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.