In­te­rior de­sign and eclec­tic finds on Dupont

Lo­cal and global hand­crafted goods spot­ted at the An­nex’s north­ern border

Richmond Hill Post - - Life - By Ray Lon­toc


Kinna Sohna (mean­ing “how beau­ti­ful” in Pun­jabi) is one of T.O.’s best kept se­crets. Owner Sar­taj Kaur trav­els the world (In­dia, Tur­key, Egypt, South­east Asia, Mex­ico, Cuba) on buy­ing trips. “Many of the items we carry are mu­seum qual­ity and made by mas­ter crafts­peo­ple,” says Kaur. In ad­di­tion to the colour­ful cloth­ing, shawls and scarves, you’ll also find rare tribal jew­ellery, folk paint­ings (which the ROM has bought four of in the past) and Moroc­can rugs ($200 to $4,500) bought di­rectly from the women who made them. Kinna Sohna, 266 Dupont St.


Since 2003, this bou­tique has car­ried world-renowned, unique and ex­clu­sive home fur­nish­ings not yet seen in Toronto. Its col­lec­tion is cu­rated from around the world, in­clud­ing French chic from Jean Louis De­niot (Paris), Amer­i­can con­tem­po­rary from Bright (N.Y.C.),and charm­ing pieces from Christophe­r Boots (Aus­tralia). The col­lec­tions are cu­rated in group­ings de­pict­ing var­i­ous room scenes. Own­ers Paul Harper and Nella and San­dra De Luca have over 50 years of knowl­edge and pas­sion for in­te­rior de­sign be­tween them, which al­lows them to help clients find the per­fect pieces to suit their home and life­style. South Hill Home, 200 Dupont St.


Trish Ewanika is drawn to brands com­mit­ted to el­e­gance and time­less­ness, and that in­cludes her own line. “The [Ewanika] col­lec­tion con­cen­trates on im­ported Euro­pean fab­ri­ca­tions, but there is also an ex­per­i­men­ta­tion with fab­rics that are wash­able and travel well,” she says. Re­tail­ing from $140 to $570, Ewanika dresses form a so­phis­ti­cated sil­hou­ette. The shop’s best­sellers in­clude Hope from Swe­den ($130 to $400) and Maryam Nas­sir Zadeh shoes ($540 to $600). Ewanika, 1083 Bathurst St.

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