Hot Buys December 2014
11 of our favourite new furniture and decor accessories from across the West.
1. Switch It Up – Flip around the upholstered headboard of Gus Modern’s Switch bed (from $2,400) to reveal a second stitched pattern—and a whole new look. Chester Fields, Victoria; Stylegarage, Vancouver.
2. Secret Garden – Light the Uplifting candle ($49) from Neal’s Yard Remedies and savour the garden-fresh scent of citrus and garden mint. Neal’s Yard Remedies, Calgary.
3. Precious Metal – Consider these on-trend, metallic Chilewich Dahlia coasters ($20 for set of 6) a modern update of your grandma’s doilies. WP Inside, Regina; Garden Architecture and Design, Saskatoon; For Space Sake, Winnipeg; Chintz and Co., Victoria; Motiv, Vancouver.
4. Basket Case – Roll down the sides of these handwoven Saint Marie Textile hemp table baskets (from $150) to create a shallower storage vessel. Nineteen Ten Home Boutique, Vancouver.
5. Hello, Sunshine – Van Gogh’s new The Goods collection sources smartly designed furniture—like the architectural sunshine-yellow Edge side table ($294)—from around the world. Modern Living by Standard Furniture, Victoria, 250-360-1238; Country Furniture, Vancouver and Calgary; Interior Touches, Winnipeg.
6. Pattern Language – The scent of each boldly patterned Missoni Home by Apothia candle ($110) was inspired by a distinct region of Italy—think Calimyrna figs and Mediterranean lavender. Provide, Vancouver.
7. Pretty Palette – Romo Black Edition linen cushions (from $169), printed with colourful abstract works by artist Jessica Zoob, are a hit of spring even in the dead of winter. Sew and Home, Saskatoon.
8. Bright Light – The Piani lamp ($425) does double duty, lighting up your workspace and catching your keys and coins on a bottom shelf. Lightform, Calgary and Edmonton.
9. Spice It Up – Grind salt or pepper with the chunky, modern Menu bottle grinder ($68), or embrace the holiday spirit and fill it with fresh nutmeg. Pomp and Circumstance, Calgary.
10. Baby Steps – The teeny, tiny, too-adorable First Prints moccasins (from $29) are made in Vancouver from soft Italian leather for babies and toddlers with a penchant for rich colour. Zing, West Vancouver.
11. Raw Beauty – Janaki Larsen’s pottery is so lovely and raw that these plates (from $55) look as if they were found nestled among the rocks of a riverbed. Le Marché St. George, Vancouver.