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18 Watt

De­sign­ers flock to 18 Watt’s ex­clu­sive con­ti­nen­tal fur­ni­ture and light­ing. The show­room packs avant-garde Span­ish seat­ing from Beltá, Oi Side and Casadesús along­side poufs, benches and pool­side fur­ni­ture by Ross Love­grove, Javier Mariscal and Karim Rashid. Von­dom ex­pands its reach with un­con­ven­tional planters, lamps and rugs that lend colour and dy­namism. See mod­u­lar so­fas and easy chairs from Swe­den’s Jo­han­son, which also morphs felt into sound ab­sorbers for home and work spa­ces. For real at­ten­tion-grab­bers, look to An­dromeda Mu­rano’s sub­lime ser­pen­tine glass chan­de­liers. 834 CALE­DO­NIA RD 416 787 1818 18-WATT.COM


Pe­ruse a range of be­spoke mod fur­nish­ings in wal­nut, cherry, white oak and maple, all sourced from re­gional wood­lots and hand­crafted on site. This Dis­tillery Dis­trict pur­veyor makes me­dia cab­i­nets with slat­ted doors, plat­form beds that boast can­tilevered side ta­bles, live-edge head­boards and slide-out stor­age draw­ers. Chair and ta­ble de­signs also in­cor­po­rate stone, glass, steel and up­hol­stery – all built to or­der. Solid maple serv­ing bowls with a beeswax fin­ish are the per­fect com­ple­ment to Akroyd’s sig­na­ture ta­bles. 15 CASE GOODS LN, STE #101 & 102 416 367 5757 AKROYDFURNITURE.CA

The Art Shoppe

Trea­sure hunt­ing is sur­pris­ingly easy in this

7,000-square-me­tre show­room that mixes clas­sic and con­tem­po­rary fur­ni­ture sta­ples. While AS sources in­ter­na­tion­ally, its mod­ern Ital­ian choices yield note­wor­thy finds, like sec­tion­als swad­dled in white leather and linen, sad­dle leather–topped ex­ec­u­tive desks and din­ing ta­bles that ex­tend by re­mote con­trol. Among its North Amer­i­can gems: a curved sofa in vel­vet che­nille; tri­colour chests by Kate Spade; and a lux­u­ri­ous sheep­skin bench with gold legs that will stop you in your tracks. 71 KINCORT ST 416 487 3211 THEARTSHOPPE.COM

Au­gus­tus Jones

Draw­ing its name from a 19th-cen­tury Up­per Canada land sur­veyor, Au­gus­tus Jones brings stun­ning Eu­ro­pean fur­nish­ings to the New World. Its fresh white in­te­rior pro­vides a pleas­ant con­trast to the bold se­lec­tion of in­door and out­door fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories on of­fer, in­clud­ing pre­vi­ously hard-to-find brands like Enne and Fer­mob. The curved rat­tan con­tours of the Wicked se­ries from Vin­cent Shep­pard and the an­gu­lar, petal-like lines of Pros­to­ria’s Tri­fi­dae lounge demon­strate AJ’S eye for dar­ing forms and qual­ity con­struc­tion. 33 DAVIES AVE 416 360 1788 AUGUSTUSJONES.COM

Av­enue Road

A 1907 in­dus­trial build­ing with an airy cen­tral atrium is the per­fect back­drop for AR’S se­lec­tion of dis­tinc­tive luxe fur­ni­ture and home decor. This ex­pan­sive show­room is home to ex­quis­ite lines, from be­spoke kitchen so­lu­tions by Obumex to min­i­mal­ist light­ing op­tions from Apure. Stel­lar seat­ing on view: Jaime Hayon’s plush Vuelta arm­chair and Toronto dar­ling Yabu Pushel­berg’s tai­lored Lom­bard Street sofa. USM’S mod­u­lar fur­ni­ture cre­ates end­lessly cus­tom­iz­a­ble wardrobes and workspaces. AR also of­fers rugs from The Rug Com­pany and tex­tiles by Kvadrat/raf Si­mons. 415 EAST­ERN AVE 416 548 7788 AV­ENUE-ROAD.COM

B.O.F.F. Wall Bed

This Cana­dian-owned and -op­er­ated Mur­phy bed man­u­fac­turer has been cater­ing to condo dwellers for over 30 years. Max­i­mize your liv­ing space with its af­ford­able wall beds, of­fice sys­tems and go-any­where cab­i­nets for the home. The show­room also in­cludes end­less styles of shelv­ing, hard­ware, ac­ces­sories, door fin­ishes and pan­els, from Shaker to mod­ern to con­tem­po­rary. Space-de­prived town­ies 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


Bar­ry­more’s up­hol­stered fur­ni­ture is hand­made in Toronto. Se­lect a sofa, sec­tional, daybed or head­board style, then choose from thou­sands of leathers and fab­rics – op­tions by Maxwell, Kravet and Robert Allen among them – be­fore your piece is con­structed in the ad­ja­cent work­shop. Bar­ry­more has in­creased its con­tem­po­rary of­fer­ings to at­tract a new gen­er­a­tion of mod­ern de­sign–lovers. For ready-made space-sav­ing so­lu­tions, try multi-con­fig­urable me­dia units by Que­bec’s Huppé, and com­pact liquor cab­i­nets by BDI that hold every­thing a well-stocked bar needs. 1168 CALE­DO­NIA RD 416 532 2891 BARRYMOREFURNITURE.COM

BLVD In­te­ri­ors

Bud­get-con­scious fans of con­tem­po­rary style love BLVD’S af­ford­able, com­pact and multi-func­tional fur­nish­ings: wheeled bar carts, stack­able din­ing chairs and plat­form beds with stowed draw­ers. Other small space so­lu­tions in­clude lift-up cof­fee ta­bles, stor­age ot­tomans and ex­tend­able din­ing ta­bles. Guest-host­ing condo dwellers will ap­pre­ci­ate the ex­ten­sive se­lec­tion of sleep so­lu­tions that re­de­fine the fu­ton: Flip trans­forms from arm­chair to lounger to sin­gle bed, and the mid-mod Wal­ter sofa is a fold­out sleeper with enough room for two. 707 QUEEN ST W 416 362 5222 BLVDINTERIORS.COM


Den­mark’s largest fur­ni­ture re­tailer seam­lessly blends func­tion­al­ity and mod­ern lux­ury in res­i­den­tial sta­ples at an af­ford­able price point, of­fer­ing plenty of ways to recre­ate the Copen­hagen look at home. Karim Rashid’s curvy vel­vet-up­hol­stered Ot­tawa sofa, with its op­tional built-in USB charger, keeps your de­vices within reach. Hard meets soft in the Bil­bao cof­fee ta­ble, where smoked glass is set atop a bul­bous con­crete base. An­other won­der: the in­con­spic­u­ous Xtra ot­toman that mirac­u­lously un­folds to re­veal a twin-sized bed. 230 ADE­LAIDE ST E 647 352 8802 BO­CON­CEPT.CA

