FOR THOSE WHO LOVE TO DECORATE HERE ARE SOME USEFUL LINKS TO SOME OF THE CITIES MOST POPULAR HOME DECOR CENTRES. FROM THE SMALLEST TORONTO CONDO OR LOFT TO LARGER TORONTO HOMES, THERE IS A DESIGN CENTRE FOR EVERYONE.
CASALIFE Casalife is home-outfitting ground zero for Toronto's Liberty Villagers and further-flung toronto loft and condo dwellers who need their coffee table to work as ottoman, stockpiled magazine stash and extra seating during over-invited condo warmings. The shop's clever solutions will make your teensy pad feel supersized. Located at 171 East Liberty Street at Strachan,Tel. 416.922.2785
IKEA Do I need to explain?
BUNGALOW Retro furnishings and vintage clothing make Bungalow (273 Augusta Ave., 416-598-0204) a one-stop shop filled with stylish charm. Located in the heart of trendy Kensington Market, the funky store mixes Danish teak tables and wall units with vintage dishes and lamps, West German pottery, 1960s-era wooden bowls, and charming fondue pots, as well as contemporary furniture from Herman Miller and Finn Juul.
ROOMY To create a more spacious environment in small spaces, Roomy (250 King St. E., 416-203-6813) offers furniture that's practical, multifunctional and innovative. Vignettes are set up to reflect small toronto condo and toronto loft living/dining spaces, allowing customers to visualize to scale what furniture would best suit their lifestyle. Furnishings include a modern coffee/dining table from Maraschino by Calligaris that can be raised to five different heights, and a futon-style sofa bed that has storage compartments underneath. You'll also find home decorative accents like vases, clocks, original artwork, and custom-made pillows.
ECOITALY In November 2003, EcoItaly (120 Ossington Ave., 416-534-3734) opened its doors to reveal an incredible selection of eco-friendly Italian furniture and accessories. Since then, the store has expanded its stock with ceramics, floor lamps and unbleached placemats. Kibily furniture is stained or sealed with beeswax and built without hardware -- interlocking pieces of wood hold it together, and rather than knobs and pulls, there are grooves to access drawers.
C-LIVING C-living is the premier North American Contemporary Lifestyle Company and manufacturer of exclusive modern products that is perfect for modern homes and urban living. C-living is the only North American manufacturer of contemporary sliding doors, room dividers and partition systems that have successfully been installed into major commercial properties, condominium and loft projects, and high-rise developments. C-Living has provided many of the New Toronto Loft and Toronto Condo projects with a variety of their designer sliding doors.
DEKLA Toronto, Scavolini is only found at Dekla. The designs descriptions: sleek, clean, fresh, futuristic. Lacquered surfaces are tinted in a palette of 35 shades, from henna brown to vivid blue; sharp steel surfaces alternate with stained wood veneer; and cupboards are minimalist. Materials are water and steam resistant and come with a five-year warranty; a new Cristalan worktop even claims to be unbreakable. Many new Toronto Lofts abd Toronto Condo developments now offer Scavolini as standard finishes. 171 East Liberty St. (at Strachan Ave.), Suite 106, Liberty Market Building, TEL. 416-961-2929
ONI ONE Best known for their award winning model suite interior design for some of Toronto's hottest new Condo and Loft developments from; 455 Adelaide, 20 Stewart, 66 Portland, 550 Wellington, Boutique and Vu, just to name a few. Check out their showroom at: 1335 Dundas Street West, 416.850.8111