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Soak up the final sun-drenched summer days with Relay, the ultimate outdoor sofa by Burrow. Crafted with a sleek frame of powder-coated, galvanized steel that's totally rust-proof, this baby is built to last. And don't even worry about spills or dirt because the quick-dry cushions are wrapped in all-weather fabric that repels liquids, grime and even those pesky UV rays. $3,595. burrow.com

Dream big

In 2017, childhood pals Albert Chow and Kenneth Mo had a dream. They wanted to make beautiful home pieces that checked all the boxes — quality, transparency and eco-consciousness. And voilà, Silk & Snow was born. The collection includes everything from European flax linen sheets and responsibly sourced Acacia wood bed frames from Vietnam to comfy mattresses made right here in Canada. We are particularly fond of the flax linen bedding in marble white — sweet dreams indeed! silkandsnow.com

  1. Wooden bed frame. From $1,500.
  2. Flax linen bedding. From $130.
  3. Muslin cotton robe in mist rose. $125.
  4. Silk sleep mask in orchid pink. $35.
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Breathe easy

Thinking of buying an air purifier for your home? You’re not alone. A survey by Léger Marketing for Dyson in Canada found that 58 per cent of Canadians worry about the air quality in their home. Dyson’s latest game-changer, the Dyson HEPA Big+Quiet Formaldehyde, is its quietest and most powerful purifier yet. With its Cone Aerodynamics system, it delivers double the airflow — up to 90 litres per second. Covering 1,000 sq. ft., it’s acoustically engineered to operate quietly, even at the highest power setting. This air purifier traps allergens, gases, and smoke with its sealed HEPA H13 filtration, eliminating up to 99.97 per cent of ultra-fine particles and permanently destroying formaldehyde. It monitors CO2 levels in real time and alerts you when it’s time to ventilate. $1,199. dysoncanada.ca

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Shop, click, buy

Bonne Choice is a new online destination for architects, interior designers and design enthusiasts seeking curated, authenticated and one-of-a-kind decor pieces to elevate residential or commercial projects. From coveted vintage finds to contemporary European designer furniture and locally crafted homewares, Bonne Choice offers a diverse range of design-focused statement pieces, including furniture, lighting, art and decor accessories.

Founded by Carlo Colacci, a Toronto entrepreneur and design consultant for Drake Hotels and co-founder of Toronto’s Drake General Store, Colacci brings a passion for vintage furniture and two decades of experience in the industry to his new enterprise. Bonne Choice will also open a 4,000-sq.-ft. designer showroom in Toronto’s west end, accessible by appointment only for previews, design consultations, designer collaboration pop-ups, and as a studio and event space.

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Italian travertine table (vintage)
Bruno Rey chairs (vintage)
Lucie Kaas milk glass dinnerware (new)
Forged iron candlestick holders (vintage)

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Colour trend: Cobalt blue

This vibrant hue makes a bold statement in living spaces, whether it’s on an accent wall, a feature furniture piece, or eye-catching accessories. With its energetic and confident vibe, cobalt blue injects a dose of creativity into any room, instantly making it stand out.

  1. Apilco traditional dinnerware collection in blue-banded porcelain. $25-$679. williams-sonoma.ca
  2. Colour wash rug. From $449. westelm.ca
  3. Mitzi kids’ nightstand in cobalt blue. From $268. westelm.ca

Old is new again

Art Deco furniture is experiencing a major comeback, with its iconic geometric shapes, luxurious materials and glamourous details capturing the attention of design enthusiasts. From sleek velvet chairs with curved lines to elegant, mirrored tables, art deco pieces add a touch of sophistication and vintage allure to contemporary interiors.

  1. Starburst coffee table. $749. westelm.ca
  2. Fayette bar cabinet. $2,599. crateandbarrel.ca
  3. Glass and gold console table. $349. bouclair.com
  4. Fitz channelled love seat in green velvet. $2,499. cb2.ca
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Move on

Did you know June through August is the most popular time to move? If you’re planning a house move soon, take note of these top tips from Aaron Parker of Parker’s Moving.

Tip 1 | Plan early

It's essential to begin planning your move as soon as possible, especially if you have a lot of stuff to move or are relocating long-distance. Take some time to prepare a list of all the things that need to be done before your moving day, and make sure you stick to a schedule. This will help prevent last-minute stress and ensure everything is done on time.

Tip 2 | Declutter before packing

Before packing, declutter your home and get rid of anything you no longer need or use. Not only will this make packing and unpacking easier, but it will also save you time and money when it comes to moving. Sell or donate items you no longer need or dispose of them if necessary.

Tip 3 | Label boxes and keep an inventory

To make the process as organized as possible, label all your boxes clearly and create an inventory list. This way, you can quickly locate specific items when unpacking, and you'll have a clear idea of what has already been packed. Keep this list with you and check off items as they are loaded onto the truck and also when everything is unloaded, to ensure nothing gets left behind.

Tip 4 | Hire professional movers

It’s okay to save money packing and moving your items yourself, but hiring professional movers can be more efficient and less stressful, especially if you have a lot of heavy furniture. Not only do professional movers have the necessary experience and equipment, but they also offer additional services such as insurance, packing, unpacking and storage.

Tip 5 | Stay organized and keep calm

Moving can be a busy and chaotic experience, but remaining organized and calm can make all the difference. Try to stay on top of your schedule and tasks, delegate responsibilities to family members or friends if necessary, and take breaks when needed. Remember, a successful move is all about careful planning and proper execution.

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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