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;
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,
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! 🙂
Great post! Canada is so beautiful!
Thank you my friends!! Have a happy week all together!
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 😉
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!
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…
That striped rug is fabulous…and oh my, that view. I can imagine the serenity now.
I love the room with the striped rug! I would love to visit Canada sometime.
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!
I like this series too. Where’s my canoe? There’s a lake that needs tending to…
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?
Luckily I was traveling with my French speaking partner – so we got along very well with a mix of English and French:-)
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
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.
Hey Holly! Thank you so much! Great to hear from a German-based Canadian!!
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. =)
I am Canadian and I love that you were inspired by and had a great time in Canada! Beautiful images.