portraits of a home. vancouver, kitsilano.

May 21, 2011

Have you ever walked in to a friend’s home for the first time and found yourself wishing you lived there? You give your friends a warm hug, stuff a bottle of wine into their hands and stutter over the overwhelming coziness that envelopes you? My dear friends in Vancouver have such a home. I just wanted to press ‘pause’ and slowly walk around, opening drawers, feeling the walls and fabrics, petting their cat (even though I’ve been ridiculously allergic to her for years).

Rob and I shot a wedding in Vancouver this past weekend and had the pleasure of crashing with one of my dearest friends in their Vancouver Kits apartment. When they were away, I decided to pay a little tribute to their place with a series of these images. [I swear I didn’t open any drawers though! :)]

I guess part of this fascination stems from the fact the Rob & I travel so much and consciously disengage from attaching ourselves to “stuff.” Our view is that our home is “where the heart is” and view any cute knick-knacks for the place we live in as ‘clutter.’ It’s enough to have our camera equipment, laptops, bottles of wine, movies, spices & hot sauce collection and a rosemary plant that refuses to die. Whenever we do pick up cool stuff during our travels, like wooden statuettes, paintings, night lights, etc  – we gift those to parents and friends, secretly hoping we could steal them back one day, when we finally have our perfect sanctuary. In a few months, we will be moving to a beautiful fully furnished Punta Cana beach apartment… but this European-styled apartment you are about to see still makes me drool a little bit.

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  1. Tami B

    May 23rd, 2011 at 12:44

    Goodness, once again beautiful work. I believe I speak for many when I say that your blog is exciting and slightly addictive. Excited to see photos of your place in the luminous Punta Cana.

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