Creating a Happy, Colorful, Handmade Home & life on the shores of lake superior

September 28, 2011

A Fabulous Home Tour

This probably isn't earth-shattering, late-breaking news but in case you hadn't guessed: I really, really like shelter blogs.  I refuse to abandon reading magazines because I love casually flipping pages (and ripping them out to save in a binder for inspiration) but blogs often give us something design magazines don't tend to emphasize: a glimpse into real, un-staged homes and the living that takes place inside. 

I find that photos of homes featured on blogs seem more lived in and less staged somehow.  I know not all blogs are like this - professional bloggers sometimes veer into too-perfect territory, what with their seemingly endless time to devote to decorating their homes - but 8foot6 is a fabulous example of a blog featuring a stylish home, and stylish blogger, that gives us a glimpse into a (Canadian) home & life.  Shannon, the blogger behind 8foot6, has, with her partner as well as a designer and architect, created a home that is casually elegant, modern (yet peppered with vintage finds) and looks utterly, completely livable. 

Scroll through the photos below to see for yourself, or check out her blog.

I love the shoes, all lined up.

The living room is by far my favorite room.
Love the softly coloured rug paired with the vibrant artwork and neutral furnishings.

Check out the chalkboard door! 
What a quietly glamorous dining room.

I love Shannon's collection of milk glass - they make such a big impact when grouped together.

All photos courtesy of 8foot6.


  1. Thanks for your kind comments! I love this place, I really do!

  2. Such a great place. So light-filled. And you're right, it looks "real" like someone actually lives there and lives that way. But still pretty.

  3. Oh. my. gosh! I wonder if she would go for a house swap? :) I love everything about this house and I can already see myself curled up in that reading corner! Popping over to check out her blog now!


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