Stand-Out Shop: Canvas, New York
September 10th, 2011
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With Autumn now upon us, our first instinct is to look to clothing to mark a new mood. But it’s just as much fun to shop the new season at home stores. Canvas, a dreamy destination we visited in New York, is a great place to start.

Nestled on the corner of Lafayette and Broome St, Canvas is exactly the kind of Soho shop you always want to find, but rarely do: high ceilinged, light-filled and curated with lovely, affordable pieces that call out to be touched.

In much the same way a new bag can renew an outfit, a couple of new pillows can transform a sofa. Canvas has a range of velvet ones to tempt us for Fall. We were also seduced by the idea of trading in our old cutlery and getting glam with their gold brushed set (lower right).

And good thing we were travelling, otherwise we would have seriously overindulged in their ceramics. We have a bit of a bowl fixation — and theirs, with lush organic lines, are a pleasure to hold.

What inspires us: the delicate color palette, celadon fading to beige then bursting into vivid blue. The sinuous shapes of the ceramics. The wonderful textures: richly grained chopping boards, Ethiopian cotton textiles, and linen upholstery.

And we love how they feature boxes of our stationery to create pops of color (lower left).

If you can’t make it to the shop, they have an online store which is a gorgeous experience in itself — we’re often screen-grabbing their beautifully art-directed photographs for our mood boards.

* Canvas, 199 Lafayette St, New York, NY. (212) 461 1496. www.shop.canvashomestore.com


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