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Wednesday
Jun202012

Reader's home - Shirley's not-your-average B&B 

We received an email from Shirley who wanted to share her home with us: I am an artist but my husband and I are semi retired and just opened a Bed and Breakfast between Montreal and Ottawa in L'Orignal about 1.5 years ago. We bought a house that was unoccupied for more then 2 years and completely renovated it and I got all my artistic juices going to pretend I am an interior designer LOL ….. But we are both quite happy with the result and so far our guests are very taken by its ambiance too. I love that it's not your traditional granny-decorated B&B - and it's close to Ottawa so book me a room Shirley!

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Thursday
Jun072012

Janet Kimber

Janet Kimber is a super talented photographer and a Canadian to boot. She's originally from Halifax and now calls Toronto home. She specializes in portraits (they're amazing) and spaces (amazing too as you'll see). "Everything has its beauty, everything has its secret, everything has its little miracle to reveal. I'm always trying to capture that." Oh, DOES SHE EVER.

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Wednesday
Jun062012

Kristin Sjaarda

If you are a regular reader of Emma Reddington's blog The Marion House Book (and if you are not you really, really should be) you will know the work of photographer Kristin Sjaarda. Kristin photographs the "Hello! Neighbor" series. Her photos are so personal and intimate. The life of a house is the family within and Kristin's photos are brimming with this life. It's like you are standing at the door of a room and watching the daily ebb and flow of its inhabitants. "A picture paints a thousand words" may be an old cliche but with Kristin Sjaarda's work it's true. Not an easy thing to do.

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Thursday
May312012

Nyla Free Designs

I'm stoked to have finally stumbled upon the portfolio of Calgary interior designer Nyla Free. I love featuring Canadians with talent. And Nyla has oodles of it. I am smitten with her portfolio. Lasting designs that are packed with beautiful textures and colours with the perfect amount of pizzazz. The bedroom above? Absolute PERFECTION. 

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Thursday
May242012

Studio Junction

Studio Junction is an architecture firm and woodworking shop based in Toronto and founded by Peter Tan and Christine Ho Ping Kong. I'm really surprised I haven't blogged these folks before. I spotted the first home below a few years ago in Dwell magazine and was mesmerized. You don't see funky outdoor spaces like that in too many Canadian homes. It happens to be the home of Peter and Christine and was one of their first major design projects. And they scored. (I included some bits and pieces from a couple other projects too).  

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