Home decor trends and inspiration for the summer


Crafted in Montreal, Cozey epitomizes Canadian design brilliance. The furniture — from outdoor seating and accent chairs to sofas and tables — merges functionality with chic aesthetics, ensuring easy assembly and swift doorstep delivery. But the company’s dedication goes beyond style. Sustainability is woven into the fabric of their ethos. Items returned within the 30-day trial period are either meticulously refurbished and discounted or generously donated to charity, minimizing waste and maximizing value for you and the planet.

The blues

You may have noticed that blue is seriously trending right now. From serene sky tones to deep navy accents, this versatile hue adds a timeless touch of sophistication and tranquility to any indoor or outdoor space.

  1. Marta ombre blue double old-fashioned glass by Azeeza. $9. cb2.ca
  2. Blue swirl acrylic pitcher $12.99. homesense.ca
  3. Poolside geo indoor/outdoor rug in cobalt. $599. westelm.ca
  4. Herb planter in chambray. $50. lecreuset.ca
  5. Sicily ceramic dinner plate in blue. $29. williams-sonoma.ca
  6. Navene blue outdoor dining armchair. $549. cb2.ca
Exterior maintenance

Exterior maintenance

Just in time for the outdoor season, Benjamin Moore has launched the Premium Woodluxe Exterior Stain collection with four opacities: Translucent, semi-transparent, semi-solid, and solid. “Staining is a great way to refresh and protect your outdoor wooden surfaces such as decks, furniture and fences for the coming season and beyond,” says Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore colour and design expert. Woodluxe is easy to apply, and can be used in the heat, sun, and humidity for in a consistent finish that provides a UV and mildew-resistant coating. benjaminmoore.ca

Let’s play outside

Keep busy all summer long with fun games that can be played in your backyard (or local green space).

  1. Croquet in varsity stripe. $90.
  2. Bean bag toss set. $60.
  3. Pickleball set in varsity stripe. $30.


Under the sea

Embrace your inner Ariel (or Sebastian) with these sea-themed accessories for your home.

  1. Coral-shaped sculpture. $32.
  2. Metal bottle opener. $17.
  3. Outdoor cushion cover. $16.
  4. Shell-shaped plant pot. $36.
  5. Stoneware knobs. $13 (set of two).


Breathe  easy

Breathe easy

As we move into the summer wildfire season, an air purifier at home provides numerous benefits, such as improving indoor air quality and removing airborne pollutants such as dust, pet dander and allergens. Additionally, it helps reduce the risk of respiratory issues, promotes better sleep and creates a healthier environment for you and your family. Breathe easier with the Clorox large room air purifier. Its three-stage 360-degree filtre system, including a true HEPA filtre, captures 99.9 per cent of allergens and particulates and 99.9 per cent of viruses and bacteria. $230. cloroxhomeappliances.ca



Planted is a Canadian candle company focused on minimizing its impact on the planet. Its active botanical line of candles is handmade in small batches using sustainable, toxin-free ingredients. And if that’s not enough, each purchase plants a tree with the Eden Reforestation Project, supporting environmental revival and community upliftment. shopplanted.com

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MUST, delivering cutting-edge design inspo and contemporary furnishings, has opened two new stores in the GTA with locations in Toronto and Mississauga. “Our new stores have been designed with diverse urban living in mind, offering a curated furniture selection ideal for various settings like townhouses and compact condos. Our functional and stylish furniture and accessories are inspired by the essence of city living and our customers’ evolving tastes,” explains Émilie Corbeil, product director at MUST. mustsociete.com

Sara Duck
Sara Duck

With over 15 years' experience as a magazine editor, writer and content creator, Sara brings her passion for design and decor to our pages each issue. @bysaraduck

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