Red, yellow and blue – These primary colours will spark inspiration this season
Red, yellow and blue – These primary colours will spark inspiration this season
According to a recent survey by Bed, Bath & Beyond called The Way We Nest, 81 per cent of Canadians who responded said their bed is their happy place, while 73 per cent viewed their bedroom as a sanctuary. Whether your style is cool and colourful or contemporary country, create an inspiring bedroom that will have you pushing the snooze button every morning.
“This bedroom is a place you can retreat to for serenity and calm. Now more than ever, people are looking for retreats within their home to find a quiet escape.” – Designer Jo Alcorn
Cotton CUSHION COVER. $35. hm.com
Striped ceramic table LAMP. $100. bouclair.ca
Webora six-drawer DRESSER. $1,599. mobilia.ca
Handmade antler DECORATIVE OBJECT. $442. potterybarn.ca
Photo: Darby Mitchell Photography Wallpaper: Livettes | Bed and side tables: Mobilia | Mirror, and wall art: HomeSense | Chandelier and table lamp: Dainolite | Desk: Wayfair | Stool: West Elm | Candle, decor, water decanter, glasses, duvet sheet set, tassel pillows: H&M Home | Pink lumbar pillow and blue blanket: Anthropologie | Paint: Digby Paints | Rug: Structube
“Being careful to avoid an overly feminine design, I balanced out the gorgeous rich fuchsia with deep navy tones and plenty of gold accents so that anyone can feel comfortable in this bedroom.” – Designer and blogger Candace Alongi of The Minted Mama
Aletta drum END TABLE by Brayden Studio. $563. wayfair.ca
Strata nonwoven floral WALLPAPER by Graham & Brown. $65. rona.ca
POSTER by Paper Collective. $30. hm.com
Warren wall MIRROR in brass. $675. elte.com
“The deep navy grass cloth wallpaper sets the mood for deep relaxation while creating a textured backdrop to all the natural linen layers and mocha tones that run through the space.” – Designer Sascha Lafleur of West of Main
Coachella Brooklyn upholstered BENCH. $800. thebay.com
Modern storage SIDE TABLE in slate grey. $180. walmart.ca
Cream and dark grey rectangular indoor distressed area RUG by Safavieh. $169. lowes.ca
Eurofase 29-in. gold hardwired MULTILIGHT PENDANT. $324. lowes.ca
“A place where luxury is in the details – sink into soft textures, colour-washed hues and welcoming silhouettes. This bedroom is balanced, personal and blissfully relaxed.” – Melissa Frail, assistant marketing manager, Crate & Barrel Canada
Voxlov CHAIR in light bamboo. $119. ikea.ca
Fejka artificial fiddle-leaf fig POTTED PLANT. $70. ikea.ca
Sateen DUVET COVER. From $99. zarahome.ca
“The applied moulding and dramatic paint colour provide the headboard wall with some drama, which pairs nicely with the strong wood accents. Layered rugs bring in a luxury warmth underfoot.” – Designer Michelle Berwick of Michelle Berwick Design
INDIGO STREAMER paint 4020-4 by Valspar. lowes.ca
Alexa reclaimed wood BED. From $2,549. westelm.ca
Nestwell light warmth down alternative COMFORTER. From $125. bedbathandbeyond.ca
Dyllan pom herringbone THROW. $112. wayfair.ca
These bedrooms are spilling over with ideas that kids will love
“Fresh, pale blue with a dash of grey in the mix creates a canvas of calm that allows other colours in accessories to take the forefront.” – Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore Canada colour and design expert.
Iceberg 2122-50 PAINT. benjaminmoore.com
Non-slip jute RUG. $109. zarahome.ca
Gafford open-frame HEADBOARD by Dakota Fields. From $840. wayfair.ca
Washed cotton DUVET COVER SET in white. $70. hm.com
Sasha’s garden QUILT. From $55. potterybarnkids.ca
Bubble hanging CHAIR in clear with silver chain by Plata Decor. $1,350. lowes.ca
Mundy side TABLE by Maison Corbeil. $509. homesociete.ca
Smart cane HEADBOARD. $374. westelm.ca
Round jute OTTOMAN. $130. bouclair.com
Grazia GLIDER CHAIR in Nordic grey. $1,495. montedesign.ca
Kudney wood geometric BOOKCASE by Ebern Designs. $200. wayfair.ca
Rens SHEEPSKIN in white. $40. ikea.ca
Silver dotty WALLPAPER. $30. grahamandbrown.com
Oneridge traditional light pink and yellow area RUG. $258. wayfair.ca
Fejka artificial potted Kentia PALM PLANT. $70. ikea.ca
Brittany tufted upholstered platform BED. $954. wayfair.ca
Amya TABLE LAMP in black. $149. urbanbarn.com
Foster PILLOW COVER. $20. bouclair.com
Faux POTTED SUCCULENT. $13. marshalls.ca
The coolest gear to elevate your kitchen experience.