Bois & Cuir

Next time you’re win­dow-shop­ping in Yorkville, make a stop at this com­pre­hen­sive Mon­tre­alaise home fur­nish­ings show­room to see shabby-chic vi­gnettes in­spired by vin­tage, in­dus­trial and clas­sic styles that can be reshuf­fled at the drop of a hat. Staff here is happy to walk you through the com­pany’s many col­lec­tions, in­clud­ing Aida, com­posed of made-in-in­dia cab­i­nets in­laid with bone, and the mid-cen­tury-in­spired Flores col­lec­tion, which re­calls mod­ern Brazil­ian de­signs. 55 AV­ENUE ROAD 647 348 2647 BOISETCUIR.COM


Cab­i­net’s fully cus­tom­iz­a­ble solid wal­nut, maple and oak fur­nish­ings for liv­ing, din­ing and bed­rooms are im­pec­ca­bly built by its skilled crafts­peo­ple. Their show­room fea­tures stun­ning ex­am­ples of work­man­ship: blocky din­ing ta­bles in chevron pat­terns, cre­den­zas with a hand-carved tex­tured fin­ish, and lou­vred side­boards with hid­den draw­ers. Other pop­u­lar se­lec­tions in­clude the stream­lined yet rus­tic Ben­jamin bed, with its ac­com­pa­ny­ing dresser and night­stand, and stor­age drawer mod­els fit for smaller spa­ces. 354 DAVEN­PORT RD, STE #100 416 923 9234 CABINETFURNITURE.CA


This Ital­ian man­u­fac­turer’s forte is so­phis­ti­cated fur­nish­ings that ex­ude creativ­ity and el­e­gance. Take, for in­stance, the Basil chair up­hol­stered in linger­after-din­ner leather on a va­ri­ety of base op­tions, from swiv­el­ling pedestal to bar-height legs. A new ar­rival, the mod­u­lar Yp­silon is­land sofa, fea­tures back­rest cush­ions with a coun­ter­weight that en­ables two dif­fer­ent po­si­tions: sleep and talk. Cal­li­garis has larger-than-life space-sav­ing so­lu­tions, in­clud­ing beds with an in­con­spic­u­ous, easy-to-op­er­ate ver­ti­cal-lift stor­age sys­tem that al­lows you to max­i­mize your space. 170 KING ST E 416 504 2959 (ALSO: IM­PROVE CANADA, 7250 KEELE ST, STE #304 905 876 1206) CALLIGARISTORONTO.CA


Dubbed “The Candy Store” by lo­cal de­sign­ers, Car­ro­cel has gath­ered a wealth of high-end orig­i­nal and cus­tom fur­ni­ture. A stroll through the sprawl­ing show­room re­veals eclec­tic vi­gnettes flush with stately tran­si­tional and con­tem­po­rary seat­ing and case­goods, as well as a wide se­lec­tion of art deco and mid-cen­tury mod­ern styles. Din­ing ta­bles reign supreme – find mod­els crafted with Ma­cas­sar ebony, pol­ished wal­nut or Lucite. Also of note: Milo Baugh­man’s vel­vet so­fas and swivel tub chairs en­cased in rose­wood. 245 BRIDGELAND AVE 647 694 4683 CAR­RO­CEL.COM


Con­tem­po­rary, mod­ern or time­less clas­sic: Casal­ife proves big de­sign ideas can fit any space. The liv­ing, din­ing and bed­room vi­gnettes fea­ture North Amer­i­can–made prod­ucts that max­i­mize func­tion and style at any bud­get. Look for brands Amer­i­can Leather, Huppé and Sty­lus, and ever-grow­ing col­lec­tions of light­ing, rugs and table­top ac­cents. If your din­ner par­ties are leg­endary, the Skovby ex­ten­sion din­ing ta­ble seats up to 20. 350 EVANS AVE, ETOBICOKE 416 922 2785 (ALSO: 2532 YONGE ST 416 922 2785) CASAL­IFE.COM


Its condo-friendly fur­ni­ture, light­ing and ac­ces­sories were al­ways cool; now, CB2’S col­lab­o­ra­tions with es­tab­lished de­sign­ers and gifted new­com­ers have put it over the top. Gwyneth Pal­trow’s in­ter­net­fren­zied spe­cial-edi­tion Shear­ling Chair and pink vel­vet sofa mix chic and cozy. Fred Se­gal–de­signed in­door/out­door fur­ni­ture brings Cal­i­for­nia calm to hard lofts, while Ross Cas­sidy’s Ja­pane­sein­spired bento box ta­bles and shoji screen chairs will ap­peal to those mak­ing sim­pler state­ments. 651 QUEEN ST W 416 366 2828 CB2.COM

The Ch­ester­field Shop

Cel­e­brat­ing its 70th year in the biz, TCS has five show­rooms of­fer­ing acres of comfy so­fas and re­clin­ers in mul­ti­ple leather and fab­ric op­tions. Browse sofa beds from Pal­liser and choose from in­ner­spring, pocket-coil or gel-in­fused foam mat­tresses. Its spe­cial­ties: sec­tion­als in ev­ery size, shape and com­fort level, a vast se­lec­tion of theatre-style re­clin­ers kit­ted out with LEDS, and colour­ful tufted arm­chairs. Re­treat into co­coon­ing pieces aimed at mak­ing a home an invit­ing sanc­tu­ary. 2045 YONGE ST 416 667 1150 (ALSO: 4900 DUFFERIN ST; 1218 KENNEDY RD; 1248 DUN­DAS ST E; 17940 YONGE ST) THECHESTERFIELDSHOP.COM

Com­mute De­sign

The soar­ing ceil­ings of this stu­dio-cum-show­room pro­vide an ap­pro­pri­ately dra­matic back­drop for the gen­er­ously sized sculp­tural light­ing on dis­play. Fix­tures orig­i­nally cooked up for Com­mute’s many restau­rant pro­jects can be or­dered to go; chances are you’ve seen its unique plated, per­fo­rated and pol­ished pieces at Aloette, Gen­eral As­sem­bly and Oretta. Com­ple­ment your choice of state­ment light with a cus­tom leather sofa, mar­ble-topped bench, or one of sev­eral strik­ing ac­cent ta­bles in brass or gra­di­ent glass. 2896 DUN­DAS ST W 416 861 0521 BY APPT ONLY COMMUTEDESIGN.COM

Cooli­can & Com­pany

“End­lessly durable, pur­pose­fully made” is Cooli­can’s motto. Its heir­loom-qual­ity, Toronto-made wooden fur­ni­ture is painstak­ingly con­structed in small batches. Their Eu­clid wall mir­ror fea­tures a steam-bent arched frame in­spired by the door­ways of a Shaker vil­lage in Ken­tucky. Bread­board ends and a spare sil­hou­ette give its white-oak Lakeshore din­ing ta­ble a time­less ap­peal. Don’t miss benches – in­spired by foot­stools in Mo­roc­can souks –

up­hol­stered with re­cy­cled fab­ric from French fash­ion houses wound into cord. 1299 ST. MARY’S AVE, UNIT #4, MIS­SIS­SAUGA COOLICANANDCOMPANY.COM

