1. A Groovy Sideboard

Add some visual rhythm to your home with Bonaldo’s Dorian sideboard (from $6,580). The repetitive concave pattern on the facing (in matte bronze, lead or white lacquered wood) adds elegant texture and drama while it stows away clutter and confidently displays your artful decor pieces. (Think: bronze statue meets storage solution.) dwellmodern.ca

2. Colourful Faucet Handles

Give your bathroom a sleek, colourful upgrade with these FP5 decorative sink faucet handles (price upon request) from Kallista’s One collection. With a flower-esque pentagon shape and vibrant colourways (pink, teal and cream) it’s like minimalist, postmodern jewellery for your bathtub. kohler.ca

3. A Statement Coffee Table 

The Cyrano coffee table (rectangle dimensions, $10,985) from Castello Lagravinese Studio is the height of sophistication despite sitting low to the ground. A blend of marble and bronzed mirrors, it’s a radiant statement piece. That statement? Luxury. arkinteriors.ca

4. Patterned Rug

Where there’s smoke, there’s fiery design. The hand-tufted Smoke rug (from $5,700), designed by Anne-Marie Cabrol, is bringing the heat to your home decor with a swirling, burnt orange patterned floor tapestry (also in a blue swirl version) that’s sure to spark some warm compliments. roche-bobois.com

5. Ethereal Lighting

Bask in the natural stony radiance of Studio Henry Wilson’s ethereal Surface sconce (from $2,995). Choose between bronze or classic travertine; each stone sconce displays its own unique veining—and for the metal version, its own patina for naturally imperfect perfection. providehome.com

6. Fine Dining

Invite the beauty of Portugal’s breezy Algarve coast to your next dinner party with the Messina dishware collection (dinner plate, $35). Serving up enchantment with a side of timeless style, this array of hand-finished stoneware is bringing otherworldly to the table. thecrossdesign.com

7. Maximalist Wallpaper

Drape a room in instant decadence with Denise McGaha’s Grouse Rain wallcovering and fabric (fabric $202.50/yard, wallcoverings $82.30/yard), part of the Vervain collection. Layer the enchanting moody red and blue tones and unique floral pattern on your windows, walls and wherever for a maximalist dreamscape that’s anything but subtle. layersandlayers.com


8. Colourful Seating

A chair that refuses to take a seat, Baxter’s bold blue Elli armchair (from $11,750) is anything but subtle. Leather-clad and available in many eye-grabbing colourways, its unique shape gently cradles you in comfort while it commands the spotlight. livingspace.com

9. Natural Linens

For a soothing sleep aid, these organic cotton blankets ($185) from Calgary’s Black Sheep Mattress are here to swaddle you in style. The classic waffle-weave pattern adds cozy charm to any bed, couch or wherever you wish to curl up. blacksheepmattress.com


Editor’s Pick

10. Haden Dorchester 2-Slice Toaster in Silt Green, $150. crateandbarrel.ca

I grew up in a toaster-oven family—regular toasters just wouldn’t cut it for my after-school tuna melts or cinnamon toast. But since I got an air fryer (yes, I’ve enthusiastically joined that cult), my poor little toaster oven hasn’t seen much action… and it certainly doesn’t earn the valuable counter space it sits on. So, I’m on the hunt for something that’s more compact. And design-forward, while I’m at it. This retro blue-green toaster with faux wood details should do the job: it’s small, stylish and has that very important bagel button. Alyssa Hirose, managing editor


New Shops, Showrooms & Shop-in-Shops


Royal Flush Kitchen and Bath Boutique

Get some help with those freshly minted New Year’s renovation plans as Calgary’s Royal Flush Kitchen and Bath moves to its new 7,000-square-foot showroom in January. Curated with the latest models and luxury brands in residential plumbing (from Wetstyle bathtubs to Kartners bathroom accessories), it has everything (including the kitchen sink). royalflushboutique.ca


New BSH Home Appliances Showroom: Luxe Appliance Studio

Newly opened in the heart of Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, the Luxe Appliance Studio showroom brings a distinctly West Coast flavour to the home and kitchen appliance scene. Featuring eight kitchen experiences across an 8,500-square-foot space, the showroom is outfitted with the latest appliances from Bosch, Thermador and Gaggenau brands and offers a unique layout that embodies the essence of West Coast cooking while also paying homage to Mount Pleasant’s dynamic and vibrant artisan community. bosch-home.ca



New Trail Appliances Showroom: Casa Bertazzoni Kitchen

Hoping to upgrade your kitchen this year? Trail Appliances has teamed up with the world’s oldest family-owned appliance manufacturer to bring the “Casa Bertazzoni” kitchen to Vancouver—only the fifth in the world. Designed by Vancouver-based interior designer Sarah Gallop, the showroom, which opened in November 2023, immerses you in a deluxe, fully equipped kitchen to peruse all the latest in Italian designed cooking appliances. Expect colourful gas range ovens, modern steel refrigerators, sleek warming drawers, and lots of opportunity to envision yourself entertaining and cooking in your own state-of-the-art dream kitchen. bertazzoni-appliances.ca/en/casa-bertazzoni


Originally published in the January/February 2024 print issue of Western Living magazine.