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DesignHome Bookhou unRaveled :: answers by Arounna Khounnoraj


C:: Canadian is… a place we are proud to make our home a place of changing seasons – multi-culture and inspirational natural surroundings


A:: art in my home is from…mostly by us or friends.


N:: (my) neighborhood is…dundas west in Toronto.


A:: addiction…mine is…linen


D:: do-it-yourself projects I have done are…our entire home – including our shop is diy – but my favourite would be the bloesem kids projects I did with you last year.

I:: interesting places in my city are…trinity bellwoods park and kensington market just to name a few.


A:: appetizer, my favorite is…calamari

N:: new in my home is…our Chandler and Price Pilot circa 1940 – one of the hardest workers in our studio.


H:: hobby, I always make time for…knitting and embroidery

M:: magazines I love to read are… selvedge, dwell, elle decor UK and wax poetics


O:: outfit, my favorite thing to wear is…jeans..so comfortable and versatile

E:: enjoy, I can't live without…my family, dark chocolate with salt and plenty of sleep.

…………..Thank You Arounna……….


When I started Bloesem in 2006 I was living in Toronto and it was here were I met the lovely Arounna during the one-of-a-kind show. I fell in love with her designs immediately and when we started talking we instantly became friends. She even invited my family and me over to their gorgeous loft, which John, Arounna's husband almost completely renovated by himself. But soon this loft became to small and Arounna and John decided to move to a home, studio and shop all in one in one of the funkiest neighborhoods from Toronto, unfortunately I haven't been there yet, but seeing these images makes me want to go back to Toronto real soon…


Bloesem loves comments
  1. Heather Moore

    So lovely to see the beautiful home of the exceptional Arounna and her amazing family. Thanks for showing us around!

  2. maike

    oh, wat leuk! ik hield al van hun mooie handgemaakte producten, nu hou ik dus ook van hun huis!

  3. Masha

    I love Bookhou – natural, simple, modern! And their home is amazing – amazing abstract art and some really cretive features – like that chalkboard coffee table. Thanks for sharing!

  4. XyQ

    I lived in Toronto for a little more than a year and loved it. When I left, I vowed I’d be back. Nowadays, its easier for me to get to Vancouver, but when I go back to visit my folks in NY, I certainly try my best to get back to my little place in Little Italy!


  5. margie oomen

    arounna and john’s home, shop and studio are as inviting , warm and comfortable as they themselves are
    a big plus is their two adorable children

  6. celine

    I love their store so much! And it is so nice to see what’s upstairs!
    equally as beautiful as their store!

  7. dee

    An gorgeous home that reflects their beautiful work.
    They make it look so easy.
    xx dee

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