How-To: Style Your Bedroom

Jan 14, 2017

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Our bedroom is the space we begin and end each day. It’s the space we wake-up to and scroll the morning news (and/or Instagram), lazily drink our weekend coffees, read our favourite books and above all, rest – only to do it all over again the next day. With that, it’s important to make it a place we love being in. To help, we’ve created a list of tips for selecting the right pieces, while maintaining a much-needed personal touch!

 

Choose the right bed

Your bed is one place you spend a considerable amount of time every day, so make sure it’s comfortable.

 

Upholstered vs. Wood

Things to consider: do you like sitting up and reading in bed? Could your bedroom benefit from some sound absorption (think concrete floors and vaulted ceilings) if so, consider an upholstered bed, like our Bento, B2C, Saga or Winston Beds. If the look of a wood frame better complements your needs and space, try our Marcel, Darcy, or Reclaimed Teak Beds.

 

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Make it cozy

Splurge on quality bedding. Egyptian Cotton Sheets are much more luxurious and last through more washes. Feel like you’re at a fancy hotel every time you hit the sheets. Add a throw to the end of your bed to create a casual and inviting feel (this only works when it’s made ;)). We like the Chester and Ollie Throws.

 

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Don’t skimp on storage!

It’s easy to let things pile up in your bedroom – there’s nothing worse than coming home to a room littered with outfit options. Invest in some functional and beautiful storage pieces like our Marcel Double Dresser, Trundle Baskets for extra blankets, and sweaters and the Station Magazine Rack for books and magazines.

 

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Take a seat

If you have the room use it. Bring a soft upholstered chair into your room for reading. To get the best sleep you should reserve your bed for what it’s meant for.

 

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Try the Chiara Chair, which is customizable in 130+ fabrics and leathers. Introduce some light for nighttime reading. We can’t get enough of Herman Miller’s Nelson Bubble Lamp Wall Sconces.

 

Choose the right rug

Choose a rug that is going to be easy to maintain. We like the Knit Rug for it’s chunky-knit-sweater-like qualities.

 

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Clean the air

Plants

Plants are essential to clean and purify the air. The Peggy Side Table is a great way to keep your plants off the ground. Use a simple terracotta pots to not distract from any other patterns, textures or colours in your space. Remember to select plants that work best with the natural lighting conditions in your room.

 

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Flowers

Make every morning sweeter to wake up to with some fresh, fragrant flowers like lilies or jasmine.

 

Make it yours 

Your bedroom should be a place where you can express your own personal taste.

 

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Add pieces that you love like a hanging mobile, pebbles found on the beach and some of your favorite vintage objects.

 

Introduce original art. Finding art you love can be difficult, and will take time. Look for a connection to the pieces you choose, so you can treasure them forever. The art featured in our first photo is by one of our favourite artists, Krisjanis Katkins-Gorsline, based in NY.

#DesignwithEQ3: December roundup

Dec 31, 2016

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December brought four inspiring holiday table settings via @rachleta, @jennaraecakes, @sfshopgirl and @sophiahsin in our Set the Table series. All this, and copper and marble accents, an adorable feline, holiday greens and enviable office nooks: here’s our roundup of December favourites, shot by you.

 

Reminder! Share your design story using #DesignwithEQ3 on Instagram, and you’ll have the chance to be featured on our social channels, website, blog and more.

 

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Party Perfect: Entertaining essentials to ring in the New Year

Dec 26, 2016

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New Year’s Eve is just around the corner. If you’re planning to host friends, make sure to be prepared with the essentials.

 

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To help inspire your New Year’s Eve décor, we’ve enlisted the advice of our EQ3 Vancouver in-home design consultant, Seema Ramani. With more than 20 years of experience, Seema’s passion for architecture and design help her create spaces that are beautiful and functional. (If you live in the Vancouver area, have Seema help design your space with a free in-home design consultation. Each of our EQ3 stores offer design services, free of charge.)

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How-To: Prep your home for holiday visitors

Dec 17, 2016

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If you’re planning to host guests this holiday season (or anticipating any unplanned post-party couch crashers), consider a few thoughtful touches from our Director of Interior Design to make sure your visitors have a comfortable and cozy stay.

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How-To: Holiday Brunch with Clementine

Dec 11, 2016

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Of all the opportunities to eat and drink during the holidays, we favour a good brunch. Despite some of the “bad publicity” this mealtime has received, there’s not a lot that buttery pastries and boozy coffees can’t fix.

 

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To help with your holiday hosting, we’ve teamed up with Clementine, one of Canada’s most lovable brunch spots, to serve up a recipe that will impress your guests.

 

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Braised Bacon Benedict

 

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Turkish Eggs

 

Amongst the café’s delightful menu of Turkish Eggs, Fried Chicken Toast and Brüssels Style Waffle, the savoury Chorizo Verde Tostada is a favourite. Exclusive to EQ3 Inhabit, find the recipe below.

 

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