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Closet Sys­tems Cal­i­for­nia Clos­ets

Let CC’S con­sul­tants walk you through the process of se­lect­ing cus­tom­ized or­ga­ni­za­tion and stor­age so­lu­tions for the garage, of­fice, bed­room, kitchen and more: think work­benches re­plete with draw­ers, Mur­phy beds and wardrobes with ad­justable shelv­ing, as well as ham­pers and light­ing. Fin­ishes in­clude the Te­soro line, which mim­ics linen and her­ring­bone. 1400 CASTLEFIEL­D AVE 416 342 1717 (ALSO: 158 DAVENPORT RD 416 342 1717) CALIFORNIA­CLOSETS.COM


Be­spoke clos­ets, cab­i­nets and of­fice and en­ter­tain­ment sys­tems, as well as room di­viders with nearly in­vis­i­ble frames, reign supreme here. In­te­rior draw­ers and shelves can be crafted in all sizes, while slid­ing door op­tions – made of sus­tain­able wood – are end­less. Pan­els from Euro­pean brands Kronopol and Eg­ger come in an ar­ray of colours, while Dec­o­ra­tivo lets you get arty with cus­tom dig­i­tal prints. IM­PROVE CANADA, 7250 KEELE ST, UNIT #87 905 636 1968 (ALSO: 863 RANGEVIEW RD 905 766 0880) KO­MAN­DOR.CA

Space So­lu­tions

SS helps small-space dwellers make the most of tight quar­ters with cus­tom doors and stor­age fur­nish­ings, in­clud­ing book­cases, pow­der-coated MDF cab­i­nets, mod­u­lar in­dus­trial-style shelv­ing units and Mur­phy beds with in­te­grated com­part­ments. Garages are cov­ered, too, with stain­less-steel-topped cab­i­nets and slat walls with ad­justable brack­ets. 660 EGLINTON AVE E 416 322 5575 SPACESOLUT­IONS.CA More closet sys­tems: B.O.F.F, Dom In­te­ri­ors, Gau­tier, Ir­pinia Kitchens, Molteni & C | Dada, Muti, Po­liform, Re­source Fur­ni­ture, Scavolini, Selene, Suite 22 and Tre­visana.

Con­tem­po­rary Fur­ni­ture

18 Watt

In­te­rior de­sign­ers flock to 18 Watt to ac­cess ex­clu­sive con­ti­nen­tal fur­ni­ture and light­ing. The no-non­sense show­room packs in scores of ex­am­ples of avant-garde Span­ish seat­ing from Beltá and Casadesús. The Span­ish in­flu­ence con­tin­ues with poufs, benches and pool­side fur­ni­ture de­signed by Ross Love­grove, Javier Mariscal and Karim Rashid for Va­len­cian man­u­fac­turer Von­dom. Swe­den’s Jo­han­son morphs its sound-dead­en­ing pressed felt into acous­tic wall pan­els and stack­able chairs. 834 CALEDONIA RD 416 787 1818 18-WATT.COM

Akroyd Fur­ni­ture

Vis­i­tors pe­ruse a range of be­spoke mod fur­nish­ings in wal­nut, cherry, white oak and maple – all sourced from re­gional wood­lots – and crafted on site. Check out the me­dia cab­i­nets with slat­ted doors, plat­form beds that boast can­tilevered side ta­bles and slide-out stor­age draw­ers. Din­ing chairs in black wal­nut or solid cherry are the per­fect com­ple­ment to AF’S sig­na­ture ta­bles. 15 CASE GOODS LN, STE #101 & 102 416 367 5757 AKROYDFURN­ITURE.CA

The Art Shoppe

Trea­sure-hunt­ing is easy in this 7,000-squareme­tre show­room of clas­sic and trendy fur­ni­ture sta­ples. While AS sources in­ter­na­tion­ally, its mod­ern Ital­ian choices are most note­wor­thy: con­tem­po­rary sec­tion­als in white leather and linen, com­pact din­ing chairs with curved backs and wal­nut-framed ac­cent ta­bles fin­ished in trendy rose gold. North Amer­i­can good­ies in­clude Kate Spade’s vel­vet ac­cent chairs, as well as a pea­cock-blue tufted head­board by Cyn­thia Row­ley. 71 KINCORT ST 416 487 3211 THEARTSHOP­PE.COM

Au­gus­tus Jones

Draw­ing its name from a 19th cen­tury Up­per Canada land sur­veyor, Au­gus­tus Jones spe­cial­izes in bring­ing stun­ning Euro­pean fur­nish­ings for liv­ing, din­ing and of­fice to the New World. Such pre­vi­ously hard-to-find pieces in­clude an in­com­pa­ra­ble se­lec­tion from Enne, like the colour­ful Ilia ta­ble made from Turk­ish glass, and Icy-a, a geo­met­ric cof­fee ta­ble of wood and brass. 33 DAVIES AVE 416 360 1788 AUGUSTUSJO­NES.COM

Av­enue Road

AR’S 1907 in­dus­trial build­ing is the per­fect back­drop for a se­lec­tion of ex­clu­sive luxe fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sory lines. In the soar­ing show­room are iconic Brazil­ian chairs from Os­car Niemeyer and Jorge Zal­szupin along­side pieces from Piet Boon and Se­bas­tian Herkner. Nanda Vigo’s King­dom Mir­ror cre­ates a stun­ning

3D state­ment with its ver­ti­cal sur­faces lined up at odd an­gles, while hand-knot­ted wool floor cov­er­ings by The Rug Com­pany fea­ture new looks from Paul Smith and Vivi­enne West­wood. 415 EASTERN AVE 416 548 7788 AV­ENUE-ROAD.COM

B.O.F.F. Wall Bed

This Mur­phy bed man­u­fac­turer has been ac­com­mo­dat­ing space-starved condo dwellers since 1986. Scores of show­room vi­gnettes high­light cus­tom­iz­a­ble wall beds, home-of­fice sys­tems and go-any­where cab­i­nets. There are end­less styles for shelv­ing, hard­ware, door fin­ishes and pan­els, from Shaker to mod­ern. The truly space-de­prived will love the wall-bed units that in­cor­po­rate a desk, a book­case or even a sofa. 4249 STEELES AVE W 416 636 2633 BOFFWALLBE­DS.CA


