Spring decor, trends and style ideas
Rosanna’s first collection of outdoor-friendly melamine trays and plates is adorned with playful prints inspired by vintage flea-market finds. These will soon be part of your picnic essentials. rosannainc.com.
Illuminate your home
A dreamy pale blue paint job and embossed glass reminiscent of everyone’s favourite retro Mason jars make this lantern a stylish steal and a great spring tabletop idea. homesense.ca, $13.
No need to fret over broken glass on the patio with Jonathan Adler’s Positano melamine utensils and acrylic tumblers. Boasting punchy-hued graphics they make a great tangerine tango tribute.
1 Utensils, jonathanadler.com, $12 US per set.
2 Large tumblers, jonathanadler.com, $9 US each.
Painting by numbers
Whether bold or subdued, colourful and painterly strokes elevate these everyday pieces to wonderful works of art on a budget. johnpaul-co.com, $308.
It’s hard to resist stylish outdoor furniture, especially this candy-coloured assortment of sling loungers, which are both fresh and functional with their easy-to-manoeuvre wheels. homeoutfitters.com, $100 each.
VIPP, long praised for its practical and sturdy signature pedal bins, has introduced its annual colour for 2012: Copenhagen green – a nod to the celebrated brand’s hometown. shophorne.com, from $199 US.
Read and greet
Stir up some nostalgia in your favourite bookworm’s life with greeting cards featuring iconic book cover designs. outofprintclothing.com, $4 each.
Bowl me over
Stay warm during spring’s chillier nights with one of the neatest exterior accecssories - the striking Bol firepit from Toronto-based Paloform. Spun from Corten steel and preweathered to provide an even patina, the vessel can be ordered with a wood-burning grate insert or with gas or propane burners. It makes the perfect mini outdoor fireplace. paloform.com, $2,100.
Taking only about 10 minutes to complete each pot, this is the perfect weekend DIY project.
For this issue’s project of the month, managing editor and resident crafter Catherine Therrien gives inexpensive clay pots a new lease on life by covering them in fabric.
The idea is so simple and requires a few pots of various sizes, your favourite fabrics and a bottle of Mod Podge. Whether you use the pots to hold plants, craft supplies or party essentials, the best part is that they can be easily customized to suit any style, theme or spring colour palette.
Named after the airport code for Munich, the fun hexagon-shaped ceramic MUC tables by Christophe Delcourt come in sets of four or seven in four different paint colour combinations. avenue-road.com, from $1,540.
In honour of barbecue king Weber’s 60th anniversary, we’re taking a look at the evolution of the legendary kettle grill. There are so many delicious recipes for the grill to love, as well.
1 1952: The original kettle designed by founder George Stephen.
2 1973: The Weber electric kettle is one of many models over the years to boast a colourful exterior.
3 2000: The Weber One-Touch Gold remains a designer favourite for its retro look.
All available at weber.com.
A homey touch
Add texture, colour and pattern to your outdoor living space with these weather-resistant toss cushions and rug. Bonus: The rug is recyclable and reversible.
1 Korhani Home Bredene Patio cushion, walmart.ca, $8.
2 Korhani Home Rimini Patio cushion, walmart.ca, $8.
3 Korhani Home Bondi rug in Blue, 5'10" x 9'5", walmart.ca, $40.
One of a kind
No two quartz surfaces from Caesarstone's Supremo collection are alike, mimicking the beauty of nature in a variety of gorgeous neutrals and even a soft pink. This stone makes stunning flooring options that are completely unique. caesarstone.ca, from $80 per sq. ft.
Looking for more great spring decor ideas? Then make sure to check out our list of 10 decorating ideas for spring.