July 12, 2012
By Silvana Longo
Yesterday afternoon, I popped into the HomeSense showroom to have a first look at the fall 2012 and holiday collection. How do I begin to count the ways that I love this store? Any true home décor enthusiast will rave about their HomeSense shopping experiences of finding the on-trend looks at a fraction of the cost. This collection will not disappoint as it is as beautiful as it is budget-friendly.
With the vast selection to choose from, the themes went from old Hollywood glam with furniture and accents in shiny metallics, eight by ten black and white photos of classic movie stars like Marilyn (Monroe) and Audrey (Hepburn) in mirrored frames to a cosy bedroom with bedding that merges masculine with feminine. Checks combined with shots of fuchsia and lavender anyone?
The library complete with leather tufted sofa, a bookcase with ladder (only $499!) stocked with beautiful books from Rizzoli made the room very inviting where I just wanted to linger. The two-tone distressed leather chair with Missoni-ish back was probably one of my faves.
Bold colours, patterns, faux and cowhide stools, (some with rustic wood legs others more polished black), there is something for everyone.
Right now, I am soaking up this fabulous summer weather enjoying my patio furniture and am quite content to keep the décor and accessories in my home light and casual. I am sure once the days become shorter and the humidex starts to lighten up, HomeSense will be one of my go-to places to add those autumn touches that warm up an interior when single digits are the best we can hope for and words like wind chill are reintroduced into our daily lives. Just not yet.
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