Uphol­stered fur­ni­ture hand­made in Toronto is Bar­ry­more’s claim to fame. Af­ter pick­ing out a sofa, sec­tional, daybed or head­board, shop­pers can choose from thou­sands of leathers and fab­rics – in­clud­ing op­tions by Kate Spade, Kravet and Robert Allen – be­fore their piece is con­structed in the ad­ja­cent workshop. For ready-made wares, con­sider case­goods by Mod­ern His­tory, con­tem­po­rary din­ing sets by Huppé and art deco-in­spired cre­den­zas and con­soles by Gal­le­ria d’epoca. 1168 CALEDONIA RD 416 532 2891 BARRYMOREF­URNITURE.COM

Bilt­more Domi­cile

BD’S eclec­tic Dis­tillery District show­room feels

a lit­tle like an at­tic full of trea­sures – al­beit stylish trea­sures of im­pec­ca­ble crafts­man­ship. The three-decade-old fam­ily busi­ness spe­cial­izes in be­spoke so­fas that are made with kiln-dried maple frames and are avail­able in an ar­ray of up­hol­stery op­tions and cush­ion fills. The in­ven­tory in­cludes tra­di­tional loveseats and con­tem­po­rary sec­tion­als, plus home ac­cents made by lo­cal de­sign­ers. 39 PAR­LIA­MENT ST 416 360 7632 BILTMOREFU­RNITURE.COM

Black Rooster Decor

Nina Ber-donkor and Prince Brefo-donkor’s bou­tique sparkles with the glam­our of a Hol­ly­wood Re­gency manse. A wide se­lec­tion of black, gold and metal­lic decor ac­ces­sories is dis­played on mar­ble-topped ta­bles, in­clud­ing play­ful solid brass hand sculp­tures and golden pineap­ple-shaped can­is­ters. While Jonathan Adler’s sump­tu­ous Cham­pagne can­dles and gilded coaster set of­fer hits of glitz, all of the pieces in BR’S im­pres­sive as­sem­blage of his fur­ni­ture make for stun­ning state­ment-mak­ers. 1025 QUEEN ST E 416 465 7778 BLACKROOST­ERDECOR.COM

BLVD In­te­ri­ors

Cater­ing to con­tem­po­rary-style lovers tight on cash – and space – BLVD offers af­ford­able, com­pact and mul­ti­func­tional pieces: think wheeled bar carts, plat­form beds with stor­age draw­ers and stack­able din­ing chairs. Guesthost­ing condo dwellers will ap­pre­ci­ate the ex­ten­sive se­lec­tion of sleep so­lu­tions that re­de­fines the fu­ton: Mo­bital’s ISO trans­forms from arm­chair to lounger to sin­gle bed and back again, and the mid-mod Wal­ter sofa is a fold­out sleeper with room enough for two. 707 QUEEN ST W 416 362 5222 BLVDINTERI­ORS.COM


Den­mark’s largest fur­ni­ture re­tailer seam­lessly mixes func­tion­al­ity and mod­ern lux­ury in res­i­den­tial sta­ples at an af­ford­able price point, with plenty of ways to cus­tom­ize. The mod­u­lar Copen­hagen sys­tem ap­pears in one area of the show­room as a book­case, and in an­other con­fig­ured as a desk unit with fil­ing cab­i­net. An­other mul­ti­func­tional won­der is the cushy Hamp­ton sofa, which boasts an ot­toman and arm­rests with built-in stor­age. 230 ADE­LAIDE ST E 647 352 8802 BO­CON­CEPT.CA


Whether it skews mod­ern or clas­sic, your taste is sure to be met by the di­verse se­lec­tion of hand­crafted wooden fur­ni­ture found here. Stand­outs in­clude a side­board with doors boast­ing wood-col­lage pan­els that pop against the smooth white frame; the Elizabeth din­ing ta­ble with its cir­cu­lar top and hefty oc­tag­o­nal base; and the pop­u­lar Union desk in maple with two X-shaped sup­ports. 354 DAVENPORT RD, STE #100 416 923 9234 CABINETFUR­NITURE.CA


This Ital­ian man­u­fac­turer’s forte is so­phis­ti­cated fur­nish­ings that ex­ude youth and el­e­gance. Take, for in­stance, the Lazy arm­chair, a best­seller thanks to its sin­u­ous pro­file and poppy colour­ways. An­other new ar­rival, the mod­u­lar Kora sofa, can be con­fig­ured with a handy side-ta­ble mod­ule ready for cock­tails or snacks. Many of­fer­ings are de­signed with dura­bil­ity in mind – the self-heal­ing Phoenix sur­face on its ta­bles mirac­u­lously bonds back to­gether af­ter be­ing scratched. 170 KING ST E



A stone’s throw from York­dale is a show­room with enough high-end orig­i­nal and cus­tom fur­ni­ture to out­fit the mall. Car­ro­cel is or­dered into vi­gnettes flush with stately tran­si­tional and con­tem­po­rary seat­ing and case­goods – with a good dose of mod­ern and clas­sic vin­tage thrown in. Our favourite pieces in­clude a pair of boomerang arm­chairs in mint green, a ‘40s-style rose­wood side­board and burl-and-chrome cock­tail ta­bles by Milo Baugh­man. 245 BRIDGELAND AVE 647 694 4683 CAR­RO­CEL.COM


Head to Lib­erty Vil­lage for sus­tain­ably made condo-scale fur­ni­ture with panache. The 1,395 square me­tres of liv­ing, din­ing and bed­room vi­gnettes are art­fully ac­cented with bold light­ing and lush area rugs. While the shop’s coup-de­coeur has long been sleeper so­fas like Amer­i­can Leather’s Milo and Versa mod­els, shop­pers will be tempted by multi-pur­pose pieces, in­clud­ing Skovby’s SM30 High Rise Ta­ble that changes height with the push of a but­ton. 170-171 EAST LIB­ERTY ST 416 922 2785 (ALSO: 2532 YONGE ST 416 922 2785; 350 EVANS AVE 416 922 2785) CASAL­IFE.COM


