With the last few parking lot patches of snow melting away, there’s a change in the air— Spring is upon us. And what better way to celebrate the changing season than to change up your living space with some stunning new furniture and home decor. Here are some of our favourite new and noteworthy picks for April 2023.

A white cushioned oak chair with foot stool.

Our Favourite Accent Chair

Take a load off in Nordic style with this Scandinavian-inspired Labrador accent chair by Gus Modern ($1,995, optional ottoman $795). It combines natural, eco-friendly materials, faux-wool coverings and a minimalist sensibility—so you can recline into your own hygge oasis. fullhousemodern.com


Three cylinder table-like lamps that are glowing with a LED strip on the top on a top-down lit white counter

A Dual-Function Lamp

This tech-forward, hybrid Carousel lamp (starting at $725) is also a discreet LED wireless charging tray. Available in both floor and table models, the innovative dual-function light lends a warm ambiance to your space that’ll have you looking at your single-purpose lamps in a whole new light. lightformshop.com


Above shot of three scuptural rugs (dark blue, grey and light brown) on the floor of a room with a white chair.

A Sculptural Rug

Ruggedly Handsome Artful expression doesn’t just have to live on the walls. The Relevo rug (from $1,549) by Muuto and Milan-based design duo Studiopepe is crafted from 100-percent New Zealand wool, making it soft yet tactile with a contemporary, sculptural feel. informinteriors.com

White two-piece rounded square sofa

An Indoor Modular Sofa

Luxurious lounging meets the great outdoors in the A-Propos modular sofa set (individual modules from $4,630). The sofas are perfect for entertaining, cozying up by the patio fireplace or watching the clouds go by in HD. roche-bobois.com


Two bright yellow barstools

A Colourful Bar Stool

These bent metal Spinni bar stools (from $1,355) from our 2020 Furniture Designer of the Year Thom Fougere are a playful twist on the practical drafting stool—you’ll definitely want to take one for a spin. division12.com


A wood coffee table with a glass transparent top on a white background

A Minimalist Coffee Table

Confidently display your favourite Western Canadian design magazine (and other coffee table items) on this Speke Klein Rowlands coffee table (price on request). With a minimalist design and flush glass top, the open-ended solid wood table has nothing to hide. gingerjarfurniture.com


Three glasses with liquid and dressing to look like cocktails (glasses are clear and blue-toned)

Stylish Insulated Drinking Glasses

These double-wall insulated Yield glasses (from $67 for a set of two) will keep your drink cool—and they look cool, too. Available in clear, grey, amber and green, the sleek borosilicate glass suspends liquid in the centre, putting your coffee, tea or cocktail on elegant display. designhouse.com


Orange donut-shaped transparent bowl with lid

The Best Serving Bowl

Ikea’s Varmblixt serving bowl with lid (from $30) shows off snacks in retro style. Its translucent, curved shape ensures it catches the light—and the attention of whoever’s in the room. ikea.ca


A long table/ storage unit made of wood with a grey/blue top in front of a tiled-blue wall

The Perfect Storage Unit

More than ever, life demands versatility. Living Box from Molteni&C (starting from $18,000) does storage the sleek way: think built-in suffused lighting, elegant drawer options and an interplay of marble and wood. livingspace.com


Lit white long-stemmed candles in cylinder candle holders in front of a veiled window.

Editor’s Pick

004 pillar holders by Populus Project, from $325.

Vancouver-based Brian Lin first popped up on my radar when we recognized him as a designer to watch in 2021. His brand, Populus Project, still offers the same elegant catch-all trays and artful brass incense burners, and he recently launched a trio of gorgeous candle holders carved from solid travertine (or marble, if that’s more your style). Candles are made to burn, but the 004 pillar holders are made to last: this is something you’ll be passing on to your designophile descendants.
—Alyssa Hirose, Associate Editor