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1 Ad­vice from a Cater­pil­lar

Re­fined and cozy with a rus­tic edge, this Rosedale bou­tique car­ries ev­ery­thing that caters to the de­sign-lov­ing par­ent. Per­son­al­ize your nurs­ery with linens, rugs and throws from artist-turned-de­signer Caro­line Z Hur­ley, and painted wo­ven bas­kets with del­i­cate leather straps from Fin­nish-kenyan fair-trade col­lab­o­ra­tion Mi­fuko. Tod­dlers will love Anne-claire Pe­tit’s hand-cro­cheted cot­ton tea set, while the EZA col­lec­tion of whim­si­cal porce­lain mugs and spoons capped with zoo an­i­mals is just as fun for adults. 8 PRICE ST 416 960 2223 ADVICEFROMACATERPILLAR.CA

2 Are & Be

This An­nex shop stocks strik­ing floor cov­er­ings and wall­pa­per oth­er­wise im­pos­si­ble to find in the city. It’s the ex­clu­sive Cana­dian re­tailer of Ob­ject Car­pet, whose res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial-grade car­pet tiles, broad­loom and area rugs come in a mul­ti­tude of sizes, colours, pat­terns and pile heights. Look for cus­tom-scaled con­tem­po­rary graph­ics from Wall&decò, Elli Popp’s edgy yet ul­tra-fem­i­nine papers and, for a more ar­chi­tec­tural feel, NLXL’S Con­crete and Scrap­wood col­lec­tions by Piet Boon and Piet Hein Eek, re­spec­tively. 1213 BATHURST ST 416 533 3203 AREANDBE.COM

3 Bang & Olufsen Toronto

Pri­vate res­i­dence or show­room? This im­mer­sive out­post for state­ment-mak­ing high-end elec­tron­ics com­bines the at­mos­pheres of both. Sit­u­ated within its lux­u­ri­ous liv­ing-room set­ting you’ll dis­cover TVS and speak­ers more akin to sculp­ture than tech­nol­ogy, while the kitchen is­land dou­bles as a wire­less head­phone dis­play. The mod­ernist at heart will fall for the Beo­vi­sion Eclipse tele­vi­sion with its cus­tom­iz­a­ble sound­bar, while art lovers will be drawn to the hexag­o­nal mod­ules of Beosound Shape’s wall-mounted speak­ers. 100 DAVEN­PORT RD 416 935 1919 BEOTORONTO.COM

4 Bauhaus

Cus­tom win­dow and door man­u­fac­turer Bauhaus has pro­vided ar­chi­tec­tural fit­tings for some of the coun­try’s most pres­ti­gious projects, from Fogo Is­land to Toronto’s own Sum­mer­hill neigh­bour­hood. Look­ing at the de­tailed ex­e­cu­tion and crafts­man­ship – which fea­tures hard­ware se­lec­tions from lux­ury Ital­ian brands Colombo De­sign and

AGB – it’s easy to see why. Solid ma­hogany doors come in a va­ri­ety of styles, in­clud­ing arched, an­gled and Fi­bonacci spi­ral, while fold­ing wood and glass con­fig­u­ra­tions are ideal for a garage or pa­tio, and are avail­able in mul­ti­ple colour op­tions fin­ished with oil or Far­row & Ball paint. 165 AV­ENUE RD 416 924 0996 BAUHAUSDOORS.COM

5 Bay Bloor Ra­dio

Spread across three lev­els of this shrine to high-fi­delity home en­ter­tain­ment, de­fined by its an­gled stair­wells cou­pled with an ar­chi­tec­tural bridge, you’ll find a spec­trum of au­dio­vi­sual prod­ucts in a range of price points. Bose’s con­i­cal Soundlink Re­volve Blue­tooth Speaker pro­vides 360-de­gree au­dio, while Sam­sung’s The Frame turns a 4K Tele­vi­sion into a mounted work of art. Un­lock your in­ner DJ with Pro-ject’s retro-in­spired 1Xpres­sion Car­bon turntable, avail­able atop a ma­hogany, olive-wood or black-fin­ished plinth. 55 BLOOR ST W 416 967 1122 BAYBLOORRADIO.COM

