Editors' Picks

6 ways to love your home for August

From brass lights to iconic glassware, home editor Emma Reddington shares her favourite finds of the month.
6 ways to love your home for August

August 2014 home decor editor's picks

Canadian-designed lights

We can’t get enough of the six stunning lights Montreal studio Lambert & Fils has designed for furniture retailer Mobilia. Using materials like brass, marble and hand-worked die-cast aluminum, the collection combines striking silhouettes with timeless elegance.

Lights, $499–$799, Mobilia.

<b>Modern cottage style

A palette of all white mixed with rustic wood touches is one of our favourite summer looks. Bouclair Home’s new Atelier line of furniture offers nine coordinated collections, including Modern Cottage, that take the guesswork out of decorating your home.

Sofa, $1,000, Coffee table, $350, Bouclair Home.

Floor-scrubbing robots

Spend your time outside this summer and leave the cleaning to a robot. This whirling machine uses a three-step process — sweeping, scrubbing and then squeegeeing your floors to a brilliant shine. All you have to do is fill the tank and press Clean.

Scooba 450 Floor Scrubbing Robot, $600, iRrobot.


Brass bottle opener

It’s so beautiful and sophisticated we wouldn’t mind wearing it on our wrist. In fact, this rolling sculpture is a simple bottle opener perfect for your microbrewery beer. We think it would make a great hostess gift.

Bottle opener, $35, Umbra Shift.

Iconic glassware

The classic stripes synonymous with the Hudson’s Bay Company have found their way onto glasses. Perfect for the patio or year-round indoors.

Glasses, $25/set of 4, The Bay.

Recipes for plants

Much like your favourite cookbook, this new book by Baylor Chapman gives simple step-by-step tips on how to build gorgeous plant arrangements in a variety of containers. Sneak peek: Get their recipe for a teardrop terrarium here.

The Plant Recipe Book, Baylor Chapman, $32.
6 ways to love your home for August


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