We’re gearing up for Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada (yes, we do it in October), where our family will be visiting, hosting, and just generally being ever so grateful for all our good fortune. Seriously, we are so lucky it’s kind of ridiculous. Hope that where-ever you may hang your head, you manage to find yourself at home. Here are some fictional beauties that I could imagine living in…
Image above: Curl up in the bedroom of my dreams, complete with fireplace, built-in bookshelves, and herringbone floors. From Virginia Wolf (Kyo Maclear, with fantastically whimsical illustrations by Isabelle Arsenault).
Another cozy fireplace set-up, from A Visitor for Bear (Bonny Becker, illustrations by Kady MacDonald Denton).
What’s a powder room without wallpaper, a pedestal sink, and some classic black and white tile? From If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (Laura J. Numeroff, illustrations by Felicia Bond).
Beany was one of my favourite books as a little girl, and now we read my old copy to Theo when we visit my parents. I’m in love with all the hanging plants and the charmingly lived-in depictions of their house. From Beany (Jane Feder, illustrations by Karen Gundersheimer; this one’s out of print it seems)!
More great plants, windows, and shelving in the dining room of How Pizza Came to our Town (written and illustrated by Dayal Kaur Khalsa). Shhh, I might ditch that rug, though.
I’m not gonna lie, Maudie acts like a bit of a C U Next Tuesday in this book but the architecture in their house is pretty great. From Maudie and Bear (Jan Ormerod, illustrations by Freya Blackwood).
ps. In case you missed it, you can see the first instalment of kid’s books as interiors inspiration here. Have a great weekend. xx Shanan