Let’s Get Personal in Toronto at the Marion House…


DesignHome the Marion House unRaveled :: answers by Emma Reddington


C:: Canadian is…
wide open landscape, driving for miles and miles, swimming in lakes, living with each other, skiing down mountains, wearing toques, eating pancakes with maple syrup.


A:: art in my home is from…
places we have travelled, photography my husband has taken, people we admire.


N:: (my) neighborhood is…
where I live because I can walk to everything I need. I never have to leave it if I don’t want to.


A:: addiction… of mine is…
chocolate and information.


D:: do-it-yourself projects I have done are…
the chalkboard door in my kitchen.


I:: interesting places in my city are…
the neighbourhoods, I love looking at houses. The R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant (read Ondaatje’s In the Skin of a Lion), Terroni restaurant.


A:: appetizer, my favorite is…


N:: new in my home is…
kilim rugs from morocco that I picked up at a local antique market, an old plant box from the city of Toronto, vintage red wagon with “Henry Express” written on the side.

H:: hobby, I always make time for…
food and walks.


O:: outfit, my favorite thing to wear is…
usually the latest thing I have bought and a Virginia Johnson scarf.
M:: magazines, I love to browse… (online also possible)
i’ll read anything that is in front of me.


E:: enjoy, I can't live without…
My husband and son, my family and friends, good food and a good read.

……………Thank You Emma from the Marion House……………

A little while back I showed this kitchen on Bloesem and ever since I keep coming back to Emma's great blog. What I particularly like is the 'hello!neighbour' feature where Emma visits her neighbours in her town Toronto and shares their homes with us…


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  1. lesley

    wow, so beautiful. the family feeling of this home paired with it’s undeniable style make it one of my favourites. gorgeous, thanks for sharing!

  2. Jasmijn

    That tree! It looks amazing. So calm and peacefull. And so beautiful to share it with us. You made my day.

  3. amydawnrose

    it’s all fantastic but i am particularly envious that she gets to live with an eliza griffiths painting.

  4. Emma

    Hi Rose,
    The painting of the hands is actually by another great Canadian artist, Tony Scherman.
    I haven’t heard of Ann Marie Brown but will check out the link. Thanks for the info!

  5. Teresa

    omg… I love SO much about this lovely, lovely home! The mouldings, the chalkboard door, the paintings/artwork, the child’s room! It’s all so beautiful, yet warm and welcoming…. just what a home should be. Thank you for sharing!

    (P.S. Thank you for the info on the large, “hands” painting – exquisite! I was hoping for artist’s information when I saw that piece.)

  6. Emma

    the green fabric is a wool scarf from virginia johnson – another fabulous canadian!

  7. Ickemixe

    I really enjoy your column “Let’s get personal”. This is such a gorgeous and classy home – I instantly fell in love with it!

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    i am loving all the green in this space. plants always add so much life. all these photos of this space are uhhh-mazing! xo c. bravo!

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    I think Emma is just lovely; have been admiring her for a while now (and she knows 🙂 ). Love her style, home, blog and personal touches. Go Canada, go 😉

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  13. Cristina

    Lovely home!
    Is the tree behind the crib a painting or a wall vinyl decor? Did you painted? Where can I found and buy one for my new baby born room??? Thanks a lot

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