|Dolce & Gabbana slow JUICER by Smeg.
|The Bambino Plus ESPRESSO MACHINE in damson blue.
|A3500 ascent series BLENDER in candy apple red.
|Vortex plus 6-QT stainless steel AIR FRYER by Instant.
|Professional plus FOOD PROCESSOR in silver by Ninja.
|Ottoni ELECTRIC KETTLE.
|Drip 14-cup programable COFFEE MAKER by CRUXGG.
|The custom loaf BREAD MAKER.
|Artisan series 5 qt. tilt STAND MIXER in honey.
|Gourmet 4SLICE TOASTER by Wolf.
Mainstream furniture design has taken an exciting turn lately. Maybe you have noticed it, too. From sculptural lighting and Brutalist-inspired tables to Rothko-inspired designs, decor is getting artsy. More specifically, Museum of Modern Art worthy! And I must admit I am a huge fan. I think we can all agree that it’s not just about furniture’s function; we want the form to be equally appealing. With art galleries and museums closed, for now, our need to physically connect with art has really changed. Along with adorning our space with literal paintings and pictures, it’s interesting to see that furniture can play a pivotal role, too – the rooms in our homes can become mini art exhibits. We can be the curator of our own spaces, choosing unique furniture and decor pieces that reflect our style and needs, and bring us unending inspiration every time we enter the room.
1. Dexter concrete top END TABLE. $749. crateandbarrel.ca
2. Chromatic squares PILLOW COVER citrus by Oui. $39. indigo.ca
3. Asana P-3769 FLOOR LIGHT by Oiko Design Office. $2,780-$2,834. lightformshop.com
4. Outline camel SOFA. $2,999. cb2.ca
5. Stacked SCULPTURE. $595. elte.com
6. Noguchi COFFEE TABLE in white ash. $2,495. eq3.com
7. Fiato MIRROR. $349. cb2.ca
8. Shepard faux shearling ARMCHAIR. $399. structube.com
Soft earthy paint palette
COOL CURRENT 6199-42 by Sico. sico.ca
BIG CYPRESS (DLX 1062-5),
MINTY AQUA (DLX1147-3) by Dulux. dulux.ca
Light wood accents
Monarch BED. $1,149. eq3.com
Redonda wood upholstered DINING CHAIR. $579. crateandbarrel.ca
Voxlov dining TABLE in light bamboo. $300. ikea.ca
DALU SOFA in hibiscus pink and oak. $1,149. article.com
Fany tufted 3SEATER SOFA in yellow. $499. structube.com
Morabo LOVESEAT in light green and wood. $600. ikea.ca
Rudy VASE. $30. eltemkt.com
Rattan PLANTER with wood stand. $35. homesense.ca
Turquoise druzy KNOB. $20. cb2.ca
The hand-crafted look
Linen throw PILLOW. $59. zarahome.ca
Pink seagrass BASKET. $35. homesense.ca
Stoneware SERVING BOWL. $15. hm.com
Delicate floral print
Mini floral DUVET COVER. $99-$139. zarahome.ca
Patterned COTTON RUG. $35. hm.com
Colca WOOL RUG. $300-$1,800. westelm.ca
OMA RUG. $500. article.com
Every year, the design world and decoristas everywhere await the announcement from Pantone declaring the Colour of the Year. Pantone’s astute colour selection influences product development and design decisions from fashion to home furnishings.
For 2021, Pantone has chosen not one but two colours to encapsulate the new year: The calming shade of Ultimate Gray 175104 and the vibrant yellow colour Illuminating 13064. These two colours could not be more opposite, and that is precisely the point. “The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with vibrant yellow illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Practical and rocksolid but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a colour combination that gives us resilience and hope. We need to feel encouraged and uplifted; this is essential to the human spirit.”
