September 25 2015
Finding Interior Design Inspiration in Gastown
Written by Gastown Admin
Montauk Sofa‘s IDS West booth always provides a memorable photo op. Last year, they exhibited an all-over plaid sofa booth – so we’re expecting something exciting this year. Over at their sofa showroom on Water Street, shoppers can view their collection of fashionable upholstered products, handmade in Montreal. Designs revive the old tradition of sofa making and are made for lounging in absolute comfort with memory foam and down filled feather cushions.
For 30 years, Niels and Nancy Bendsten showcase the world of modern living to Inform Interiors. Together, they launched Inform to educate the public on design by welcoming design leaders and influential creatives for roundtable discussions, while bringing in new decor, furniture and lighting designs that reflect quality and innovation to their showroom. Complete with an extensive book collection and impecaable window displays, Inform provides inspiration of the utmost regard.
Inform’s second showroom, B&B Italia / Boffi, displays award-winning designs from celebrated kitchen and bath manufacturers. For more contemporary Italian designs, Zientte Interiors features a selection of modern furniture and leather pieces. Through their customization service, you can tailor any Zientte furniture piece by size and fabric combination to match your space and design preference.
Ever think of your kitchen as furniture? Bulthaup hones in on this philosophy with sculptural storage designs. The German-founded company is praised on an international for its ingenious kitchen solutions. Bulthaup’s lines B1, B2, B3 offer chic cabinets that are luxurious yet refined and naturally compliment any space.
Every space needs a pop of colour and Parliament will introduce you to the season’s trending palettes. This décor boutique takes a fresh approach to interior design curating a collection of California-style furnishings, novelty accessories and owl-themed décor. Discover local works, like Sid Dickens’ handmade memory blocks, and zebra-print botanicals at the Kermodi living art section.
Step inside to admire new treasures from around the world at Orling & Wu. Central Saint Martin’s graduates, Fredrick Orling and Julie Wu, handpick a fine collection of unique home decor and design-led gifts from Belgium, Japan and beyond. Think colourful table settings and whimsy adornments. Along with in-depth home styling advice, Orling & Wu houses a department of wallpaper, drapery and upholstery that can be applied to existing or new furniture creations. Speaking of custom, if an old item is in dire need of an update, L’Atelier Home offers a custom refurbishing service, along with a curation of Parisian-inspired furnishings and Moroccan leather poufs.
If you’ve got a penchant for lavish decor, head to Versace Home. The designer home collection brings the signature medusa emblem, gold accents and lush detailing to the forefront at their first Canadian flagship.
For something more personalized, Pierre at espace d. can help. As an interior design, Pierre knows a thing or two about home décor and has spent nearly a decade helping clients create their dream home. Pop in for design advice and peruse his curated collection of Scandinavian-inspired decor, eco-friendly home accessories and acrylic paintings by local artists.