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The King Living Black Friday Clearance, November 24 to 26 at the Granville Showroom, is an exclusive opportunity to discover Australian furniture design. Book now to secure your spot.
Start dreaming of the perfect night’s sleep with these top seven mattress picks and learn what makes each one exceptional
Cozy couches, jewel-toned tables and vintage rugs—these are a few of our favourite Fall home finds.
Canada’s first premiere Turkish furniture brand has arrived
Two fabulous California Closets locations serving the Vancouver/Lower Mainland area
Camping-style lanterns, vibrant patio furniture and mesmerizing spiral lighting are some of our top furniture and home decor picks for June 2023.
The collection is bright, bold and incredibly summer-y.
Our favourite new bar stools, modular sofas, drinkware and more in April 2023.
Every body is welcome here.
Burrow has arrived in Canada: how does it stack up against other online sofa brands?
Is getting a wall bed a good idea? According to our editor-at-large, here's what to expect from installing a Murphy bed in your bedroom.
Interior designer Aly Velji’s ‘Wanderlust’ collection for Urban Barn is inspired by his travels—and designed to be approachable.
How does a sports-injured, hot-flashing mother find a good night’s sleep? Three nights on a Douglas Summit cooling memory foam mattress did the trick.
Shopping for a sofa? Heed the wisdom of these interior design pros first.
A serene bathtub, statement bar cabinet, cozy accent chair and more.
HAY celebrates colour in this soon-to-launch collaboration.
Fresh sofas, stylish bags, playful plates and more of the best furniture and accessories to give your home the design boost it needs.
The best porch swings, cozy sofas, cool blue ceramics and ultra-useful cookware of summer 2022—plus an unforgettable turtle-shaped bookshelf.
Stunning, Australian-designed sofas and accessory products top the list.
Funky sofas, minimalist coffee tables, stylish standing desks and more.
Discover the best mattress in a box in Canada with these top picks.
Choose the best mattress in Canada with these popular picks.
Cozy handmade throws, funky table lights and other new and notable picks for your home.
We hope you like purple.
Linger Design Studios new furniture company, Petra, makes sustainable stone furniture to order.
From luxury loungers to budget-friendly picks to the best sofas for small spaces, these are the best Scandi-cool sofas out there.
Enjoy the benefits of an adjustable bed in Canada with these top picks
Explore the best memory foam mattresses in Canada with these tips
Find the best hybrid mattresses in Canada with these tips and tricks
Explore the best mattresses for side sleepers in Canada with these helpful tips
When you're designing a new room, start with a sofa you love.
Why has everyone turned their back on traditional furniture?
Explore the best firm mattresses in the country with these helpful tips
Whether you are looking for those finishing touch items for your new home, getting started on a home makeover, or just looking for a few pieces to refresh your space, INspiration is here to help. The Vancouver-based contemporary furniture specialist has something for every space, bringing fresh, modern aesthetic to...
All of our favourite homewares for sunny days.
How the tables have turned.
The stunning new collection from Poliform is inspired by the universal will to share refinement, sensuality, culture, and quality.Designer Jean-Marie Massaud reinterprets the living room as a domestic landscape made of organic shapes and curved lines: Sofas and armchairs where design and comfort find the perfect balance, coffee tables that...
Here's a sneak peek of what's new in store July 1.
The new collab with Sonos is a sneaky way to play music without messing with your rooms aesthetic.
It's looking like a beautiful one, folks.
Our top picks for beating the heat.
The perfect picks for freshening up your space this spring.
After a year inside, I'm done with boring furniture. Send in the clowns.
There are many reasons people take their work home with them, and for some this is part of their new normal. Maximize your home office space with help from Arbutus Furniture & Closets.
Signed, sealed, deliveredunless you live outside Vancouver.
Gingerbread Höme offers those classic Ikea instructions on a very tiny scale.
Fuzzy cushions, comfy throws and ambient lighting are what we really need this season.
Because this year we don't want patio season to end.
