I feel so lucky to share the homes of these inspiring, creative individuals. From vintage gallery walls to hand-built dining tables, I hope you walk away with a renewed pep in your step when it comes to designing your own homes.
Inside each tour, you’ll also find meaningful conversations around the ways in which their homes inform their emotional wellbeing. Fortunately, open discussions around our mental health aren’t anywhere nearly as stigmatized as they used to be, but there is still understandable hesitation and fear around this topic. So, if their own stories resonate with you, please, let them know in the comments.
As soon as I walked in, I wanted to kick my shoes off and lie down on the couch with a glass of white wine. I wanted to put some headphones on and dig into her impressive record collection. I felt like walking up to one of her big windows and doing a big cat stretch. Michelle’s home felt, well, alive with personality—like it was inviting me in all on its own.
Join me as we take a gander through art therapist Elspeth Robertson’s light-filled sanctuary and learn about the care she has taken in designing a space that welcomes people just as they are.
You know, starting this blog has started to give me a bit of a sixth sense on whether I can tell if I’d love someone’s home. In all honesty, it takes excruciating willpower to not ask a lot of those people, “Hey, we’ve only just met, but can you invite me over so I canContinue reading “An off-the-charts colourful apartment tour with Jen Cook, Co-Founder of Otto Studio”
Earlier today, a friend was asking me what I looked for when I feature homes on Hyppiä. “Do they need to be really ‘done’, if you know what I mean? Polished?” she asked. “Honestly, the less ‘done’ they are, the better,” I replied. “That’s when you get to see someone’s personality and character.” My missionContinue reading “A glimpse into a book lover & design buff’s character-filled apartment”
I’m excited to announce that Curated Tastes & Hyppiä Homes are partnering to deliver a series of home tours this fall with emerging artists, collectors & creatives to celebrate local art and unique spaces. Curated Tastes offers us a way to develop our own artistic palette by providing approachable art events, classes and tours. RSVPContinue reading “This Japandi-Inspired Loft Is Nestled in a Historical Church”
Meet Brooke, a conservationist who has lovingly restored and built an almost-tiny home in Saskatchewan from practically the ground up. With the help of her capable dad, she poured herself into what was once a fixer-upper and is now a charming refuge built for one. Every nook & cranny of this place is thoughtfully designedContinue reading “Slowing Down in an Almost-Tiny Home | Home Tour with Brooke”
In the garden suite of a quirky, pink heritage house, Elsa & her partner, Kyle, have curated a home that feels warm and creative—just like them. They’re surrounded by DIY projects, art by their friends, and cozy lights around each corner. On our virtual tour, it felt like I had stepped into the hull ofContinue reading “A Musician’s Cozy & Inspired Bungalow | Home Tour with Elsa”
To kickstart this series, meet Ali Mroz: an exuberant hair-stylist-turned-landscaper with a penchant for plants, books, and vintage goodies. When it came to designing her studio in Vancouver’s East Village, she had one goal in mind: to feel a sense of relief as soon as she walked through the door.