1. Erin

    February 4th, 2011 at 8:56 am

    It’s true, Canada’s awesome! I’m glad you finally clued in! 😉

    I adore Style at Home magazine, and it’s really quite inexpensive here in Canada. Something like $25 for a year’s subscription. Lucky me!

  2. christine {bijouandboheme}

    February 4th, 2011 at 8:59 am

    I was at the IDS this past weekend and I can tell you that the Style at Home booth was even more gorgeous in person. Alanna Cavanagh is so ridiculously talented and the mural she designed was so divine. I love how full of colour and whimsy her work is. Fabulous!! xo

  3. Carissa

    February 4th, 2011 at 9:22 am

    LOVE Alanna Cavanagh’s work! That Style at Home booth is crazy awesome! Wish I could have seen it in person!

  4. Tammy@InStitches

    February 4th, 2011 at 10:01 am

    I love the scissors too ! I saw a wooden pair on Joss and Main yesterday and wanted to buy them but it didn’t say how big they were. They looked really big but I was afraid I’d get them and they would be tiny ! Canada does have some talent !

  5. Feminimilista

    February 4th, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Sarah Richardson is fabulous! In addition to her show Sarah’s House, you should also try to view previous episodes of her first television design show “Room Service” and her second show just prior to Sarah’s House, ‘Design Inc.”

  6. effortless

    February 4th, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Wow! So much Sarah! Love it! Must find those tv shows.

  7. Sweet Nothings~Danielle

    February 4th, 2011 at 10:53 am

    I can never find teh Canadian magazines in the valley! its awful.

    these are fabulous.

  8. Sundeep @ Designwali

    February 4th, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Us Canadians have loads to offer up north…..glad to see you enjoy.

  9. effortless

    February 4th, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Totally in love.

  10. Lindsey @ entertainingchic.com

    February 4th, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Great Post! It really seems Canada has been everywhere, proving there is amazing talent coming out of the country. I’m now adding Alanna Cavanagh to the list of talents I want to follow. Thanks!

  11. barbara@hodge:podge

    February 4th, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Yes, we Canadians are so fabulous! When I lived in the US, I missed Canadian design shows but was thrilled that I could get my beloved House and Home and Style at Home delivered down south!

    We are having a IDS show in Vancouver in the fall. Hope to hob knob with some style setters!

  12. Carol@The Design Pages

    February 4th, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    How coincidental that this Canadian should come across your blog for the first time today?:) Love the blog!

  13. April

    February 4th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Canada is amazing for design (and plenty of other things too!). So glad you’re feeling the love!

  14. Danielle from A Few of My Favorite Things

    February 4th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    I am addicted to Sarah’s House! Love love love it. And man, that striped floor space is fabulous. I need a home office so I can attempt to do that!

  15. Carol-Anne: Use the Good Dishes!

    February 4th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    You are one of the American bloggers that inspired me to start my own blog recently. Thanks for noticing us Canadians and thanks for the great stuff you show! I’d be thrilled if you’d offer some comments/suggestions, as I’m a newbie.

  16. Lori May

    February 4th, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Sarah’s House is my favorite!! I wish the showed more of her shows here! Thanks for the colorful photos. Just what I need on a dreary Atlanta day!

  17. Dayna

    February 4th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Yay Canada! IDS 2011 was really good this year. I thought the best part was The Studio North portion which offered up forward-thinking, edgy Canadian Design from right across the country.

    Oh and good news if you love Sarah Richardson – she has a new series that started in January called Sarah 101. Check it out! http://www.hgtv.ca/sarah101/

  18. Casey

    February 4th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I love the cabinets too. I’ll have to figure out how to incorporate that pattern into my house…I’m going to be experimenting with a painted rug soon. Also, I wanted to let you know that I’ve followed your DIY Chevron Rug tutorial (fantastic) and featured the finished product in my home tour: http://monogrammedsuitcase.blogspot.com/2011/02/to-show-house-tour.html. I’m new to blogging, but hope you enjoy!

  19. Julies

    February 4th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    I am a huge fan of Sarah Richardson and watch Sarah’s house all the time, some episodes several times – lol. I’ve just found one of her earlier shows called Design Inc and that is great too. I have heard that there will be a Sarah’s cottage at some point, hopefully SOON.

  20. anna see

    February 4th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    LOVE these gorgeous images! Thanks!

  21. Kaleigh

    February 4th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    this is quite ironic! I just happened to stumble upon your blog today, and your latest post is about the land I love and call home!

    It’s a wonderful blog, and I have already started compiling some ideas for my new apartment (I have yet to actually get…as I move out in….September). Also if you like Sarah’s House you might like Sarah 101.

    Can’t wait for what’s to come!

  22. edyta

    February 5th, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Canada sure has it’s share of good design!
    Have a great weekend!!


  23. Lauren

    February 5th, 2011 at 12:44 am

    love these photos so much & the colors are so beautiful.

  24. Nikki

    February 5th, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Oh I love those prints!! I love all of those rooms too.

  25. Marie-Lou

    February 5th, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    We’re a stylish Canadian bunch, glad you’re feeling the love!
    Was at IDS & a bit disappointed that it’s become more of a “retail”/”home reno” show vs. a true design show but nonetheless there were some inspirational booths for sure. The new line of “vintage” rugs from a Canadian store called ELTE was to die for.
    Much love 😉

  26. Danielle

    February 5th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing I can’t wait to dive into both magazines!!!!

  27. Alanna Cavanagh

    February 5th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Hi Camilla,
    Thanks for the lovely post.
    Glad you like my work.
    You should come up and visit Toronto some time.

  28. Dori

    February 6th, 2011 at 6:47 am

    I want to live in that booth. I love the orange steel table,the white fabulous armoires, the floor everything…
    Btw Sarah Richardson is not on in the us yet this year. I have all her old shows taped. She is so fabulous.. You can find some old episodes of design inc.

  29. quintessence

    February 6th, 2011 at 10:09 am

    I’ve been following the IDS posts around the blogosphere and the Style at Home booth looks amazing indeed. Love Alanna Cavanagh’s work! Thanks for the introduction!

  30. Alicia Griffin

    February 6th, 2011 at 11:18 am

    It has a real fantasy-type quality to it…like Alice in Wonderland or even more like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory- like you could walk in and lick the walls or take a bite out of the table décor and it would all taste like candy. What fun! I recently saw painted stripe floors that looked very similar in Better Homes & Gardens magazine…they’re quite playful. http://www.bhg-digital.com/bhg/201102/?pg=211

  31. Blah Blah Becky

    February 6th, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    You have such a gorgeous blog, just ended up here accidentally and I’m so glad. I’m definitely clicking follow.

    These images are wonderful, I hope I own a home like that one day.


  32. effortless

    February 6th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Thank you Becky. Off to check out your site as well.

  33. Adrienne

    February 10th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Great images of that booth – have seen multi-colored painted floors a couple of places now. And love the tie-dye/color splotch pillows as well. You always find the coolest things – thanks so much for sharing!

    My daughter (she is only 10 yrs.) and I love Sarah’s House and think that Tommy is a hoot.

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