Top 10 home finds at Hudson’s Bay

There have been a lot of changes at the Baysorry!Hudson’s Bay recently. In fact, that posh new name is just the tip of the iceberg.

By the looks of things, the Canadian institution is entering a bit of a renaissance, particularly where it comes to the home fashions department. They’ve been introducing some awesome (and often times exclusive) new lines of merch, investing in some pretty extensive renos to the flagship store on Toronto’s Queen Street, and they’ve also nabbed one of the best brand ambassadors in the biz — the lovely Arren Williams — as their Creative Director of Home Fashions. (Granted, that was two years ago, but he’s still making seriously stylish waves.)

Mr. Williams recently invited me on a tour of the latest and greatest at the Hudson’s Bay flagship, and, as someone who always manages to get lost in the store’s labyrinthine layout, I jumped at the opportunity. Here are my top 10 finds in furniture and bedding. Enjoy!

 

By day, “Cruz” is a matching suite of tufted sofa, two slipper chairs and an upholstered ottoman. By night, the four components fit together to create a sprawling guest bed. How’s that for double-duty?
Photography by Brett Walther.

One of the many new lines of bedding at Hudson’s Bay is PiP Studio — a playful Dutch brand that’s made its name for mixing fussy, small-scale prints with fab oversized blossoms in brilliant colourways. There’s a terrific attention to detail, as well — that’s rouched gingham trim on the cushions in the back!
Photography by Brett Walther.

 

File this splashy watercolour-print bedding under “I-Can’t-Believe-It’s-Vera-Wang.” The iconic designer is obviously branching out from her signature style, and it’s paying dividends.
Photography by Brett Walther.

 

Did you know Hudson’s Bay has a capsule collection of upholstered headboards? Me neither. What’s more, the four handsome models on offer are infinitely customizable, and — just as importantly — frequently on sale. (To the tune of 50% off!)
Photography by Brett Walther.

 

Now, I’m not much of a label queen, but I do confess a soft spot for Lacoste. Love the coral stripe that runs through this smoky grey plaid sheet set — just sporty enough to earn it that telltale embroidered croc.
Photography by Brett Walther.

 

The new Summerhill bed pairs a white-painted wood frame with gorgeous grasscloth panels. Impossibly elegant.
Photography by Brett Walther.

 

Remember those MagicEye puzzles that used to drive you mad? There’s more than a trace of that riotous, kaleidoscopic effect in this season’s splashy digital prints, and this bedding from Distinctly Home — one of Hudson’s Bay’s two private labels — makes this of-the-moment look ultra-affordable. What’s more, it’s designed with mixing-and-matching in mind, so you can customize your own bed with any number of brightly-coloured blankets and toss cushions.
Photography by Brett Walther.

 

The DwellStudio line has done incredibly well for Hudson’s Bay, and it’s easy to see why. Treading the perfect line between trad and rad, these prints are positively irresistable.
Photography by Brett Walther.

 

 

Now that we’ve all offloaded our bulky old tube televisions, it’s time to tackle that monstrous entertainment unit. This TV easel is the perfect replacement: as slim as your flat-screen, it barely gobbles up any of your precious floorspace.
Photography by Brett Walther.

 

 

You can tell a lot about a person by the contents of their bookcase, but sometimes you can tell even more about them from the bookcase itself. In stately cerused oak, this neoclassical design elevates your home library into a high-style statement piece.
Photography by Brett Walther.

 

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