Crate & Bar­rel

Easy-to-mix ac­ces­sories and craft-con­scious fur­ni­ture and table­ware are C&B’S stock-in-trade. Tighter spa­ces will love their stream­lined so­fas, stor­age ot­tomans, and an ad­justable pedestal ta­bles that ac­com­mo­date var­i­ous heights. C&B’S ele­gant util­ity cart dou­bles as a rolling bar­top, kitchen prep sta­tion or bath­room caddy. Mix and match home ac­cents in mar­ble and gold with wood and porce­lain. Ful­fill your en­ter­tain­ing am­bi­tions with petite gas grills, stem­less wine­glasses and artisanal din­ner­ware in matte black. YORKDALE SHOP­PING CEN­TRE, 3401 DUFFERIN ST 416 657 4100 (ALSO: SQUARE ONE SHOP­PING CEN­TRE, 95 SQUARE ONE DR 905 949 1545) CRATEANDBARREL.CA

De­sign Repub­lic

In the F.C. Bur­roughes Fur­ni­ture Com­pany’s for­mer digs – one of the city’s great­est in­tact his­toric build­ings – DR sells of-the-mo­ment, ur­ban­iteap­proved fur­ni­ture. Live-edge din­ing and cof­fee ta­bles with cus­tom­iz­a­ble steel bases are a draw, as are their made-in-toronto so­fas, sec­tion­als and so­fabeds, avail­able in hun­dreds of fab­rics and leathers. Com­ple­ment­ing small kitchens are is­lands on cast­ers, in­dus­trial Rochelle stools in chirpy colours, and vin­tage ac­ces­sories to per­son­al­ize your look. 639 QUEEN ST W 416 603 0007 MYDESIGNREPUBLIC.COM

De­sign Within Reach

DWR is a des­ti­na­tion for new de­signs and de­sign­ers whose work cap­tures the spirit and ideals of iconic mod­ern de­sign. Its col­lec­tion mixes authen­tic li­censed clas­sics from Emeco, Cassina and Knoll with DWR’S ex­clu­sive house de­signs. DWR’S ever-pop­u­lar Story book­case from Afte­room vir­tu­ally dis­ap­pears when fully loaded. We also love the stream­lined Sen me­dia unit by Ibon Ar­riz­a­bal­aga in graphite, while the Nev­erend­ing Glory hand-blown glass pen­dants in­spired by chan­de­liers from Europe’s most em­i­nent opera houses add a sense of quiet re­fine­ment. 214 KING ST E 416 977 4003 DWR.COM

De­sign­ers Walk

Spread across five build­ings, DW’S fur­ni­ture, light­ing, ac­ces­sories and fab­ric sup­pli­ers cater to the city’s in­te­rior de­sign com­mu­nity. Find lush tex­tiles from JF & Co. next to bustling de­sign firms in Build­ing 2, the Re­source Cen­tre in Build­ing 3 and, in Build­ing 4, a mar­ket­place packed with fine rugs and wall­cov­er­ings from Robert Allen and The Red Car­pet & Rug Com­pany. Find lux­ury home fur­nish­ings, fab­rics and ac­ces­sories from re­tail­ers Theo and Pri­mav­era in Build­ing 5. RE­SOURCE CEN­TRE, 168 BED­FORD RD, 2ND FL 416 961 1211 x225 DESIGNERSWALK.COM

Drech­sel Stu­dio

This de­sign stu­dio’s prow­ess is blend­ing res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial func­tion­al­ity us­ing hy­brid fur­ni­ture and light­ing from such stal­wart Eu­ro­pean man­u­fac­tur­ers as Arco, As­plund and Fred­eri­cia. St­ingray is not your grandma’s rocker: the plas­tic seat’s un­con­ven­tion­ally or­ganic shape is wide and dy­namic. Want a dif­fer­ent way to lounge? Get in­spired by the creative, avant-garde forms of DS’S mod­u­lar so­fas, in­clud­ing San­cal’s La Isla, and Ver­pan’s Welle – a low, un­du­lat­ing seat­ing land­scape with six dif­fer­ent mix-and-match units. 150 KING ST E 416 740 7226 DRECHSELSTUDIO.COM


Many style-savvy shop­pers make Elte their first stop for so­fas, ta­bles and beds. Elte has as­sem­bled a stacked lineup of de­sign­ers, in­clud­ing Kara Mann, Tim­o­thy Oul­ton, Aerin Lauder, Thomas Bina, Milo Baugh­man and Thayer Cog­gin. Seek out fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories from Mitchell Gold + Bob Wil­liams, and test drive lux­u­ri­ous mat­tresses from Vis­pring. There are also scores of broad­loom and hand­made car­pet op­tions, in­clud­ing vin­tage Mo­roc­can rugs fea­tur­ing deep hues in lat­tice pat­terns. 80 RONALD AVE 416 785 7885 ELTE.COM

Elte MKT

Fo­cused on dis­counted high-end de­sign, Elte MKT’S raw in­dus­trial space caters to a mod­ern clien­tele with an ever-chang­ing in­ven­tory of ur­bane, com­pact fur­nish­ings. Ex­plore so­fas, beds and light­ing – not to men­tion a strong se­lec­tion of cowhide, vin­tage kilim and colour­ful silk rugs. Wall decor op­tions abound: cus­tom­ize your home with graphic il­lus­tra­tions or pol­ished pho­tos from Yel­lowko­rner, a shop within a shop at Elte MKT that of­fers lim­ited-edi­tion non-dig­i­tal prints, fin­ishes and frames. 1381 CASTLEFIELD AVE 416 789 0800 ELTEMKT.COM


With an eco­nom­i­cal ap­proach to de­sign, EQ3 pro­duces in­tel­li­gently crafted and retro-sleek fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories. They pri­mar­ily tout made-in-canada pieces, in­clud­ing so­fas and sec­tion­als. For a pressed-for-space condo, try the Mar­cel bed with op­tional six-drawer stor­age, or bas­kets hand­wo­ven from sea­grass that dou­ble as stor­age and decor. Add small-scale, big-im­pact ac­cents with Ball lamps in var­i­ous fin­ishes, or the Posey se­ries of pas­tel ce­ramic vases in play­ful forms that will bring fresh en­ergy to any room. 51 HANNA AVE, UNIT #3 416 533 9090 (ALSO: 222 KING ST E 416 815 2002) EQ3.COM

