Wednesday, September 2, 2015

It's all in the Details: Trinket Shopping in Toronto

Pulling together the perfect space takes some time. You need to pick the kind of vibe you want, what you want to hang on your walls, and what kind of furniture would suit the room. You may think once you’ve got all these basics down pat your place will feel like home, but you’re not finished yet. The key to pulling a room together is in the details - the trinkets.

Now, this definitely isn’t a process you want to rush. Finding little details for your home takes some time, but that being said, the process could be sped up a bit if you know where to look. These are a few shops in Toronto that we know and love which sell all the trinkets you could ever imagine:

You can visit their Queen West store or shop online, but either way you’ll be walking away from here with a full cart. They’ve got everything from funky rope baskets, to unique planters, bamboo coasters, and hand-poured soy candles that will get you excited for fall. Brika puts an unusual spin on the usual, with an added bonus that most of their products are handmade.

In the west end on Roncesvalles you’ll find Scout. Not only is it our favourite place to shop for cards (seriously, their collection is amazing), but they have so many other great products there. In addition to carrying some of our favourite imm living trinkets like ring holders and soap dispensers, we love their fun recipe boxes and mugs for the kitchen.

The most recently opened store on the list is Saudade, a shop that specializes in products with great design brought in from Portugal. If there’s one thing we’ve learned from being in here, it’s that the Portuguese love their mosaic tiles! You can see mosaic details in a number of the products they sell. If you want to find pieces with rich culture and great design for your condo, go here.

Anything and everything you could possibly imagine for your kitchen can be found at Good Egg in Kensington Market. It’s impossible to describe just how many different things you’ll find here, trinkets you didn’t even know you needed in the kitchen.