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we stopped by: barrymore furniture

Ann Marie, Stacy and I were all pretty excited when we were invited to stop by the Barrymore Toronto showroom earlier this week. Not only did we get a lovely tour around the showroom, we also got a sneak peek at the workshop…where all the magic happens! Seeing how furniture comes together has always fascinated me. Here are some of my favourite behind-the-scene pics that show some of the key steps in Barrymore’s process. Read on to see more!

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places to go, people to see: art shoppe

Time flies. Art Shoppe has been a staple in Toronto’s design landscape for 78 years. Steeped in history, the family owned business has a long list of clients, including the Toronto international airport and the Toronto telegram building. Good news, bad news: The historic Yonge and Eglinton location shut it’s doors a few months ago (not surprisingly, the site already has a condo project in the works). But the great news is that it’s found an arguably better home in the Castlefield design district and is settling in quite well. The new showroom retains the signature Canadian-made and European-imported Art Deco-inspired collection that its customers know and love. Situated among other great design shops, the new location makes for a great day trip destination – the in-store cafe, set to open in the spring, will be a great spot to lunch among stylish furnishings. Here are some snapshots of the iconic landmark address over the last seven or so decades. 

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go big or go home

Talk about tall! Ranging in height (the tallest being 30.5″ high!), these pyramid candle holders would bring a fun dose of drama to any space. Use them together as a trio on a coffee table, or showcase a couple of the smaller sticks grouped on your living room mantel. Read on to learn more about these stunners.

 

stilt candleholders go big or go home

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prepare yourself, snow is coming!

It’s true. Snow is on it’s way. So prepare yourself Canada! Let me introduce you to the Firn Snow Shovel – which won the Sustainable Design Award this year and sold out in 48 hrs at IDS in January.

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do you love cheese as much as me?

I’m pretty much obsessed with cheese, and in turn, this cheese board. It stores your cheese knives, acts as a wood cutting board on one side AND a marble board to serve the cheese on the other. Love it! A must-have for the upcoming holiday season. And another excuse to host a party and serve cheese…bonus!

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decor vs. fashion: geometric trays or necklace?

Have you seen the December issue of Style at Home? I love the modern op art trend I curated for the “Trendspotting” column – the products have patterns composed of irregular shapes in bright colours, which remind me of 1960s 0p-art motifs. In particular, the modular Kaleido trays and artful The Conversation necklace caught my eye, since they’re both small accent pieces that make a big statement.

Which of these edgy geometric pieces would you choose: the modular trays or statement necklace?

DecorVsFashion ModernGeometrics decor vs. fashion: geometric trays or necklace?

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Harley Pasternak’s essentials for a healthy kitchen

Last week, I sat down with celebrity trainer and nutritionist Harley Pasternak to chat about his latest book, The Body Reset Diet, and his brand-new Power Blender. Here, I’m sharing Harley’s top three essentials for a healthy kitchen. Read on to find out what they are – I wholeheartedly agree that every budding home chef should have all three of them!

HarleyPasternak Harley Pasternaks essentials for a healthy kitchen

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new-use tuesday: pillowcase

As the work day winds down on this frigid day, all I can seem to think about is snuggling in my bed. My sheets aren’t quite as stylish as these Marimekko Kullervo ones from Crate and Barrel, but that doesn’t stop me from daydreaming about laying my head on my feathery pillow. There is only one use in my sights for my pillowcase, but here are three alternate uses that might surprise you.

 

kullervo grey sheet sets new use tuesday: pillowcase

Queen Marimekko Kullervo sheet set in Grey, $180, Crate and Barrel.

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fab find: mansour silver dishes

Looking to channel the vibe of our November Holiday feast? We found some aluminum dishes that will give you the look of old world silver, without breaking the bank! Read on to learn more.

fab find mansour dishes fab find: mansour silver dishes

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6 great bathroom sconces that never were

Deciding on light fixtures is one of the more difficult things when designing a room – or at least for me.  When I started designing my family bathroom I knew I wanted it to have a nautical feel – utlitarian yet chic – both comfortable for children and adults. The lights in my bathroom really help set this tone. It took me a while to find the right lights, but after consider these 6 others options (see below) I landed on Serena and Lily’s Beacon sconce in “carrot” seen here:

 

bathroom orange sconce 6 great bathroom sconces that never were

 

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