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Shops We Love: Hand-Painted Designs From Mezari Atelier & Boutique

For wallpaper and textile designer Stephanie E.M. Coleman, whimsical prints and textile history go hand in hand. As the founder of Mezari Atelier & Boutique in Montreal, her unique designs reinterpret traditional motifs in a contemporary way, juxtaposing old and new for an alluring alternative to mass-produced…

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Shops We Love: Meet The Design Duo Creating Sustainable Blankets

Stephanie and Kyle Taylor’s sustainable yet luxe alpaca blankets are coveted as both wall art and a cozy layer. “Traditional wool blankets tend to be itchy and dated. Our goal was to make something incredibly soft and eco-friendly,” says Kyle — CEO and marketing director — of their company…

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Discover 30 Beautiful Boutiques You Will Want To Live In

These spaces are so seductively chic, we'd gladly take up residence inside.

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Shops We Love: Find Covetable Pieces For Your Cottage At Lock + Quay

Designer Christopher Spraggett’s well-appointed Muskoka shop is filled with covetable furniture, lighting and accessories, but most people notice the floor first. “It looks like a hand-painted floor, but it’s actually covered in eight-by-10-foot printed vinyl oilcloth floor mats,” says Christopher. “I bought a bunch and arranged them…

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Shops We Love: June Home Supply Masters Modern Minimalism

Joël Cyr was working as a chef and his wife, Danielle, was at home raising their two children when the couple cooked up their first design webshop in 2014. Fast-forward five years, and they’ve expanded from clicks to bricks with the opening of June Home Supply (250…

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Shops We Love: This Landscape Designer’s Boutique Is A Breath Of Fresh Spring Air

The works of landscape designer Meredyth and Brad Hilton of Artistic Gardens have been chronicled for years on H&H pages. Meredyth opened Design Department in Toronto as a shop full of vintage finds and plants, but also as a resource for customers who wanted…

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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.

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Shops We Love: Les Faiseurs Beautifully Blends Coffee And Ceramics

Today’s best coffee shops no longer serve a single purpose, operating instead as a workplace, hangout and eatery all in one. In Montreal’s Little Italy neighbourhood, new caffeine spot Les Faiseurs (6564 St Laurent Blvd.) is mixing up the format yet again with a space that’s part café,…

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Shops We Love: Upgrade Your Cabinetry With Casson Hardware

After meeting at architecture school at the University of Toronto and spending several years working on commercial and residential projects, Canadians Megan Cassidy and Jane Son focused their big-picture thinking on one of design’s smallest details: hardware. The duo launched Casson in 2017 with 20 carefully selected collections…

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Bring Maximalist Style To Your Space With Decor Shop Bettencourt Manor

Since they launched Bettencourt Manor online in 2014 — selling bold wallpapers and fabrics before adding vintage finds in 2017 — Matthew (left) and Rick Bettencourt (right) dreamed of bringing their maximalist look to life. So, in July, the stylish duo stepped forward with their…

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Find Stylish Cottage Decor At Liz @ The Lake In Muskoka, Ontario

Located in the heart of the Muskokas in the buzzy summer town of Port Carling, Ontario, Liz @ The Lake feels like a fabulous friend’s cottage. Framed by expansive windows, wooden beams and creamy white walls, its stylish vignettes and cozy seating areas invite you to linger a little longer. And…

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Step Inside The Stylish Montreal Shop Maison Pepin

Maison Pepin is 4,000 square feet of eclectic, design-forward offerings — and a return to owner Lysanne Pepin’s roots. When her first shop, Espace Pepin, opened in the ’90s, it offered fashion, art and vintage furniture. “It was a lifestyle store, which no one understood 20 years ago,” Lysanne says. Too…

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Inside Toronto’s Hermès Flagship Store

Just a few doors down from its former home on Toronto’s bustling Bloor Street West, Hermès’ new flagship is a destination for fashion lovers and design buffs, too. The two-storey building was reimagined by Paris architecture studio RDAI, with simple, monolithic columns, and a beige rose-tinged brick façade that elegantly transitions…

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How To Decorate With Succulents For Christmas

At Vancouver succulent shop Botany Living, Corinne Isherwood gives holiday greens a shapely twist. “Sophia De Mello and I both love home decor, so we wanted to find a home item we could work with. We’d seen an air plant being used as decor and thought, ‘Great!’ ……

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Inside The Charming Stratford Shop Wills & Prior

For co-owner Sarah Smithers, Wills & Prior – Stratford, Ontario’s newest design destination — was a journey decades in the making. Sarah, a former Toronto PR pro, had always dreamed of having her own shop. “And when I pictured it, it always existed in my hometown of Stratford,” she…