6 BB Buggy

Find ev­ery­thing that stylish soon-to-be par­ents want and lit­tle ones need at BBB, in­clud­ing cribs, rock­ers and bassinets, beds, book­shelves and chang­ing ta­bles. With its slim side rails, slen­der spin­dles and el­e­gant turned legs, Oeuf’s Spar­row Crib will add a touch of Scan­di­na­vian warmth to any nurs­ery, while the fam­ily of cot­ton ele­phants with colour­ful pom poms that stars in Tag’s mo­bile is a chic gift for any baby shower. 10 YORKVILLE AVE 416 963 8168 (ALSO: 200 BAY ST, CON­COURSE LEVEL 647 352 8268; 1200 CASTLE­FIELD AVE 647 352 8168) BBBUGGY.COM

7 Binns

Time­less de­signs are a sta­ple of Binns’ two-storey show­room ded­i­cated to high­end ap­pli­ances and fix­tures for kitchen and bath. Dra­matic range hoods in white and stain­less steel com­ple­ment sleek ap­pli­ances from Miele, AEG, Ber­taz­zoni and Lieb­herr, and chic fix­tures from Dorn­bracht and Kohler. Siematic’s Ur­ban kitchen sys­tem of­fers open and closed stor­age el­e­ments paired with nat­u­ral stone or porce­lain coun­ter­tops, as well as fin­ger­print-re­sis­tant lam­i­nate doors. 1055 BAY ST 416 286 2222 (ALSO: 333 KINGSTON RD, PICK­ER­ING 905 509 5555) BINNS.NET

8 Cab­i­net

With its fully cus­tom­iz­a­ble solid wal­nut, maple and oak fur­nish­ings for liv­ing, din­ing and bed­rooms – im­pec­ca­bly built by lo­cal ar­ti­sans – Cab­i­net is pre­pared to fur­nish any space imag­in­able. Pop­u­lar se­lec­tions in­clude the stream­lined and size­vari­able Ben­jamin bed with its ac­com­pa­ny­ing dresser and nightstand, as well as the clean yet clas­sic lines of the blocky Chevron din­ing ta­ble, dis­played in a rus­tic fin­ish. This spring, look for trends like up­hol­stery-wrapped hutches and cre­den­zas, and lac­quered-linen cab­i­net doors. 354 DAVEN­PORT RD, STE #100 416 923 9234 CABINETFURNITURE.CA

9 De­sign­ers Walk

Oc­cu­py­ing an ex­pan­sive com­mer­cial cen­tre spread across five build­ings, DW’S fur­ni­ture, light­ing, ac­ces­sories and fab­ric sup­pli­ers cater to the city’s in­te­rior de­sign com­mu­nity. Find lush tex­tiles from Kravet and Lee Jofa next to bustling de­sign firms in Build­ing 2, while Build­ings 3 and 4 house the Re­source Cen­tre – a mar­ket­place packed with fine rugs and wall­cov­er­ings from Weavers Art and Robert Allen. Lux­ury home fur­nish­ings, fab­rics and ac­ces­sories from re­tail­ers Theo and Pri­mav­era are found in Build­ing 5. RE­SOURCE CEN­TRE, 168 BED­FORD RD, 2ND FL 416 961 1211 X225 DESIGNERSWALK.COM

