Decorating & Design

June 9, 2011

Affordable Home Line

Last week, I attended a preview event for Everyday Living’s new home accessories. (All available through Loblaws and Real Canadian Superstores starting in August and September.) Joining brands like Everyday Essentials, President’s Choice, and exercise line Jogi, is a new electronics and stationery line called J+/-. And true to form with all the other lines, everything was reasonably priced. Here are a few items that stood out:

How great are these checked towels? They would be a budget-friendly way to add a bit of pattern to an all-white bathroom. And believe me, I felt them, and they’re just as plush as expensive designer towels. $12 each.

I fully intend to pick up one of these charcoal grey reversible coverlets once they’re available. It’s hard to tell here, but the colour is dark and rich. And they’re lightweight enough for warm summer nights — consider swapping out your down duvet for a few months. $39 per set.

These PC storage ottomans are great for the living room: magazine storage, a tabletop for a tray of snacks, and a footrest all in one. Large, $29; small, $19.

Fall colours were out in full swing, and here is more of that charcoal shade I love. These PC Chindi placemats — like the towels — were softer and thicker than I expected them to be. $4 each.

Who doesn’t need a bit more storage? Add a few of these boxes to a bookshelf to hide away a multitude of clutter in a living room, kid’s bedroom, or home office. The teal boxes would look great on either black, white or natural wood shelves. $3-$15.

J+/- is launching some neat electronics this fall. Save your eardrums with a pair of these headphones — available in fun and bright colours. And check out this compact clock ($5!), perfect for teens who are off to university in the fall. Headphones, $12; Colour Change Clock, $5.

And here’s their complete line of back-to-school items — all really cheap! Standing in front of this wall made me want to take notes and staple things!

Photo credits:
1-8. Gwen McAuley