Its condo-friendly fur­ni­ture, light­ing and ac­ces­sories were al­ways cooler than sib­ling Crate & Bar­rel’s, but CB2’S col­lab­o­ra­tions with es­tab­lished de­sign­ers and gifted new­com­ers have put it over the top. Jan­nis El­len­berger’s swiv­el­ling leather Cupa chair up­dates ‘70s flair for the 21st cen­tury, while Mark Daniel’s glass and chrome Tesso book­case mar­ries a min­i­mal­ist aes­thetic with max­i­mum sta­bil­ity. 651 QUEEN ST W 416 366 2828 CB2.COM

The Ch­ester­field Shop

With five lo­ca­tions, TCS has acres of loveseats, re­clin­ers and sofa beds – in­clud­ing col­lec­tions from Pal­liser, Amer­i­can Leather and Win­nipeg’s Pin­na­cle Stu­dio (whose sec­tion­als have re­clin­ing head­rests) – to choose from. Ur­ban-scaled op­tions like benches and arm­chairs with stow­able mat­tresses are smart, as are the theatre-style re­clin­ers kit­ted out with ipad sta­tions, built-in speak­ers and Blue­tooth connection­s. 2045 YONGE ST 416 667 1150 (ALSO: 4900 DUF­FERIN ST; 1218 KENNEDY RD; 1248 DUN­DAS ST E; 17940 YONGE ST) THECHESTER­FIELDSHOP.COM

Cooli­can & Com­pany

“End­lessly durable, pur­pose­fully made” is Cooli­can’s motto for a rea­son – its heir­loomqual­ity wooden chairs, benches and stools are painstak­ingly con­structed in small batches right in the com­pany’s Toronto workshop, housed in a for­mer mu­ni­tions fac­tory. A re­cent ad­di­tion to the small-but-grow­ing line of sturdy, min­i­mal­ist fur­ni­ture is the Shaker-in­spired Madi­son chair: made from On­tario white oak, hand-wo­ven Dan­ish cord and brass pegs, it aptly em­bod­ies Cooli­can’s com­mit­ment to ex­cel­lence and sim­plic­ity. 225 STER­LING RD, UNIT #200B BY APPT ONLY COOLICANAN­DCOMPANY.COM

Com­mute De­sign

A hive of cre­ative ac­tiv­ity, this store-cumde­sign stu­dio is packed with orig­i­nal, lo­cally made fur­ni­ture, light­ing and art. Fix­tures orig­i­nally cooked up for Com­mute’s many restau­rant projects, such as the brass rod and glass orb chan­de­liers re­cently cre­ated for Oretta on King West, can all be or­dered from here to go. Com­ple­ment your choice of state­ment light with a strik­ing black mar­ble-topped din­ing ta­ble set on bent brass sup­ports that re­call jointed spi­der legs. 365 DUPONT ST 416 861 0521 COMMUTEDES­IGN.COM

Crate & Bar­rel

Easy-to-mix ac­ces­sories and craft-con­scious fur­ni­ture and table­ware are C&B’S stock-in­trade. Stand­outs in­clude the Pen­nie so­fas and arm­chairs by Welsh de­signer Bethan Gray, which fea­ture plush curves in corn­flower blue and ta­pered dowel legs, and the Mal­lorca col­lec­tion of porce­lain plates from Ital­ian de­signer Paola Navone that re­calls un­du­lat­ing sea crea­tures. Also in store are Shaker-in­spired din­ing ta­bles with drop leaves, zinc-plated hard­ware from Penn­syl­va­nia de­signer Bill East­burn and small Kitchenaid ap­pli­ances in a dis­tinc­tive pis­ta­chio hue. YORK­DALE SHOP­PING CEN­TRE, 3401 DUF­FERIN ST 416 657 4100 (ALSO: SQUARE ONE SHOP­PING CEN­TRE, 95 SQUARE ONE DR 905 949 1545) CRATEANDBA­RREL.CA


A fam­ily-owned, two-storey shop presents its wide range of decor and fur­ni­ture in vi­gnettes, stag­ing so­fas, din­ing ta­bles, bed­room sets, ac­cent rugs and ac­ces­sories to ap­peal to lovers of con­tem­po­rary and tra­di­tional de­sign. Sink deep into the Ram­say Es­tate sofa, uphol­stered in com­fort­ingly vel­vety fabric and avail­able in con­fig­u­ra­tions from ot­toman to loveseat to sec­tional. The oval-shaped Jame­son cof­fee ta­ble – fin­ished in glossy cream – adds a mod­ern touch, while the stone-coloured Ami­rah ac­cent pedestal is a sooth­ing tex­tu­ral op­tion. 1212 YONGE ST 416 515 1212 (ALSO: 363 SUPERTEST RD 416 736 6120) DECO­RIUM.COM Re­fined mod­ern clas­sics con­trast with ex­posed brick walls in a lofty space where li­censed fur­nish­ings from Knoll and Cassina are in­ter­spersed among DWR’S own mod­ern de­signs, in­clud­ing the Jonas sofa, with slen­der legs and a gen­tle arc to its arm­rests. For a not-yet-ubiq­ui­tous mid-cen­tury clas­sic, look to the re­cently re­launched Seal chair by Dan­ish de­signer Ib Ko­fod-larsen. Those seek­ing a more con­tem­po­rary lounger will fall for Herman Miller’s Striad, which looks like the throne Darth Vader might choose to re­lax in. 214 KING ST E 416 977 4003 DWR.COM