Fisker In­ter­na­tional

Headed by an owner with a grow­ing de­sign–build busi­ness, this no-non­sense trade-only show­room brings high-end Ital­ian and Dan­ish fur­ni­ture and mill­work to the Toronto mar­ket: seat­ing from Plank and Mater De­sign, wardrobes from Pre­sotto and con­tract fur­ni­ture from Howe. Fisker’s now look­ing south; its lat­est ven­ture is a col­lab­o­ra­tion with Brazil’s Sol­los, a col­lec­tion of fur­ni­ture with a mod­ern take on the mid-cen­tury mod­ern aes­thetic that ex­em­pli­fies ca­sual lux­ury. 58 STE­WART ST, UNIT #100 [email protected] BY APPT ONLY FISKERINTL.COM


En­vi­ron­men­tally friendly fur­ni­ture for tight spa­ces is cen­tral to this French man­u­fac­turer’s of­fer­ings for adults, kids and teens. Their pieces are build­ing-block masters: ad­justable, stack­able and mul­ti­pur­pose pieces to fit any nook or cranny. Take the coun­try oak–fin­ish Natura line with shelv­ing op­tions that per­form dou­ble duty as in­te­grated me­dia stand stor­age and see-thru room di­viders. Rein­vent­ing the small­est of spa­ces is Noc­turne, with its 3-in-1 func­tion­al­ity: a pull-down bed with an ex­tend­ing con­sole-to-din­ing ta­ble or mul­ti­me­dia unit. 156 DAVEN­PORT RD (MOV­ING TO 164 DAVEN­PORT RD LATER THIS WIN­TER) 416 777 9494 GAU­TIER.CA

Green Light Dis­trict

Shop own­ers David and Deb­o­rah Peets travel the globe to find eclec­tic fur­nish­ings sourced di­rectly from in­de­pen­dent ar­ti­sans. On­line, you’ll find artful lamps from Mon­treal’s Brollte and wood in­lay me­dia units by Christo­pher So­lar, as well as Eu­ro­pean oak side ta­bles with slen­der cube-shaped bases and tops that re­move to re­veal hid­den stor­age space. Eye-catch­ing home­wares in­clude sculp­tural black­ened oak can­dle­sticks and Lor­raine Tu­son’s merino wool felt pil­lows, coast­ers and ta­ble run­ners. 457 RONCESVALLES AVE 416 272 5005 GREENLIGHTSHOP.CA

Hard­ware In­te­ri­ors

Mur­ray Dun­can and Jor­dan Tabach­nik search far and wide for vin­tage fur­ni­ture and sal­vaged ma­te­ri­als. Serv­ing both res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial spa­ces, their in-house la­bel Mor­gan Clay­hall crafts func­tional and artful be­spoke ta­bles, light­ing and in­stal­la­tions with re­fined fin­ishes. Many of their spec­tac­u­lar cus­tom pieces in­cor­po­rate Dun­can’s bold and ab­stract mixed-me­dia paint­ings and col­lages to cre­ate one-of-a-kind state­ments. We love the graf­fiti­cov­ered cab­i­nets that in­cor­po­rate lyrics, vows and heart­felt mes­sages. 31 SAULTER ST, UNIT 3C 647 641 3724 BY APPT ONLY HARDWAREINTERIORS.COM; MORGANCLAYHALL.COM

Hol­lace Cluny

Wan­der­ing through HC’S ele­gant new show­room, you’ll dis­cover a se­lec­tion of tai­lored fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories from such high-end brands as De La Es­pada, Carl Hansen & Søn, Knoll and Bas­sam­fel­lows. We noted hand­crafted, mid-cen­tury-style wooden fur­ni­ture from Smilow, state­ment-mak­ing ta­bles from Tom Faulkner and ex­quis­ite wall­pa­per fea­tur­ing old books and or­ganic pat­terns. Com­ple­ment­ing the col­lec­tion are un­der­stated light fix­tures from Stick­bulb, David Weeks and Serge Mouille. The pièce de ré­sis­tance: Lind­sey Adel­man’s King­dom, a grand bulb-cov­ered lu­mi­naire re­sem­bling a bud­ding cherry tree branch. 245 DAVEN­PORT RD 416 968 7894 HOLLACECLUNY.CA


H+M is a con­tem­po­rary light­ing and fur­ni­ture stu­dio that spe­cial­izes in min­i­mal pieces – some with a fu­tur­is­tic bent, and all man­u­fac­tured on site (do ask to see the fa­cil­ity when you visit!). The show­room fea­tures de­signer Mis­cha Cou­vrette’s im­pec­ca­bly honed pieces in­te­grat­ing wood and met­als: alu­minum basin cof­fee ta­bles, fid­dle­head-like um­brella stands, and off-axis con­i­cal stools that re­sem­ble large chess pieces. Mean­while, Cou­vrette’s imag­i­na­tive lu­mi­naires in­clude hexag­o­nal or zig-zag­ging Bolt sconces, and pa­per­clip-like Link pen­dants, which can be hung hor­i­zon­tally or ver­ti­cally. 501 AL­LIANCE AVE, STE #102 647 970 9716 HOLLISMORRIS.COM

Home Smith

An eclec­tic yet cu­rated se­lec­tion of vin­tage, an­tique and mod­ern ac­cents and fur­ni­ture greet vis­i­tors to this charm­ing Roncy out­post. Larger pieces run the gamut from swanky vel­vet club chairs and weath­ered hick­ory bar carts to slen­der glass étagères with gilded iron frames. The di­verse se­lec­tion of tex­tiles and ac­ces­sories here in­cludes Mon­tauk linen throws, small-batch can­dles and vinyl mats in­spired by world tile pat­terns that make a per­fect wel­come for your en­try­way or kitchen. 309 RONCESVALLES AVE 416 484 3702 HOMESMITHHOUSE.COM

Homestyle Fur­nish­ings

Natuzzi Italia’s luxe as­sort­ment of leather and fab­ric seat­ing is the head­liner here: the Euro col­lec­tion boasts swiv­el­ling arm­chairs and deeply cush­ioned so­fas and sec­tion­als with ad­justable head­rests for added com­fort. Mod­els fea­ture built-in dock­ing sta­tions, side pock­ets and even

shelves for added ver­sa­til­ity. The range com­prises up­hol­stered beds, din­ing and cof­fee ta­bles, and a re­cliner that in­tu­itively re­sponds to your shift­ing pos­ture with­out levers. An ex­panded range of ac­ces­sories com­ple­ments the of­fer­ings. 1190 CALE­DO­NIA RD 416 780 1055 HOMESTYLEFURNISHINGS.COM

Hud­son’s Bay

The sixth floor of the iconic flag­ship store is stocked with high-end fur­ni­ture and ap­pli­ances: the largest Huppé shop in the city, a new Natuzzi Italia shop, Gluck­stein­home and much more. The newly re­designed lower level stocks a per­fectly cu­rated se­lec­tion of cook­ware, din­ner­ware and table­top ac­ces­sories, in­clud­ing 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

