Best Porch Swing

We’re digging the carefree energy of drifting to and fro on this Adirondack porch swing (from $895). It’s made from recycled and recyclable plastic and comes available in nine colours of the rainbow.

Best Minimalist Planter

Unlike traditional terracotta planters, Hudson and Oak pots are made from a lightweight custom fibreglass compound (it’s the same one used for cars, kayaks and boats). The thick-walled planters (from $100) are designed in Langley, B.C., and come in trendy colours like salted caramel and blush.

Best Rattan Headboard

The Bali queen headboard ($769) brings those dreamy resort vibes—a distant memory, alas—to the bedroom. It’s part of Chilliwack, B.C.-based Neutral Shade’s debut rattan furniture line, crafted in Java, Indonesia.

Best Outdoor Sofa

Don’t let the sleek design fool you—this is outdoor furniture cleverly disguised as indoor furniture. The Dresden outdoor modular sectional ($6,249) can be oriented any which way you like, and has an optional side table insert for keeping your cocktails safe.

Best Dinner Plates

Vancouver designer Shuobi Wu’s roots in ceramics go back over 100 years, to his great grand-uncle in Teoswa, China. He just founded Lineage Ceramics last year, and his super-versatile deep plates (from $25) are the latest addition to an impressive ceramic family tree.

Best Side Table

A hidden adjustable foot inside the Dix table by Connubia (from $1,931) makes it suitable for any sort of flooring (and the 10-sided base is a real show-stealer). It’s offered in multiple finishes, but we’re loving this deep sangria.

Best Throw Pillows

A large-scale home reno isn’t for everyone in these trying times, but trading out your throw pillows—especially for these eclectic Turkish silk velvet lumbar cushions (from $179)—is a simple way to freshen up your living space.

Best Desk Lamp

Designed to cast bright light but slide into the smallest of spaces, the Oblique office lamp ($533) is ideal for the WFH world—plus, it has a USB-C port integrated into its base to charge up your phone or laptop.

Best Coffee Table

Inspired by a halved walnut shell, the Tear Drops walnut coffee table ($979) adds curves and depth to angular rooms. The no-frills design of wood and dark glass brings a welcome warmth.

Editor’s Pick: Best Kitchen Faucet

Rubinet Kitchen Faucet in Blu Jean


Am I the only one who’s ready for a change from the all-white kitchen trend? I can barely sleep these days, I’m so excited about the olive-green cabinets that are about to be installed at my place. But you don’t need to go for a full-on home makeover to bring in a little colour—a punchy piece like this cobalt-hued Rubinet two-handle Lasalle faucet will add a little fun to the countertop (you can choose different colours for the handles and the faucet!), no drywall dust or power saw required.—Stacey McLachlan, Editor-at-Large