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Decor Shop Peridot Brings California Style To Vancouver

The trend of swapping city life for simpler settings has a glamorous new convert. After 12 years in Vancouver’s South Granville neighbourhood, Peridot Decorative Homewear moved to Fort Langley, British Columbia, where the shop now sits in a quaint community complete with cobblestone walkways. “I wanted to create a…

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Shops We Love: Workshop & Co.

After years of collecting antiques while travelling, Halifax designers Colin Blanchard and Kenneth McRobbie decided it was time to move their one-of-a-kind finds out of storage and into a proper home — albeit an unconventional one. “This place was built in 2001 as a body shop, but we wanted it to…

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Discover H&H Editors’ Favorite Home Decor Stores!

Whether they are scouting for shoots, shopping stories, or styling their own space, the design team at House & Home is always on the lookout for home decor. Thanks to their keen eye, our pages are filled with some truly incredible ideas every month. We’ve asked them to share their go-to stores for guaranteed…

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Shops We Love: Cambie Design

Peru holds a special place in Camille Byrne’s heart. The owner of Cambie Design launched her textiles business after visiting the country for a family wedding in 2011. “My mom is from Peru, and I had been many times, but on that trip I saw textiles in a…

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Shops We Love: Memo Showroom

Perched above Toronto design store Peaks & Rafters, Memo Showroom brings over a dozen international wallpaper and textile collections to Canada for the first time. “Three textile addicts work here,” says owner Katelyn Hermant, who opened Memo in September with associates Kelly Ashford Chadda and Katie Schipper. Patterns range…

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Shops We Love: Home Smith

When Jennifer Jackson opened Home Smith just minutes from her Roncesvalles, Toronto, home last winter, she knew her clients would be her friends and neighbors. She knew they’d bring their design ideas and furniture wishes, as well as their strollers, children and pets, to her store. “We’re really focused on…

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Shops We Love: Angus & Celeste

Here at H&H, we’re all about pretty ceramic pieces that instantly elevate a space. So, when we discovered Angus & Celeste, it was instant love. Coupled with botanic and narrative decorations, the primarily online boutique was founded in 2005 by design duo Keir Mac Donald and Asha Cato in Melbourne,…

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Shops We Love: Sunnyside Tea & Home

“When Jaclyn and I created this space, we selfishly thought, ‘Where would we want to hang out?’” recalls Megan Curren, who co-owns Sunnyside Tea & Home with Jaclyn Cormack. The answer was a quiet, cabin-like shop where a cup of tea awaits. Named for its sunlit location in Deep Cove,…

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Shops We Love: Atelier St. George

For locals, Janaki Larsen’s family-run corner store and café in Vancouver, Le Marché St. George, is a gathering place — somewhere to browse eye-catching wares, enjoy coffee and get together with neighbors. It’s this community spirit that’s sure to make Janaki’s latest venture, located a couple kilometres north, just as…

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Shops We Love: Souvenir

Pieces new and found fill Souvenir’s sunny retail and event space. “Having a souvenir is so special; it reminds you of a certain time or person,” says Danielle Suppa. She and fellow design school grad Trisha Lepper opened Souvenir after hosting a series of successful pop-up shops together.

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Shops We Love: Chic & Basta

Online boutique Chic & Basta is helping draw attention to local, Quebec-based artisans. “It became our mission to be ambassadors for these creators,” says Louis Durocher, who runs Chic & Basta with Manon Martin, his wife, from their home in the Eastern Townships. The store features a range of…

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Shops We Love: Camp Lifestyle + Coffee Co.

Whistler, B.C. calls to mind family camping trips with tree-lined trails and spruce-scented mountain air. It’s this idyllic view of Whistler that Lynn Gentile and Martin Stockley had in mind when opening Camp Lifestyle + Coffee Co. last summer. Their shop just south of Whistler Village is divided into…

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Shops We Love: Michael Thomas Antiques, Art & Furnishings

Michael Thomas Vuksta is a retailer with an impressive pedigree (he was VP of Home for Joseph Mimran & Associates, Director of Lifestyles at Indigo, and held positions at Holt Renfrew and Tiffany & Co.). Last November, Michael moved his eponymous antique store from Port Hope, Ontario, to a 100-year-old building in downtown…

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Shops We Love: Advice From A Caterpillar

When she was pregnant with her daughter, Emily Dyer took a trip to Paris with her mom, Susan, and sister, Elizabeth. Uninterested in bubblegum-pink walls and plastic toys, the trio was inspired by the city’s design-minded shops for kids — the antithesis of toy-store chains. “We loved the magic, the visuals…

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Shops We Love: LivingSpace

In 1988, Ross Bonetti opened LivingSpace in a 5,000-square-foot store on Vancouver’s North Shore. Now, they are in a sprawling 20,000-square-foot space in the Armoury district, the city’s hub for architects and designers. The bi-level space — a bakery in the 1920s, then later a printing press — was renovated…