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I’ve had many full circle moments since starting my blog but I never expected to have one in Toronto.  In 2008, I remember pouring of the new Christian Liaigre book that was published that same year.  I even posted photos of the gardens of one of the projects featured in it called Rosedale.  On the night I arrived in Toronto, I was invited to dinner at that same home.  It is even more stunning in person and I wish I had walked slower to the cocktail area so I could take it all in.  One of the things that Christian Liaigre does better than anyone is juxtaposing clean, contemporary design with antiques and pieces with curves.  Every detail is thought out including the hardware on the doors which we all noticed. My favorite part though which I’ve never seen anywhere else was the fireplace off the foyer where you take off your coat.  Talk about a warm welcome. 
N.B. Many of you in Toronto know the owners of this home.  Can you please refrain from naming them in the comments.  I’d like to preserve their privacy.  Thanks!

Photos from Liaigre

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  1. The Silver Bunny November 11, 2012 | 4:38 pm

    All those photos (as well as the house that inspired them) are extremely beautiful. Thanks for sharing !

  2. Alexa von Canisius November 11, 2012 | 4:45 pm

    what an absolutely beautiful home ! I love rosedale ! we lived in toronto for many years, but in foresthill. Rosedale has lots of charm though and this house is beautifully decorated and stunning.


  3. shiree segerstrom November 11, 2012 | 5:38 pm

    Love this house Heather. Thank you for sharing. Hoping to make it to your book signing in SF next Thursday night! Shiree’

  4. LR @ Magnificent or Egregious November 11, 2012 | 6:13 pm

    Wow – what a stunning property!

  5. Karen Albert November 11, 2012 | 8:14 pm

    Heather, this is a breathtaking home both inside and out! What a treat to see these amazing rooms.

    Art by Karena

  6. Pamela RG November 11, 2012 | 9:46 pm

    The interior of this house is definitely very Christian Liagre. I love his style. Rosedale is a beautiful part of Toronto. During the beginning of Spring they open some homes in Rosedale for Garden Tours, Thanks for this feature.

  7. Beth Pearlman November 12, 2012 | 5:11 am

    Wow, these images are breathtaking! I can’t get over the beauty of that staircase. The fireplaces and high ceilings are fabulous and don’t get me started on that greenhouse. Thanks for sharing. What a lovely experience it must have been to see this fabulousness in person. Beth

  8. Inner-Outer Beauty November 12, 2012 | 7:14 am

    Absolutely stunning!

  9. MJH Design Arts November 12, 2012 | 12:45 pm

    Spell bindingly gorgeous. Liaigre does strike a perfect balance. What an honor to be able to experience this house. Thanks for sharing. Mary

  10. JoeTheMiddleYears November 12, 2012 | 2:53 pm

    You’ve done it again Heather! I used to walk by this home and wonder what the interiors and grounds look like. Astonishing and dramatic, they do not disappoint! It’s the same feeling I had flipping through Creativity at Work for the first time; what a privilege to see spaces I normally would never see. It’s about inspiration, not voyeurism!

  11. sandrajonas.com November 12, 2012 | 3:37 pm

    Warms my Canadian heart to hear you found something fabulous to post about from back home.

  12. Suzy November 13, 2012 | 12:56 am

    Lucky girl! This is definitely one of my favorites from that book.

  13. Fashion-isha November 13, 2012 | 5:45 am

    One word: STUNNING!