If your pad is a mishmash of Craigslist finds, floral family hand-me-downs and Swedish furniture with names you can’t pronounce, it may be time to redecorate. Here, the best independent furniture shops in Vancouver.
Eco-conscious Vancouverites flock to this green designer for Earth-friendly furnishings. The ultra-modern white Saturn sofa, for example, is made from Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood, natural latex and wool. Oh, and it’s biodegradable. 2430 Burrard St., 604-731-9020.
This is the kind of place Giorgio Armani would shop. Outfit your entire home with Italian pieces like couch couture by Verdesign and armchair art by Calia. 534 West Pender St., 604-872-4880.
Folk Art Interiors
This rustic shop epitomizes West Coast shabby chic. They refurbish antiques from the Prairies (and do reproductions), carve folk art from local windfall trees and weld turn-of-the-century cast iron beds into king-size sleepers. 3720 West 10th Ave., 604-731-7576.
This Chinatown showroom is class among kitsch. The boutique manufacturer – headed by a former sculptor and a former fashion designer – favours contemporary styles with timeless appeal. For our office, we’d like the Bachelor couch, Big Easy chair and Able desk. 27 East Pender St., 604-678-9123.
p + a furniture
An offshoot of sustainable interior design firm Penner & Associates, this boutique is an inspiring life-sized portfolio. In addition to the p + a green furniture line, you’ll find fresh, modern home accessories to bring it all together. Peek inside the adjoining studio and see the artists at work. 159 West Hastings St., 604-255-2089.
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