Sunday, April 25, 2010

Anna Spiro at Canadian House and Home and Giveaway.

I fell in love with this home in this months issue of Canadian House and Home Magazine.  It is the home of Australian designer and blogger Anna Spiro.  What's to LOVE?  Her use of color. Pinks and yellows and blue and black and WHITE.  But she does it with such charm and freshness, I find it uplifting.  I think her dining room with the mismatched chairs is one of my favourites ever.  Love it when designers use old, mismatched, vintage.  This house looks real and lived in, rather like the photographer popped by unexpectedly and snapped a few pics, and not like it was styled and propped for a photo shoot. 
 Look at that wall of art.........
For those of you who are greatly missing your Domino, Canadian Home and Country or other magazines that fell victim to the Recession, you really should check this one out.....With the fairly new Editor Suzanne Dimma, it had a new feel......a bit younger, edgier and the rooms have a much artsier feel, less "decorator just left" and more evolved, collected and unique.  I am really proud of this Canadian magazine, and always take a copy to give my host when I travel, or as a little gift to visitors here from elsewhere.  Don't you LOVE reading the design mags from other countries when visiting.  They have even taken a new step in producing a new version in French called "Maison et Demuire".  Leave me a comment on this post and you could win a copy of Canadian House and Home in your mailbox.....

Did House and Home pay me for that little plug????

No.  But I hate that so many great magazines have vanished and I know you would love this one if you saw it, and I really, really want it to keep going and growing...........

Sorry, back to Anna Spiro
I am crazy about her mismatched mirrors and this bathroom vanity....
I could just sit on this pink and whte sofa and look at her collections and Readables on her coffee table with a nice cup of tea..........
You could get this look by ordering pillows from different Etsy sellers.....
Remember that old battered chair you have tucked away......Go Bold or Go Home

The Giveaway. 
This one is dead simple.  No need to add your little face to my sidebar, no need to create a big windy post about this giveaway, no need to leave your name once, twice, three times.  Just leave your name in a comment if you think you would enjoy winning a copy of this magazine to check it out.  On Wednesday I will pick a person and send you a copy pronto........and you Aussies (and other countries) feel free to enter if you want to check out your Gal. I don't mind mailing overseas....

If you love Salvage, check the blog this coming week, I have been in Salvage Heaven.

24 comments:

  1. Yes please Chania...hey, I'll even pay the postage myself!!

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  2. Ooh, me too please Chania! And I agree with the other Kerry, quite happy to pay postage to get my hands on a copy! xx

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  3. How cool Chania, looks like a great read!

    That fabulous chair of Anna's, the go bold or go home one - Anne, of Annechovie does a great print of it. Looks fab!

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  4. Good Morning! This magazine looks wonderful! I so wish some of my old favorites were still around! I'm going to have to figure out how to get the Australian, Canadian and French ones - I adore Anna's look and would love to get some inspiration from her ~
    Happy Weekend!
    Sarah

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  5. I would love a copy of the magazine so I could check it out in person. Anna's blog was the first one that I discovered and she was such an inspiration to me!
    Nellie xx

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  6. I should love to peruse this magazine! I have stashes of decorating mags even in my attic as I hate to part with many! My decorating is done only on a slim budget with much imaginations as my pockets are usually empty...

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  7. big fan of Anna's, but can't get that mag here, so this is perfect for me...thanks!

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  8. What a lovely post, I would love to win your giveaway, thank you for the opportunity. I love to visit your beautiful blog. Have a wonderful week. Terri

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  9. I discovered House and Home last month and was smitten! The new French country style home in that issue hooked me. I am going to keep this one on my radar. The loss of so many great magazines still saddens me to this day. I love blogs, but I can't hold them in my hand. It is just not the same. Call me old-fashioned, but I need to feel the paper between my fingers. Thanks for the link to Anna Spiro. Her style is definitely fresh! Have a good day!
    Anne

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  10. I too would love to sit down with that magazine! I enjoyed your post today....I agree...Anna's style IS "uplifting". Thanks for the intro.

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  11. Such alluring images - I'd love to have a look at this magazine!

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  12. One of my favourite magazines too ♥ Love all the gorgeous colours in Anna Spiro's home!

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  13. You are too cute! I just love visiting your blog. I have visited Anna's many times. I love her colorful eclectic style. I have previously purchased Canadian House & Home magazine but I think I need to definitely get this issue.

    xo
    LeAnn

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  14. I love new magazines, would love a look at this one! Lovely pics!

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  15. Put my name down Chania. I'd love the chance to win a copy. xx

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  16. As I was standing in front of the magazine stand yesterday, I was lamenting that there are no good magazines left! Never thought to look outside of the US! This one looks better than any I've picked up lately. I need those pages to look at and dream over again and again. Love the pretty blogs, but I can't take my computer everywhere! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. i love anna and her ecclectic style of mixed vibrant colors...thanks for posting her. have a great week! verbenacottage

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  18. Oh yes,, please count me in - I love Anna's work!

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  19. This looks wonderful, I would LOVE to have a copy !

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  20. I love your blog, so full of inspiration.

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  21. i so miss country home and domino :0(

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  22. Oh...put me in...looks loverly!
    Enjoyed browsing this morning...your shop looks like it is full (or was full) of coolness!
    Rene'

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  23. Hi Chiana! My blog partner Kelly and I are always excited when we find Canadian interior design "shelter" blogs - how great that you dropped by DesignTies and commented so that I could follow up and discover you and your lovely blog!! I've added you to our Canadian blog roll :-)

    Please don't add me to your giveaway - I have a subscription to H&H already and so don't need an introduction to this fantastic magazine!!
    Victoria

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  24. I love foreign magazines, but usually only browse them in the bookstore since they are so pricey. I find many unique ideas for styling and crafting that I suppose are influenced by the different trends, cultures and attitudes in different countries.

    As for Anna Spiro, I am a huge fan of her work and one of my dorky wishes is to one day be able to visit her beautiful shop in Australia. What a wonderful giveaway and thanks for making it so easy to enter. Your comments had me chuckling, especially the part about adding my "little face" to your sidebar. Funny!

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I love to read each and every comment and are thrilled that you take the time to send one. Thank you so much. Chania