Im­prove Canada

Or­ga­nized like a trade show, this su­per­centre boasts 400 ven­dors ready to help with any home im­prove­ment task, from hard­wood floor­ing to fine-art fram­ing. Find in­no­va­tive ap­pli­ances and fix­tures from kitchen and bath man­u­fac­tur­ers like Jura, Le­icht, Miele and Amer­i­can Stan­dard along­side se­lect prod­ucts from Bau­for­mat, Poggen­pohl and Ca­naroma. Other stand­outs: Ko­man­dor’s cus­tom clos­ets and doors, Pe­dini’s Ital­ian kitchens and The Door Bou­tique’s panoply of mod­ern knobs that make a big im­pact with small lux­u­ries. 7250 KEELE ST, VAUGHAN 416 417 7507 APPT REC IMPROVECANADA.COM

In­dus­trial Storm

Gary Fla­herty and Han­son Tan’s show­room spot­lights small-run and one-off fur­nish­ings and art ob­jects. IS of­fers a per­son­al­ized de­sign ser­vice span­ning every­thing from fur­ni­ture to a line of Nepalese wool-blend rugs. Com­ple­ment­ing their of­fer­ings are con­crete cof­fee ta­bles on re­cessed cas­tors by Oso In­dus­tries and case­goods by Ted Bo­erner. Boost your home’s luxe ap­peal with ex­otic fi­bre tex­tiles from French fab­ric house Bis­son Bruneel and wall­cov­er­ings with dreamy painted scenes by Look Walls & In­te­ri­ors. 367 DUPONT ST 416 955 9888 INDUSTRIALSTORM.COM

In­te­rior El­e­ments

IE’S fo­cus is high-end Ital­ian fur­ni­ture. With 26 tai­lored en­vi­ron­ments fea­tur­ing pieces from Bax­ter, Minotti, Molteni&c and Dada, its of­fer­ings high­light plush and per­fectly fit­ted so­fas and easy chaises longues that point to min­i­mal­ist aes­thet­ics and an at­ten­tion to de­tail. The ex­pan­sive in­te­rior is filled with sen­su­ous curvi­lin­ear pieces off­set by bold metal­lic ac­cents, chunky wooden side ta­bles and ethe­real float­ing light fix­tures. Ex­quis­ite light­ing from the likes of Na­hoor, Bomma and Lasvit – do see the hor­i­zon­tal Ci­pher pen­dant by Yabu Pushel­berg – main­tain the sense of Eu­ro­pean glam­our. 102 BERKE­LEY ST 416 928 0222 INTERIORELEMENTS.CA


The clean, invit­ing dis­plays here are punc­tu­ated by Italy’s most so­phis­ti­cated fur­ni­ture icons. De Padova, Flex­form, Liv­ing Di­vani, Porro, Po­rada and Riva 1920 are rep­re­sented in pal­ettes of grey, taupe and rich shades of green. New ad­di­tions from Cassina, now un­der the art di­rec­tion of Pa­tri­cia Urquiola, in­clude a resur­gence of clas­sic pieces by the likes of Gae­tano Pesce and Vico Mag­istretti – and, from Flex­form, Carlo Colombo’s new Sveva chair, which fea­tures a sculp­tural coach hide leather shell. Climb the grand float­ing ja­toba wood stair­case for Boffi’s ele­gant K6 kitchen sys­tem with slid­ing work sur­face. 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 Freis­tel by Rolf Benz; Furni­nova’s cozy wing­backs an­i­mated by a pat­tern of bright but­tons; splay-legged cof­fee ta­bles; and for the of­fice en­vi­ron­ment, JI’S be­spoke desk sys­tems and par­ti­tions. JAL­ICE.CA


Housed at this Mu­nich brand’s burst­ing Queen West flag­ship is a cor­nu­copia of fur­nish­ings and quirky baubles. From an up­hol­stered bar cart with gold trim to an ash­tray in the shape of a Lon­don mail­box, there’s surely some­thing for every­one. Or­ganic lines rule in their soft goods col­lec­tion: sink into the cushy Lul­laby Blue­green sofa, or sit pretty on the el­e­gantly curved Dschinn three-seater. 553 QUEEN ST W 647 350 5273 KARE-DE­SIGN.COM


Kiosk’s space is an ar­chi­tec­tural tour de force: dra­matic stair­cases and a cat­walk lead through three floors of ex­quis­ite con­tem­po­rary fur­ni­ture by top Eu­ro­pean brands, in­clud­ing B&B Italia, Glas Italia, Knoll, Ri­made­sio, Stua and Zan­otta. Fall for the com­posed glam­our of the Ren dress­ing ta­ble from Poltrona Frau – with its full moon–shaped mir­ror and se­cret leather-clad com­part­ment – along with the op­tional loose, down-filled cush­ions on Bensen’s vi­brant Aura sofa. Also on site: in­cred­i­ble lights from Flos, Foscarini and Bocci, as well as su­per-de­tailed rugs from Swe­den’s Kasthall. 288 KING ST E 416 539 9665 KIOSKDESIGN.CA


Klaus is the long-time source for con­tem­po­rary and clas­sic de­signs by such es­teemed man­u­fac­tur­ers as Thonet, Ar­ti­fort, Tom Dixon, Moooi and Louis Poulsen. Here you’ll find the beau­ti­fully en­gi­neered work of pi­o­neer­ing Ger­man de­sign stu­dios Rolf Benz, COR and e15 along­side hip Dan­ish brands Menu, Nor­mann Copen­hagen and &tra­di­tion. Among the many ex­clu­sives is made-in-mon­treal light­ing by Lam­bert & Fils (see the ul­tra-lin­ear Mile col­lec­tion) and lu­mi­naires from Van­cou­ver’s And­light (check out the mod­u­lar Pipeline se­ries). The newly launched Nienkäm­per show­room next door show­cases their in-house brand of ex­ec­u­tive of­fice fur­nish­ings. 300 KING ST E 416 362 3434 KLAUSN.COM


Dustin Kroft has an affin­ity for ver­sa­tile, orig­i­nal solid-wood fur­ni­ture, and it shows in his madein-toronto col­lec­tion. With a fo­cus on min­i­mal­ism and craft, much of the new cat­a­logue con­sists of ready-made small ob­jects and bite-sized fur­ni­ture items (check out those wall-mounted Buoy night­stands). Our favourites in­clude the cus­tom tres­tle ta­bles (avail­able in oak, ash or wal­nut and fin­ished with hand-ap­plied oils), which nod hand­somely to Scan­di­na­vian, Ja­panese and Shaker styles, as well as the Car­rara mar­ble–topped Stir ta­bles with pop­si­cle-stick legs. 124 CON­NIE CRES, UNIT #11, CON­CORD 416 928 5959 BY APPT ONLY KROFT.CO


