design is hard, so cut yourself a break

I’m enamoured by those who appear to design their home effortlessly. I have my moments. I think I’m skilled at the little vignettes, and coming up with ideas for other people’s homes, but when it comes to my own—I feel like a deer in headlights. Or, more aptly, a sloth in headlights. But I’ve feltContinue reading “design is hard, so cut yourself a break”

A glimpse into a book lover & design buff’s character-filled apartment

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”

Before & after: my mini, oh-so-fun bedroom makeover

Psst—read to the bottom to win a Hyppiä design package and feature wall from Otto Studio! You know when you take the time to finally knock something off your to-do list and you kick yourself for not doing it sooner? That’s what I feel every time I walk into my new, dashing bedroom. It’s beenContinue reading “Before & after: my mini, oh-so-fun bedroom makeover”

5 YouTube interior design channels that are certified cringe-free

Something about the YouTube interior design game right now can be highly cringe-worthy. I’m not sure why there is a need to nearly yell into the camera, speak at twice the necessary speed for humans, or, on the flip side, speak so quietly that you’re not sure they’re actually conscious. But I come bearing goodContinue reading “5 YouTube interior design channels that are certified cringe-free”

This Japandi-Inspired Loft Is Nestled in a Historical Church

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”

Stop Judging Yourself for Who You Are

When I was ten, I had a blog centered all around the drama of my Sims 2 families. Yes, it was as juicy as it sounds. There were devastating affairs (that I had orchestrated), unrequited love stories (featuring variations of my crushes—I know I’m not alone in this), and often more than one generation ofContinue reading “Stop Judging Yourself for Who You Are”

Slowing Down in an Almost-Tiny Home | Home Tour with Brooke

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”