Thursday, June 3, 2010

Toronto Shopping Trip - Part 2

Another shop on the top of my 'must see' list was 12/12 at 1212 Yonge Street in Rosedale. They were recently showcased in one of my design magazines and I loved their use of colour.

This was by far one of my favorite stores...although the prices were a little out of my league. I don't know if I'll ever be comfortable spending $200 on one pillow - no matter how lovely it is.

One of my favorite pieces in the store was a zebra print nailhead console table that I've since found on Design*Sponge:
Nail head trim was everywhere - almost every store had something with the trim, whether it was a head board, wing back chair or foot stool.

While I may not have come home with a fancy $200 pillow, I did find some cute napkin ring/bud vases at L'Atelier just down the street at 1224 Yonge. At $5 each they were an impulse buy I didn't have to feel guilty about.

Even without napkins, I'm thinking that three of them arranged in the middle of a table would make a great centrepiece.

I visited so many stores it would take me ages to write about all of them, so here are a few more of my favs (Coles Notes version):

Elte - HUGE store with loads of gorgeous furniture/rugs/accessories

Ginger's -right across the street from Elte - everything you'd ever want if you're renovating a bathroom

Crate & Barrel - loved their furniture and their price point was more within my budget than the other stores - an employee said that the chain is thinking of expanding into either Vancouver, Ottawa or Montreal - my guess is Vancouver gets it :(

Pottery Barn - a little too traditional for my taste

Boo Boo & Lefty - 1198 Yonge Street - eclectic mix of furniture and accessories - they just so happen to be showcased in my House and Home mag that just arrived in the mail

The Work Room - Located on Queen Street West, this shop lets you rent their sewing machines if you don't have one at home - they also sell heaps of delicious fabrics, including several Amy Butler patterns

The St. Lawrence Sunday Antique Market - Ok it's not a shop, but it seems that whenever there's a cool home featured in H&H, some of the most interesting furniture seems to have been purchased here. We didn't have much luck, but as they open at dawn and we didn't arrive until 12, maybe the good stuff was gone! As with a lot of markets, it's probably hit and miss.

And a few I didn't make it to that I'll try the next time I'm in Hogtown:

Hollace Cluny - they were at the top of my list, but are closed on Sundays which was when I was in the area

South Hill Home

Ministry of the Interior

West Elm

Y & Co

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