MOD­ERN DE­SIGN WITH WARMTH AND SOUL

Ottawa Business Journal - Ottawa at Home - - HOME CAPITAL SHOPS -

WHO: Green Light District De­sign. WHERE: 223 Dal­housie Street. Tel 613.614.2333, www.green­light­shop.ca. WHAT: Mod­ern de­sign made with nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als, warmth and soul. STYLE: South Amer­i­can and South African style meets New York loft. BEST BUYS: 100% re­claimed cot­ton car­pets made from scraps by gar­ment fac­to­ries in Thai­land. Hand-hooked de­signs that re­sem­ble peb­bles and spaghetti, from $1,456. Na­maqua African wal­nut off-kil­ter side ta­bles in murky green, blue-grey and turquoise, $650. THE GOODS: Stylish fur­ni­ture and dec­o­ra­tive ac­cents with an in­ter­na­tional flavour, made in small pro­duc­tion fa­cil­i­ties in South Africa, Ar­gentina and Thai­land. Unique chairs, din­ing and side ta­bles, benches, vases, bowls and lamps, hand-made from nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als – wood, leather, string, ce­ment, clay and parch­ment. OWN­ERS: David and Deb­o­rah Peets were work­ing in fi­nance on Bay Street in Toronto when they left the fast lane to op­er­ate a bed and break­fast in Delta, On­tario. Af­ter work­ing their fin­gers to the bone for 13 years, the cou­ple de­cided to re­lo­cate to Ot­tawa. They ar­rived in 2007 with­out a plan for their next ven­ture, but while shop­ping for a condo in the city and fur­ni­ture to fill it, they de­ter­mined that there was a mar­ket for the kind of fur­ni­ture

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