Decor

Local Wallpaper Maker Walls of Ivy Adds Whimsy to Walls

On a ten-metre-long printing table in St. Henri, Audrey Fortin silkscreens her playful images onto large strips of paper. She repeats print after print, ensuring each image perfectly meets the next. Fortin’s one-woman wallpaper company, Walls of Ivy, includes wallpapers with bunnies, foxes, plant life and pigeons. Her most popular...

Sainte Marie Design Textile: Montreal-Woven Hemp and Wood Baskets

Keeping it simple, Montrealer Monique Ste-Marie weaves her hemp baskets on a loom using the basic patterns of twill and chevron. These simple diagonal lines and zigzags are patterns found throughout history, she explains, and around the world. Her company’s name is Sainte Marie Design Textile, and her baskets ($45–$150)...

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,...
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