Organic Form Wine Rack. Space Lab, $1,995
This unique piece brings the season’s neutral palette into functional home elements. Designed by Mexican architect, Alfonso Bonilla, for Pachydermata Studio, this wine rack was made in Vancouver out of laminated CNC sheets of plywood. Standing roughly 5’ x 2.5’, the piece becomes a sculptural décor element while providing stylish storage for your vino. Multiple units can be used together for larger collections, and the unit can also be positioned horizontally to suit any setting.
Lubbock Aluminum Cast Skull. Mint Interiors, $1,169.
Another major fall trend is for faux animal references; faux furs, feathers, and modern twists to taxidermy are hot accessories for the home. We’ve seen ceramic skulls, but this season, fresh materials are making an entrance. This cast aluminum skull is a standout piece at nearly 24 inches, available in a bronze or silver finish. With intricate details and heavy texture, this piece will hold it’s own as a table centrepiece, or act a bold addition to wall décor. I’m picturing it nestled up on a fireplace hearth with a collection of vintage books.
The Blanche Sofa. EQ3, $1,999 as shown.
This season the look of refined elegance with a fresh, youthful twist is the major direction. We are seeing a softer palette and comfortable silhouettes for larger furnishings, paired with edgier metallic accents to keep the cool. The Blanche Sofa offers the perfect fit for any space – it is available in a ton of sizes, from single piece to full sectional. The chic slip-covered version (shown) is casual yet leaning toward traditional, and the Belgian linen fabric provides that upscale appeal.
The Late Greats Accent Pillows. Moule, $34.95
These stuffy historical figures are a super fun way to add a little playful personality to your decor. Whether it’s for a stylish nursery or fun family room, these little pillows are sure to start a conversation. Handmade in the USA by designer Chen Reichert, the famous figures range from Coco Chanel to Ghandi to George Washington. My personal fave? It’s a toss up between Frida Kahlo and Nikola Tesla!
Modular Adjusto Chairs. Scott Landon Antiques, $375 each.
Salvaged from a factory just outside Detroit, these super cool chairs are making a statement here in Vancouver. In the popular Eames style, these 1960’s chairs are some of the most interesting I’ve seen: They are height adjustable, the off-white colour is perfect for this season, and the molded fibreglass finish is both sleek and maintenance free. With 14 available, you could deck out your bar, your table or even a cafe!