Home ac­ces­sories by prom­i­nent Ja­panese ar­ti­sans; her­itage Scan­di­na­vian fur­ni­ture by House of Finn Juhl and Fred­eri­cia; and con­tem­po­rary, made-to-last pieces from De La Es­pada, &tra­di­tion, Frama and Maruni: so­phis­ti­ca­tion abounds at Mjölk. Here you’ll find such trea­sures as Oji Masanori’s sand-cast brass flat­ware and Finn Juhl’s iconic France and Chief­tain chairs. Among its many ex­clu­sive pieces are in-house col­lab­o­ra­tions with in­ter­na­tional de­sign­ers, in­clud­ing an on­go­ing part­ner­ship with Luca Nichetto, who mixes Mu­rano glass from his home­town with Toronto-pro­duced brass to cre­ate re­fined tea light hold­ers. 2959 DUN­DAS ST W 416 551 9853 MJOLK.CA


Con­tem­po­rary fur­nish­ings and dec­o­ra­tive ac­ces­sories for large homes and small spa­ces fill vi­gnettes propped with light­ing, rugs, throws – even a dash of of­fice prod­uct. Pop­u­lar items in­clude mod­u­lar leather so­fas such as the Rock­land II and Funk­tion sec­tion­als, which fea­ture fully ad­justable head­rests and tilted back seats re­spec­tively; the ex­tend­able West­lyn din­ing ta­ble with mar­ble base; and the Wolfe bed, with its tall, tufted head­board up­hol­stered in vis­cose–linen. Other stand­outs in­clude the ex­clu­sive cap­sule col­lec­tion by Cana­dian de­signer Aly Velji. 1425 DUN­DAS ST E, MIS­SIS­SAUGA 905 625 9106 (ALSO: 71 COCHRANE DR, MARKHAM 905 305 0355) MO­BILIA.CA

Mod­ern Sense

MS is all about ul­tra-con­tem­po­rary fur­ni­ture. Con­tin­u­ally re­freshed stock in­cludes Ital­ian and Cana­dian mid-mod side chairs and oc­ca­sional ta­bles, slick din­ing sets and float­ing en­ter­tain­ment units. Some favourites: In­no­va­tion Liv­ing’s condo-friendly Long Horn sofa, which opens up to be­come a dou­ble-bed de­light; Tonin Casa’s made-in-italy pedestal and tres­tle-legged din­ing ta­bles; Huppé’s over­stuffed so­fas and solid-wood bed­frames with float­ing soft-close night­stands; and Stress­less’s er­gonomic re­clin­ers in bright colours. 1875 WIL­SON AVE 416 746 9381 MODERNSENSEFURNITURE.COM

Molteni & C | Dada

M&C’S Vin­cent Van Duy­sen–de­signed show­room and neu­tral-toned vi­gnettes il­lus­trate its com­mit­ment to so­phis­ti­cated, de­tail-driven fur­ni­ture, ac­ces­sories, stor­age so­lu­tions and kitchen sys­tems. Ac­ces­sory trays in the Gliss walk-in closet of­fer a place for ev­ery pocket square, while built-in light­ing tracks en­sure there’s no dress­ing in the dark. A dap­pled stone ves­sel sink rem­i­nis­cent of ter­razzo, from sis­ter kitchen man­u­fac­turer Dada, and the del­i­cate yet sturdy com­po­si­tional wall sys­tem Grid, with its in­te­rior LED light­ing and nu­mer­ous luxe cus­tomiza­tion op­tions, are stand­outs. 339 ADE­LAIDE ST E 416 362 2226 MOLTENIGROUP.COM

Mon­tauk Sofa

Hard­wood frames and springs tied at eight pres­sure points en­sure Mon­tauk’s cushy and hand­somely ca­sual seats hold up for years to come. The slate-grey, sink-into-me back­rest of the Heather sofa is draped with a pil­low hood and over­sized down-filled cush­ions for the ul­ti­mate Net­flix-binge

en­vi­ron­ment. Val­cucine’s kitchen sys­tems are equally spec­tac­u­lar; the sen­sor-con­trolled Air Log­ica re­veals small ap­pli­ances and cook­ing uten­sils hid­den be­hind a ris­ing back­splash with a wave of the hand, while the back panel’s il­lu­mi­na­tion can be ad­justed in den­sity and hue to suit your mood. 220 KING ST E 416 361 0331 MONTAUKSOFA.COM

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 show­room. Task and lounge chairs by Hu­man­scale and Hu­man Touch, as well as desk lamps by Kon­cept and Aere­light, suit the needs of any worka­holic, while sofa beds – made-to-or­der by Nir­vana in Toronto – are equipped with hid­den stor­age, and are per­fect for host­ing guests in close quar­ters. Tem­pur-pedic mat­tresses and pil­lows, as well as Cana­dian linens and goose-down du­vets, round out the se­lec­tion. 55 BLOOR ST W 416 929 8300 NIRVANAHOME.CA


A loft-like set­ting com­ple­ments the strik­ingly min­i­mal­ist fur­nish­ings and ac­ces­sories here. Among the ex­clu­sive stock: the soap bub­ble-es­que Cloud lamps by Cat­te­lan; the Bar­bara ta­ble with peek­a­boo con­crete base and Leon cre­denza, whose front has an in­cred­i­ble trompe l’oeil rip­ple ef­fect, by Casa­ma­nia & Horm; and Bon­aldo’s sexy Lock chair, whose seat and back pro­vide com­fort with a sin­gle swoop of pad­ding. Palazzetti’s grow­ing col­lec­tion of Piero For­nasetti’s dec­o­ra­tive plates and vases are proven best­sellers. 1020 LAWRENCE AVE W 416 785 7190 PALAZZETTI.CA


Clean lines, com­fort and un­der­stated sil­hou­ettes give Pav­il­ion’s so­fas, din­ing ta­bles and me­dia units – mod­ern fur­nish­ings de­signed with ur­ban dwellers in mind – a time­less qual­ity. Pav­il­ion spe­cial­izes in Cana­dian-crafted, hand­made and made-to-or­der pieces, in­clud­ing sleek bed­room fur­ni­ture in wal­nut and white oak, and deep, mod­u­lar sec­tion­als. Pav­il­ion also rep­re­sents Cana­dian mak­ers of clas­sic din­ing ta­bles and cre­den­zas, orig­i­nal art­work and prints, as well as light­ing, hand­made pil­lows and other home ac­ces­sories. 42 GLAD­STONE AVE 416 504 9859 PAVILIONMODERN.COM

Pekota De­sign

Sit­u­ated in the heart of the Junc­tion, Pekota car­ries its own brand of fur­ni­ture, which is de­signed and built in Canada, as well as an as­sort­ment of pieces from around the world. Best de­scribed as in­dus­trial el­e­gance, the col­lec­tion of chairs, ta­bles, so­fas, shelv­ing and light­ing pieces, made from hand-fin­ished steel and wood, have a unique blend of mod­ern de­sign and art deco style. Also on of­fer: an as­sort­ment of live-edge wood slabs of var­i­ous sizes and wood types. 406 PA­CIFIC AVE 416 792 8654 PEKOTA.COM


