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.
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”
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”
These are the spots I turn to again and again for high-quality, vintage design—all based in or near Vancouver, BC.