~Don't Show This To My Husband~

As I was browsing through design*sponge this morning, I stumbled across this Toronto home. The home belongs to artist Courtenay Wotherspoon. What almost made me fall off the chair is this photo of her gorgeous entryway. 

I am married to a bike FANATIC, who cycles every chance he gets, collects bicycles to the point that one lives in my family room (it migrated from our bedroom). It is a bone of contention. He thinks I should incorporate it into our home design. 

This photo should NOT be shown to him!

source: HGTV Canada

I love Courtenay's quirky sense of style and her home. In this space, she successfully marries the heritage staircase with an Ikea console, vintage framed mirror, Starck ghost chair and the practical bicycle as art. Isn't the archway to die for?

LOVE it!
 (except we will still keep this photo away from my husband, this could help his cause)



  1. This entryway is beautiful, I love the pretty arch. Now, exactly how many bikes does your hubby own? Just out of curiosity.. haha!

  2. Oh, this is so pretty and whimsical at the same time! I love it. That archway is stunning, and I love the all white palette as well.

  3. I love the idea of this, but I can only imagine what my friends and family would say! LOL, the midwest isn't know for progressive attitudes toward interior design.

  4. You're hilarious Barbara! Your secret is safe with me...though I do think the bike looks pretty cool! Remember how great that Lonny spread of Chloe Sevigny's place with the Green Imperial Trellis wallpaper and the bike parked in the entry? It was fantastic...something to consider :) bikes as decor??

    Kerrisdale Design Inc

  5. Love this. My dad has about 50 antique bikes in his garage, basement, living room, everywhere! I'll have to email him this post!

    And thanks for adding me to your blogroll! I always love "meeting" other Canadian bloggers!


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