[decor]: Weekly Roundup - Queen St. West Edition


I've been wanting to visit couple of downtown stores in and around Queen St. West in Toronto for some time now. It worked out today as hubby could spend the time chasing our 2-year old while I could focus on finds and snapping a few photos.

First up was not a store strictly on Queen St. West but close enough - West Elm. I've been getting promo emails of additional 25% off sale items (furniture excluded) for some time now, I find that in stores typically that does not amount to much of what I like - but I was lucky to leave with couple of items today. Here are some other finds and items/vignettes that caught my eye:

I've been eyeing this beauty before and considered it for our family room especially as it is quite comfortable. Now that is on sale for $529, it is even a better purchase. I found something else for us for now.

This side table is quite lovely and unique. It makes me think of Greece (Santorini I guess). It is $149 on sale.

I quite like this bar cart:

This Livingston sofa is marked down from $1499 to $929.  I like the colour, piping, buttons, and lines. 

 These flower pots are $29 plus additional 25% off.

I liked the combination of interesting motifs in pendant, coffee table, pouff and area rug. 

Finally, personally I am not big on succulents but many are and West Elm has a bit of sale going on and quite a selection.

Now, actually on the Queen St. West, our first stop was Urban Outfitters. I was hoping for an interesting find, but not much to report on. Couple of photos:

Rug on the right is very similar to the one I already have from Home Sense.

There are a couple of antique shops here... Very interesting screen:

Just love the note:

We made a stop in CB2 as well:

Above bench and these stools would work great with our long desk in the basement.

I just love these hooks and am thinking of ways to incorporate them somewhere in our space:

This settee (love seat) would look just lovely in a girl's bedroom.

There is a lot of this industrial decor lately of iron/wood combination and I like it:

On my way to Châtelet store, I made a stop in a store that looked interesting called Morba. I've never been there before and it is quite quirky with a lot of interesting finds.

These are colourful cords - I immediately think of a room for triplets done by Novogratz family.

Just such an interesting typewriter. I am yet to find the right place for the one I found at a garage sale.

I've been seeing maps everywhere... 

What to say..

Mosaic Coat Hanger - personally I am not crazy for it, but it is used a lot and this is the first time I actually ran into a place where one can buy it from.

Again that industrial iron/wood combo and again, just a great looking bar cart:

Several great items:

As I mentioned, I was on my way to Châtelet but unfortunately could only snap couple of photos of merchandise outside the store as the shop was temporarily closed... Just my luck .. 

These would look great in our new basement bathroom:

Making this trip from suburbs from time to time feels almost like a quick vacation as there is energy and vibrancy of Queen St. (not to mention all the quirkiness) that just transports you into a different space. Trip back home made us almost regret it all as we spent an hour on a short stretch of Lakeshore Blvd. as city took up two lanes of traffic which appeared to be just excessive for what they were doing - at 1pm, weekday... terrible.

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