Lincoln Road is the home to many of my favourite home furnishings and decor stores including Pottery Barn, Anthropologie, Design Within Reach, and my new love: Nest Casa.
There is nothing worse than fallen in love with a gorgeous piece while traveling and could not bring it home due to insane shipping cost. This is particularly true when I fell for the Elena Wood Bead Chandelier and the Mandalay Task Lamp! They both share a vintage aesthetic and so full of personality. I could totally see them being the perfect partners with contemporary pieces in an eclectic space! Chris asked me, "How are you taking them back home?" ... well, thank God Pottery Barn is also in Canada: forget about shipping.
Spring is also "almost" in the air and my all time favourite spring flowering branch is dogwood. Dogwood tree is not a native specie in Toronto and I only see them occasionally at the floral shops at Avenue Road. For instant gratification, these dogwood branches at Pottery Barn may just be my answer.
Coral continues to occupy my brain as spring inspiration and hint, you may just be seeing coral in the Spring/Summer 2012 edition of My Place soon!
Anthropologie is known for its quirky charm. I love visiting the store, since I know I will always be inspired by whimsical items that I love to take home with. Check out these cute as a button doggie ring dishes and owl vases in matte white. For the boys who are not really into rings and accessories (like myself), the ring dish can totally be re-purposed to hold natural room fragrance such as lavender!
Easter is the next "holiday" to come and here are a couple of bunny items that are full of charm! I love the Japanese motif on this tea towel for the bright red flowers & adorable bunny with embroidery details, and the beautiful hues of coral as cherry blossom.
Design Within Reach at South Beach: don't you just love how they greet their guests? Playful and sophisticated, the exterior of the store gives me a lasting first impression ... only to captivate me even more the moment I walk into the store.
I am drawn to the simple and honest design of the Risom Lounge chair in tomato red and the 47 Table in high gloss silver for a touch of Hollywood glam!
Here are a couple of strong contenders that almost came home with me: the Ravello flatweave runner for a bold, energetic, graphic bunch (obviously I was inspired by Tommy Smythe) and this edgy, multi-dimensional "Etch Pendant" by my favourite UK designer, Tom Dixon.
Check out these stunning stools with gold accent. White or charcoal gray, the choice is yours ... but the gray one stole my heart.
I am in the market for a pair of arm chairs for a dining room project and only if I could bring this undeniably gorgeous chair back to Toronto! Love the design, fabric, and nail head details ... not to mention those sexy ebony legs!
For a masculine touch, I love this faux bamboo tray in charcoal grey + muted gold handle, and a couple of decorative boxes with faux leather in warm gray.
Now Christine (Bijou and Boheme), are you reading this? Did you just die with me and together arrive at gorgeous decor heaven? This dining table is absolutely dynamite, and I love the unexpected twist to pair a round table base with a rectangular glass top. Check out that chevron rug!!! Absolutely sensational.
Surprise surprise ... I also love these coral boxes.
Here is fun vignette with bright turquoise and gold accent. Gold is near and dear to my heart for the past couple of seasons and surely I am crazy about the modern interpretation of these classic mirrors.
Beautiful geometric patterns on these pottery pieces, and just how could you not love this "doggie" watering can in muted gold? So much fun!
Unfortunately I forgot to write down the name of this store but I love the modern, industrial flair of their products and displays. I am head over heal about this amazing chandelier and a simple, effortless, yet highly effective display of a glass container full of glass bubbles.
Before I wrap up our tour on Lincoln Road, you have got to visit this Apple store. It is so Art Deco and I love it!