Recently, I attended a spring preview for new furniture and accessories to watch out for this spring. And with April-like temperatures in Ontario recently, spring must be on its way. Either way, all of these items are already available in stores, so watch out for them.
Here are my picks:
This convertible coffee table from Canada's own Modern Sensibility actually transforms into a small dining table — brilliant! This piece would be perfect for a small condo or apartment, and their prices won't break the bank. Right now, they're located in the north-west corner of Toronto, but they'll be opening a store downtown later this year. Milan coffee table, $699. At Modern Sensibility.
They also make this functional Waterloo sofa that can be rearranged to fit any size of room. It's made up of six pieces including two ottomans that slide together to create a double bed — again, perfect for condos with tight square footage. Watch a video of the different modular arrangements it can make! Plus, it's available in 17 — yes, 17 — colours, including some in microfibre. 130" x 65" (as pictured here). Starting at $1,039. At Modern Sensibility.
This luxurious area rug from Canadian company FHE would add warmth and texture to a living room or bedroom. It's available in a range of on-trend colours including grey, black, white and chartreuse. 4' x 6'. $150. At Home Outfitters.
These Tissue Bath Mats, also from FHE, would be the perfect swap for cold winter months — layers of fabric make them super soft underfoot. Plus, you can throw them in the washing machine and store away for next winter! $30 each. At Home Outfitters.
Rowenta — one of Lynda's favourite lines — unveiled their new DW6000 Eco Intelligent Iron. Apart from looking great, it uses 25% less energy than other irons. The steam setting refreshes and smooths clothing and linens without the chemicals of dry cleaning, and adjusts steam output accordingly for different types of fabric, never using more steam than you need. $140. Available in stores across Canada in March 2012.
All in all, some great items to check out.
For more affordable trend items for 2012, browse this photo gallery.
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