De­sign­ers Walk

Ded­i­cated to the in­te­rior de­sign in­dus­try is a five-build­ing com­plex hous­ing some of the city’s top show­rooms. Hol­lace Cluny fea­tures ex­clu­sive col­lec­tions from such iconic brands as Knoll; Ernestomed­a de­signs in­no­va­tive kitchens; and Kroft car­ries lo­cally crafted fine fur­ni­ture. Get your bear­ings at the Re­source Cen­tre, a one-stop shop for high-end wall­cov­er­ings, floor­ing, tex­tiles, light­ing and

fur­ni­ture. RESOURCECE­NTRE, 168 BEDFORD RD, 2ND FL 416 961 1211 X225 DESIGNERSW­ALK.COM


In the F.C. Bur­roughes Fur­ni­ture Com­pany’s for­mer digs – one of the city’s great­est in­tact historic build­ings – DR sells of-the-mo­ment, ur­ban­ite-ap­pro­pri­ate fur­ni­ture. Live-edge din­ing and cof­fee ta­bles with cus­tom­iz­a­ble steel bases are a draw, as are lo­cally made so­fas with hun­dreds of fabric op­tions. An­other favourite, the in­dus­trial Rochelle stool, is avail­able with and with­out a back, and in such shades as cerulean and lemon yel­low. 639 QUEEN ST W 416 603 0007 MYDESIGNRE­PUBLIC.COM


Many a style-savvy shop­per makes Elte their first stop for so­fas, ta­bles and beds from a stacked lineup of de­sign­ers in­clud­ing Kara Mann, Ti­mothy Oul­ton, Aerin Lauder, Thomas Bina, Milo Baugh­man and Thayer Cog­gin. Seek out light­ing and ac­ces­sories from Dan­ish dar­lings KBH, and try out lux­u­ri­ous mat­tresses from Vis­pring. There are also scores of broad­loom and hand­made car­pet op­tions at the ready; vin­tage Moroc­can rugs fea­ture deep hues in lat­tice pat­terns. 80 RONALD AVE 416 785 7885 ELTE.COM

Elte Mkt

A gro­ce­te­ria for de­sign, EM’S raw in­dus­trial space caters to a younger, more mod­ern clien­tele than sis­ter store Elte with an ev­er­chang­ing in­ven­tory of ur­bane, com­pact fur­nish­ings in­clud­ing so­fas, poufs and light­ing – not to men­tion a strong se­lec­tion of cowhide, vin­tage kilim and colour­ful silk rugs. Cus­tom­ize with EM’S spe­cial-or­der up­hol­stery program. 1381 CASTLEFIEL­D AVE 416 789 0800 ELTEMKT.COM


With an eco­nom­i­cal ap­proach to high de­sign,

EQ3 pro­duces in­tel­li­gently crafted and ret­rosleek fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories. Its lat­est col­lec­tion in­tro­duces the plump uphol­stered Cello bed, as well as the pow­der-coated steel and oak-ve­neered rub­ber­wood Grow stor­age sys­tem, avail­able in con­fig­u­ra­tions suited to both vast li­braries of books and sim­ple ar­range­ments of a few se­lect tchotchkes. Speak­ing of which, the Posey se­ries of pas­tel ce­ramic vases is full of play­ful geo­met­ric forms ready to bring fresh en­ergy to any room. 222 KING ST E 416 815 2002 (ALSO: 51 HANNA AVE, UNIT #3 416 533 9090) EQ3.COM

Fisker In­ter­na­tional

Headed by own­ers with a grow­ing de­sign-build busi­ness (they out­fit­ted the Globe and Mail’s new digs), this de­sign stu­dio’s show­room is a no-non­sense, 220-square-me­tre loft. Stop here for high-end Ital­ian and Dan­ish fur­nish­ings, light­ing and more, in­clud­ing seat­ing from Plank and Frag, and con­tract fur­ni­ture by Howe and Holm­ris. There are tilt-and-turn win­dows from In­ter­norm and kitchens by Ce­sar, as well as sit/ stand desks, rugs, ra­di­a­tors and ar­chi­tec­tural light­ing. 100 STE­WART ST, UNIT #58 INFO@FISKERINTL.COM TRADE & BY APPT ONLY FISKERINTL.COM


The en­viro-con­scious, con­vert­ible fur­ni­ture found here is per­fect for tiny con­dos or rooms per­form­ing dou­ble duty. Com­po­nents from the mod­u­lar Domino sofa sys­tem, avail­able in a full va­ri­ety of fab­rics and leather, can be com­bined to cre­ate so­fas, sec­tion­als and chaises, and re­con­fig­ured on the fly to adapt to chang­ing liv­ing ar­range­ments. The Noc­turne Mur­phy bed folds up to serve as a desk, din­ing ta­ble or TV stand by day, while those with more space can opt for the play­ful Sym­phony bed fea­tur­ing a head­board in­spired by pi­ano keys. 230 ADE­LAIDE ST E 416 777 9494 GAU­TIER.CA

Green Light District/re­cloth Mod­ern

Shop own­ers David and Deb­o­rah Peets travel the globe to find eclec­tic fur­nish­ings sourced di­rectly from in­de­pen­dent ar­ti­sans. Most re­cently they’ve moved their shop three blocks to be­gin a col­lab­o­ra­tion with Re­cloth Mod­ern. The warm space ef­fort­lessly blends GLD’S of­fer­ings with

RM’S vin­tage finds, drap­ery and up­hol­stery op­tions. New ar­rivals in­clude linen botanical ta­pes­tries from South Africa, and a wo­ven leather-and-oak lounge chair from Christo­pher So­lar. 457 RONCESVALL­ES AVE 416 272 5005 GREENLIGHT­SHOP.CA; RECLOTHMOD­ERN.CA

Green­tea De­signs

This eastern oa­sis spe­cial­izes in cus­tom fur­ni­ture in­spired by Ja­panese, Korean and Chi­nese tra­di­tions. The pop­u­lar Step Chests show­case hand­crafted wood­work, fine join­ery and hand-forged iron han­dles. The Lat­tice col­lec­tion, in­clud­ing the Shoko TV Stand, fea­tures the clean lines of the Zen aes­thetic. Also on dis­play: a kitchen built from re­claimed ginkgo wood sourced from Asia that can be scaled to any space. 388 CAR­LAW AVE, STE #200 416 462 1459 GREENTEADE­SIGN.COM