10 Eg­gers­mann

As the world’s old­est fam­ily-owned man­u­fac­turer of premium con­tem­po­rary kitchens, Ger­many’s Eg­gers­mann em­pha­sizes de­sign ex­cel­lence – whether it’s stone-faced cab­i­netry or in­te­grated stor­age for spices and scales. The award-win­ning Work’s se­ries ef­fort­lessly tran­si­tions from com­mer­cial kitchen to cos­metic pan­elling with in­te­grated door hard­ware that con­ceals its rack sys­tems, Miele ap­pli­ances and Dorn­bracht-equipped wet bar. Cus­tom­iz­a­ble Sch­malen­bach wardrobes flaunt an in­te­grated light­ing sys­tem, watch winders, pull-out mir­rors, hid­den safes, piv­ot­ing peg boards and much more. 1360 YONGE ST 416 420 9565 EGGERSMANNTORONTO.CA

11 Ernestomeda

El­e­gant and func­tional con­tem­po­rary Ital­ian kitchens are the cri de coeur of this so­phis­ti­cated brand, found in De­sign­ers Walk Build­ing 1. The Soul line em­pha­sizes max­i­mum ver­sa­til­ity, with a slid­ing chop­ping board that swiftly moves from cover to work sur­face; in-line wall units with a com­pletely con­cealed sys­tem for ef­fort­less open­ing and clos­ing; and a re­volv­ing heat-treated oak table­top that seam­lessly con­nects to the cen­tral is­land. Mean­while, in­te­grated light­ing dra­mat­i­cally ac­cents the ocher-hued lac­quered alu­minum drawer fronts and knot­ted ground-oak fin­ish of Icon’s mod­u­lar tiered penin­sula. 354 DAVEN­PORT RD, STE G1 416 346 4922 ERNESTOMEDATORONTO.COM

12 Faema Show­room

Two Ford Model Ts grace the floor of North Amer­ica’s largest show­room for cof­fee equip­ment – a trib­ute to the site’s for­mer life as an assem­bly plant. To­day, it’s filled with cof­feemak­ers from Faema and Jura just wait­ing for a test drive, along­side grinders, French presses, milk frothers, tea ket­tles and juicers. Jura’s Im­pressa Z6, fea­tur­ing a patented Pulse Ex­trac­tion Process tech­nol­ogy, has a cor­re­spond­ing app that lets you brew the per­fect cup from your smart­phone. Upstairs, you’ll find top-notch com­mer­cial-grade ap­pli­ances, from Zumex juicers to Moretti Forni pizza ovens. 672 DUPONT ST 416 800 1588 (ALSO: JURA CANADA, 115 MATH­E­SON BLVD E 905 501 8600) FAEMA.CA

13 Far­row & Ball

Bri­tain’s F&B of­fers a med­ley of hand­crafted wall­pa­pers made us­ing the richly pig­mented paint it is best known for – in ad­di­tion to the ex­pan­sive se­lec­tion of paints them­selves, which ranges from con­tem­po­rary neu­trals to her­itage tones. The botan­i­cal pat­terns of Ata­cama draw in­spi­ra­tion from a coloured swatch dis­cov­ered in an old fab­ric mill, while the chic and un­der­stated Lat­tice print takes its cue from 19th cen­tury French ar­chives. New re­leases in­clude re-imag­ined favourites Lo­tus, Wis­te­ria and Block Print Stripe. 1128 YONGE ST 416 920 0200 FAR­ROW-BALL.COM

14 Gar­diner Mu­seum Shop

The mu­seum’s ded­i­ca­tion to ex­hibit­ing the best in Cana­dian and in­ter­na­tional ce­ram­ics con­tin­ues in the cu­rated ob­jects that oc­cupy the dra­matic lin­ear shelves of the gift shop. Up top sit cage-like sculp­tural vases by Toronto’s Chiho Tokita, which dou­ble as graphic art­works, while below, Bar­bara Ban­field’s wood-fired teapot, with its am­ple metal and wo­ven-cane han­dle,

is a stand­out. Out­side, a vit­rine fea­tures Loren Ka­plan’s del­i­cate monochrome wo­ven ves­sels com­posed of hun­dreds of in­ter­lock­ing porce­lain strands. 111 QUEEN’S PK 416 586 8080 GARDINERMUSEUM.ON.CA

