From Place To Space: Canada

13 November 2011 0


Last year I spent two weeks traveling the north-eastern US and eastern Canada. While driving from the Niagara Falls through Toronto to Montreal and then to Québec City, I was so inspired by the wide landscape and vast nature. Lakes, forests, endless horizons and beautiful cities dotted along the roadway – that’s what I kept in mind when reminiscing about Canada. Now when it comes to go from place to space, I see rustic interiors, lots of wood and natural materials, neutral hues and lots of nature all around. To spice things up, I’d add a fabulous lake view. Ok, I’m dreaming of Canada, now…

Photography: Lake view via Cityimage; Montreal pic by Igor Josifovic; Rustic dining room, rustic kitchen and bedroom via Canadian House & Home; Bathroom via Timber Home Living

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  • Reply Meagan 13 November 2011 at 23:24

    Oh IGOR! LOVE this post – especially because it’s “Canadian” inspired 🙂 I wish I had known you when you traveled through CA, we could have met up for coffee and poutine! Just joking – a nice dinner out for sure though! NEXT TIME! Great pictures,
    xo Meagan

  • Reply Uncle Beefy 14 November 2011 at 04:51

    As one who is half Canadian, I can’t help but be drawn to this post, Igor! And, I swoon over Montreal! Just a lovely way to end a Sunday evening before the week begins. Happy thoughts thanks to you! Best! 🙂

  • Reply Bubble and Squeak 14 November 2011 at 05:03

    Great post! Canada is so beautiful!

  • Reply Igor Josifovic 14 November 2011 at 07:32

    Thank you my friends!! Have a happy week all together!

  • Reply vosges paris 14 November 2011 at 07:34

    Hehe I love the personnel touch in the picture.. looking all hip with the coffee 😉
    It must be amazing to see a nature that looks so different from here in Europe.. I would love to go to go to the US someday and see where the Indians lived.

    Have a great week… I am sitting in an empty home waiting for the guy who bring me floors today 😉

  • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar 14 November 2011 at 09:21

    I’m so drawn to that first rustic dining space with the graphic black and white rug underneath – it’s not too rustic, it still has that cosy edge! Have a top week!

  • Reply frauheuberg 14 November 2011 at 10:09

    oh, and you inspire me, too…i´m dreaming to visit Canada sometimes in real…i love the nordic style and the feeling of nature in my home…;)…and yes dala horses are the best reason to visit Sweden…;)…an there are so much more to discover…have a lovley happy day and lots of creative thoughts…fine to have you here…;)…a big hug…cheers…i…

  • Reply Kathryn @ TikiBoo 14 November 2011 at 11:11

    That striped rug is fabulous…and oh my, that view. I can imagine the serenity now.

  • Reply Chedva @Rooms and Words 14 November 2011 at 11:31

    I love the room with the striped rug! I would love to visit Canada sometime.

  • Reply Lauren 14 November 2011 at 12:35

    I love your Place to Space series! My husband spent many wonderful summers canoeing in Canada and soon our son will do the same. So of course, I’m pulling for a rustic cottage on a lake where we can stay (and I can decorate!) while he does!

  • Reply Mariah Bohannon 14 November 2011 at 13:47

    I like this series too. Where’s my canoe? There’s a lake that needs tending to…

  • Reply Anonymous 14 November 2011 at 16:42

    So glad you liked Montreal (I was born and raised there)! I live in the Capital now (Ottawa) but Montreal stays special in my heart. Did you talk in French?

  • Reply Igor Josifovic 14 November 2011 at 17:27

    Luckily I was traveling with my French speaking partner – so we got along very well with a mix of English and French:-)

  • Reply elisa 14 November 2011 at 18:42

    igor, next time try the west coast, i’ll meet you there. it is spectacular in a completely different way. lovely to see canada x

  • Reply holly@hvhinteriors 16 November 2011 at 13:22

    Nice to see a shout out to Canada! Native Montrealer here 😉 Recently moved to Germany (Berlin and now Frankfurt). This post made me miss but appreciate my home. Great collection of images, thanks.

  • Reply Igor Josifovic 16 November 2011 at 16:32

    Hey Holly! Thank you so much! Great to hear from a German-based Canadian!!

  • Reply Jennie Prince 16 November 2011 at 20:31

    Hey Igor! Just checking out your blog after receiving an email thread through BYW. I’m a member of the spring 2011 class…best money spent for my blog! May I say how much I adore your space? It’s so fun and cheerful here! Definitely adding you to my Bloglovin’ list! I look forward to more. =)

  • Reply whitney - see shop eat do 18 November 2011 at 17:20

    I am Canadian and I love that you were inspired by and had a great time in Canada! Beautiful images.

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