Hard­ware In­te­ri­ors

Mur­ray Dun­can, Brett Paulin and Jor­dan Tabach­nik seek out vin­tage fur­ni­ture and sal­vaged ma­te­ri­als to craft into func­tional and art­ful be­spoke ta­bles, light­ing and in­stal­la­tions un­der their in-house la­bel Mor­gan Clay­hall. With this eclec­tic mix, Hard­ware In­te­ri­ors serves up unique de­signs for both res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial spa­ces. Stand­outs in­clude the cab­i­nets in the Art Door se­ries, which pro­vide stun­ning can­vases for Dun­can’s mixed-me­dia paint­ings and can be cus­tom sized and fin­ished. 1C STRANGE ST 416 462 3099 BY APPT ONLY HARDWAREIN­TERIORS.COM; MORGANCLAY­HALL.COM

Hol­lace Cluny

Owner Su­san Fowlie offers an un­ri­valled se­lec­tion of so­phis­ti­cated home ac­ces­sories, light­ing and fur­nish­ings from such top-of-the-line brands as Knoll, De La Es­pada and Carl Hansen & Søn. New to the sun-filled space are Gabriel Scott’s black steel Prong bench – topped with a cush­ion of her­ring­bone fabric – and Har­low chan­de­lier, with blown glass in a jew­ellery in­spired set­ting. Also on of­fer are charred wood side ta­bles with brass in­lay from lo­cal de­signer Mar­cello Apa, and the Cir­cuit se­ries from light­ing favourite Ap­pa­ra­tus Stu­dio, which play­fully up­dates a retro mo­tif. 160 PEARS AVE, STE #203 416 968 7894 HOLLACECLU­NY.CA

Hol­lis + Morris

If you love the min­i­mal­ist stylings of fur­ni­ture de­signer Mis­cha Cou­vrette, you’ll be happy to know that you can get up close and per­sonal to his im­pec­ca­bly honed ta­bles, chairs and light fix­tures – and the de­signer him­self – in his show­room and workshop. Cou­vrette’s Park­dale chairs are pop­u­lar, but his imag­i­na­tive lu­mi­naires steal the show: the new Ben­ning­ton pen­dant, an in­ge­niously cus­tom­iz­a­ble light­ing sys­tem of wooden dow­els and steel con­nec­tors, can be con­fig­ured to fit any space. 501 AL­LIANCE AVE, STE #213B 647 632 8241 BY APPT ONLY HOLLISMORR­IS.COM

Homestyle Fur­nish­ings

Natuzzi’s luxe leather seat­ing op­tions are the head­lin­ers here: the col­lec­tion’s swiv­el­ling arm­chairs fea­ture clean lines and deep cush­ion­ing, while sec­tion­als sport ad­justable head­rests for added com­fort. The Natuzzi Edi­tions line offers a book­ish se­lec­tion of so­fas in a wide range of colours. Take the Ital­ian brand’s lat­est in­no­va­tion for a test drive: the Re-vive per­for­mance re­cliner (stylishly fin­ished in leather, mi­cro fi­bre or fabric) in­tu­itively re­sponds to your shift­ing pos­ture with­out levers. 1190 CALEDONIA RD 416 780 1055 HOMESTYLEF­URNISHINGS.COM

Hud­son’s Bay

The sixth floor of the iconic Cana­dian brand’s flag­ship store is stocked with high-end fur­ni­ture and ap­pli­ances: leather so­fas from Natuzzi Italia, retro-cool re­frig­er­a­tors from Smeg and clas­sic Aca­pulco Chairs re-imag­ined by In­nit De­signs. Head to the seventh floor for a wide ar­ray of cook­ware, din­ner­ware and table­top ac­ces­sories, from Ge­org Jensen’s cur­va­ceous Co­bra can­dle­hold­ers and Kate Spade’s fan­ci­ful serv­ing plates to Kitchenaid mix­ers and Le Creuset bak­ing dishes in ev­ery colour of the rain­bow. 176 YONGE ST 416 861 9111 (ALSO: 44 BLOOR ST E 416 972 3333; YORK­DALE SHOP­PING CEN­TRE, 3401 DUF­FERIN ST 416 789 8011) THEBAY.COM


Or­ga­nized like a trade show, this su­per­centre boasts 400 ven­dors ready to help with any home-im­prove­ment task, from floor­ing to fine-art fram­ing. Find in­no­va­tive ap­pli­ances and fix­tures from kitchen and bath man­u­fac­tur­ers in­clud­ing Miele and Amer­i­can Stan­dard, and cu­rated se­lec­tions from Cal­li­garis and Ca­naroma Bath & Tile. Other stand­outs: Ko­man­dor’s cus­tom clos­ets and doors, Pe­dini’s Ital­ian kitchens and The Door Bou­tique’s panoply of mod­ern knobs and hinges. 7250 KEELE ST 416 417 7507 APPT REC IMPROVECAN­ADA.COM

In­dus­trial Storm

Gary Fla­herty and Han­son Tan, work­ing with Whit­ting­ton & Co., pro­duce posh uphol­stered fur­nish­ings with a chic ur­ban edge. Their keen cu­ra­to­rial sen­si­bil­ity is on full dis­play in their show­room, which they have filled with small-run and one-off art ob­jects, in­clud­ing spun-bronze oc­ca­sional ta­bles from Corbin Bronze and sculp­tural light­ing from Mcewen De­signs. New and ex­clu­sive: French fabric house Bis­son Bruneel, which uniquely blends such ex­otic fi­bres as horse hair and cop­per, and offers resin-coat­ing fab­rics for mul­ti­ple ap­pli­ca­tions. 367 DUPONT ST 416 955 9888 INDUSTRIAL­STORM.COM

In­te­rior El­e­ments

A mecca of high-end Ital­ian fur­ni­ture, IE has

14 ro­tat­ing vi­gnettes with pieces from Henge, Bax­ter and Minotti, in­clud­ing tai­lored so­fas and chaise longues that high­light the lat­ter brand’s min­i­mal­ist aes­thetic and at­ten­tion to de­tail. Minotti’s Free­man sofa, for in­stance, in­cludes dec­o­ra­tive stitch­ing that cre­ates a sharp geo­met­ric pat­tern. Those seek­ing some­thing a lit­tle wilder will be drawn to Edra’s of­fer­ings, which in­clude con­sole ta­bles that ap­pear to be com­posed from shards of bro­ken glass.