15 Gau­tier

Space-sav­ing, eco-con­scious fur­ni­ture for kids and teens is the fo­cus at Gau­tier’s new show­room. The mod­u­lar book­cases, wall shelves and desk units of the Nu­ance col­lec­tion can be com­bined to cre­ate home­work sta­tions in trendy grey tones and peppy colours. An op­tional fold-down bed drawer pulls out into a guest mat­tress for sleep­overs, while Le Chat – a fe­line-shaped body pil­low – is the purr-fect everyday com­pan­ion. A se­cond Gau­tier show­room for grown-ups will open this spring at 164 Daven­port Rd. 156 DAVEN­PORT RD 416 777 9494 GAU­TIER.CA

16 The Gra­cious Liv­ing Cen­tre

Toronto’s ex­clu­sive re­tailer of Ger­many’s Ra­tio­nal car­ries kitchen sys­tems in a range of price-points and styles from tran­si­tional to modern, and ma­te­ri­als from graphic Sile­stone to Cam­bria’s sim­u­lated con­crete. Just in are the Cadre line, with its graphic extra-long drawer fronts, and Karim Rashid’s Floo kitchen that – with its curved Co­rian or wood drawer fronts and re­mote­con­trolled ad­justable wings that fold down to trans­form from coun­ter­top to bar – we wouldn’t be sur­prised to see make a cameo in an up­com­ing sci-fi film. 287 DAVEN­PORT RD 416 929 2111 THEGRACIOUSLIVINGCENTRE.COM

17 Hol­lace Cluny

Wan­der­ing through HC’S in­ti­mate sec­ond­floor show­room, you’ll dis­cover a plethora

of tai­lored fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories from high-end brands in­clud­ing De La Es­pada, Carl Hansen & Søn, Knoll and Bas­sam­fel­lows. Its se­lec­tion is per­fectly com­ple­mented by the un­der­stated so­phis­ti­ca­tion of lu­mi­naires by David Weeks, Serge Mouille and New York dar­ling Ap­pa­ra­tus, which are mounted on plum­coloured walls or set against opaque cur­tains. Stand­outs in­clude J.M. Szy­man­ski’s al­lur­ing black­ened- and waxed-steel side ta­bles, and a re­cently added col­lec­tion of play­ful colour-blocked geo­met­ric mir­rors en­cased in solid wal­nut frames from New York stu­dio Bower. 160 PEARS AVE, STE #203 416 968 7894 HOLLACECLUNY.CA

18 Hop­son Grace

Floor-to-ceil­ing dis­plays of taste­fully com­posed table­ware an­i­mated by an abun­dance

of cut­lery, crys­tal, din­ner­ware, de­canters, ce­ram­ics and dec­o­ra­tive items for the home flank the perime­ter of this Rosedale bou­tique. Tom Dixon’s sleek mir­ror-black

PVD Brew set (with es­presso cups, cafetière, caddy and scoop) is paired with the grace­ful lines of Por­tugese brand Cu­tipol’s flat­ware and Car­rara mar­ble-pat­terned bone china from Dib­bern, all in per­fect com­ple­ment to the iconic bronze, leather and blown-glass chan­de­lier that spans the length of the shop. 1120 YONGE ST 416 926 1120 HOPSONGRACE.COM

19 In­dus­trial Storm

Gary Fla­herty and Han­son Tan’s cu­ra­to­rial sen­si­bil­ity is on full dis­play in their show­room, which spot­lights small-run and one-off fur­nish­ings and art ob­jects like Corbin Bronze’s spun-metal oc­ca­sional ta­bles and Mcewen Light­ing Stu­dio’s sculp­tural light­ing. IS is known for its abil­ity to de­sign and cus­tom­ize prod­ucts to meet clients’ needs, from fur­ni­ture to the line of Nepalese wool-blend rugs. Other stand­outs in­clude tex­tiles from French fab­ric house Bis­son Bruneel, which blend such ex­otic fi­bres as horse hair and cop­per. 367 DUPONT ST 416 955 9888 INDUSTRIALSTORM.COM

