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Montreal in the Spotlight

Monday, August 20, 2012

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Montreal has a new budget decor blog and it's a beauty! Montreal Digs blogger Jennifer Cook trawls Craigslist, Kijiji, yard sales and local dealers on the hunt for bargains and then she ups the ante by scouring the web for glam decor porn where similar items have been featured. Yesterday's post about the antique Chinese screen, left, is a perfect example. Found at a yard sale for $250, Jennifer then shows inspiring examples of how such screens have been used as room dividers, headboards and well, screens.

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Canada Takes Its Place on 1stdibs.com

Thursday, August 6, 2009

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1stdibs.com, that international bastion of all things costly and fine, has added a passel of Canadian dealers from Toronto and Montreal, many of which have been featured on styleNorth. On the one hand it's great news to see Canada standing shoulder to shoulder with the best in the world; one the other hand, I think the move bodes ill for those of us accustomed to paying depressed Canadian prices. I've often heard dealers moan that their goods would command higher fees in the U.S. and now they have half a chance of actually reaching those heights.

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Splurge: Luggage-Style Case Pieces

Sunday, July 26, 2009

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Maison & Objet, a swish, modern furnishing store on Boulevard St-Laurent, is carrying an English line of luggage-style case pieces that got Mike and I pretty excited. There are chests, consoles, side tables (in black steel, OMG!), even a desk in mock-croc. Toronto designer Timothy Mather used a similar, mirrored chest in his room at the JLT Showhouse this year. The pieces are pricey, in the $3,000 - $5,000 range but it's a lot of look and a real conversation starter.

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The Other Side of Notre-Dame

Saturday, July 25, 2009

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Peppered along Montreal's Notre-Dame West are a handful of decor and design shops that diverge completely from the street's identity as a destination for antiques. Surface Jalouse, Léo Victor, Point Rouge and Viva Galerie all break the traditional mold and reflect the street's inexorable march away from an industrial past toward a residential and very trendy future.

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Stroll: Notre-Dame West, Montreal

Friday, July 24, 2009

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After Rue Amherst, our number two priority in Montreal was to survey Notre-Dame West where about 25 antique dealers trade wares ranging from 20th century kitsch (Retro-Ville, No. 2652) to sublime 18th, 19th and 20th century rarities (Milord, above and below, No. 1870). The so-called Quartier des Antiquaires de Montreal (Antiques Quarter) exhausted us, there was just so much to see.

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