Ital­ian Art In­te­rior

Kitchen sys­tems, dec­o­ra­tive wall pan­els, wine cel­lars, din­ing ta­bles and in­te­rior doors: IAI has an in­trigu­ing mix of of­fer­ings, all from – you guessed it – Italy. Our favourites in­clude Bluin­terni’s flush-to-wall doors with in­vis­i­ble hinges and fin­ishes that range from natural stone to re­cy­cled leather. From Castagna Cucina comes the Natura kitchen with iron de­tail­ing and oak-and-mar­ble work sur­faces, as well as art­ful din­ing ta­bles with re­gal pedestal bases and built-in Lazy Su­sans. IM­PROVE, 7250 KEELE ST, UNITS #148-150 & #155-157 647 351 9393 ITALIANART­INTERIOR.COM


Clean, invit­ing dis­plays here are punc­tu­ated by Italy’s most so­phis­ti­cated fur­ni­ture icons. Flex­form, Gal­lotti & Radice, Liv­ing Di­vani and Porro are all rep­re­sented in pal­ettes of natural grey, taupe, cream and white. The Beam sofa by Pa­tri­cia Urquiola for Cassina, for example, con­trasts sump­tu­ous cush­ion­ing with a rigid alu­minum-girder base. Climb the grand stair­case at the back to find stun­ning dis­plays of Boffi’s el­e­gant kitchen and bath­room sys­tems – one fea­tur­ing the smooth Ice­land bath­tub in an ir­re­sistible matte grey. 359 KING ST E 416 366 9540 ITAL­IN­TE­RI­ORS.CA

Jal­ice In­te­ri­ors

JI’S beat is Euro­pean fur­ni­ture and light­ing that em­body old-world so­phis­ti­ca­tion, but thanks to rich hues, curves and quirk, there’s not a stuffy item in sight. Seek out the strik­ing colour-blocked sec­tion­als and bodice-shaped lounge chairs from Freis­til by Rolf Benz; Furni­nova’s cozy wing­backs an­i­mated by a pat­tern of bright but­tons; In­ter­stil’s splay-legged oak side­boards; and the high-im­pact Wall­street desk, fin­ished in con­trast­ing black and camel leather. 152 AV­ENUE RD

416 551 5551 JAL­ICE.CA

John Paul & Co.

In a two-level space that’s more mini-man­sion than show­room, find ac­ces­sories and fur­ni­ture from lux­ury Ital­ian brands in­clud­ing Fendi Casa, Richard Gi­nori, Mis­soni Home and Etro. Fendi’s portly Canova chest, with black-lac­quered frame and leather-fronted draw­ers, fea­tures sig­na­ture spy han­dles with hid­den key slots, while prom­i­nent buckle de­tail­ing gives its ver­sa­tile gun­metal-grey Blixen chair a stylish edge. Mis­soni Home fab­rics are avail­able to or­der – in­clud­ing the ever-pop­u­lar chevron­pat­terned Jar­ris. 122-124 AV­ENUE RD 416 921 7787 JOHNPAUL-CO.COM

Ken­dall & Co.

Find tran­si­tional fur­ni­ture, light­ing and ac­ces­sories that are full of char­ac­ter here, in­clud­ing a charm­ing se­lec­tion of win­dow treat­ments and tex­tiles. With a large por­tion of its in-store space ded­i­cated to wall­pa­per,

K&C pro­vides ex­cep­tional va­ri­ety, rang­ing from tra­di­tional lines like San­der­son and Os­borne & Lit­tle to tex­tured papers from In­no­va­tion – in­clud­ing trop­ics-in­spired op­tions made with capiz-shell flakes or ba­nana bark. 514 PAR­LIA­MENT ST 416 363 9914 KENDALLAND­CO.CA


Kiosk’s space is an ar­chi­tec­tural tour de force: dra­matic stair­cases lead to three floors of ex­quis­ite con­tem­po­rary fur­ni­ture by top Euro­pean brands in­clud­ing Poltrona Frau, B&B Italia, Cap­pellini, Knoll and Zan­otta. It’s es­pe­cially easy to fall for the glam Bee­tle fam­ily of chairs by Gubi, which takes in­spi­ra­tion from the in­sect world, and the shell-like head­board of Ligne Roset’s Des­dé­mone bed, cre­ated to let tired souls co­coon in style. Also on site: in­cred­i­ble lights from Flos, Foscarini and Bocci (see the cloud-like 73 pen­dants, made from glass blown into fabric ves­sels) and su­per-de­tailed rugs from Swe­den’s Kasthall. 288 KING ST E 416 539 9665



Peren­ni­ally mod­ern fur­ni­ture by Ar­ti­fort, e15 and Moooi is ar­ranged along­side Tom Dixon de­signs that run the gamut from brass pen­dants to beer glasses. Among the show­stop­pers: the sen­su­ous Nova by Rolf Benz trans­forms from sofa to re­cliner to bed, thanks to its rolling back cush­ions. Hay’s metal-framed New Or­der shelv­ing ap­pears through­out as both book­shelves and home-of­fice sys­tems, and Paul Smith’s colour­ful, lim­it­ededi­tion Type 75 desk lamp for An­gle­poise will en­liven any work en­vi­ron­ment. 300 KING ST E 416 362 3434 KLAUSN.COM


