Monday, May 5, 2014

Grand Opening ~ HomeSense Stockyards + Giveaway!

Hello Monday! Did you enjoy the sunny weekend? It is finally feeling more like spring when the trees are slowly waking up and the magnolia trees are starting to bloom.  It has been a long coming and I sure do hope a super long winter means an even longer summer for us this year.

A little late start for the season but HomeSense has got all the outdoor patio entertaining essentials you need to jazz up your very own urban oasis.  I visited the brand new HomeSense location at Stockyards and I have got to say there is nothing better than checking out a new location: it is fully stocked and I spotted the returns of a few of my previously sold-out favourites!

Spring and Summer is all about colours and here are a few palettes I love at #HomeSenseStockyards!  When I think about warm spring/summer days, I think of daffodils, tulips, and sunflowers.  Here is a chic black & white collection with cheerful canary yellow as accent.  From umbrella, outdoor dining set, to beach towels and decorative pillows, all you need to do is to bring this collection home!  


Robin's egg blue and apple green is truly a fail-proof colour combination to give your family cottage a fresh country chic look.  I am mad about this bird house and these green Moroccan lanterns.  How about you?


A classic nautical blue and white + red colour combination has always been my favourite when it comes to outdoor living. Who doesn't want to get on a sailboat and head down south to soak up the sun and relax on a white sandy beach right? Well, here is your chance to create the look with these beautiful pillows, super soft rugs, and stunning baskets! 

Meeting me in the sunshine friends? 


Want to bring the outdoor in? Here are a few stylish items I spotted at #HomeSenseStockyards.  Stately statue, country lanterns, textile table lamp in sky blue, faux grass area rug, and a super fun metal grid tray that is perfect on a square coffee table!  


I of course have checked out the rug department and said hello to all these handsome options! Which one will you take home? I am leaning toward the modern graphic wave on upper right.


So if you are looking for inspirations for your indoor and outdoor space this season, be sure to check out #HomeSenseStockyards.  Best of all, to celebrate its brand new location, HomeSense is offering one of you lucky readers a $100 gift card to shop at HomeSense!  All you need to do is to leave me a comment and let me know what's your latest finds at HomeSense or better yet, at #HomeSenseStockyard! 

One lucky winner will be randomly drawn on midnight of Monday May 12th.  Happy shopping!    


p.s. I have also shared some of my top tips for outdoor living with The Globe and Mail recently.  Be sure to check this out!

image via The Globe and Mail

51 comments:

  1. Fabulous! Another location to check out as I weave my way in to the city. If I were to be the fortunate winner, I'd get some brightly coloured chair pads for my patio chairs - hello sunshine- :)

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  2. Hi Tim,
    HomeSense has round beautiful mirrored wood trays. They come in various sizes and look amazing used in a cluster as wall mirrors!!
    pcampbell98@hotmail.com

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  3. My latest Homesense find was a graphic rug. I have been stalking the store for another in a bigger size, so the giftcard would really help.

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  4. Obviously it wouldn't take me long to spend $100 at my local HomeSense...I'm there on a weekly basis! I recently bought two blankets from HS. They are working out perfectly in my living room and they were very affordable.
    p.s. Cool G&M article, Tim!

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  5. Great post!

    My (most recent) favourite find at Homesense was an artificial hedge similar to this: http://site.hooksandlattice.com/yswimages/outdoor-artificial-hedges.jpg

    The thing that I love about this is that you can use it anywhere. They'd be a great addition to a deck in a backyard OR on a balcony to give you the ambiance of a backyard.

    *Also, it's a great way to add some greenery for those (clears throat) that don't have a green thumb.

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  6. Yesterday I found some blue & cream ikat pillows at Homesense. Love them. Now I need some pink or purple ones too;)

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  7. I found gorgeous cushions in turquoise and yellow as well as a tufted sofa. I read your piece on the Globe and Mail and enjoyed it! It is important to consider outside decor as well since we do spend so much time outdoors in our yard or patio during the summer. I like the comment regarding how the outdoor living room has a ceiling and that there are many opportunities to decorate.