20 Jal­ice In­te­ri­ors

As­cend­ing a ramp past a three-seater sofa in caramel-hued leather pro­vides

but a brief glimpse of the eclec­tic home fur­nish­ings, light­ing and ac­cents that pop­u­late this two-storey show­room. Don’t miss the floor-span­ning light­ing in­stal­la­tion be­fore re­lax­ing in An­ders Nør­gaard’s end­lessly con­fig­urable mid-cen­tury modern sec­tional, com­plete with splayed wooden legs and graphic ta­pered edges. Balanc­ing con­tem­po­rary and modern de­sign with clas­sic lux­ury, JI’S re­cent ad­di­tions in­clude build-your-own so­fas by Ger­man brand Freis­til, and an ex­panded of­fer­ing of ac­ces­sories that’s sure to have the ideal ac­cent for any space. 152 AV­ENUE RD 416 551 5551 JAL­ICE.CA

21 JF & Co.

Nes­tled in De­sign­ers Walk Build­ing 2, this

trade-only show­room spe­cial­izes in fab­ric, wall­cov­er­ings, fur­ni­ture, drap­ery and hard­ware from such Cana­dian and in­ter­na­tional brands as Pindler, Maxwell, Worlds Away and more. The whim­si­cal Abun­dance line of wall­pa­per by JF Fab­rics in­cludes prints of sword­fish and squids or Vic­to­rian rooftops that are sure to liven up any room. Pop­u­lar draws in­clude grass­cloth wall­cov­er­ings, and extra-wide mul­ti­pur­pose drapes and tex­tiles Cryp­ton-treated to re­sist stains, odour and

pilling. 326 DAVEN­PORT RD 416 238 5254 JFANDCO.CA

22 John Paul & Co.

Ar­mani/casa, Mis­soni Home and Fendi Casa are just a few of the fash­ion­able lux­ury fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sory brands found in­side this sweep­ing mul­ti­level show­room. Stand­ing out among the favourites are the re­fined curves, co­gnac-coloured frame and leather-buckle de­tails of Fendi Casa’s cus­tom­iz­a­ble Soho Sec­tional, and the cylin­dri­cal Mis­soni Home pouf up­hol­stered with the iconic Jar­ris print. The re­cently added In­fin­ity Blue cof­fee ta­ble with sap­phire-hued bev­elled glass atop a gun­metal grey frame is show-stop­ping. 122-124 AV­ENUE RD 416 921 7787 JOHNPAUL-CO.COM

23 Love­wood by Zoltech

The fo­cus here is on long-last­ing, healthy floor­ing, with a broad range of do­mes­tic

and Euro­pean hard­woods so beau­ti­ful staffers have framed sam­ples as art­work.

LBZ is the ex­clu­sive Cana­dian dis­trib­u­tor of cus­tom and en­gi­neered floor­ing from Mafi and Schot­ten & Hansen, both of which em­pha­size sus­tain­able prac­tices and all-nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als. Just in from Aus­tria’s Mafi is en­gi­neered larch floor­ing, which is sim­i­lar in colour to Dou­glas fir but has the pat­tern­ing of pine, and boasts high-end dura­bil­ity and low-voc oil fin­ishes. 483 DUPONT ST, UNIT #102 416 936 8113 LOVE­WOOD.CA

24 Memo Show­room

Boast­ing over 40 lines, Memo is a go-to for ex­clu­sive glob­ally sourced tex­tiles and wall­cov­er­ings. Its cen­tral work­sta­tion is cir­cled by a vast se­lec­tion of colours and prints hand-picked to help us all break from greige. Lively linens from Jen­nifer Shorto are a cur­rent favourite, as are hand-blocked wall­pa­pers from Dym and Pa­per Mills. New in are ar­ti­sanal hand­wo­ven rugs from Awanay, a fair-trade com­pany founded by an Ar­gen­tinian mother-daugh­ter duo ded­i­cated to pre­serv­ing an­cient weav­ing tech­niques. 585 DUPONT ST, 2ND FL 647 350 3700 MEMOSHOWROOM.COM

