High/low: Modern country
High $10,257Sofa: Hampton two-seat with cotton slipcover $1,989, Ethan Allen, ethanallen.com. Cushions: Bill Sofield 26" square mohair $390 each, Studio B, Toronto, 416-363-2996; studiobhome.com. Throw: Mohair in Pebble $265, Elte, 888-276-3583; elte.com. Scarf: Cashmink in Burnt Orange $45, Indigo and Chapters, chapters.indigo.ca. Steamer trunk: Classic brushed steel $3,200, Camilla House Imports, 800-661-0257; camillahouse.com. Bowl: Locally handmade wood $270, Manor, Toronto, 416-544-1700. Lamp: Surveyor wood and metal with paper shade $915, Elte, 888-276-3583; elte.com. Chair: Kartell Louis Ghost polycarbonate $469, HorseFeathersHome, Toronto, 416-486-4555; horsefeathershome.com. Log table: Cypress Natural Tree-Stump $279, West Elm, Toronto, 416-537-0110; westelm.com. Deer head: Big-Game beech wood $269 US, Generate Design, Montreal, 514-295-4678; gnr8.biz. Wallpaper: Code 1317 $900 (for a 100 sq. ft. surface), Wall You Need Is Love, wallyouneedislove.com. Rug: Pauly Shore 8' x 10' polyester $865, Elte, 888-276-3583; elte.com.
Low $4,695Sofa: Karlstad two-seat with long cotton slipcover $599, IKEA, 866-866-4532; ikea.ca. Cushions: Emerson 10" x 20" wool/acrylic $33 each, Indigo and Chapters, chapters. indigo.ca. Throw: Lutz & Patmos Honeycomb acrylic/wool in Ivory $89, West Elm, Toronto, 416-537-0110; westelm.com. Shawl: Indigo Life rayon in Burnt Orange $24, Indigo and Chapters, chapters.indigo.ca. Steamer trunk: Mayfair brushed steel $2,480, Restoration Hardware, 800-762-1005; restorationhardware.com. Bowl: Wood $10, HomeSense, 866-466-3707; homesense.ca. Lamp: Surveyors mahogany with antiquenickel- finish details and paper shade $669, Ethan Allen, ethanallen.com. Chair: Ghost acrylic $279, DeBoer’s, 800-265-2637; deboers. com. Log table: Salvaged white oak $150, Urban Tree Salvage, Toronto, 647-438-7516; urbantreesalvage.com. Deer head: Bucky large cardboard $52 US, Cardboard Safari, 877-895-9453; cardboardsafari.com. Wallpaper: Design by Color BC1581919 $87 (for a 100 sq. ft. surface), Blue Mountain Wallcoverings, 800-219-2424; designbycolor.net. Rug: Shaw Living Shaggedy Shag 8' x 10' olefin $188, Lowe’s, 800-445-6937; lowes.ca.
1 Doing my homework I sketch a floor plan to figure out the camera angle, scale and number of pieces that can be accomodated in the space.
2 Price check Scouting steamer trunks at Art Shoppe. This beautiful Postobello Dumont trunk cocktail table is $3,998.
3 Setting the scene After assembling the Low deer head in only 8 minutes, I trimmed the bittersweet berry branches for the arrangement.
4 Lying down on the job Taking a breather after putting together the Low set, which took 3 hours! (We saved time by papering with double-sided tape.)