Tag Archive | "Modern"

Palm Springs Comes to Muskoka

Monday, June 29, 2015


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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Kelly Wearstler Would Wet Herself

Saturday, September 7, 2013


Kelly Wearstler's jeans would be creamed. The custom marble table with the very special copper-finish base would be right at home in the design diva's latest book Rhapsody (2012). In my opinion, the table, currently in the window of Of Things Past Rosedale, is a showstopper, a heartbreaker, the kind of table you want to run away with, and never redecorate again. With its striking, composite marble top and its thin, beautiful bevel, the 50" x 46" top is a looker, that's for sure. The price? OTP wants $1,250.

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’70s Style: Falling in Love Again

Thursday, September 5, 2013


What the Vintage is a relatively new website and warehouse with a stockpile of 1960s and '70s furnishings, and I do mean stockpile. Owner John Baltazar's space is overflowing with mid-century furnishings: the 1960s teak and walnut stuff feels a little ho-hum at this point, but it was John's good 1970s pieces that really got my pulse racing. Pieces like these recall the impossibly stylish interiors of Dreamgirls, one of the best '70s-era set designs in celluloid history (I'm so bummed it's not on Netflix!).

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I Needed a Jieldé

Sunday, August 18, 2013


To say I "needed" a Jeilde is ridiculous, even I know that. But when I saw the brass coloured Jeilde at the Holace Cluny close out sale (final reductions on now until August 28), I knew it would provide the jolt of contemporary my time warp MCM living room needs. But that was two weeks ago and it was only marked down 30 per cent, I chose to bide my time. Sure enough, on Saturday I popped in and the second last one in this size was being purchased, now marked down 50 per cent. I jumped at my chance to buy high for low and walked the lamp home. Cluny is reopening mid-September in Designer's Walk.

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New Digs, Same Atomic Spirit For Ethel

Monday, July 16, 2012


Leslieville's loss is Corktown's gain since Ethel proprietor Shauntelle LeBlanc moved west along Queen Street East to the block between Parliament and Berkley streets. The new shop (327 Queen Street East, 416.778.6608) feels remarkably like the old one except it's bigger, which is good news for Shauntelle and her loyal customers. From my perspective the best part of Ethel's move is that the shop is tipping the balance and helping to turn this stretch of Queen Street into a new vintage decor destination what with Upside Dive (269 Queen E.), Free My Interior (289 Queen E.) and A.M.A. (328 Queen E.) already in the nabe, never mind Marty Millionaire.

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