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Our favourite new accent chairs, statement lights, artful vases and more in February 2023.
It’s February already? As we soldier on through the winter months, stunning furniture and home decor make it a little easier to shelter indoors. Here are some of our favourite new and noteworthy picks for February 2023.
It’s time to get tactile (and stylish) with storage. Inspired by Okinawa’s dramatic mountainscape, the Misaki oak sideboard ($4,149) is terrifically textured thanks to hand-chiselled detailing.
Ferm Living’s Avant candelabra ($158)—fashioned from powder-coated metal—is a modern take on candleware that looks just as good sans candles. It’s whimsical tabletop decor, burning or not.
Japanese flower arranging, or ikebana, has been around for four centuries, but there’s nothing dated about this Ikebana vase ($280) from Fritz Hansen. Unlike typical vessels, this is made to celebrate each and every individual flower in its entirety—so you can stop and smell all the roses. informinteriors.com
The fearless design of the ’60s is back, and Fullhouse Modern’s Clementine occasional chair ($1,055) proves it: bold and orange-y, with a rounded form and totally cozy vibe. (It comes in neutral upholstery, too, if you’re citrus-averse). fullhousemodern.com
This double-handled Ashleigh charcuterie board ($500) from Ladner, B.C.-based Bowyer and Toulson is ready for some serious cheesin’. It’s crafted with wood from fallen urban trees in Vancouver—and when you buy, you can see exactly which neighbourhood it comes from. bowyerandtoulson.com
The solid red oak Elsie chair ($3,300) from Montreal-based Appareil Atelier is a masterclass in understated elegance. It’s a minimal design that looks great in groups—for instance, gathered around a dining table. providehome.com
Kartell’s Max Beam side table ($435) can be used to hold your coffee or yourself (the polycarbonate construction works as seating as well as convenient table space). It’s a compact, multifunctional statement piece that comes in seven stylish colourways.
Sometimes, great design takes the low road. This 100-percent wool Berber carpet ($6,800) is a beautifully handknotted neutral rug, but the organic black-and-white pattern still brings a boldness to the floor.
Louis Poulsen’s PH 5 pendant ($1,544) has a fresh look: the statement light now comes in four new finishes. There’s two muted monochrome looks (pale rose and oyster grey) plus two tri-colours that feature a pale blue, a peachy orange and a dusty pink. lightformshop.com
Stellar Nebula by Artemide, from $1,920.
As we head into the darkest months of the year, there’s nothing like a gorgeous suspension lamp to help counter any leanings toward
seasonal affective disorder. (Its acronym, SAD, makes it possibly the most appropriately named disorder of all time.) Bjarke Ingels Group—the firm behind Vancouver House and Calgary’s Telus Sky—designed the Stellar Nebula with Artemide, and the handblown piece is crafted to enhance the interaction between light and glass. A stroke of magic at this time of year.
—Anicka Quin, Editorial Director
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