Shops We Love: Advice From A Caterpillar Home Is An Airy Oasis
Shortly after opening Advice from a Caterpillar — a Toronto-based lifestyle store for newborns and children — in 2010, it became clear to owners (and sisters) Emily Dyer de Tobar, Elizabeth Dyer and their mother, Susan Dyer, that the store’s popular homewares called for a second nest. Advice from a Caterpillar Home (8 Prince St.) opened last December in an airy, light-filled space located just around the corner. “We like that gallery feeling,” says Emily of the industrial-chic store designed by Lloyd Ralphs Design. “It’s the strongest way to bring in textures and colours when you have neutrals.”
Step inside the light and bright space and shop the collection!
A pair of custom Eggshell light sculptures by Kaija Vogel of Play is Work hang like clouds from fabric-covered cords.
Shop owners Emily, and Susan and Elizabeth. “We wanted to make everything in here buyable,” says Emily of the trio’s approach to shopping.
Within the whitewashed walls of the shop’s Georgian-inspired building, you’ll find a curated mix of crocheted poufs, French cotton bed linens, …
… Ayurvedic perfume oils, gilded utensils and locally-crafted ceramics by Made by Marble.
But the coup de foudre is the store’s artful lighting, which, it turns out, is also for sale. Ferm Living’s minimalist pendant has a removable shade, offering two looks for the price of one.
Made of natural wood branches, this display ladder from Indaba provides a rustic place to hang towels, linens or blankets.
This mod indoor-outdoor planter doubles as a compact side table for small spaces. The rich brick red hue adds a dose of sophistication to your living space.