25 Moncer Spe­cialty Floor­ing

A re­pur­posed 30s flour mill – now a spe­cialty show­room de­signed by Iain Ste­wart – is a

gor­geous back­drop for this bou­tique’s wellap­pointed, sus­tain­ably har­vested Euro­pean wood floor­ing. Stock from Aus­tria, Ger­many and Bel­gium in­cludes eco-friendly planks by Ar­tel, and extra-wide lines by Ad­mon­ter in a range of styles. Euro­pean oak, cut in a bold chevron pat­tern, is avail­able in cus­tom an­gles and sizes, while Dou­glas fir planks from Ger­many’s Black For­est – hand­washed and fin­ished with lye and soap – are stun­ners. 287 MACPHER­SON AVE 905 562 0100 BY APPT ONLY (ALSO: 3836 MAIN ST, STE #2B, JOR­DAN VIL­LAGE 905 562 0100) MONCER.COM

26 Nella Cucina

This two-storey Seaton Vil­lage out­fit­ter

of house­wares, kitchen sup­plies and ap­pli­ances is beloved by novices and pros alike. Find a rain­bow of Le Creuset cook­ware along­side Voll­rath fry­ing pans, Lodge cast-iron skil­lets and high-end chef’s knives by Wüsthof, as well as John Boos’ maple butcher blocks and Mau­viel’s cop­per pots – plus an as­sort­ment of table­ware, glass­ware and cut­lery to serve your cre­ations in style. Non-cooks, con­sider small bar­tend­ing sup­plies, Jura es­presso ma­chines – or one of NC’S culi­nary cour­ses. 876 BATHURST ST 416 922 9055 NELLACUCINA.CA

27 Night & Day Win­dow Decor

Spe­cial­iz­ing in cus­tom-made en­er­gy­ef­fi­cient blinds and win­dow cov­er­ings,

N&D’S plethora of Hunter Dou­glas shut­ters, lou­vres and shades – as well as sheers and other draperies – make it cer­tain you’ll find the treat­ments you need for every win­dow. Per­son­al­ize drapes with a se­lec­tion drawn from Kravet, Maxwell and more; for those with more tra­di­tional tastes, top it all off with fab­ric valances or cor­nices. Hard-wired or bat­tery-op­er­ated mo­tor­ized cov­er­ings are

also on hand, as are Green­guard-cer­ti­fied bam­boo, grass and reed shades that ef­fort­lessly blend beauty and func­tion­al­ity.

1075 YONGE ST 416 924 5062 (ALSO: 990 KINGSTON RD 416 755 1990) NIGHTANDDAYDECOR.COM

28 Nir­vana Home Col­lec­tion

Modern and con­tem­po­rary home fur­nish­ings with an er­gonomic edge min­gle with Um­bra and Braun ac­ces­sories be­hind the glazed fa­cade of NHC’S invit­ing new show­room. Task chairs and desk lamps by Hu­man­scale, Kon­cept and aere­light suit the needs of any worka­holic, while made-to-or­der sofa beds equipped with hid­den stor­age are per­fect for host­ing guests in close quar­ters. Tem­pur-pedic mat­tresses and Cana­dian goose-down du­vets round out the se­lec­tion and pro­vide ad­di­tional com­fort dur­ing the tran­si­tion from work to rest. 55 BLOOR ST W 416 929 8300 NIRVANAHOME.CA

29 Pim­lico De­sign Gallery

Ta­tiana Ve­la­se­vic’s shop holds a cu­rated se­lec­tion of colour­ful home ac­cents and house­wares that bring some­thing spe­cial to liv­ing spa­ces. You’ll find vi­brant glass­ware from Italy, soy can­dles from Ar­chi­pel­ago Botan­i­cals and soft wool blan­kets from Scot­land’s Paulette Rollo. To keep clut­ter away, hand­made African bas­kets are avail­able in an as­sort­ment of shapes and pat­terns. New and no­table ad­di­tions to the store in­clude hand­crafted resin bowls and plat­ters from New York, and cot­ton throw blan­kets from Morocco. 643 DUPONT ST 416 538 0909 PIMLICOGALLERY.COM

