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Home Finds: Retro Revival – Oct/Nov2015

Home Finds: Retro Revival - Oct/Nov2015

Where old intersects with new, a look at top decor trends and our favourite bathroom finds


Meet George, the latest cobikids bedding pattern. Vibrant pops of colour mixed with neutrals bring a fun ’70s vibe to a bedroom. Comforter set with two shams comes in twin ($99.99) and double/queen ($119.99).

Available at Sears stores and
sears.ca


MAKE ROOM FOR THE ’70’s

Coined the decade that style forgot, the ’70s are back in a big way. Lighter on the outlandish touches and big on the fun factor, you can’t deny this decade’s influence on design and architecture.

CHAIR MANIA

Channel-tufted lines accentuate the sculptural organic form of the Brigitte Chair. The polished brass legs and slubby linen upholstery give it a futuristic twinkle. It’s mod, it’s surreal, it’s sculptural—this is one of Jonathan Adler’s all-time favourites.

Brigitte Chair, $250US
jonathanadler.com


’70S SUBURBIA

Pumpkin and textured, this cushion designed by Helene Dashorst from Amsterdam gives the illusion of boiled wool. Reverses to solid crepe with inset placket zipper and knife-edge tailoring. No polyester here, this cushion is 100 per cent cotton.

Pebble Pillow, $74.95
crateandbarrel.ca


THOSE ’70S SHADES

The avocado colour that pervaded the ’70s kitchen is updated and moved into the living room. Elegant, sleek proportions and smooth conical legs. Add distinctive options like solid walnut legs or button-back cushions to create your custom Maxime chair. $2,990

barrymorefurniture.com


GEOMETRIC PATTERS

The strong influence of the ’70s explains why geometric patterns and shapes are rampant. Less psychedelic, more refined, the trend brings much needed texture to neutral spaces…

PARTY PLATTER

Inspired by time-honoured Moroccan motifs, the Arabesque design combines timeless, traditional glamour with a touch of the exotic.

Arabesque Cocktail Tray, $175
elte.com


MUST-HAVE LAMP

This is geometric done right. I love how the brass instantly warms up a room! Brass and Glass Table Lamp, $169.99

homesense.ca


HIPPIE-DIPPY

Geometric patterns combined with folksy earthy tones equals a rug you can live with.

Hand-Knotted Wool Rug, 5×8 feet $249.99
homesense.ca


ROCK ON! WITH GEOLOGY

Nature’s influence in decor never really goes away, it just takes different forms. In our technology-driven society, we crave nature so it’s no wonder we dig deep into the earth and discover the marvel of crystalline creations like agate and geodes. These fossils are beautiful and integrate nicely into almost any room.

SHOOTING STAR

Meteor is a Sputnik design that’s light years ahead. Meteor utilizes natural agate pieces in warm amber hues to create a dazzling globe of colour.

Meteor Sconce by Corbett Lighting, $1,238
unionlighting.com


ON THE ROCKS

Stunning slices of solid agate rock serve as smooth drink rests. Set of four blue-hued beauties naturally vary in pattern and shape, making each unique.

Agate Coasters, $69.95, set of 4
cb2.com


BACK TO NATURE

This contemporary wood end table is made with light Petrified Wood and a stainless steel base. Petrified wood is a three dimensional representation of the wood itself.

Slice End Table, $1,895
elte.com


FOR THE LOVE OF READING

A house is not a home without your favourite books. These house-shaped bookends are uniquely marbled in brown forest colours; no two sets are the same. A natural addition to your library or reading nook.

Brown forest marble bookends, $42.95
crateandbarrel.ca


SOAP’S ON

A modern Zen-inspired soap dish. Made from natural limestone from caves in Lecce, Italy for a natural, organic look. Designed to complement the limestone bathroom accessories it features clean lines. Available in: Natural. Height: 3/4″ Length: 5″. Width: 3-1/2″.

Waterworks Limestone Soap Dish, $120
gingers.com


BATHROOM LIGHTING

Streamlined Neoclassical details are the hallmark of beautiful French Art Deco design. Available in old bronze, polished nickel, satin nickel finishes.

Bancroft two-light sconce, $374
unionlightingandfurnishings.com


Inspired by 1940s industrialism, the globe sconce’s lines and spheres are reminiscent of an urban subway.

Bistro Globe Clear Glass Sconce, $479US
restorationhardware.com


Lily by Corbett Lighting is a blossoming new collection with translucent petals that give off soft illumination.

Lily Sconce, $738
sescolite.com


Inspired by the familiar shapes of vintage schoolhouse lighting, our modern interpretation has a refined geometry and pared-down silhouette.

$249
restorationhardware.com


BATHROOM BITS

NO FEEDINGS REQUIRED

A Gold Fish painting is a whimsical addition to the bathroom—and a guaranteed way to keep them alive!

Gold Fish Canvas Oil Painting, $100, Fir frame. 24″ x 24″
cobistyle.com


FUNKY FAUCETS

Waterworks FORMWORK BAR FAUCET $1,625; gingers.com

Métamorphose faucet, in Rose Gold, $6,163.20; gingers.com

Metro Faucet, Newport Brass Wall-Mounted $655, Widespread $749; Newport Brass dealers in Toronto, Roman Bath Centre or Taps & Stone

INTO THE BLUE

Trio of sea-coloured silicone containers round up bathroom odds and ends without fear of water. When empty, stack them inside one another and stash away.

100 per cent silicone, 3-piece Squish container set. $36.95
cb2.com


MIRROR, MIRROR

The soft gold, oval iron wall mirror with matching hook adds a pretty note of additional dimension over a vanity.

16″ x 25″ $130
cobistyle.com


MAD ABOUT STRIPES

Bold stripes in bright hues refresh the bath. These jacquard-woven towels are loomed in Turkey for superb quality.

Marlo Stripe Organic Bath Towel, $57 each
available online only at potterybarn.com


BLURRED LINES

Follow the dots and lines to new patterns of sophisticated simplicity. Deep indigo tones go from striking to saturated in distinctive ceramic accessories for the bath.

Waterworks Striped Square Tray, Blue/White, $250
gingers.com