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  8. Lanterns lanterns lanterns. I'm obsessed. Would love to buy my son a present for his first house he just bought. He has been working so hard to fix it up,and I am so proud of him. Thanks Tim I will check out this location next time I'm in TO. Cheers Frances

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  9. I spotted a box similar to green and white one in the picture, but in different pattern and it almost came home with me.
    Instead, a new pair of Adidas sneakers for my 4 year old came home withe me. He's happy and that
    makes me happy !

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  10. I love this new store Tim and it's dangerously close to me. I was there last week and found some great storage pieces for my sons bedroom which I am finally getting around to decorating after the reno.

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  11. Great giveaway! My latest Homesense find was a beautiful abstract painting that depicted a serene and calming beach scene. Thanks for the opportunity Tim!

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  12. Love this! My latest home sense find was a gorgeous dipped basket for the cottage - great texture and look!

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  13. Loving all the outdoor HomeSense offerings! Most recently I found some amazing geometric curtain panels for a terrific price!

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  14. My latest purchase a frame! next up fresh color for my deck, feeling green this year, in a geometric print on pillows maybe.

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  15. My first visit to Stockyard happened to be last night. While I picked up some tea while walking through the cash I also purchased a new mug for my office as well as a very large candle holder for outside-Summer is in the air!

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  16. $100 at homesense would last me all of 3 minutes... Found a lovely set of 2 table lamps and an end table for less than $120! I love homesense!

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  17. I just moved into the area and have outfitted my entire apartment with more Homesense finds than I can count! My friends tease me for it, but I have the last laugh since my place looks great and feels so homey! My favourite find so far has been a Moroccan-style patterned rug in a striking black and white, and I have used their fantastic shower curtain collection to hang a similar pattern across the front hall closet since it had no doors. Since moving, I've missed my local Homesense and have been anxiously awaiting the #HomeSenseStockyards opening! I'll be heading there this weekend to snap up some petite patio furniture for my balcony and some garden accessories!

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  18. I would love a little encouragement to help fix up the yard of my new place... and with a $100 gift card, that will be sure to help! :)

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  19. I'm happy this new location is in my neighborhood!!! My latest Homesense find is a gold serving tray with chevron patterns on the inside. It's so pretty, and looks great on my coffee table. Now I need to style it. Thanks Tim :)

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  20. I recently saw a gorgeous trunk that would be amazing for storage to reduce clutter! Thanks for hosting the giveaway :)

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  21. Love love love Homesense! !! My latest purchase was accent pillows for my living room. Can't wait to go back!

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  22. Love this new location, it is even closer to my house!
    I have already stopped in a couple of times and found some great throw pillows for my new couch as well as some great bathroom and kitchen accessories. Cant wait to go back again this weekend for even more great finds.

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  23. Right down the street. Finally something other than a hardware store. I would buy a new rug for our apartment. We have an over sized couch and find it difficult to find larger rugs to fit the room. Home Sense has a stunning geometrical patterned rug that is just outside my budget. Would love it!

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  24. I just bought some accent pillows for my new sofa and adorable polk-a-dot towels! I'm excited to check out the new #HomeSenseStockyards! :)

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  25. I have been furnishing our new house with stuff from homesense. Literally, everything new in our place came from homesense...sofa, console table, bedroom rugs, bar stool, among other storage knick knacks and many pots and pans. Thats the benefit of starting with an empty house :) much love for this great store!

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  26. I bought a frame to hang saying " A man's home is his castle,
    Until the queen comes home! :)

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  27. I'm glad I clicked on the link, I found the planters I was looking for. Hello spring gardening!

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  28. I'm really excited about this new location - just a short streetcar ride away from where I live! During my latest trip to HS, I bought a pretty glass lamp to go on a console table. Would love to get some fresh stuff for my balcony!