Dustin Kroft has an affin­ity for orig­i­nal, solid­wood fur­ni­ture, and it shines in a made-in-toronto col­lec­tion that’s suited to homes, of­fices and shops. Kroft’s tres­tle ta­bles – avail­able in oak, ash or wal­nut and fin­ished with hand-ap­plied oils – are a hand­some nod to Scan­di­na­vian, Ja­panese and Shaker styles. Sim­ple yet play­ful de­signs in­clude the Floor mir­ror that leans against the wall on pegs, and the Car­rara mar­ble-topped Stir ta­bles with oil-fin­ished pop­si­cle-stick legs. 160 PEARS AVE, STE #312 416 928 5959 BY APPT ONLY KROFT.CO


Con­tem­po­rary fur­ni­ture for sleep­ing, din­ing and liv­ing rooms fill Mo­bilia’s vi­gnettes propped with light­ing, rugs, throws, cush­ions – even a healthy dose of home-of­fice prod­ucts. Much of it is tai­lored just-so for the condo crowd: take the Knowl­ten din­ing ta­ble in rose­wood, which ex­tends to seat eight, or the Wilkin con­vert­ible daybed with mov­able back­rests for loung­ing how­ever which way. New in store: Nolan din­ing chairs with base­ball stitch­ing and Noir beds with tufted vel­vet head­boards. 1425 DUN­DAS ST E 905 625 9106 (ALSO: 71 COCHRANE DR 905 305 0355) MO­BILIA.CA

Mod­ern Sense

MS is all about ultra-con­tem­po­rary fur­ni­ture. Con­stantly re­freshed stock in­cludes Ital­ian and Cana­dian mid-mod side chairs and oc­ca­sional ta­bles, slick din­ing sets and float­ing en­ter­tain­ment units, as well as a huge se­lec­tion of rugs and cush­ions hand­made in In­dia. Some favourites: In­no­va­tion Liv­ing’s condo-friendly Long Horn sofa, which folds into its metal frame to be­come a dou­ble-bed de­light, and cushy so­fas from Que­bec’s Huppé. 1875 WIL­SON AVE 416 746 9381 MODERNSENS­EFURNITURE.COM

Molteni & C | Dada

M&C’S neu­tral-toned vi­gnettes il­lus­trate its com­mit­ment to so­phis­ti­cated, de­tail-driven fur­ni­ture, stor­age sys­tems and kitchens. Ac­ces­sory trays in the Gliss Walk-in closet of­fer a place for ev­ery pocket square, while the Mul­ti­tank sink from sis­ter kitchen man­u­fac­turer Dada stacks to­gether three slid­ing prep sur­faces.

The del­i­cately pro­por­tioned yet sturdy Arc con­crete din­ing ta­ble de­signed by Fos­ter + Part­ners is an­other gem. 339 ADE­LAIDE ST E 416


Mon­tauk Sofa

Hard­wood frames and springs tied at eight pres­sure points en­sure Mon­tauk’s cushy, ul­tra­com­fort­able seat­ing holds up for years to come. The Lewis couch is the com­pany’s new­est star; shown in an al­lur­ing oily gold fabric, its layers of foam wrapped in down-filled cush­ions de­liver the ul­ti­mate Net­flix binge-watch­ing en­vi­ron­ment. Val­cucine’s kitchens are just as spec­tac­u­lar; the New Log­ica puts ev­ery­thing at arm’s reach, with fold-out shelves on the backsplash for olive oil, hooks for hang­ing spat­u­las and a gi­ant door that low­ers to hide clut­ter when it comes time to host. 220 KING ST E 416 361 0331 MONTAUKSOF­A.COM


Here, you can in­dulge in modernist seat­ing, ta­bles and stor­age in­spired by the de­signs of Saari­nen, Eames and Ma­haram with­out mar­ring your credit rat­ing. You’ll find im­pec­ca­ble re­pro­duc­tions of clas­sic fur­ni­ture, as well as the oc­ca­sional re­stored an­tique. Over­head, clus­ter pen­dants and soft­ball-sized Edi­son-bulb lamps are on dis­play, per­fectly il­lu­mi­nat­ing a col­lec­tion of eclec­tic art­work (think patent draw­ings and vin­tage-styled maps). 665 QUEEN ST W 416 364 5144 MORBA.CA

Nir­vana Home Col­lec­tion

Spe­cial­iz­ing in mod­ern fur­ni­ture for the home and of­fice, NHC zooms in on comfy, er­gonomic seat­ing and sleep­ing so­lu­tions that look smart when not in use. Zero-grav­ity re­clin­ers and task chairs by Hu­man­scale can be found along­side ad­justable work sta­tions and dis­creet light­ing from Kon­cept and Aere­light, while pres­sur­ere­liev­ing Tem­pur-pedic mat­tresses line the walls next to Cana­dian-made bed frames and head­boards and a se­lec­tion of sofa beds with hid­den stor­age. 55 BLOOR ST W, CONC LVL 416 929 8300 NIRVANAHOM­E.CA


This loft-like show­room com­ple­ments the strik­ing, min­i­mal­ist fur­nish­ings and ac­ces­sories within, in­clud­ing clas­sics from Lud­wig Mies van der Rohe, Pier­luigi Moli­nari and Achille Castiglion­i. Among the ex­clu­sive stock is a laser-etched, origami-like ply­wood chan­de­lier from, Piero For­nasetti’s Themes & Vari­a­tions dec­o­ra­tive plates and Ali­var’s luxe quilted-leather Boss bed. Mor­feo’s dresser with a hid­den valu­ables drawer and Ma­coni’s su­per-flex­i­ble Link book­case are also of note.



