I have really started to fall in love and appreciate Edmonton for all it is and the great potential it has. Watching the beautiful river valley turn a thousand shades of gold and auburn over the last few weeks has been a beautiful way to wake up everyday from my downtown apartment. The city is growing with new revitalized community’s, the downtown market on 104th, the international city center airport re-development competition, the quarters development, and future downtown arena. I am really looking forward to watching this tight knit and artistic Albertan city turn into a vibrant metropolis on the world map.
I haven’t blogged much about Edmonton or the events around the city and I think its time that I beam in on all it has to offer for design. I have visited numerous furniture stores around the city and am impressed with the traditional to contemporary diversity of product. Below I will share a brief glimpse of some of my Edmonton furniture store faves! If I missed anything else thats fantastic in the #YEG furniture world please make sure to let me know!
In the blooming new corner of Jasper and 124th street lies an array of furniture and clothing stores, art gallerys and my favorite Mousy Browns Salon. Henry’s furniture on Jasper is a little design oasis that feels like home the moment you step in. I was greeted with welcoming staff and the cutest of pooches. They carry many warm, woodsy and designerly lines for the home including Steven & Chris’s line from Decor-rest, Enigma and Van Gogh Designs (which is also carried by the Urban Barn). I love that they carry Sunbrella fabrics, Crown wallcoverings and Planika fires!
Henry's Fine Things
Just around the corner from Henry’s is the grandiose McElheran’s Fine Furniture which boasts a girl next door store with a bright red door that holds all of their sales items. Make sure to check it out for beautiful ready to take home couches (I drool on them each time I walk in!). McElheran’s carries everything from the purely upper-crust old school Americana to trump mattresses to elegant contemporary pieces. These items are all heirloom worthy and can stand the test of time in the right environment. They carry: Sherrill Furniture, Theodore Alexander, Hickory White, Althorp, Sligh, Precedent, Century Furniture, Drexel Heritage, Durham, Hancock & Moore, Thayer Coggin and Maitland Smith to name a few!
McElheran's Fine Furniture
On the more contemporary side Dwell Modern has an excellent collection of Europes finest lines from Jesse Italia to Moooi and Moroso.
Dwell Modern Furniture
29 Armstrong is modern and edgy with thought provoking avant-garde furniture, lighting, wallpaper and accessories from around the globe. Most of their items have an Eco friendly touch and all of their items have attitude. Located right downtown on the 104th street market they are easily accessible and great to throw at cocktail party at. My first experience with this little showroom was for an IDA (Interior Designers of Alberta) meet and greet cocktail party.
Le Belle Arti is a high end furniture and lighting store with a contact division to aid Interior Designers. They carry a vast array of brands, my favorite being: B&B Italia, Ligne Roset, Herman Miller, Knoll, Ingo Maurer, Artemide, Snaidero Kitchens, Ecosmart Fire, Agape and Kos.
Le Belle Arti
Posh at Home is a cute little store right downtown on Jasper Ave that has contemporary furniture, lighting, accessories and bedding. They also offer custom services for Hunter Douglas Blinds. Great to check out if you are doing a stroll down Jasper on a beautiful fall afternoon!
Posh At Home Edmonton
Cottswood is a furniture paradise on Mayfield road. Stop by for a long stroll through their residential haven for transitional to contemporary furniture and accessory lines. They carry a large selection of all your residential basics and can make your home warm and at peace. For you bargain finders they also have a clearance center!
Last but certainly not least is Inspired Home Interiors Edmonton’s only Knoll Studio dealer. They carry Colexion Perez and G Romano from Montreal, Bombast from Vancouver, and Gus Modern from Toronto. They also have the ever delightful Kartell and Tema Home which I am hoping to see this year in Milan for the 50th anniversary of Salone Internazionale del Mobile! Congratulations to owner Alana for her 10th year in business!! Stop in and have a look at their great showroom and be sure to say hi to Alana and Karley for me.
Inspired Home Interiors