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Product Showcase: Home Furnishings

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Home Furnishings

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Home Furnishings


The SYMFONISK collection by Ikea just came on the market on Aug. 1. SYMFONISK is a collaboration between Ikea and Sonos, inspired by Ikea’s knowledge in home furnishings and Sono’s in-depth knowledge of audio. This has created new ways of blending sound into the home. The product line includes a shelf speaker (shown here) and a table lamp.




At Shelter Furniture they never put out a design just to appeal to a wider audience. They recognize their client’s individuality and are sensitive to the space the buyer envisions for their home. The Jackson chair is an example of a classic design created by Shelter and inspired by mid-century design that is ideal for any decor.



The Chesterfield Shop, in business since 1948, has five convenient locations in North York, Scarborough, Newmarket, Mississauga and midtown Toronto. With a huge selection of contemporary leather and fabric seating, The Chesterfield Shop specializes in sofa beds, which are ideal for smaller spaces in need of functionality. Available in multiple sizes, shapes and designs, with a great choice of mattress options and upgraded mechanisms, The Chesterfield Shop’s sofa beds are always comfortable for both sitting and sleeping.



The Gallin Stationary Chair has hundreds of top-grain leather options. It comes with Spring Down-Cushions, an eight-way hand tie seat construction and a tight button back. Take a ride and visit Canada’s largest leather showroom… It’s worth the drive to Acton.



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Product Showcase: Indoor/Outdoor

Product Showcase – a focus on indoor/outdoor furnishings

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Product Showcase – a focus on indoor/outdoor furnishings

Hundreds of top grain leather options

The Gallin stationary chair has hundreds of top grain leather options. It comes with spring down-cushions, an eight-way hand tie seat construction and a tight button back. Take a ride and visit Canada’s largest leather showroom. It’s worth the drive to Acton.

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Beautiful solution

Aura deck and balcony tiles are a high-quality and beautiful solution to update concrete patios, balconies, porches, and any other surface that is in need of a little TLC. They are inspired by true wood products, and their natural colour variance, wood grain texture and streaking give them a realistic wood feel.


Make the most of summer

Make the most out of summer weather and your outdoor space with this attractive seating group from DOT Furniture. The aluminum frame showcases a contemporary “string” arm detail and coordinating olefin cushions. Add this set to your backyard patio for the perfect place to enjoy after-work drinks with friends, family board game nights, or al fresco snacks.


Sleek glass heater

With a sleek, Schott Nextrema black glass finish, the DIR Series indoor/outdoor infrared heaters look beautiful and produce low visible light as they heat. Built using extruded aluminum and made for all climates and conditions, DIR heaters are designed to enhance comfort and extend outdoor living throughout the year.


Lifestyle objects that create a stir

Looking for a table with a lot of personality? The ADAN Collection from Vondom in Spain provides a shape faceted like a diamond yet responsibly made from recycled resin. This multifunctional architecture piece can be used as a seat or side table. ARD Outdoor offers lifestyle objects that create a stir, fitting in with any style and made from materials that allow for both outdoor and indoor use.


Adding a creative twist

The new FÖRNYAD collection from IKEA is all about introducing fun into our homes. Last year, IKEA joined forced with Sarah Andelman (Creative Director of Collette*) and Darcel Disappoints designer Craig Redman to create an exciting line which embraces a creative twist into our workspaces and home. The collection highlights simple shapes which includes an egg, one eye, and a monocle which is repeated throughout the entire product line. IKEA also features the iconic KLIPPAN sofa, the side table or LED work lamp which includes wireless charging.


Best sleep possible

The Polysleep mattress, Canada’s best mattress- in-a-box, offers consumers the ultimate quality mattress at the most affordable price in its category. Pushing its limits to offer customers the best sleep possible thanks to its unique support frame, liquid repellent cover and antimicrobial hybrid foam, Polysleep is revolutionizing our perception of mattresses all over North America.


Help plants thrive

Delta Faucet Canada has some great ideas on how to care for your plant babies using the Touch technology, TempSense Indicator and H2Okinetic hand shower that provide great mess-free and stress-free solutions to help your plants thrive.



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Room To Spare: Creating a Great Guest Room

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Room To Spare: Creating a Great Guest Room

Checklist for a great guest room

It’s easy enough to imagine how to make a guest in your home happy. Simply envision replicating a well-designed hotel room— essentially a clean, functional, uncluttered box with a comfortable bed, efficient lighting, and useful, good-looking accessories.

“In reality, that may be a challenge to create in most homes,” says Kathy Davey, head of interior design for Ikea Canada, “in part because the vacant bedroom, whose sole purpose is serving guests, is now an anomaly.”

A convertible daybed turns any space into a guest quarters. This one is Brimnes, IKEA.

“It’s become a catch-all, used for fitness, storage, or work—a real multi-purpose space,” says Davey, adding that such a room will have to be flexible if it’s going to accommodate visitors.


For Davey, that starts with organization. She suggests putting what guests won’t need into short-term, functional storage—an ottoman that can serve as a footstool or bedside table, or pretty but sturdy boxes that can stand in a corner and hold a lamp with wireless charging or a small-charging station. At the very least, free up a wall outlet so guests can charge their devices.

Discreet and handsome hooks help guests stay organized.


Blackout liners for curtains will help jet-lagged guests adjust, and an inexpensive full-length mirror is a nice touch.

Wall hooks keep guests organized. For these and other clever accessories, check out the sleek, subtle line from New York-based Good Thing, which recently launched at select EQ3 stores.

A daybed that pulls out into a queen delivers the flexibility Davey likes in a spare room. Ikea’s own Brimnes bed, which functions as chaise, sofa, storage unit, and single or double bed, fits the bill.

Twin mattresses can separate for flexible sleeping arrangements.

If there’s room for a full-time mattress, new “bed in a box” models are convenient and affordable. Made-in-Canada Endy, for example, ships in a package about the size of a hockey bag (you have 100 nights to decide if you like it). For a spare room, consider getting two extra-long twins. Pushed together, they measure the same as a king size, making them a flexible choice.


Older beds can benefit from a topper (also available at Ikea), and remember that while inexpensive pillows may be suitable for decorative purposes, or to prop oneself up for reading, each guest should get one good-quality sleeping pillow. Linens don’t need to be extravagant, just seasonally appropriate and freshly laundered. Lightweight wool blankets and quilts (aired on an outdoor line for a day before use, if possible) will be easier to store than bulky duvets.

Mattress toppers make even sofas suitable for sleep.

If the only space for guests is a condo living room, a daybed or a memory-foam mattress that can be rolled up and stored are good options, says Davey. To increase privacy, don’t put guests in high-traffic areas, and consider using a room divider or open bookcase as a visual barrier. A bar cart can be emptied to do occasional double duty for a night table/storage space.

“Little touches make a space feel special,” says Davey, so place hand cream, a water carafe, a bar of good chocolate, and a room spray or scented candle on a tray to add to the five-star environment.

Vicky Sanderson

SOURCES Ikea.ca, EQ3.com, Endy.com, cardeaauset.com, supergoodthing.com


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