Look no fur­ther for stream­lined and dis­tin­guished fur­ni­ture sys­tems. In the show­room, a Sen­zafine wardrobe puts your threads on dis­play with trans­par­ent glass doors and a slen­der frame avail­able in a wide range of fin­ishes. Varenna kitchen dis­plays re­de­fine the art of cook­ing with ul­tra-thin cab­i­netry and in­te­grated light­ing. Sprin­kled through­out the show­room are such luxe fur­nish­ings as the geo­met­ric Pan­dora Due stor­age unit in for­est green and the petite Jane arm­chair – both per­fect for con­dos. Po­liform’s bath­room fur­nish­ings are down­stains, along­side stun­ning tubs and wash­basins. 99 JARVIS ST 416 601 1661 POLIFORMTORONTO.COM

Quasi Modo Mod­ern Fur­ni­ture

The vi­gnettes in this strik­ing white space dis­play con­tem­po­rary fur­ni­ture from such top in­ter­na­tional brands as Knoll, Ch­erner, Vi­tra and Ger­va­soni, as well as Cana­dian lines from Speke Klein and light­ing from Artek and Foscarini. Colour­ful wool poufs from Spain’s Gan pull triple duty as a seat, ot­toman and nest­ing ta­ble, while Foscarini’s bold Twiggy floor lamp is light­weight yet re­mark­ably durable. Other high­lights in­clude Knoll’s gold-plated Plat­ner lounge chair and Her­man Miller’s ele­gant Dis­til desk. 1079 QUEEN ST W 416 703 8300 QUASIMODOMODERN.COM


This bright show­room dis­plays mod­ern Eu­ro­pean fur­ni­ture for res­i­den­tial, com­mer­cial and hos­pi­tal­ity set­tings. Take, for ex­am­ple, the dandy han­dle on Of­fecct’s Carry On stool, which al­lows it to be trans­ported be­tween rooms, or the ar­che­typal Ap­pia chair by Christoph Jenni for Maxde­sign, which adapts to any en­vi­ron­ment. So­fas by Vi­bi­effe can be sized to fit with mix-and-match el­e­ments, while the Meet mod­u­lar sofa has built-in wooden planters that bring green­ery into the mix. 317 ADE­LAIDE ST E, STE #102 416 955 8282 RAD­FORM.COM

Re­source Fur­ni­ture

RF’S spe­cialty is in­no­va­tive, con­vert­ible and mod­u­lar space-sav­ing fur­ni­ture: over 100 cut­ting-edge and cus­tom­iz­a­ble pieces for adults and kids that dis­guise their multi-func­tion­al­ity un­til ac­ti­vated by a sim­ple tug. Wall beds by Clei dou­ble as desks, couches or shelv­ing units dur­ing the day, while the Pic­nic Bel­la­gio cof­fee ta­ble lifts to be­come a din­ing ta­ble or work sur­face, com­plete with a bench and stor­age com­part­ment below. 22 KING ST E 416 901 7555 RESOURCEFUNITURE.COM

Restora­tion Hard­ware

The fare at this two-storey, one-stop shop leans to­ward large and tran­si­tional fur­nish­ings – tufted leather so­fas, sleigh beds and grandiose chan­de­liers – but RH has added more con­tem­po­rary and mod­ern wares as well, with many of the big draws in the light­ing, out­door and ac­cou­trements sec­tions. Don’t miss the lux­u­ri­ous al­paca throws, stonewashed Bel­gian bed linens and Mo­roc­can wool area rugs, or the on-trend of­fer­ings for tod­dlers to teens. YORKDALE MALL, 3401 DUFFERIN ST 416 322 9422 RESTORATIONHARDWARE.COM

Roche Bobois

Ele­gant, ca­sual and con­tem­po­rary fur­nish­ings abound here. Two col­lec­tions – tra­di­tional Les Nou­veaux Clas­siques and mod­ern Les Con­tem­po­rains – boast such stun­ners as the cur­va­ceous Tan­gram sofa and Mah Jong mod­u­lar seat­ing sys­tem, clad in graphic Mis­soni Home pat­terns. Nes­tled in the in­dented seat of the Mac­aron lounge chair is a cir­cu­lar back­rest/cush­ion, re­sem­bling the ir­re­sistible French pas­try. Pan­tone’s 2018 colour of the year en­livens the Bub­ble sofa, which looks like a clus­ter of grapes, while rugs from Mis­soni Home and Jean Paul Gaultier add piz­zazz. 101 PAR­LIA­MENT ST 416 366 3273 ROCHE-BOBOIS.COM


One of the GTA’S largest mod­ern Ital­ian fur­ni­ture shops, just 30 min­utes from down­town, Se­lene is Canada’s sole dis­trib­u­tor of San­gia­como’s float­ing book­cases and en­ter­tain­ment units; Sovet’s glass ta­bles; and Me­son’s wood, melamine and lam­i­nate kitchens. Also strik­ing: Alea’s Cala­catta-topped of­fice sys­tems, Cal­li­garis’s heat­proof ce­ramic ta­bles and Si­tap’s lux­u­ri­ous rugs. Don’t miss Se­lene’s seat­ing – in­clud­ing a daybed with high-den­sity foam and mov­able back­rests – cus­tom-made on site; lis­ten care­fully and you’ll hear the up­hol­ster­ers ham­mer­ing tacks in place. 8051 KEELE ST, VAUGHAN 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 ro­tat­ing se­lec­tion of con­tem­po­rary liv­ing, din­ing and bed­room fur­ni­ture is glob­ally sourced. One hip vi­gnette af­ter an­other re­veals well-tai­lored sec­tion­als with sculp­tural light­ing and ac­cents. Choose from so­fas with plump, cur­va­ceous shapes or tufted chester­fields; these pair nicely with SF’S mid-mod cre­den­zas, side ta­bles and oc­ca­sional chairs. 885 CALE­DO­NIA RD 416 783 3333 SHELTERFURNITURE.CA

South Hill Home

The strik­ingly ele­gant black and white fa­cade of

SHH’S multi-level show­room only hints at the rich in­ven­tory of so­phis­ti­cated home fur­nish­ings, light­ing and ac­ces­sories 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 Gubi’s sweep­ing vel­vet up­hol­stered din­ing chairs. 146 DUPONT ST 416 924 7224 SOUTHHILLHOME.COM

Space Fur­ni­ture

SF’S im­pres­sive va­ri­ety of cus­tom mill­work and fur­ni­ture in­cludes con­tem­po­rary cab­i­netry for kitchens and bath­rooms, floor-to-ceil­ing fire­place sur­rounds, float­ing stair­cases, me­dia units and clos­ets. Their stain­less-steel and Co­rian coun­ter­tops are made to or­der with in­te­grated sinks, pro­vid­ing a seam­less, easy-to-clean kitchen sur­face. Built in a wide range of ma­te­ri­als, from Plex­i­glass to ceram­ics, SF’S pieces are marked by their dura­bil­ity and time­less style. 479 QUEEN ST E 416 955 4559 SPACEFURNITURE.CA

