Bring the season of change indoors by starting fresh with your home’s style — and take some cues from City Life’s autumn inspiration board
1. The husband-and-wife team behind Brooklyn-based Pelle gather inspiration by reimagining their surroundings, as they did with the Bubble Chandelier composed of glass globes hand-painted with 24-karat gold leaf.
2. According to Mississauga-based interior designer Elizabeth Metcalfe, design makes a difference —and she proves it with a simple flip through her before and after gallery.
3. The Pelican Chair was designed by Danish architect Finn Juhl in 1940 and
it’s still considered “wacky” by today’s design standards. www.finnjuhl.com 4. Architecture is important to Atlanta-based interior designer Amy Morris, prompting her to design to enhance a space’s structure while injecting beauty of her own.
4. Architecture is important to Atlanta-based interior designer Amy Morris, prompting her to design to enhance a space’s structure while injecting beauty of her own.
5. Stacklab in Toronto doesn’t believe in meaningless design. Each distinct piece is created with a purpose and a specific owner in mind.
6. Every carpet created by Vaheed Taheri in San Francisco is handmade from natural and renewable resources like wool, silk, mohair, linens, aloe, hemp and cotton.
7. Made by hand from reclaimed teak branches, these dip-dyed stools from California-based Serena & Lily twine modern chicness with natural simplicity.
8. Vintage Marquee Lights brighten the home in unexpected ways. From letters of the alphabet to the “om” symbol, these light sources are designed to draw smiles.
9. Mississauga-based designer Elizabeth Metcalfe uses one of fall’s favourite colours to create an energetic ambience in the home all year round.
10. Bad boy of the design world Tom Dixon creates pieces to reawaken Britain’s furniture industry, even through the smaller details like the Etch Candleholder in brass.
11. Every Charmed Aroma candle comes with a ring hidden inside that’s worth anywhere between $10 and $5,000 — a sweet, scented surprise that brightens homes and spirits.
12. “Start from scratch. Stick to common sense,” are Achille Castiglioni’s words of design advice, evident in the Gatto Lamp, which he co-created with his brother Pier.