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Love in the East Village

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love the boho meets faded vintage, meets real life in the city vibe of this East Village, NY apartment by FIG Interior Design. I love how the living area transitions to dining and kitchen. I love a stylish open plan. I love the layers of detail, the textures, the little things, the cherished things, the clutter of things. I love that you can see lamp cords and that the sheets aren't steamed wrinkle free for the shoot. I love seeing rooms by day and as the light fades. I love the personality and the panache. I love the drama of dark walls and the play of flames in the fireplace.When I daydream of living in New York this will be the place I do it in.

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A Glebe home tour - part 2

I have TONS of photos left to share of Kathrin and her family's home in the Glebe. This time it's the dining room, kitchen and backyard. (The tour is the afternoon of September 15th and if you're in the Ottawa area you've got to check it out! Details are here, and you'll get a chance to tour this home for yourself, and several others! Oh - and Kathrin's carpenter is Phil Robilliard in case anyone wants to use him to build all sorts of goodies like Kathrin has).

{ that's Sasha trying to hide from my wide angle lens :-) }

{ this desk was a trash find }

{ the kitchen was very dark and narrow so the wall was opened up to make it more open and bright - SUCCESS!!! }

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A Glebe home tour - part 1

As I mentioned on Friday, it's almost time for the Glebe House Tour (for those of you living in or near Ottawa). I was asked again this year to embark on some personal tours of the homes...but this time I only managed to score one due to homeowner's hectic schedules. I have to say that am I ever glad this house was the one! It is the eclectic, bohemian chic home of Kathrin, her husband Sebastian, daughter Bella (6),  son Sasha (13), daughter Sophie (now living in Vancouver), their son Nicky who passed away in 2009 (he would be 17) and totally adorable dogs Mishka and Ziggy. The 3-story home of this family is a dream, located in one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in Ottawa with tons of space and a beautiful property. What makes this home so incredible is that it's filled with thrift finds, pieces destined for the dump, and lots of handmade bits and bobs. It's all done on a budget, and the creativity and warmth that exude from this home is really beyond words. I did not want to leave. (And when I did leave I made my husband suffer through all the photos with me - LOL). I took a ton of photos and had a hard time deleting any of them because there was so much to photograph, so this post will be a LONG one, and there will be a part 2. Here I'll focus on the front of the home, the entryway, lounge/living room, the basement turned craft area and a couple corners of the upstairs (might not be part of the tour). 

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The Brit Quirk files

"Do you live here alone?" I yelled back over my shoulder as I fumbled with the door knob. What confronted me was the most outrageous bathroom I think I have ever seen in real life. "Don't worry", I mumbled as I counted the tooth brushes on the sink. We'd struck up a casual conversation in a pub round the corner from my cousin's flat the previous day. As you do. She was a stylist. She had regaled me with tales of her home over a few pints. Did I want to see it? Have a coffee? I wasn't prepared for this. "I suppose you wouldn't mind if I moved in?" I asked shaking the water from my hands as I re-entered the kitchen.

An amazing town house close to Camden Town via locations firm Wilde and Watson.

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