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StyleNorth founder Christopher Jones is a graphic designer and journalist who has written about homes for Toronto Life, the Globe and Mail, Canadian Living and the Toronto Star, among other publications. Chris has an unquenchable thirst for interior design and his stack of hard-cover, shelter porn books is taller than he is. A wannabe decorator, his home is his laboratory.

 

The Hunter With His Kill

Monday, April 18, 2016 by Chris

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Todd and I did not go to Cleveland last week in search of more Milo Baughman. But that's how things played out thanks to my man's keen eye. We were thrifting in the well-regarded but slightly junky Flower Child (11508 Clifton Blvd.) when we came across a stained, sagging sofa layered with cushions and clothes. Todd immediately recognized the arms and profile of the chrome frame as one of Baughman's popular designs for manufacturer Thayer Coggin. The hook was in.

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It’s a Long Way to Milo Baughman

Saturday, April 2, 2016 by Chris

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Last weekend we drove to Detroit to score these fabulous Milo Baughman dining chairs. The U.S. border guard was incredulous: "You don't have chairs in Toronto?" he asked. Well, no, not like these.

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A Window for Manuary

Sunday, January 10, 2016 by Chris

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This week's window at consignment shop, Of Things Past (1096 Yonge Street), is a real surprise because it screams man and that's not something I see a lot. All those dark masculine furnishings and accessories, and of course the transit-size Dior poster with its chunky chrome frame ($870). The poster is by artist Rene Gruau, the son of an Italian count, who built a fine career doing editorial and commercial illustrations for Vogue, Elle and Harper's Bazaar, as well as for Dior, Balenciaga, Schiaparelli, Lanvin and Givenchy, among others.

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Hipster Holiday in Brooklyn

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 by Chris

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I'm embarrassed to say that I haven't been to New York City since the mid-1990s. I caught up with the place over Labour Day weekend when my companion and I headed to his "spiritual home," Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In case you're not up on such things, that makes my man a hipster since Brooklyn is widely regarded as the hipster capital of the world. Think Toronto's Queen West to the power of five.

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Palm Springs Comes to Muskoka

Monday, June 29, 2015 by Chris

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Oakville, ON-based interior decorators Margo Haines and Jill Finney have teamed up to take on the vintage furniture and accessories market and they're kick-starting their empire with a pop up shop in Muskoka beginning Canada Day (Wednesday) and continuing through the weekend.

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