Witherbee Quilt by Lulie Wallace. Available at Anthropologie, 2912 Granville. $258 for queen size. A fine artist by trade, Lulie Wallace has a creative spirit that has led her to collaborations that have brought her craft to a wide variety of other mediums. Most notable is her pairing with Anthropologie to create a line of artistic home and beauty products – my fave is the Witherbee Quilt, which is brought to life by an interpretation of her art. The vibrant colours add instant style to any room, but these cotton quilts are double sided and offer a more muted design on the flip-side for your more subtle days. This is a perfect alternative to a duvet, as it is light enough for the summer months, yet has enough weight to keep you cozy the rest of the year.
Moroccan Wedding Pouf. Available at West Elm, 2915 Granville. $199. Summer is the season of social gatherings, and whether you’ve got two guests or twenty, seating is a large consideration. Having a variety of seating styles, some that double duty, allow for the most flexible – and stylish – decor. I’m loving the global-meets-glamour appeal of these Moroccan wedding poufs; offering nearly table-height seating when required, they can also be used in lieu of armchairs in your living room layout or as accent pieces in the bedroom. The poufs are constructed using Moroccan wedding blankets, which are traditionally woven out of wool, cotton and linen and then hand decorated with hundreds of mirrored sequins in preparation for a wedding. Beautiful aesthetic with romance and a story… Love it.
Sacha London ‘Kali’ Wedges. Available at Lord’s Shoes, 2932 Granville. $125 (minus 30 per cent during the current sale!) Bold brights and fun patterns have hit the Summer streets – literally. These Kali wedges by Sacha London will fab up even the most neutral attire! Hot pinks and pretty melon tones on the uppers hit the mark with colour blocking, and then the floral wedge brings in additional colours in an organic print. A feminine heel height gives the leg the oomph we all love, yet the sturdy base keeps our gams comfortable all day. Practical yet pretty sums up my perfect shoe.
Tuscan Urns. Available at Pottery Barn, 2600 Granville. $49-$199. Decorative pieces are a must-have for me when decorating a client’s home. I love to play with scale, texture, shape and colour when layering pieces to achieve visual interest; for me, these Tuscan Urns hit a few of those points all in one item. Each piece offers a rustic blend of raw terra cotta and crackled white ceramic finish that creates contrast, yet the hand glazing keeps each urn infinitely unique. The best part about the Tuscan line is that every piece is watertight, allowing the urns to be used not only as decorative items, but functional tableware as well. I’m seeing them filled with white flowers at a summer table setting at my next summer soirée!
Adelaide Chandelier. Available at Peridot, 1512 West 14th. $2235, as shown. It’s not often that, in all the treasure hunting I do in my line of work, I find an item so fabulous it literally stops me in my tracks. I see so many stunning pieces that often the beauty all blends together when I’m on a sourcing mission and it takes quite the piece to break my concentration from the task at hand. This Adelaide chandelier not only caught my eye, but every time I’m shopping along South Granville I walk out of my way to pass by the Peridot window just to get a glimpse of it. The circular wire frame is wrapped with hemp, then delicately finished with faux white rocks and clear quartz crystals. Although, to me, this 20” diameter chandelier is quintessential as-is, Peridot offers completely customized versions, at any size with a stunning collection of finishing options available.