30 ROM Bou­tique

Ri­valling the ar­ti­facts in­side Daniel Libe­skind’s iconic ad­di­tion, the ROM’S bou­tique hosts

a ro­tat­ing se­lec­tion of art-in­spired home ac­ces­sories, books and toys that echo the ex­hi­bi­tions upstairs. Find re­claimed gran­ite char­cu­terie boards and pol­ished agate plates that add raw flair to en­ter­tain­ing along­side Stin­son Stu­dio’s nest­ing Maple Bowls and dra­matic Maple Ves­sel Burls, de­rived from rounded out­growth on the sur­face of the tree. Vividly il­lus­trated mono­graphs on pain­ter Paul Kane and con­tem­po­rary In­dige­nous artists are in­for­ma­tive and stun­ning ad­di­tions to your cof­fee ta­ble or book­shelf. 100 QUEEN’S PK 416 586 5766 SHOP.ROM.ON.CA

31 South Hill Home

The strik­ingly el­e­gant black and white fa­cade of SHH’S new mul­ti­level Dupont show­room only hints at the rich in­ven­tory of so­phis­ti­cated home fur­nish­ings, light­ing and ac­ces­sories con­tained within. Matthew Mccormick’s strik­ing Mila, Halo and Dawn lu­mi­naires add sub­lime il­lu­mi­na­tion to the show­room’s re­fined col­lec­tions, sourced from Rhode Is­land to Paris. Joseph Jeup’s portly El­lis Din­ing Ta­ble, with an in­laid ve­neer top and brushed cast-bronze base, stands out among the gallery-like vi­gnettes, as do

HC28’S ro­bust Bold arm­chair and Gubi’s sweep­ing vel­vet din­ing chairs up­hol­stered in mil­len­nial pink. 146 DUPONT ST 416 924 7224 SOUTHHILLHOME.COM

32 Teatro Verde

Teatro Verde’s in­ven­tory of lux­ury flo­rals and home decor items is ready to fur­nish any event, from gar­den par­ties to even­ing cock­tails. If its se­lec­tion of geo­met­ric vases in metal­lic fin­ishes or throw pil­lows – rang­ing from botan­i­cal-in­spired to modern burn-away vel­vet prints – do not con­vince you, the min­i­mal glass cases dis­play­ing strik­ing flo­ral ar­range­ments are sure to im­press. For those lack­ing a green thumb, look for the silk botan­i­cal ar­range­ments pep­pered through­out the store, as well as deca­dent scents by Chris­tian Tortu. 55 AV­ENUE RD 416 966 2227 TEATROVERDE.COM

33 Ten­dex

This pur­veyor of fine Euro­pean fur­nish­ings ships lux­ury brands from Spain (BD Barcelona De­sign), Italy (I 4 Mar­i­ani, Bonacini and Marac) and Ger­many (More Moebel). The sleek Metropoli sofa by Marac comes in both straight and sec­tional for­ma­tions, com­plete with an­gled legs in bronze or satin alu­minum fin­ishes. The Lax din­ing ta­ble and match­ing up­hol­stered bench by More Moebel, which fea­tures two ×-shaped sup­ports in an ar­ray of solid wood-top op­tions, is an­other com­pelling ad­di­tion to an al­ready im­pres­sive lineup. 247 DAVEN­PORT RD 416 515 0005 TEN­DEX.CA

