Many of you have been asking where I all stopped during my recent home decor shopping day trip, so I thought it could be helpful to do a short post providing you with some brief information and pictures of each unique stop I discovered. This was my first time at most of the stores, and I would highly recommend you try to get to at least one or two if you happen to be near highway 6 anytime soon. Clicking on the names of the store will take you to their website where you can always find out more information.
Here’s the list:
A friend of mine introduced me to this shop on Instagram and I quickly became attracted to their modern accessories, clean colours and whimsical decor. Highlighting midcentury modern furnishings, urban decor, accessories and unique gift ideas, Station Home is a one-of-a-kind stop. Even if modern stuff isn’t your thing, their selection of vintage posters, fresh house plants, heavenly scented soaps, unique gifts and warm pillows and throws will have you filling your bags in no time.
I recently saw this place on someones Instagram story and I knew it would be a hit in my books. Tucked into the centre of downtown Burlington, Centro Gardens has both indoor and outdoor home goods in a variety of styles. Browse everything from dishes, chairs, linens, wall hooks, soaps, jewellery and the most delightful decor pieces for any home or unique and precious gift ideas. Don’t forget to wander outside as well to the large selection of plants, planters and other outdoor decor and furniture pieces to make a complete trip.
I know you all are aware about Ikea and I usually highlight independent stores, but sometimes you just need some cheap accent or organizational pieces, and that’s when I like to stop at Ikea. Here is usually the list of things I like to get from Ikea:
1. Picture frames – cheap large frames in clean finishes with matting to frame photos and art
2. Kids items – whether it’s craft supplies, rugs, pillows, sheets or toys, Ikea’s bright colours and creative offers make children as thrilled as their parents.
3. Organizational items – I love the selection and prices of their modular shelves, storage units and unique but super functional storage solutions.
4. Kitchen goods – napkins, unfussy glasses and dishware you don’t care if you kids drop, gadgets (like their super functional cheese grater/storage), linens and vessels
5. Decor – candles, vases, greenery, containers and more!
Just outside of Guelph in Aberfoyle, sits a quiet, hidden gem full of wonderful furniture and elegant home decor. Browse the two story collection of exquisite, hand-selected pieces, fine linens and lovely art that can surely enhance any space. Did I also mention they have a beautiful collection of unique and stunning lighting?? Table lamps, floor lamps and gorgeous pendants and chandeliers – I have my eye on the perfect chandelier for my foyer! Seek advice or ask for suggestions from any of their warm and knowledgable professional staff. This will surely be a place I cannot wait to go back or advise many future clients to visit.
I’ve been following this gem for a long time on social media and I’m so glad I finally got a chance to visit Rug and Weave. A curated collection of vintage and handmade goods for the modern home, Rug & Weave offers truly one of a kind treasures from around the globe or handcrafted around the corner. Their vintage rugs range from 60 to over 100 years old, pillows are delicately crafted in house from the most luscious fabrics from around the world, blankets and throws gathered globally and ceramics and decor handmade from local artisans. Each piece tells a unique story and surely will be treasures you’ll want to pass down or spoil as gifts to loved ones. And if you can’t get to this store, be sure to check their website weekly for new additions and shipping information.
I hope you were able to be inspired to get in the car and visit some of these wonderful and unique home shops. I can’t wait to discover what lovely pieces I find on my next visit or recommend to eager home owners.
Know of a place you think I ought to know about? Message me so I can sing their praise and advise others to shop there too.