Hunting for furniture to fit out your new home? Don’t want to bring along that beat-up couch from your university days? We hear you, which is why we’ve put together a list of our favourite furniture sites to shop.
Minimal modernism, whimsical romanticism, or vintage eclecticism? You can find it all online from a Vancouver-based design destination.
To streamline your search, we’ve rounded up our top four e-shops for treasure-hunting—whether it’s for lamps, bedside tables, rugs, or a new living room set. Need a reason (read: excuse) to refresh? Look no further…
The first stop: Article, the online East Van-based retailer that specializes in Scandinavian-style furniture. While the direct-to-consumer brand doesn’t offer a showroom, the pieces stand for themselves—sea salt grey sectionals, hand-woven Merino rugs, comfy sitting poofs, and the perfect patio sets. Item listings feature online reviews (mostly 5-star), and door-to-door delivery is a flat-rate of $49.
Turn to The Cross Décor & Design for a whimsical, yet sophisticated take on urban living. Their online shop features everything from luxurious linens to baby room mobiles to those coveted Cameroon Juju hats. For IRL interior inspo, pay a visit their swoon-worthy Yaletown boutique at the corner of Davie and Homer Streets. And in the event that you fall in love with it all (there’s a 99 per cent chance you will), they have interior designers on hand to help you recreate the scene at home.
Rove Concepts features hand-crafted furniture in small batches by artisans from around the world: mid-century modernity for the masses. They’ve got comfy saucer and side chairs, low-profile platform bedframes, ceramic dinnerware, and even outdoor planters. Think clean lines, a muted palette, and chic simplicity.
Last, but not least, is Craigsbest—not to be confused with Craigslist. The duo behind the site have done the dirty work for you: compiling all of Vancouver’s most eclectic and desirable (Craigs)listings onto one Tumblr site. Does a mint green retro floor lamp strike your fancy? How about a swinging “bubble” chair? After all, what’s one (wo)man’s trash is another (wo)man’s treasure.
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Photo credit: Rove Concepts