Vancouver-based green start-up ChopValue introduced their modular shelf, The SM?LE, combining sustainable production with sleek design.
It's time to get your desk organized.
A collaboration with a Bangkok design team, recycled content, and more.
Level up your living space with this lineup of sectional sofas.
New and noteworthy in stores now.
How to spruce up your outdoor space.
A new look for the Womb chair, updated tech pieces and more.
Montreal's Polysleep offers maximum comfort, innovation and customer satisfaction
You're going to need something soft to snuggle up on during these crazy times.
Valentine's Day is over, but a healthy dose of leather is a good idea any day.
Spare seating with style.
Six upholstered armchairs to add some luxe to your lounge.
Raphael Navots Nativ collection brings the human form back to nature.
Non-traditional bookshelvesthat tell their own story.
Forget what you thought you knew about recliners.
The new food-truck-style Foodbox is the first in Canada.
High fashion strutted off the runway and into the room.
Theres a plush factor to these sofas, with sinuous lines, soft textures and more than a little give. Ride the wave.
These fab finds are new in stores across the West.
We put four popular direct-to-consumer beds to the snooze test.
Before you lay down the plastic, that is.
Giovanni "Gio" Ponti's furniture pieces read as current today as they did in the 40s.
Things get cushy on the patio with rounded shapes, softer textures and pliable forms.
Whether you favour classic tufting, Scandinavian chic or something in between, youre sure to find a leather sofa to fit your taste.
Set a place and share a meal around these beauties.
Designed with straight lines and available in one shade of black, these hyper-minimalist faucets are still somehow playful.
Ikea can't stop collaborating, but we're not complaining. Our editors share their fave up-and-coming collections.
Designer Raphael Navot debuts his first furniture collection Nativ for Roche Bobois.
From a marshmallow-like pouf to a moody line of ceramic vessels, these are the accessories we're loving for May.
The best dual-purpose (even triple-purpose) furnishings to transform your space.
The former engineer (and sister of designer Paola Lenti!) joined the Milan-based brand in 2000.
North Vancouvers favourite furniture family is throwing a birthday to remember.
Its your childhood dream come true!
Look at the stars, look how they shine for you
Make the most out of every square foot of living space with these high-design, condo-sized sofas.
Cook up another course for your next dinner partyyoull want to spend some extra time in these curve-backed dining seats.
The temporary boutique, which runs until January 6, is a designophile's dream.
The retailer's recently launched (and environmentally minded) initiative offers customers gift cards for their gently used furniture.
Embrace colour and pattern with these statement-making occasional chairs.
Executive editor Stacey McLachlan finds a new furniture crush in a familiar place.
Youll be looking for a reason to turn in early thanks to these smart upholstered bed frames.
With seating this welcoming, its easy to get comfortable and catch up with a friend or two.
The brand-new 2018 collection from Minotti embraces global talent.
Not all sofas are created equal.
The kids deserve a cool new look too, no?
Because there's still plenty of time to, you know, chill.
Rattan, paper, bamboopendant lights made from organic materials are having a moment.
Simple lines create a bold impact with these quietly gorgeous coffee tables.
When a Scandinavian customizes your favourite Scandinavian furniture we all win.
It's back as of August 15.
When it comes to summer lounging, it's a material world.
French furniture designer continues to inspire with innovative takes on current trends and classic pieces.
Since more Canadians are treating outdoor spaces like rooms in their homes, Western Living asked Melina Tai, manager of Ginger Jar Furniture to share her tips on creating the perfect outdoor retreat.
Their quality design and craftsmanship truly stand the test of time.
Measuring in at 60 inches or less, these modern credenzas offer maximum storage for minimal spaces.
The store-within-a-store gets a fresh new look.
Spoiler alert: we love it.
Compact, stylish and functionaljust how we like 'em.
These stylish daybeds move easily from daytime seating to cozy nap spot.
Ten bedside tables sure to inspire some sweet dreams.
Smartly designed desks to help you build a home office without sacrificing space.
Furniture designer Kate Duncan shares some secret and some not-so-secret (move your shoes!) advice for custom design and installation.
