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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)

Those are incredibly inspiring pictures! It made my day!

19 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVerĂ³nica

There are numerous elements I gravitate to like the black lacquer desk, zebra rug, and arco style lamp. Yet somehow combined with other elements in the room, I'm personally left a little overwhelmed. It does, however, open one eyes and makes one think.


19 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Byron Downs

Oh my. Kim, I have to agree with you. This place is so fab. I think what makes it all work for me is the white floors. Somehow all white floors and white walls makes a lot of stuff not look like too much. I am really digging ethnic and international style.

19 Dec 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpeggy

i'm drooling. i think i just looked at this post about a dozen times. OMG.

19 Dec 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbrooke

This is the kind of furniture I want in my home. dream.

19 Dec 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlea

that is one hot house!

No more words other than that and awe.
And thank you for sharing!

20 Dec 2010 | Unregistered Commenternat

wow....this is amazing, not much more to say.

20 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Thorson

Love the LARGE OVERSIZED desk lamp!

20 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew

Love the modern and rustic decor. Just beautiful!

20 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia

This is going into my folder as well.

20 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLea


20 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLovisa

Wow. wow. wow.

20 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate


20 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRG

I love high-contrast compositions (and, by extension, decor). She has it in spades!

20 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKim in Jersey

This is amazing. Just had to repost myself as this is literally my dream house!!! wow. wow. wow. THANK YOU for sharing!

20 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

LOVE those big ass lamps!

21 Dec 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBev65

i LOVE that leather chair in the first couple photos. anyone know the designer?????

27 Dec 2010 | Unregistered Commenteraudrey marie

Yes, please! What a dream house..

14 Feb 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

absolutely stunning. a home like this speaks of so much class and culture with effortless strokes. this family knows who they are. :)

24 May 2011 | Unregistered Commentershelby

Thou shall not covet thy neighbors goods...

25 Jun 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMoses

Really inspiration and relaxing. Alot of white.

28 Apr 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Scoropan

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