June 2, 2010

I LUV a Discovery!

I’ve just-this-very-moment discovered another fantastic Canadian lifestyle/design blog that you MUST check out!


Emma, an Exhibition and Interior Designer by day, is the creative vision & “pen” behind  The Marion House Book. She and her husband Myles, along with baby Harry, own what looks to be a fabulous and old Victorian house in Toronto… and – I quote from her About page…

“The Marion House Book is a collection of stories about my life and home. Within the walls of this old Victorian house, I experiment with interior design, cooking, baking and do it yourself projects. Anytime of the day or night, you may find me whipping up a batch of brownies, moving objects around or painting walls. Nothing makes me happier than being at home with food on the table, family at my side and projects on the go.”

If that isn’t enough to get you over to check out her blog, how about this? The beautiful, eclectic, originally & artfully decorated home she shares with her family was just featured on’s (Canada) Style Sheet blog’s “Original Home Tour” series! Believe me when I say that Emma’s home deserves the attention!

Here… let me show you a few rooms, starting with the kitchen…


The room she created for her son Harry is sooo darling!

 I love her bathroom in black and white! (Confession: Being an owner of a tub exactly like Emma’s – one in which we’re currently forced to shower and not bathe – I’m sad to say I’m not a fan… although Emma’s bathroom makes me WISH I loved it more!)

And some lovely living room shots:


Emma and Myles’ bedroom is also a dream in dark slate grey & gold… but you’ll have to see pics of THAT room, as well as some other terrific rooms (like the dining room with a large painting over the credenza that I’m coveting!), in the Style Sheet post =)

Once you’ve taken in all the lovely photos over at, be sure to head over to Emma’s The Marion House Book blog… and add her to your blog roll!



Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

Wow, this house is gorgeous! Thanks for letting me know about their blog too!

Vanessa@decor happy said...

Emma commented on my blog post yesterday, so I just discovered her blog too. Always fun to discover local design bloggers and peek inside their homes. Emma's is very stylish - love the artwork and her entrance/stairs with the panel moulding.

Emma said...

Wow, thank you so much for the kind words and awesome write up. It's great to find some other Canadian design blogs. I've only been at this for a few months so I'm only just starting to make my rounds of all the amazing blogs out there. So happy that you found me.

Dane said...

Thank you for posting this!

I'm thrilled to have another local designer blog to follow.


Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

That nursery is so so so adorable

Millie@PassionDecor said...

I'm so excited,can't wait to read her blog. I can tell already it's a gem. Emma has the most beautiful blog header,don't you think?
thank you for this discover

Staci Edwards said...

Thanks for the post! What a great blog, I'll be adding it to my list. Yay Canada!

Staci Edwards said...

Oooops, I accidently pasted marion's ULR into my spot.
Silly me.
This is the right one now.
Sorry, and thanks!

Marcus Design said...

Wow, thanks for keeping us 'in the know' Victoria!! I love findings blogs like these, and even better when they are Canadian! Her home is gorgeous, can't wait to check out the rest on HGTV's website.

Linda @ theLENNOXX said...

Great, thanks so much for the tip! I'll head on over and check out the blog right away!

Unknown said...


A true visionary notices many things and brings others to experience the joy.


Nichole@40daysof said...

Thanks for the link to such a lovely blog. I lover her style and I'm overjoyed to see a crib with no bumper pads (I know I'm a little nuts on that score :).

Kaper Design; Inspiration said...

That bathroom is beautiful!


Donna @ Paisley and Perspective said...

Great find Victoria! I've checked out both the blog and the Style Sheet post! Now I have another in my ever expanding blog roll of amazingly talented people -and a Canadian one at that! Thanks!

Unknown said...

Oh, gorgeous! Going to check her out now! I agree, that nursery is to die for!

A Room For Everyone said...

So gorgeous and relaxed..I'll definitely check it out..Rachaelxx

margie said...

you know i am convinced that our two home magazines, style at home and house and home, are the best decorating magazines around. i love them!!

Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi said...

Love the kitchen (great backsplash) and the black bathroom!

Happy Weekend!

Anonymous said...

Judging from these photos, she's a very talented lady! Thanks for the introduction... Have a good weekend!

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