Since we’re in full sourcing mode for the house, we thought we’d share some of our favorite spots as well as some new stores that have been popping up around the hood. There’s something for everyone here no matter if you are renovating, updating or furnishing.
For those of you who want to add a vintage/eclectic feel to your home, SMASH is the place to source industrial salvaged gems. You’ll have 4300 square-feet of showroom to peruse in the city’s west end and is considered one of the best sources for high quality vintage materials, furnishings, and fixtures. Check out their latest finds online…
2880 Dundas Street West (416) 762-3113
To infuse some French style and passion into your home, check out Luberon. Tucked in the Beach, this boutique takes you there the second you walk in. Accessories, luxurious soaps and incredible textiles will give your home the detailed touches that everyone appreciates.
2240a Queen Street East – (416) 693-7373
New! Habitat Re-Store @ Carlaw
The Re-Store has relocated to a much brighter and convenient location at Carlaw and Lakeshore East. You’ll find the usual selection of reclaimed doors and kitchen cabinets but they have consistently had some good stock of new lighting (likely end of stock items) at rock bottom prices. If you’re thinking of re-doing a bathroom and want some pricey glass mosaic tile, they also seem to have that around most of the time. Just know the quantity and measurements for whatever you’re sourcing. I’ve seen some great deals including a Fisher Paykel fridge for under $1,000, sconce lighting for $20 that would cost $75 elsewhere and some great chandeliers for under $200.
3 Carlaw Avenue – (416) 755-7353 x248
New! Avenue Road
Avenue is definitely $$$ but if you are a connoisseur and fan of specific designers and love a mix of classic and contemporary pieces, this is the place to buy a statement piece. They also have The Rug Company located in the basement level. Their website is one of the best I’ve seen and allows you to peruse their inventory in it’s entirety. Given that so many of their pieces feel like art, expect to pay as such!!
415 Eastern Avenue
All I can say is drool, drool, drool. Hardware creates the most incredible furniture. And if you don’t see something you like, they will customize it for you. Their prices are reasonable but an investment and you will get amazing quality and value. Dining rooms tables, cabinetry and shelving are at their core but you can find unique lighting and accessories.
760 Queen Street East – (416) 462-3099