{smitten: bijou and boheme}

Have you ever stumbled across a blog or home that just knocks you off your feet?

 I have
 and am smitten with this home of new Canadian blogger on the block, the talented Christine of Bijou and Boheme. She does an amazing job of making her house look magazine worthy with touches of quirkiness and the unexpected.

{Chiang mai dragon pillows - sigh}

Love this room, the layers of modern mixed with traditional and touches of femininity.

Love how the tv is part of the art above the gorgeous rosewood console. The gorgeous mirror reminds me of a Parisian apartment.

Ok- settee envy, is that settee not amazing! Loving the juxtaposition of the curvy lines of the settee and ghost chair against the clean modern lines of the table and lamp. 
Hello  - I just want to get rid of all my furniture and start from scratch. 

This is where Christine and I have something in common - I have a photo gallery like this flowing up the stairwell. Only thing is she has beautiful wooden tread stairs while my stairs are covered in ugly beige carpet. Sigh...

Check out her kitchen. LOVE this kitchen. She talks about possibly painting it white which I think would look amazing. I am partial to white kitchens and dream about having one, one day. In the meantime I can enjoy the eye candy that the world of design blogs have to offer.

One of her projects she is currently working on is recovering this Craigslist bergere chair with Marimekko fabric. 


{Excuse me local Craigslist sellers - could you please sell chairs like this?}

Check out the wallpaper that she is putting up in her entryway. What a daring move - I don't think I would have ever given this wallpaper a second thought!

Christine is definitely one to watch, I can see her showing up in a magazine one day!
Welcome to the world of blogging Christine, can't wait to follow along and see what is next up your sleeve.



  1. I can't wait to see that chair when it's finished! Thanks for sharing!

  2. GORGEOUS! I wish my house looked like this. I've been on the hunt for some great new bloggers... and of course I LOVE finding new Canadian bloggers! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Have a great weekend!

  3. Oh Barbara, thank you so much for this feature! You are so sweet and I am honoured that you chose to post about my home/blog. I love yours and am so happy to meet a fellow inspiring Canadian blogger (I'm actually originally from Vancouver and miss it so much)- Thanks again and have a great weekend!

  4. Oh my g...spectacular! I can't get over her great taste and sense of style. Love it, thanks for the introduction.

  5. What?!? No fair! She has too much style, I need to borrow some.

  6. I LOVE that ostrich wallpaper! I have to go check out Christine's blog and see how it looks in her entryway. And take a look at her other projects, of course :-)

    Thanks for the introduction to another Canadian blog and blogger. Off to check out Christine's work right now...


  7. love it!! i love how the tv isn't the main focus in the family room - love the settee and ghost chair too!

  8. Christine's home is gorgeous. I also always admire those who are talented with the Craigslist finds. When I look I usually find a big fat nothing! lol

  9. So excited to check out her blog Barbara!! Thank you for the heads up, her home is stunning. This weekend was so great, thank you again!! :)
    Nancy xo

  10. hey barbara! thanks for visiting the IVM blog...we've been a little quiet these days!! just checked out the blog you mentioned...thanks, I always love to find out about new blogs to follow! BTW i have 2 of those bergene chairs that i am needing to recover! salvation army!! cant wait to see your little surprise...(?)


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