The luxury brand expands to homewares and furnishings with a new store back East (but don't worry, there's an online shop tooand they deliver to Western Canada).
A local furniture upholsterer shares her expert tips for recovering a fave piece.
Miele's new Dialog oven cooks without heat.
These anything-but-ordinary bookcases solve storage woes with style.
The Swedish giant has finally teamed up with Danish furniture company Hay.
Please don't sit on these artists' creations.
Armchairs get leggy and show off some serious style.
The iconic Mah Jong sofa gets a creative update from Japanese designer Kenzo Takada.
Stylish seating that will instantly update your living space.
The Ikea catalogue is here! The Ikea catalogue is here!
The Edmonton woodworking firm responsible for some of the city's most stunning installations launches a new collection of made-to-order wood furniture.
The perfect outdoor pieces to upgrade your patio.
Because it's never too early to start thinking of patio season.
How Goldgrass Home can help you create a Five-star experience in your bedroom.
An upholstery expert shares her secrets for discovering if your heirloom furniture is worth saving.
Visions of angular table lamps, cozy faux-fur throws and chic coffee makers are dancing in our heads.
Cozy and compact, we love a round table.
Mix and match these modular units for a custom look that fits just right.
These small-scale tables offer big flexibility.
Strong and simple, shapely and spare, sophisticated and sultrythese sofas are more than mere seating.
"Its like having a private concert in your living room."
Hide the clutter away with these stylish double-duty storage beds.
These simple pieces show why you should pay attention to the details.
The design looks as fresh as it did 40 years ago.
Add a hit of warmthand plenty of storageto your space with these chic wood credenzas.
With so many options hitting the well-mapped-out floor, we've narrowed down this season's must-haves.
Take modernity to the next level.
Things get shapely in the backyard.
Your sofa is the centrepiece of the living roomand these designs love the limelight.
Wood Reform's pallet line of furniture looks like anything but the material it's made from.
Your Classic Chair March Madness winner revealed!
With summer coming up, we tapped designers Dexter Dolores and Reisa Pollard for all their best patio picks!
Which classic should be crowned the ultimate chair?
Our Classic Chair Battle Royale continues well into April with a new duo of contenders.
The quarter-finals continue, matching up minimalist style against high function.
Another two iconic chairs go head-to-head in the next round of our March Madness Classic Chair bracket.
Two great chairs made it to round two of our Classic Chair March Madness challenge: only one will move on... and you get to decide which.
A duel between two smooth operators.
Is there any battle more challenging than the one you have with yourself?
Embrace a little fun this spring with these pretty, playful accessories and furniture picks.
Our playoff series continues with a battle between two chairs inspired by the Dutch De Stijl movement.
The Masters chair takes on "the Master of the chair," Hans J. Wegner.
Our March Madness Classic Chair competition gets down to the wire.
In this latest instalment of March Madness (Chair Edition) it's beauty vs. utility.
In the second instalment of March Madness, the classic chair edition, the Barcelona Chair takes on the equally classic Eames Lounger. Which chair will prevail?
It's March Madnessthe classic chair editionand first up it's the Egg chair vs. the Womb chair.
This is how the editors of a design magazine do March Madness: pitting 16 classic chair designs against one another.
Bend's new Betty Chair is stackable, sturdy outside, and a very sweet shade of pink.
EQ3's capsule collection, Assembly, brings together some of Canada's most exciting furniture designers.
Three designers show us how to style one bed three very different ways.
The AVA Chair, designed by Song Wen Zhong in 2009, was inspired by an aesthetic that has been turning heads for centuries.
Front-loaders may have met their match.
On our radar this month: a cool credenza, bold lampshades and one sweetly surreal table lamp.
Cuddle up on one of these luxe L-shaped sectionals in a versatile neutralthe perfect companion for a cozy night in.
These sensible coffee tables with built-in compartments are sure to de-clutter any space, leaving you free to enjoy the night ahead.
