This Minimal Toronto Home Has the Coziest, Nordic-Inspired Holiday Decor
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Name: Jo Charron, husband, son, and dog
Location: Toronto, Canada
Type of home: Semi-detached home
Size: 1,600 square feet
Years lived in: 8 years, owned
Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: I live in a century-old Toronto semi with my husband, Eric, and our 7-year-old sons, Owen (human) and Charlie (canine). Our house used to be a rental duplex, which we’ve slowly converted into a single family home.
Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Cozy, boho, minimalist-ish, Nordic, mid-century modern
What is your favorite room and why? The living room. We spend the most time as a family here. I like that it’s tidy and uncluttered, yet has a laid-back vibe.
Over the holidays, we like making it feel as cozy as possible with throws, candles, and more pillows. But, we also try to keep visual clutter to a minimum with neutrals and natural elements instead of the usual flashy stuff.
If you could magically change something about your home, what would it be? I wish our home were two stories instead of three (very narrow) floors.
What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? These gorgeous turned wood candleholders from Canadian artist Bethanie Kaye.
Any advice for creating a home you love? I live by that saying “have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” I would go further and suggest that the useful things should also be beautiful. In the most put-together homes, everyday items blend in, or contribute, to an aesthetic.