34 Torp Inc.

With its mix of high-per­for­mance ar­chi­tec­tural fit­tings and light­ing, linens, ce­ram­ics and fur­ni­ture (plus jew­ellery and decor!) by de­sign giants Hans Weg­ner and Poul Kjaer­holm, this airy se­cond-floor show­room will have you drool­ing over its dap­per dis­play of Dan­ish and Scan­di­na­vian de­signs. A play­ful tray in stained ash with an in­te­grated T-shaped han­dle by Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hansen is the per­fect com­ple­ment to any serv­ing set, while the leather-wrapped sad­dle-back body and hand-sewn cush­ions of the Sa­van­nah chair, by Swedish de­signer Mon­ica Förster, stand out even among its im­pec­ca­bly crafted neigh­bours. 245 DAVEN­PORT RD, STE #200 416 968 2768 TORPINC.COM

35 Weavers Plus

Jon Ceh brings 34 years of ex­pe­ri­ence to the rug busi­ness, of­fer­ing con­tem­po­rary car­pets in count­less colours, pat­terns and sizes – not to men­tion the tra­di­tional weaves of Turkey, Nepal and In­dia. His vast shared ware­house car­ries au­then­tic flat-weave kil­ims and tribal rugs from Iran, cater­ing to home­own­ers with a taste for the ex­otic. In ad­di­tion to ori­en­tal de­signs in rich, moody tones – think burnt orange, bur­gundy and navy – you’ll find bold, modern geo­met­ric pat­terns, as well as over­sized flo­rals that are crisp, graphic and de­cid­edly un-frilly. 950 DUPONT ST 416 861 1480 WEAVERSPLUS.CA

36 Wil­liam Ash­ley China

The il­lu­mi­nated shelves of this crys­talline cab­i­net of cu­riosi­ties house ves­sels, tum­blers, porce­lain fig­urines, cham­pagne flutes, ta­ble set­tings, flat­ware and more by de­sign­ers rang­ing from Donna Karan to Ora-ïto. Sta­ples like Michael Graves’ con­i­cal ket­tle for Alessi, Philippe Starck’s ex­trater­res­trial juicer and Sap­per es­presso mak­ers rub shoul­ders with the dis­solv­ing land­scapes of Her­mès’ 24-karat matte gold Voy­age en Ikat din­ner­ware – in­spired by a weav­ing and dyeing tech­nique used to pat­tern tex­tiles across Asia. 131 BLOOR ST W 416 964 2900 WILLIAMASHLEY.COM

37 Y&CO.

Rich tex­tures and fresh con­tem­po­rary pat­terns fill this show­room re­served for high-qual­ity fab­rics, wall­pa­per and rugs. Newly added hand-stitched, flat-weave wool car­pets from the African Mud­cloth Col­lec­tion are avail­able in a va­ri­ety of sizes and colours, plus sta­ple pieces from Maresca Tex­tiles, Peter Dun­ham Tex­tiles and Kate Loudoun Shand – not to men­tion Juju Papers’ charm­ing hand-printed wall cov­er­ings. Other favourites in­clude Oliver Yaphe’s zero waste line and taste­ful fab­rics from Clay Mclau­rin Stu­dio. 247 DAVEN­PORT RD, STE #301 416 968 7700 APPT REC YCOCARPET.COM

38 Yorkville De­sign Cen­tre

Helmed by ar­chi­tect Thomas Tam­pold is a full-ser­vice de­sign firm that’s also the ex­clu­sive re­tailer of Downsview Kitchens.

YDC pro­vides an ar­ray of con­cepts – from kitchens to clos­ets to bath­rooms – that cater to a wide va­ri­ety of sen­si­bil­i­ties. Per­son­al­ize your kitchen with one of a panoply of coun­ter­top op­tions, from faux mar­ble Cae­sar­stone or nat­u­ral gran­ite to the creamy quartzite with an ex­ag­ger­ated bev­elled edge on dis­play in the show­room. Com­plete your ren­o­va­tion with cab­i­netry cus­tom-tai­lored to every room of your home. 87 AV­ENUE RD 416 922 6620 YORKVILLEDESIGNCENTRE.CA

Lax ta­ble by More Moebel, at Ten­dex

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