Here's what the team of Style At Home is loving this fall season.
Super sonic decor
These nifty Wi-Fi-connected speakers from Swedish audio company Defunc look as great as they sound. You can customize them to blend with—or stand out in—your decor. Simply send the company an image of wallpaper, fabric, a photo or even artwork, and they’ll send back a customized front for your Defunc Home speaker that you can just snap into place. You can also order standard speaker fronts in up to eight different colours. The speakers, available in two sizes, can be wall mounted, but also come with an adjustable stand for placing on a shelf or table. Using Alexa, AirPlay 2 or the Defunc app, you can program multiple speakers to play the same or different music in different rooms.
It’s becoming increasingly urgent to take stock of the environmental impact of home renovation projects. That’s why it’s great to give kudos to companies that make an effort. The 100-year-old company Bona has always placed a high priority on environmental sustainability. Their website encourages consumers to consider refinishing worn floors instead of replacing them; they say even badly damaged, decades-old floors can often be refinished or resealed instead of sent to the landfill.
Bona’s proprietary floor refinishing system virtually eliminates dust during the process (often a drawback to refinishing). Its eco-friendly waterborne refinishing products stain, seal and protect floors as well as traditional oil-based urethanes, and are tough enough to last for years.
The company also supplies waterborne, sustainable cleaning products that leave floors sparkling while saving water and reducing the amount of plastic and disposables going to landfills. It’s an easy way to save money, and work toward saving the planet, too.
A new colourful coffee-table book about contemporary artist Hunt Slonem’s passion for rescuing, and lavishly redecorating, forgotten heritage mansions provides a sumptuous dive into the artist’s idiosyncratic but irresistible perspective on Americana. His interiors are a maximalist riot of bold colour, antiques, portraits, collectibles and objets of every size and description. Slonem, best known for his colourful murals and other artworks featuring repeating motifs of bunnies, birds and butterflies, considers his house restorations an artform in their own right. The result is a luscious illustration of more-is-more decadent-style decorating.
Crafted in Quebec
Footwear designer to the stars, John Fluevog has teamed up with Otto Studio to create fab retro-inspired wallpapers and decals. Afraid these maximalist patterns will overpower your space? Relax. The thick, high-quality papers are peel-and-stick, so you can just...try them on for size! Bonus: They’re also PVC-free.
Arc de Triomphe
Want to easily, quickly and affordably create a focal point? Apply a self-adhesive wall decal. This one is from designer and stylist Emilie Cerretti’s brand-new Arche collection. The decals are available in a variety of trendy shapes (we love the arch) in patterns and colours both bold and subtle. Create the effect of a headboard, bring attention to a stylish sideboard, or just fill an empty space. Easy peasy!