Decor

ITEM Homeware Store Opens in Griffintown

At the end of 2013, when 133-year-old, fourth-generation family business Fraser Furniture closed its doors, CEO Ross Fraser promised to return with a different, very contemporary retail concept. When ITEM opens to the public tomorrow, Friday, September 26, he delivers on that promise, alongside co-founder Carol Alfieri, Fraser Furniture’s sales and...

Kozza: Cosy Textiles for the Home

Montreal company Kozza makes artsy throw pillows on order. It’s now launching its art deco collection, and other collections include nautical, floral and Peruvian-inspired themes in a variety of colours. Images are printed on velvet and the pillows can be stuffed with feathers or less costly polyester filling. Materials for...

Le Ballpark: Of Ceiling Lamps and Light Bulbs

At Le Ballpark I ordered the risotto. Perhaps a faux-pas in a restaurant whose name is centred around the myriad culinary spherical creations on the menu. My companion compensated by ordering the lamb balls with a side of garlic. “Your balls are smaller than I expected,” I observed as they...

KRÖMM Design: Custom, Handmade Wood Furniture

“All the objects around us, sidewalks, buildings, windows, are square, rectangular or have angles,” says Slav Balt, but “nature is all curves.” Mother Nature in all her curvaceous beauty is ever-present in the Montreal woodworker’s creations. KRÖMM, which is Breton for “curve,” is the name for Balt’s functional furniture and...

Double-Duty Decor

Whether you are looking to maximize your space without compromising on style or you like to change the look of your home as often as you change hairstyles, there is no need to settle for plain old furniture anymore. From beds that change colour to coffee tables that transform into...

Hayes Nulman Design: Furniture for the Montreal Home

It started out simple: he spray painted murals on the walls of his bedroom in his parents’ house, then crafted an intricate mirror mosaic as a tribute to Pink Floyd on his door. Then, he built a bench out of copper tubing and a night table with a concrete top...

Blisscraft & Brazen: When Wood Meets Metal

There was Brazen Design, a line of nature-inspired sterling silver statement jewelry by designer Rachel Rachna Dhawan. And there was Blisscraft, woodworker Aaron Reaume’s custom wood furniture business. When the roof of the couple’s home – a fixer-upper — almost collapsed and the back of the house threatened to fall...

Home Sweet (Smelling) Home with Clair de Lune

It’s one of the first things guests notice when they walk through the door. Before decor, colour combinations and layout, the smell of a home instantly evokes feelings and memories. Quebec-based family business Clair de lune helps Canadians keep their homes smelling welcoming with seasonally themed oil lamps, fragrance candles,...

Organizing Your Space

Disappointed with your spring cleaning efforts because too many things don’t seem to fit anywhere? Looking forward to Moving Day, but unsure how to make a fresh start with your storage at the new place? We’ve all got storage problems – too little space, wasted spare rooms crammed with random...

Designer Profile: Bomobob’s Vintage, Dreamy Photography

Just like accessories can make an outfit, small touches are all it takes to spruce up your home without breaking the bank. Strategically placed wall art and a couple of decorative pillows easily elevate the look of a room. And it’s even better when you find a unique piece that...
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