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Friday
Nov212014

Reader's home - Luisa's flat in Germany 

I have a darling little flat to share with you today. It is Luisa's recently finished flat in an art nouveau house in the heard of the city of Görlitz (the most eastern city of Germany on the border to Poland). The architecture in this area is breathtaking. I first saw the flat in May this year when I found a new job in Görlitz and I took on the adventure of renovating it on my own. It was in a horrible state when I first saw it but I loved the old floor boards in the living room and the stucco in the kitchen. The feeling of the history in the rooms, the old doors and windows and the spacious rooms are so great. I also love old furniture and collected a lot of it over the years. I knew this would turn out great.

Luisa worked VERY hard transforming her flat. She sent some before photos to show just how hard...

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Friday
Oct172014

Reader's home - Missy's flat in the Philippines

One of our readers, Missy, recently had her flat in Makati, Philippines made over and she shared some photos of the transformation with us. With the help of her designer friend Richard and a budget of about $8000 (US), the apartment was transformed with lots of vintage pieces and some from Ikea. The before photos are a bit scary...

And here are the after photos. Now cosy and chic, Missy's flat is a space she can be proud to call her own. Great job Missy!

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Thursday
Sep182014

Favourite spaces from past Glebe House Tours

This is a reminder that the Glebe House Tour is THIS SUNDAY so get your tickets (details here) and enjoy snooping in other people's homes with me! I have had personal tours of some of my favourite homes on the tour the past couple of years so I thought I would share some of the most memorable spaces. Hope to see some of you locals Sunday!

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Friday
Sep122014

Glebe House Tour 2014 - part 1

I have been fortunate to have been involved in a local event here in Ottawa for the past few years. The Glebe is one of the most beautiful neighbourhoods in Ottawa and on Sept 21st, several of its residents are opening their homes to those who enjoy snooping in strangers homes! COUNT ME IN! (Details, where to get tickets etc. for the tour HERE) It is a lot of fun and my husband and I have had a blast each time we have participated in the tour (p.s. posts from previous tours here, here and here). This past weekend I was lucky to have had a personal tour of one of the homes included in this year's tour. It is owned by Bob, an awesome guy who is a bachelor and recently retired and his home is one of the coolest I have ever seen on this tour (this one is for sure a must-see!). Bob had his house built about 10 years ago, and ever since I first drove by it some time ago I have been dying to get a peek inside. 

And so my tour begins.... (I just want to apologize for the amount of photos in this post but I did not want you to miss anything). 

Right from the front entrance there is exposed ductwork - Bob is a fan of industrial design elements as you will see throughout his home.

At the beginning of the tour Bob mentioned that most of the furniture in his home was not purchased - it is from friends, hand-me-downs, trash finds etc. His friends have pretty good taste. :)

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Thursday
Sep042014

A Maryland shore cottage

We received the following email from a reader named Lloyd recently: I would like to share some photos of my dear friend's cottage on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Charlotte Riggs is an artist, teacher and head of middle school in Northern Virginia, where she resides most of the year. She has lovingly decorated her St Michaels shore house with her own art, repurposed furniture and treasures that are meaningful to her.

This cottage is AWESOME! It is quirky and eclectic - filled with style and looks so inviting. I would happily spend a summer long weekend here. Or the whole summer in fact. Charlotte, you rock! And thank you for the great photos Lloyd!
Welcome to Charlotte's funky getaway. :-) (Photos by blonde photo)

 

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