Whether you plan to incorporate both colours or just one, here are some simple ways to infuse the hues into your lifestyle.
|1. Yellow GEO ROUND GICLEE on canvas. $399. thebay.com
2. Original moustache BOBBLE HAT in lightening yellow/grey. $35. hunterboots.com
3. AJ FLOOR LAMP, dark grey by Arne Jacobsen. $1,666. finnishdesignshop.com
4. Portofino four-burner DUAL FUEL RANGE in yellow by Smeg. $9,499. cookstore.ca
5. Ormhassel THROW in yellow. $19. ikea.ca
6. Goopglow microderm instant glow EXFOLIATOR by Goopbeauty. $58. sephora.ca
7. Sven briar gray SOFA. $1,449. article.com
8. Nolita yellow KETTLE by Kate Spade New York. $100. thebay.com
9. Sunnuntai MUG by Birger Kaipiainen. $24. finnishdesignshop.com
10. Lithic BOWL. $99. eq3.com
Choose a coffee table with storage to keep your space looking spick and span.
|MID-CENTURY ART DISPLAY round coffee table in walnut. $674.
|MODERN coffee table with storage and magazine holder in white faux marble/gold. $179.
|MIKA coffee table in brown with ceramic top. $329.
|LEONA coffee table. $1,613.
|VECTOR coffee table in in walnut. $189.
|MID-CENTURY STORAGE coffee table in pebble. $749.
|VITRI coffee table in walnut. $459.
|WINSLET wood and marble coffee table. $1,049.
|VITTSJO nesting tables in black-brown/glass. $79. for set of two.
|Carlton modern SCANDINAVIAN SIDE STORAGE coffee table in white lacquer. $900.
Need to get organized at home? The Container store and organizational guru Marie Kondo want to help! Together they have created 100 sustainably sourced products to inspire a tidy and joyful home. “When I was looking to develop products, I wanted a sustainable line that would spark joy and deliver the versatility and expertise The Container Store is famous for,” says Kondo. “I am so proud of what we have created together and thrilled that we were able to infuse aspects of my Japanese heritage into the collaboration.”
Here are five items currently on our “wish list”…
Marie Kondo modular ceramic canisters in cloud white. $16 to $25.
Marie Kondo serene matte metal accessory hanger in cloud white. $5.
Marie Kondo diagonal in-drawer organizer. $63.
Marie Kondo shoji two-section bamboo hamper. $191.
Marie Kondo ori rattan desktop organizer. $44.
For more information, visit containerstore.com
Has the pandemic indefinitely changed the way you live and dress? Casual wear has become de rigueur, with pyjama and sweatpants breaking sales records this year. And, with so many working from home and spending more time inside, many homeowners are rethinking how they can make their spaces more organized, functional and relaxed.
We have entered a new age of comfort. When the outside world seems daunting, we want our homes to be a source of solace, our clothes to be unrestrictive and unapologetic. As the winter bears down on us and restrictions change weekly, sheltering in place should be a time to slow down and surround ourselves with life’s little pleasures.
It could be mastering the art of sour dough bread, curling up by a fire with family or snuggling in a super soft throw – whatever comfort means to you, embrace it and let it carry you through the pandemic.
1. Gardin plaid COTTON FLANNEL SHEET SET by Gracie Oaks. $122.99. wayfair.ca
2. Ribbed SATIN SCRUNCHIES $12 (set of three). simons.ca
3. Morgan mantel ELECTRIC FIREPLACE. $359. dimplex.com
4. TEXA POUF in vanilla ivory. $179. article.com
5. CRISS FOG GRAY PILLOW. $69. article.com
6. NEW WORLD SOURDOUGH: Artisan techniques for creative homemade fermented breads. $37. indigo.ca
7. Sven faux shearling THREESEATER SOFA in cream. $699. structube.com
8. ULSTA FAIR ISLE THROW. $159. crateandbarrel.ca
9. RIBBED TURTLENECK SWEATER in light beige. $34. hm.com
10. Arizona genuine SHEARLING SLIDE SANDAL in coin suede by Birkenstock. $190. birkenstock.com