Clas­sic lines and un­der­stated sil­hou­ettes give Pav­il­ion’s so­fas, din­ing ta­bles and me­dia units – con­tem­po­rary-styled fur­nish­ings de­signed with small-space dwellers in mind – a time­less qual­ity. You’ll find rich wal­nut bed­frames, com­pact cre­den­zas and a se­lec­tion of re­fur­bished mid-cen­tury chairs and con­soles. Par­tic­u­larly strik­ing is the col­lec­tion of over­sized lamps and chan­de­liers, in­clud­ing the Lind­sey Adel­man-es­que multi-branch chan­de­lier in brass. 42 GLAD­STONE AVE 416 504 9859 PAVILIONMO­DERN.COM


The brick arches of this historic build­ing blend har­mo­niously with Po­liform’s ex­ten­sive se­lec­tion of stream­lined and dis­tin­guished fur­ni­ture sys­tems. The store is di­vided into fully-fur­nished liv­ing spa­ces, com­plete with walk-ins, uphol­stered beds and mod­u­lar book­cases. A re­cently in­stalled Senza closet in­cludes dap­per leather-tex­tured melamine doors, plus in­te­rior or­ga­ni­za­tional com­part­ments ded­i­cated to ev­ery­thing from belts to hand­bags. Daz­zling Varenna kitchen dis­plays re­de­fine the art of cook­ing with ultra-thin cab­i­netry and in­te­grated light­ing. Sprin­kled through­out are luxe fur­ni­ture pieces like the mar­ble-topped Howard din­ing ta­ble and the vel­vet-cov­ered Mad arm­chair. 99 JARVIS ST 416 601 1661 POLIFORMTO­RONTO.COM

Quasi Modo Mod­ern Fur­ni­ture

The vi­gnettes in this strik­ing white space dis­play con­tem­po­rary fur­ni­ture from top in­ter­na­tional brands – Knoll, Ch­erner, Vi­tra and Ger­va­soni – as well as Cana­dian line Speke Klein and light­ing from LZF and Foscarini. Knoll’s Saari­nen­de­signed Womb Chair pro­vides the ul­ti­mate co­coon­ing spot, while Foscarini’s bold blue Twiggy floor lamp is light­weight yet re­mark­ably durable. Other high­lights in­clude Artemide’s pol­ished-alu­minum Tolomeo desk lamps in gold and sil­ver fin­ishes, and Herman Miller’s Eames chairs in but­ter­cup yel­low. 1079 QUEEN ST W 416 703 8300 QUASIMODOM­ODERN.COM


This eclec­tic show­room dis­plays a hy­brid of fur­ni­ture and home ac­cents in clas­sic, mod­ern and whim­si­cal styles. Take Ibride’s se­ries of sculp­tural book­cases shaped like wan­der­ing po­lar bears, or Mu­uto’s Scandi-style ta­ble atop oak legs that seem to split at the mid­dle. Made-in-italy so­fas by Vi­bi­effe can be sized to fit with mix-and-match el­e­ments, while the oak Kali chair by Jasper Mor­ri­son is a seat that looks good and does good: a por­tion of each sale sup­ports an or­phan­age in Africa. 317 ADE­LAIDE ST E, STE #102 416 955 8282 RADFORM.COM

Re­source Fur­ni­ture

The name of RF’S game is in­no­va­tive, con­vert­ible condo fur­ni­ture. In­ge­nious pieces stay hid­den when not in use, then jump into ac­tion with a sim­ple tug. Wall beds by Clei func­tion as home­of­fice desks, couches or shelv­ing units dur­ing the day. Other pieces per­form far more than just dou­ble duty: the Pic­nic Bel­la­gio cof­fee ta­ble lifts up to be­come a din­ing ta­ble or work sur­face – com­plete with bench – with a dis­creet stor­age com­part­ment. 322 KING ST E 416 901 7555 RESOURCEFU­RNITURE.COM

Restora­tion Hard­ware

With its tufted-leather-uphol­stered so­fas, sleigh beds and grandiose chan­de­liers, the op­tions at this two-storey, one-stop fur­ni­ture shop lean to­ward large and tran­si­tional. But RH has added more con­tem­po­rary and mod­ern wares, with many of the big draws in the light­ing, out­door and ac­cou­trements sec­tions. Don’t miss the lux­u­ri­ous al­paca throws, stone-washed Bel­gian bed linens and Moroc­can wool area rugs. 2434 YONGE ST 416 322 9422 (ALSO: BAYVIEW VIL­LAGE SHOP­PING CEN­TRE, 2901 BAYVIEW AVE 416 223 2055) RESTORATIO­NHARDWARE.COM

Roche Bobois

El­e­gant, ca­sual and con­tem­po­rary fur­nish­ings abound in this French man­u­fac­turer’s soar­ing show­room. Two of its col­lec­tions – the tra­di­tional Les Nou­veaux Clas­siques and the mod­ern Les Con­tem­po­rains – boast such stun­ners as the cur­va­ceous Tan­gram sofa and the Mah Jong mod­u­lar seat­ing sys­tem. The Mai­son Lacroix cap­sule col­lec­tion of seat­ing and side ta­bles com­bines richly hued vel­vets, bold prints and shiny brass ac­cents with char­ac­ter­is­tic Parisian flair. A cab­i­net adorned with il­lus­tra­tions of

19th-cen­tury Ar­les is es­pe­cially chic, while rugs by Mis­soni Home, Jean Paul Gaultier and So­nia Rykiel add colour. 101 PAR­LIA­MENT ST 416 366 3273 ROCHE-BOBOIS.COM


One of the GTA’S largest mod­ern Ital­ian fur­ni­ture shops is just 30 min­utes from down­town. Selene is Canada’s sole dis­trib­u­tor of Pre­sotto Italia’s wardrobes, beds and wall sys­tems; Sovet’s glass ta­bles; and Me­son’s mod­u­lar wood, melamine and lam­i­nate kitchens. Also strik­ing: float­ing book­cases and en­ter­tain­ment units by San­gia­como, su­per-smart of­fice sys­tems by Alea and funky home ac­ces­sories by Dis­ci­pline. Don’t miss Selene’s own seat­ing, cus­tom-made on-site, in­clud­ing a new daybed with high-den­sity foam and mov­able back­rests. 8051 KEELE ST 905 669 2606 SELENEFURN­ITURE.COM

Shel­ter Fur­ni­ture

SF brings a Queen West vibe to the up­town scene, with­out the down­town sticker shock. Much of its ever-chang­ing se­lec­tion of con­tem­po­rary and mod­ern fur­ni­ture is sourced

River twin bed by Oeuf, at Kids at Home

Pal­la­dio shelves by Ar­ti­fort, at Klaus

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