Friday, January 13, 2012

Home Decor and Accessories Shops

A year ago we wrote about Furniture For Your Condo and it has remained one of our top posts. Both Lisa and I have since moved so the quest to furnish and doll up our condos continues. This time around, I scoured the city for home decor + accessory shops that cater to small living spaces and here's what I found. All are conveniently located in and around downtown Toronto. So let's go shopping and make our homes fabulous and functional!

Neat: the name says it all... this store carries neat pieces that will help you cook better, work more efficiently, travel with ease, and keep you organized. Think of it as "stuff for the minimalist", lots of whites and items fit perfectly for condos going after the trendy hotel look. $$

Bergo Designs: when you walk into this showroom at the Distillery District, you won't know what to look at first! They carry over 15,000 amazing items - everything from Alessi and Bodum kitchenware to wall mounted fireplaces to Chilewich mats and quirky gifts and toys for tots. $$

Living Lighting: located in King West this is the destination for brilliantly fashionable lighting - we're talking track lights, chandeliers, floor/table lamps, wall scones, ceiling fans and more. $$$

CB2: a modern destination from Crate and Barrel that will furnish every room in your modern apartment, loft or home without too much denting in your wallet. Just opened in Queen West. $$

Chatelet Home: if you love the look of French Country, Shabby Chic or Hollywood Glam, you’ll love these quaint shops - one on the West Side and one on the East Side of Queen. They carry a trove of vintage treasures, refurbished flea-market finds and carefully chosen reproductions. $$$

Fresh Home & Garden: even if you don't have a backyard, we believe the outside of your condo balcony should look as good as the inside so you'll find all your premium euro-style patio and garden-inspired products here. $$$

Bungalow: have a taste for modern styles and retro classics? Head to Kensington Market and check out their collection of vintage furniture, light fixtures, housewares and second-hand clothes that will send you back to the 70's. $$$

Morba: this place reminds me of a wicked flea market where you can find a mixture of old and new, all sorts of lighting, interesting furniture pieces and everything in between (except maybe the kitchen sink). $$$

Rolo: this little shop tucked away in Yorkville is like a grown-up dorm room stocked full of eclectic and colourful home accessories, gadgets, products with cartoons on it (hello kitty!) and gag gifts all at very reasonable prices. $$

Teatro Verde: get ready to be wowed and want everything in this Yorkville store! The founders, Shawn and Michael travel the world searching for the most original and beautiful things to bring to your home. The merchandise is organized perfectly in mini-themed areas so you can really get carried away with ideas and they have a gorgeous floral boutique inside the store as well. $$$

Kitchen Stuff Plus: this is one of those places where you go in for two things and walk out with five! Staff is friendly and I'm pretty certain you'll find all your home decor needs, cookware, bathroom accessories and hostess gifts all under one roof (and the prices are unbeatable)! $$

Quasi Modo: if high end furnishings is your thing, they've got lights that look like sculptures, beautiful garbage cans, designer chairs and many other cool things in eye-popping colours. $$$$

Magic Pony: there are no ponies here but just an artsy toy store for adults with limited edition prints, books, gadgets and lots of mini figurines like Kid Robot and other geeky stuff. $$

1 comment:

  1. Rolo sounds interesting def want to check it out- HELLO KITTY! YAY!