration folder

I saw a couple photos of a home on Emma's blog the other day and I swear I thought I was going to have a stroke. It's so perfectly eclectic and funky and random that I had to post it here so I can refer to it at least once a day for the next 10 years. (It belongs to interior designer Marie Olsson Nylander, her husband and 3 children and was featured in Residence magazine).

P.S. I finally got around to posting a list of my favourite Ottawa shops - they're on my page so click here.

Reader Comments (47)

Every corner is an inspiration! Love love love the painting!

19 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Amazing. The first two shots are my faves. Ugh, that VIEW.

19 Dec 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjulie


19 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJane

Absolutley gorgeous images. I love the use of color against the white and the old bits.

19 Dec 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrazmataz

Fantastic... Love it! Thank you so much for this post :)

19 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

I am speechless

19 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

Such a beautiful combination of rustic and industrial...and the circular stairs...fabulous!!

19 Dec 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdesignchic

Sigh! So gorgeous.

19 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGeorgia

When this post ended I actually shouted out loud "NO!" Love love love it. Thank you for putting it out there for us.

19 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Really exceptional global gorgeousness. Thank you so much for this; I've saved every bit. What an inspiration!

19 Dec 2010 | Unregistered Commentertopaz

Simply wonderful! Seems like something from a fairytale...

19 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterK v K

I love the leather and velvet pieces! Its incredibly beautiful. What I wouldn't give to get some of these pieces!

19 Dec 2010 | Unregistered Commentersheila

I follow your site for ages now. And yesterday I got tagged and had to mention some other blogs which I find interesting. Sooo I put your names on my site with a link to this wonderful blog! Keep on going girls, you inspire me every day!

19 Dec 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbarbara

Leaves me breathless! High art to live in. Imagine what one could create living in such a space! Thank you for sharing.

19 Dec 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkim

This is my new dream home. Especially the "attic" spaces. WOW! I love the comfort, the simplicity, the vividness, and the "out of everywhere" vibe. Thanks so much for sharing!

19 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStaci

Thumpity, thumpity, thumpity---my heart! Funny, I saw the desk photo with long hanging lamp on Emma's blog and saved it in my inspiration folder, but I neglected to see the link to the rest of the house. Thanks for looking out for me and putting it in my face! ;o) xSparky

19 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSparky

The house is beautiful, but the quality of the photos is outstanding! Glowing but not over-exposed, very little shadow, so each shot has a magical air perfect for the setting. Loveit.

19 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTricia Rose

i was too lazy to follow the link on emma's blog. and now i'm kicking myself at what i almost missed. thanks!

19 Dec 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpolish chick

wow, this is a stunning space!

19 Dec 2010 | Unregistered Commentershannon

Does anyone know the artist of the huge painting with the chessboard floor?

19 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

I can SO see you living in this place! It's gorgeous ...

19 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCussot

Да,интересная комбинация!

19 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSveta.

i seriously think this is illegal. It's illigal to have a home like this and it's even more illegal to put pictures of homes like this on world wide web. world wide, just think of it... i'm slowly turning green from jelousy and excitement. beautiful.

19 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIlse


19 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiriam

Oh, and I would be totally fine if anyone wanted to buy/make me a paper chandelier for Christmas!

19 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiriam

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