A Cosy Toronto Home With a Scandi Eclectic Vibe

We've been loitering around Scandinavia a lot here lately, but I love to see the Scandi style reach far and wide in the world. This beauty of a home in Toronto, Canada is a great example! Owner Elena, a self-confessed 'cat lady' and 'plant Mom' as well as a digital content creator over at This house 5000 / @thishouse5000, describes her style as a 'Scandi eclectic mix'. Her home, which she shares with her husband, has been styled using neutrals, interspersed with earthy tones, a wealth of texture and lots and lots of plants! Welcome to Elena's world!

Art by LRNCE (check out all the art from this Marrakesh based lifestyle brand - it's wonderful!), rug from Loloi rugs, Bertoia chair*, DIY light fixture made with pendant from IKEA. 

The large sculptural ceramic vase is everywhere right now and believe it or not, it's from HM Home! Sadly, it's sold out (of course!) - but maybe they'll renew the stock soon. 

I first came across Elena's account because of this shower curtain (which I pinned a while back) - isn't it lovely? I love that her bathroom is relatively simple, yet there's still a lot going on thanks to the dark grouting, tiled floor and plants. 

I think this might be the third time I've shown a loo on My Scandinavian Home ever. No idea why, but I've built up my 'loo confidence' (LOL) now since the one in Courtney Adamo's beautiful Byron Bay home became an instagram hit as my most liked photo ever. It really made me smile! I love that Elena has used the cistern in her bathroom as storage but also candles for long, relaxing showers! 

Such a lovely home - striking that perfect balance of pared-back and cosy.

Is there anything that stood out to you?

You can see more pictures of Elena's home here: This house 5000 / @thishouse5000.

I'd love to visit Canada one day. I often imagine the country to be a kindred spirit with Scandinavia with its vast nature (for those of you who live there / been there - is this true?). My great grandmother was French Canadian too, which has always made me super curious. One day, huh?

Wishing you a lovely day friends! 


Photography courtesy of Elena / This House 5000 - shared with kind permission. 

PS as mentioned in all my past few posts - thanks for reading my reflection and for all your great comments, I've read them all and carry with them me in this community. 


  1. Beautiful house! Light and airy. I love her plants, and I have tons of them in my place in New York City. Stay well all!

    1. Happy you enjoyed the tour as much as I did! I love her plants too - always admire ‘plant mums’ like you and Elena who can nurture so many plants!

  2. I love the plant with the heart-shaped leaves. Is this real?

    1. I don't know about this one, but morning glories (while technically an invasive weed and highly toxic) have heart-shaped leaves. They're beautiful.

    2. Knowing Elena (through her work), it’s definitely real. It could be a morning glory (thank you mo!) and after a google search I’d like to also throw in a ‘Sweetheart Plant’ - a fast growing climber.

  3. I hope you get to visit Canada! I absolutely love Toronto. There's a ton to do and it's very diverse, but it doesn't feel as rushed as New York City. I've only been there and a few other cities in Ontario, but I want to go to Quebec City and Vancouver, too.


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