Whether sleek or soft, these sofas are the best place to hibernate as the cooler weather sets in.
Here's a list of our favourite coffee tables coming out for 2016.
Luxe materials like velvet, copper and marble are making a serious comeback.
Choosing an accent or occasional chair is like putting on that last piece of jewellery to make an outfitthe finishing touch in a space.
These chic modern sofas, credenzas and coffee tables take a cue from the past.
A side chair for our next phase of staycations.
Some of Edmonton's best designers and craftsmen will be hosting a two-day furniture building and woodworking workshop on August 21 and 22.
What we're coveting this monththe best new home and lifestyle products from across the West.
I just did. The metal-topped Stockholm from Punt will have you finally embracing warm metals for good.
These smart and stylish sofa bedsperfect for hosting overnight guestsare a dream come true.
Jeff Martin Joinery, Zoë Pawlak and Matthew McCormick collaborate for a silent auction June 18 in Vancouver.
How tailored-to-you furniture is trumping readymade.
These chairs are convenient for handling extra guestsbut stylish enough for every day use, too.
A place for everything and everything in its place
in style, of course.
These smartly designed tables shape-shift from petite to party-ready in an instant.
One for rocking, one for lounging, and one for that last-minute dinner guest
Locally made coloured concrete stools bring an affordable hit of colour to the patio.
Ligne Roset solves your seating puzzles.
These stylish storage and organization picks will inspire you to get a jumpstart on spring cleaning.
From a chair design inspired by a blossoming flower to a Greek-chic Jonathan Adler vase, our editors have created the ultimate wish list of hot new products from across Western Canada.
Ikea's new kitchen solution gets custom for designs that won't fit inside the box.
Before the warmer weather hits, we've come up with some stylish solutions to inspire some pre-spring cleaning.
Fresh seating ideas with a West Coast flair.
The coolest new furniture and accessories that caught the attention of our editors this month, all available in Western Canada.
11 of our favourite new furniture and decor accessories from across the West.
Calgary designer reinvents the kitchen stool to be a thing of comfort, beauty and a little fun.
Recalling the ancient Japanese wood-charring art of shou sugi ban, charcoal has become the colour of the seasonits the perfect grounding shade for just about any decor scheme.
These unique drawers and cupboards will keep your home as stylish as it is organized.
Live big even in the smallest of spaces with smart storage options and modern double-duty pieces designed to help you stay organized in style.
From bold colours to statement-making shapes, these fresh, modern storage units are definitely top shelf.
When space is at a premium, opt for multi-functional pieces, from smartly designed sofa beds to coffee tables that transform.
Its mid-term season, so add some pi factor to your living space this fall. Circles, squares, curves and lines come together for some pattern play in these coffee and side tables. Compass and protractor not required.
Each month, we scour the West for our favourite new products for the home. Here's this month's dazzling dozen.
This seasons furniture trends celebrate craftsmanship and simplicity of materials.
Punt's double-depth bookshelves are made for book lovers.
Retro storage design gets a very modern update.
The goods we're coveting this month, from a modern new Tiffany collection to delicate, angular pendant lamps.
Our pick from IDSwest 2014: Jeff Martin Joinery's Radius side tables.
Western Living Design Week is almost here! Here's one of my favourites from IDSwest, the closing party to a stellar week.
Two criteria make for a great sleeper sofa, and this one rings a high note for both.
New in stores across the West.
Our favourite new products from across the Westthe best beach bags, cool throwback seating, modern office furniture and more.
Wicker gets a much-needed update with perfectly modern patio pieces.
The classic tufted armchair embraces chic shapes and bold fabrics for a fresh new look.
New in stores across the West
Our editors' favourite new products from stores across the West.
We compile our favourite new home decor pieces from across the West.
New in Stores across the West.
New in Stores across the West
Tuxedo, English, Lawson? No matter which is your favourite sofa design, theres a fresh new take thats the perfect fit for your space.
Warm up this fall with our top fireplace picks that are sure to fit your personal style.
The latest and greatest design products and accessories from across the West.
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