High or Low
Apr 11, 2013

High/low: Colourful living room

By: Sara Cation
High/low: Colourful living room

Give your living space a pop of colour.

Author: Michael Nangreaves; produced by Andrea McCrindle

High or Low
Apr 11, 2013

High/low: Colourful living room

By: Sara Cation

Our lively living room features a colourful corner set-up to comfortably seat a big family on any budget, from the Bradys’ to the Kardashians’.

 

High or low?

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Can you tell the difference?

 

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High $12,043

  • ARTWORK Original No.33 artwork, 48" x 60", Jason Ramcharan, $4,000.
  • SCONCE Matte-finish metal Fly Trap sconce with rotating arm, Morba, $485.
  • THROW Wool Verner throw, EQ3, $99.
  • TOSS CUSHION Silk toss cushion in hot pink, 22" x 22". Elte, $95.
  • TOSS CUSHION Cotton Charter navy toss cushion, 17" x 17", Elte, $115.
  • TOSS CUSHION Wool Moroccan kilim toss cushion, 20" x 12", Holy Cow!, $145.
  • TOSS CUSHION Wool/cotton Colorfield Collage Crewel toss cushion, 20" x 20", Anthropologie, $98 US.
  • TOSS CUSHION FABRIC Jim Thompson Duqette Collection cotton Gemstone toss cushion fabric, Télio, $205 per yard, through designers.
  • TOSS CUSHION SEWING, Châtelet, $25.
  • INSERT, Châtelet, $7.
  • TOSS CUSHION Velvet Wood Grain toss cushion in mango, 18" x 18", Elte, $325.
  • TOSS CUSHION Lamb’s wool Houndstooth toss cushion, 18" x 18", Shelter, $100.
  • TOSS CUSHION Printed silk paisley Rana toss cushion in teal, 20" x 20", Elte, $235.
  • TOSS CUSHION Wool Moroccan kilim toss cushion, 20" x 12", Holy Cow!, $145.
  • POUFFE Silk/cotton round pouffe with casters, 25" x 17", Art Shoppe, $499.
  • SECTIONAL Adelaide Bi sectional, UpCountry, $3,350.
  • TRAY TABLE Polished stainless steel/ tempered glass Fritz Accent tray table, Elte, $335.
  • MUG Porcelain Say the Word mug, Kate Spade New York, $20US.
  • TOSS CUSHION Small dupioni silk toss cushion in Fuchsia, 16" x 16", Haveli Home & Decorative Arts, $25.
  • RUG Hand-loomed polyester monster shag rug, 5' x 8', Hellenic Rugs Canada, $40 per sq. ft.
  • TOSS CUSHION Generation Art Simon Yiu cotton One More Time, One More Chance toss cushion, 14" x 14", EQ3, $40.
  • TOSS CUSHION Silk toss cushion in teal, 22" x 22", Elte, $95.

 