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  29. found some great throw cushions at homesense

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  30. I just purchases those beautiful blue floral cushions at The Stockyards yesterday. They go perfectly with the pink floral cushions I got last summer at Home Sense <3

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  31. I love HOMESENSE! Whats not to love......vivid summery colors and prints....great accessories....good prices!! One never knows what you will find when you shop at your locations....in fact each one is a like a treasure hunting experience! Must check out your new location soon....!! Cheers!!

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  32. Homesense is my favourite store, I get lost in there for hours! Can't wait to check out the Stockyards location!!!!

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  33. ...beautiful storage boxes for kid supplies...no more plastic containers of crayons!

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  34. I love shopping at HOMESENSE!! It's the best store ever! From the beautiful sheets, to the amazing mirrors and lamps and chairs and rugs and everything you could need for the kitchen or dining room. It's just a fabulous store. The best thing that I have bought there are beautiful throws, I am obsessed with them and constantly go back and see new ones and always want to buy them,lol. The fur ones and the soft ones and the beautiful vibrant ones or the neutral tones ones, good for home or the cottage.

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  35. love homesense, and my latest find would have been the amazing crystal lamp.

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  36. My latest finds at HomeSense were some fantastic accessories for outdoor hosting, including: serving trays, a pitcher, dishware, and napkins! Hope to use all this weekend at ladies jewelry party I'm hosting :)

    Can't wait to check out #HomeSenseStockyard - it's in my hood, and sure to become my go-to spot for decorative finds (and inspiration)!!

    Fingers crossed on the gift card ;) Cheers, Theresa
    theresamartel@gmail.com

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  37. Love it! HomeSense is simply my fave! Latest find...a gorgeous glass pitcher, perfect for summer sangria! #HomeSenseStockyard

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  38. My latest find at Homesense were some amazing plates that I picked up for Easter!

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  39. Just got an amzing coffee table for my backyard from Homesense.. best place to shop

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  40. Our latest and greatest find was a very cool, unique welded chain floor lamp from the Homesense on Laird. It goes perfectly with our personalities as we are both in construction (and is also puppy friendly - not chew friendly!). We are now looking for a reclaimed wood bookcase and visit the two Homesenses on a weekly basis to find the perfect one. My absolute favourite store for getting home swag!

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  41. Glass lamps! Fabulous pair I found at HomeSense!

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  42. Can't wait to check out the new location! Been scouring the city and beyond for set of drawers with a bird motif that I should have bought when I saw them a couple of weeks ago but didn't and am now kicking myself!

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  43. I have so many serving dishes and other amazing entertaining pieces from HomeSense. My favourite find of all time is a gorgeous animal print ottoman in teal and beige. It goes perfectly in my living room and is enjoyed by the whole family.

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  44. Finally a location near me! My best find .. oversize baskets. Great prize. I use them for the books my children bring home from the library.

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  45. Another HomeSense close to home in downtown Toronto? Happy news indeed!!! One of my favourite things in the store are the many styles of lanterns, from ornate metal designs to nautical whitewashed wood ones! I found a gorgeous cream coloured one at HomeSense - the perfect addition to my spring patio!!

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  46. The accents for this season are lovely, a reminder of the late 60's / early 70's in colour ( Canadian) and texture. I could really use a gift card gift for an interior pick me up. Funds are limited and a instant cheer up would be greatly appreciated. Best regards, Cheers K

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  47. Yay for Homesense! My most recent best find was a great pair of Cynthia Rowley shower curtains :)

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  48. Totally addicted to Homesense!! My latest finds are some amazing, bright, fun outdoor pillows and artificial round boxwood for my planters.

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  49. HomeSense is always safe for a great find .... my latest purchase was a bunch of accessories for my newly renovated kitchen :-)

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  50. I scored some really nice Geometric curtains my last visit :)

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  51. Excited for this new Homesense at this amazing location! Latest find was faux boxwood plants. Love.

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