Love this!!!

Posted on Fri, 8 Oct 2010 by KiM

99% of the posts on this blog are published to inspire our readers. I’d say the other 1% are purely selfish posts that Jo and I post because we find something we adore and want to remember. This is one of those selfish posts. My twin sister sent me this home on Hus & Hem the other day and I went a little nuts. I am in love with the black exterior of this home. I’ve been thinking alot lately about what to do with the interior of my home, particularly the new addition we’re adding, and haven’t given alot of thought to the exterior. But after seeing these photos I WANT A BLACK HOUSE!!! The interior of this home is pretty fabulous too because it’s black and white and that’s what I’d like to do to mine, but with less of a modern/Swedish vibe and more industrial and ethnic bits thrown in.

P.S. My husband and I found 2 local architects that we’d LOVE to work with for the addition we’re planning for the house but one is too busy and the other missed an appointment with us this week. I’m starting to worry we’ll never find anyone so if anyone out there knows of an architect in Ottawa who is creative and likes to think a bit outside the box, please email me @ THANKS!!



Brismod says:

I really, really like this place too. I hope you find a good architect.

Sarah says:

My black extension is going up as we speak!! I am hoping it doesn't get too popular ( selfish of me, I know!) because there are none where I live and I have LOVED them since seeing one in New Zealand 5 years ago
It is SO exciting to see another gorgeous black house. I absolutely love it.

Selfish is quite alright.

Have a fab weekend, you two!

Ypille says:

Love this totally, every room and space..

nic says:

I've studied there (even Architecture :)) and still have friends who work in the design field in Ottawa .. I can ask them.. drop me a line (and let me know, whom you tried to work with.. ).. Nic

Sammy says:

Here in NZ we have alot of black timber contemporary homes. They always look stunning – grey concrete block is a good partner. I also love it when the garden tones in with silver highlights such as the native astelia.

We have a black house with larch panel and white window frames. And I really love it! I have to blog about it sometimes.

sqftfarm says:

In pic # 5 is that a horse-hide rug? Eek! Guess it is not a lot different from a cowhide but being a horse lover it would feel very creepy to me. Otherwise, very nice.

I completely share your love!


It is my house!

We have sold this house and built a new one, you can see more here on my blogg…

Have a nice day!


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