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Low $4,279

  • PRINT Reproduced No.33 print, 48" x 60", Jason Ramcharan, $800.
  • SCONCE IKEA PS 2012 powder-coated steel swing-arm sconce, IKEA, $60.
  • THROWAcrylic Piper Houndstooth throw, Urban Barn, $40.
  • TOSS CUSHION Large dupioni silk toss cushion, in Bright Red, 24" x 24", Haveli Home & Decorative Arts, $45.
  • TOSS CUSHION Vinyl black and white toss cushion, HomeSense, $23.
  • TOSS CUSHION Hand-woven cotton One-of-a- Kind Moroccan toss cushion, 15" x 18", Baba Souk, $70.
  • TOSS CUSHION EQ3+ Marimekko Vattenblank toss cushion, 20" x 20", EQ3, $73.
  • TOSS CUSHION FABRIC Robert Allen Home cotton Malakos toss cushion fabric in Malachite, Robert Allen, $56 per yard, through designers.
  • TOSS CUSHION SEWING, Châtelet, $25.
  • INSERT, Châtelet, $7.
  • TOSS CUSHION Large dupioni silk toss cushion in Coral, 24" x 24", Haveli Home & Decorative Arts, $45.
  • TOSS CUSHION Cotton houndstooth toss cushion, HomeSense, $25.
  • TOSS CUSHION Large dupioni silk toss cushion in Turquoise, 24" x 24", Haveli Home & Decorative Arts, $45.
  • TOSS CUSHION Hand-woven wool One-of-a-Kind Moroccan toss cushion, 13" x 21", Baba Souk, $80.
  • POUFFE Recycled cotton rope pouffe, 20" x 14", CB2, $100.
  • SECTIONAL Karlstad sectional in Isunda Gray, IKEA, $1,199.
  • TRAY TABLE Wood veneer/metal framed tray table, West Elm, $159.
  • MUG Fishs Eddy ceramic Crossword mug, The New York Times Store, $40US (per set of 4).
  • TOSS CUSHION Small dupioni silk toss cushion in Fuchsia, 16" x 16", Haveli Home & Decorative Arts, $25.
  • RUG Hand-tufted polyester Feelings Shag rug, 5' x 8', Hellenic Rugs Canada, $500.
  • TOSS CUSHION COVER Linen/cotton Eivor toss cushion cover, 16" x 24", IKEA, $13.
  • INNER INSERT, IKEA, $4.
  • TOSS CUSHION Large dupioni silk toss cushion in Turquoise, 24" x 24", Haveli Home & Decorative Arts, $45.

 

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High-Low meter: Sectional sofasIf you have a hard-to-fit corner or want to maximize your lounging capabilities, it sounds like you’re in need of some sectional healing. Stretch out on one of these, which we love for their decorative details like simple tufting, luxe materials or or simple, airy-looking legs.

1 Topanga in Venice Slate, Jonathan Adler, $6,490 US.
2 Adelaide Bi, UpCountry, $3,350.
3 Solo in Jack Tan, EQ3, $1,299.
4 Karlstad in Isunda Gray, IKEA, $1,199.

 

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A full spectrum of toss cushions
The easiest way to toss a little life into your room? With toss cushions in a cacophony of colour. This explosion of patterns and hues is pulled from the room’s artwork and neutralized by its more subtle surroundings.

 

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Caffeine chic
Every day can feel easy like Sunday morning when you sip your coffee from a mug as beautiful as the day you hope you’re about to have. If only morning crosswords were as simple.

From left: Fishs Eddy ceramic Crossword, The New York Times Store, $40 US per set of 4 (2 shown); Porcelain Say the Word, Kate Spade New York, $20 US.

 

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Tray tables
Picture this: You’re lounging on your sofa, reading a book or completing a crossword, unconcerned with getting back up, hoping today, just maybe, you won’t have to. You crave a sip of your coffee, a bite of your toast, but realize they’re on the coffee table just out of reach. You consider calling someone in to push it toward you... or maybe just foregoing food altogether for the day. If you had a tray table, though, this wouldn’t be a problem. With one open side, tray tables are the perfect height to be pulled right up to where you’re sitting and you can reach all your stuff, sans any strain.

 

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Artwork
Art truly is in the eye of the beholder – and let this mix of high and low artwork by both bona fide artists and budding ones prove it. Done by students and professionals, this vibrant collection seems kissed by the end of the rainbow and can be the launching point for myriad colour palettes in any space.

1 Traditions Transformation by student Charlotte Nott, 16" x 20", $150, see below.
2 Imposition #2 by John Barkley, 20" x 24", $3,750.
3 Projection by Hugh Mackenzie, 26" x 36", $5,000, Bau-Xi Gallery.
4 It Doesn’t Matter if You’re Beautiful by student Karen Smith, 24" x 30", $200.
5 Infinite by student Sandra Han, 16" x 20", $115.
6 Anything is Everything by student Mady Fewster, 16" x 20", $125. see below.
7 Wet Bulb Depressed by Janna Watson, 24" x 24", $1,600.
8 Qu’Appelle by Bratsa Bonifacho, 20" x 23", $2,400, Bau-Xi Gallery.

Student artwork is available through Lesley Drummond, Head of Arts at I.E. Weldon Secondary School. For more information, contact Lesley at 705-324-3585.

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