By Wendy Kam Marcy
I posted this list in 2010 when I bought my first condo... now I'm on condo number three (and married with a rambunctious toddler)!
Here's my list of 20 places (beyond Ikea!) that I found during my own quest to seek out stylish furniture that is of good quality, design and reasonably priced. Happy Shopping!
KROFT+CO: designs and makes beautiful handcrafted furniture right here in Toronto. Condo dwellers and small home owners will especially appreciation their collection of bedroom, dining and living room furniture with clean lines and modern finishes. They also meticulously customize pieces. Get 10% off here. $$$
Design Republic: my fave store because how can you not love a place where their mantra is “Furniture for the People”? Whether you are searching for the edgiest modern sofa, design classics or industrial and vintage pieces, you can find it here at their Queen West showroom. Great service and custom solutions available as well. I bought most of my living room furniture here and they made me a cool custom wooden bench! $$$
Urban Mode: a hidden gem and another one of my favourite shops. This place is not very big but it is owned by a couple of very friendly knowledgeable ladies. They do have some condo furniture on display as well as lots of cool decor pieces and the popular Chilewich mats in all sizes and colours. $$
Casper Mattress comes in six sizes starting at $725. Each bed is designed with just the right bounce and sink for outrageously comfortable sleep. They have an excellent trial policy - test it out for 100 days and if you are not having sweet dreams, return it for free. Here's a promo code to snag $65 off your mattress plus free shipping. $$