1. Translucent Table

Pop the bubbles: here come the Soda tables (coffee table, $2,480; side table, $1,870) by Miniforms. Crafted upside down and as breezy as soda fizz, these beauties were hand-sculpted by not one, not two, but three master glassmakers. Sporting a tough, hammered look that plays peek-a-boo with light, it’s art gallery chic meets jellyfish realness. dwellmodern.ca

2. A Vintage Throw

Cozy up this fall in ’60s style with the Viitta jacquard throw ($335). Designed by legendary Marimekko printmaker Maija Isola, its geometric allure pays homage to Europe’s vibrant constructivist era (think: rich abstraction and bold colours). Drape any sofa, chair or surface in vintage cool. marimekkovancouver.com


3. An Abstract Mirror

Forget regular rectangles, the Yumi mirror’s (starting from $3,450) precision-sculpted edge is channelling serene pond vibes on a gentle rainy day. And those abstract shapes? It’s like Mother Nature took a modern design course. Spin it in any direction for a fresh perspective. roche-bobois.com


4. A Curved Nightstand

The Vienna nightstand ($856) from Rove Concepts is a nod to postmodern design. With its opulent alabaster finish and curvy frame, it’s like falling asleep next to your own dreamy waterfall. roveconcepts.com


5. Ethereal Candles

Meet the Onyx tealight holders ($38 for a set of three): your room’s new mood-setting MVPs. Each holder showcases its own elegant veining, making the set a unique ethereal gem. Meditate, celebrate or just luxuriate—these glowing pillars are a natural beauty. almahomevintage.com


6. A Quirky Cart

Serve whimsical style à la carte with the Arcs trolley (starting at $295) from Hay. Available in dark blue, sea green and pastel white, this scalloped rolling cart is like that stylish friend who’s always organized: it’s ready to hold your latest reads, cocktail concoctions or that plant you’re definitely not going to overwater this time. dwr.com


7. Portable Glow

Experience the radiance of a full moon (despite what the lunar calendar says) with the Fatboy Bolleke ($179). These compact, cordless and captivating lunar orbs light up any patio, room or gathering—for a glow-up that’s a total eclipse of the heart. shop.vanspecial.com


8. A Stylish Diffuser

Meet the portable nebulizing diffuser ($180) in sand grey by Seasons Life. Stone-esque and modern, this diffuser is cutting-edge tech wrapped in monochrome elegance. No water? No heat? No problem. Just pour in your cherished essential oil and let this beauty inspire all your senses. indigo.ca


9. Round Coffee Table

What has three legs, curves for days and knows how to keep a secret? It’s the circular Arc coffee table by Woud (from $2,075). It’s not just an outward beauty—flip the top with a finger to alternate between showing off your treasures and concealing clutter. fullhousemodern.com


10. Laid Back Lounger

Sit back, relax and put your feet up in vintage style with the leather Hanford recliner ($1,999)—a.k.a the Don Draper of chairs. Whether in your living room, your home office or a high-rise New York ad agency in the 1960s, this sophisticated mid-century modern lounger is the ultimate rewind meets unwind. museandmerchant.com


11. Artful Storage

Art doesn’t have to only live on the shelf—it can be the shelf. Enter: Porro’s colourful Linea cabinets (from $20,700). Inspired by the work of Italian postmodern designer and architect Alessandro Mendini, these avant-garde storage pieces are a true work of art. These masterpieces—each featuring mesmerizing cellulose acetate designs and eye-catching geometric patterns—are truly a rare find: there are only 50 of each available for purchase. livingspace.com


12. Cozy Couch

The Momic sofa from Sancal (starting at $4,950) is the ultimate choose-your-own-adventure in comfort. With an array of modules and a rainbow of fabric and finish options, it’s like a relaxation playground for your living room. austingoods.ca


13. Editor’s Pick: Unique Tiles

Mod Moda Mosaics tile

$60.83 per square foot, annsacks.com

My home certainly isn’t lacking in the tile department (shower, fireplace, kitchen backsplash—check, check, check). But whenever I pop into Ann Sacks, I’m absolutely furious that I haven’t thought of more excuses to incorporate this design material into my space. This whimsical, oversized half-circle terrazzo Mod Moda Mosaics collaboration with Martyn Lawrence Bullard, for instance, has me considering a full-on bedroom feature wall. When a tile makes you smile, it’s really hard to think of a reason not to break out the grout. Stacey McLachlan, editor-at-large

New Shops and Spaces


Stock Home Design

Opening this November, the beloved Vancouver gift gallery’s new flagship store is marking its debut on Government Street in the heart of Victoria. The brick-walled edifice opens just in time for the holiday giving season, promising carefully curated, one-of-a-kind gift ideas and rustic home decor that’s a unique, handcrafted and artisanal celebration of West Coast talent (including Kermodi potted plants, Saltspring Kitchen Co. jams and whimsical stuffed animals by Bukowski). We’re guessing it’ll be the perfect one-stop shop for that eccentric aunt or hard-to-shop-for mother-in-law. 1312 Government St., stockhomedesign.com


This story was originally published in the October 2023 issue of Western Living Magazine.