Stu­dio b/plan b

This vast Cork­town space houses im­pec­ca­bly crafted mod­ern fur­ni­ture that ranges from dreamy beds by Wal­ter K. to sculp­tural con­soles by Caste. Store ex­clu­sives in­clude tran­si­tional seat­ing and light­ing from Holly Hunt, hand­wo­ven out­door sets by De­don and light­ing from Penta and Oluce. Don’t miss Vladimir Ka­gan’s sin­u­ous 1958 On­dine chair with its ski hill–steep high back, or Robert Kuo’s black-lac­quered Pig Gar­den seat in the shape of a con­tent­edly doz­ing porker. The in-store Hästens shop show­cases hand­made mat­tresses from Swe­den’s be­spoke bed man­u­fac­turer. 380 KING ST E 416 363 2996; 416 941 1010 STUDIOBHOME.COM; PLANBOFFICE.COM


Style­garage is a des­ti­na­tion for in­dus­trial-chic wares and made-to-or­der fur­ni­ture. Here, you’ll find roomy club chairs, flex­i­ble Jieldé task lamps, and var­i­ous cus­tom­iz­a­ble wood din­ing ta­bles and kitchen is­lands. Up­stairs is the mid-mod col­lec­tion of couches, chairs and cof­fee ta­bles by Toronto’s Gus Mod­ern; the curvy Hi­lary chair’s chan­nel-stitch de­tail­ing makes it a con­tem­po­rary take on mid-cen­tury Scan­di­na­vian style, while boxy Mar­got is soft­ened by its quar­ter-round back and arm­rests. 78 OSSINGTON AVE 416 534 4343 STYLE­GARAGE.COM

Suite 22 In­te­ri­ors

This home to sharp Ital­ian fur­ni­ture has tai­lored liv­ing, din­ing and bed­room vi­gnettes that boast such heavy-hit­ters as Cat­te­lan Italia, Lago, Ar­ketipo and Tac­chini. Stand­outs in­clude Naos’s Quasar ex­tend­able ta­ble with a gor­geous vis­i­ble gear mech­a­nism that ad­justs the size with a sim­ple push or pull; Tonelli De­sign shelv­ing pieces in stun­ning, crys­tal-clear glass; and the De­salto Clay ta­ble, whose sur­face sits atop its con­i­cal pedestal in a seem­ingly im­pos­si­ble feat of bal­anced pro­por­tion. 160 BUL­LOCK DR, MARKHAM 905 554 6084 SUITE22.CA


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 with an ar­ray of solid wood top op­tions, is an­other com­pelling ad­di­tion to an al­ready im­pres­sive lineup. 247 DAVEN­PORT RD 416 515 0005 TEN­DEX.CA

Toronto In­ter­na­tional De­sign Cen­tre

With all things home decor spread across 40-plus show­rooms – a stag­ger­ing 18,580 square me­tres –

TIDC is an evolv­ing re­source for the pros. Show­rooms fea­ture the lat­est in fur­nish­ings, ac­ces­sories, ap­pli­ances, tex­tiles, floor­ing and light­ing from top in­ter­na­tional man­u­fac­tur­ers. Among the must-see at­trac­tions are the Nordic case­goods at Aito, Dis­tinc­tive’s kitchen ap­pli­ances, and up­hol­stered fur­ni­ture at Van Gogh De­signs. THE IN­TER­NA­TIONAL CEN­TRE, 6900 AIR­PORT RD, MIS­SIS­SAUGA 905 678 5626 BY APPT ONLY EXPLORETIDC.COM

Tusch Seat­ing

Though it caters to pros, any­one with, well, a tush can pe­ruse Tusch’s colour­ful stools, desks, chairs and ta­bles from Italy and Spain, ex­clu­sives from Tonon and Bil­liani among them. Look for Capdell’s low-slung Panel lounger fab­ri­cated from leather fixed to flat steel sup­ports with ex­posed hard­ware; Tonon’s end­lessly con­fig­urable and to­tally tubu­lar River Snake se­ries of poufs; and Ex­pormim’s Livit loveseats and sec­tion­als, whose cush­ions seem to float atop slen­der alu­minum frames. 251 BARTLEY DR, UNITS #3 & 4 416 368 6100 TUSCHSEATING.COM


Old meets new in this show­room’s range of retro, mod­ern and tran­si­tional fur­ni­ture with a strong fo­cus on Cana­dian de­signs. Look for mid-cen­tury-in­spired so­fas by Toronto’s Gus Mod­ern, whose Scandi-style Astrid sofa pops in cherry red, plus stately sec­tion­als from G. Ro­mano and wood-frame beds by Mo­bi­can, both out of Mon­treal. Other cool Canuck of­fer­ings in­clude dresser sets, en­ter­tain­ment units and rus­tic oak-ve­neered din­ing ta­bles, as well as an in-store up­hol­stered seat­ing line. 310 KING ST E 416 366 7477 (ALSO: 1400 CASTLEFIELD AVE 416 787 8488; 3443 FAIRVIEW ST, BURLING­TON 905 333 3088) UP­COUN­TRY.COM

Ur­ban Mode

In­side this for­mer auto shop is a ver­i­ta­ble rain­bow of clas­sic and con­tem­po­rary fur­nish­ings and ac­cents. Nor­mann Copen­hagen’s Form din­ing chair has an ele­gant, uni­fied shell sil­hou­ette; day­benches from Blu Dot are made of soft, matte ani­line leather with a vel­vety feel; and the hand-painted, hand-spun alu­minum Am­bit pen­dant lamp by Mu­uto in­te­grates seam­lessly into any home, of­fice or com­mer­cial space. Get or­ga­nized with Blu Dot’s com­pact Amos coat rack with solid wood tray and pow­der-coated steel hooks. 145 TECUMSETH ST 416 591 8834 URBANMODE.COM

West Elm

This Lib­erty Vil­lage out­post em­pha­sizes af­ford­able fur­ni­ture ba­sics and ac­cou­trements for condo dwellers: clean-lined beds, mod­u­lar sec­tion­als and stor­age ta­bles. Fan faves in­clude soft vel­vet seat­ing, play­ful USB lamps to keep your elec­tron­ics charged and the Gem Cut side ta­ble, which makes a state­ment all on its own. West Elm’s Lo­cal ini­tia­tive adds home­grown items to the mix, such as hand­crafted soap from Skip­ping Stone and re­claimed-wood cof­fee ta­bles by Son of a Wood­cut­ter. 109 AT­LANTIC AVE 416 537 0110 (ALSO: 2434 YONGE ST 416 480 1078) WESTELM.CA + More con­tem­po­rary fur­ni­ture: Bauhaus, Casa Di Luce, Euro­lite, NUA Of­fice, Stu­dio Pazo and Torp.

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