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Episode 2

Home to Himmelhus

Designed By Colette Soros

Supplied By:
Parliament Interiors
Blossom & Vine Floral Co.
The Stubborn Baker
Pedersen's Event Rentals
Hunters Garden Centre

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A message from Colette

With the delicacy of a pencil sketch, Himmelhus --Norwegian for 'Sky House'--provides room for your mind to wander. The walls: luminous white contrasting with charcoal grey. The colours: a winter landscape—soft and muted, like the lace of branches against snow. The high ceilings and triangular windows form a transparent peak revealing firs and mountains and clouds. Walk into this space and you can almost feel the sky breathe.

Inspired by her Norwegian roots, Colette Soros has created a minimalist but layered tapestry of velvet, brass, wood, and canvas where what you notice is not the impact of any individual item, but the echoing affinities of a stunning, light-filled gestalt. The modern Scandinavian aesthetic and the chiaroscuro palette create a backdrop for traditional Nordic Christmas decorations, their rustic shapes communicating the timelessness of the season. Candlelight flickers; the smell of cinnamon rises; flowers offer their rich and soothing tones. The children's gifts are wrapped in pale brown paper tied with string and speckled with dried citrus, berries, and herbs. A gingerbread star sits atop a gingerbread tree. And the Christmas tree stands as elegant as a poem.

In the hurry and bustle of the holiday season, come visit this thoughtfully curated and easeful hygge East Vancouver home that invites you to put down your worries and to fika: pause and appreciate the moment. The fire is waiting.

Thank you to Blossom & Vine Floral Co. for the beautifully bespoke flowers and to Hunters Garden Centre for the memory-making tree.

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