Add a touch of modern retro\
Furniture designers, including Canadians Francis Cayouette and Sarah Fager, looked through 60 years of Ikea's archives for inspiration to create 46 stunning (and often eco-friendly) items, including our faves: the groovy '50s-inspired folding dining table and the classically designed high-back armchair.
Dining table, $199, chair, $100, wall lamp, $60, artwork, from $70, vase, $50, all Ikea.
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Tart up your to-do list
This fall, get a fresh start on staying organized with pretty notebooks, perfect for those pesky to-do lists.
Pocket cahier Kraft pattern books, $15/3, Large cahier Kraft pattern books, $21/3, Indigo.
Get cozy with colour
Instantly make over a bedroom with this cheery new bedding collection exclusive to the Bay.
Pip Studio Birds bedding set in Paradise Khaki, starting at $25, The Bay.
Give your home a trendy exotic touch.
Monkey Biz lion, $150, Eat My Words. Loren Kaplan cereal bowl, $8, West Elm*. Bistro L'Afrique dining chair, $445, Snob.
*West Elm will have its first Vancouver store this fall!
Add depth with plum
Update your home with graphic arts-and-crafts-inspired prints in the season's hottest plum shade.
Meadow screen print (12 x 16 in.) in Dark Mulberry, $53, Bold and Noble.
Kick up your stationary
Who doesn't love new markers in September? Get creative with fun felt-tips in bold shades, from fabric markers to gel highlighters and brush tips.
Brush + Tip markers, Stained and Gel highlighters, $2 - $16, Sharpie.
Bring your own bag
Forgo flimsy plastic in favour of a trendy patterned tote by South African illustrator and textile designer Heather Moore — now finally available in Canada!
Alexander Sack in Wild Flowers in Lemon Plum, $46, Skinny laMinx.
Upgrade your tupperware
Show off your smarts at the office when you bring your leftovers in this slick, modern take on the classic Indian tiffin lunch box.
Black and Blum lunch pot, $30, Neat Space.
Prefab, environmentally friendly and almost off-the-grid homes get coffee-table status in this glossy new book. With a foreword by Hollywood legend Robert Redford, you know you're in good company.
Prefabulous + Almost Off The Grid, by Sheri Koones, $25, Indigo.
Colour-code your paperwork
Assign a shade to every member of the family (or type of bill), and stay on top of the never-ending pile of paper and priorities this fall.
Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery labels, $4/100, Staples.
Take another look at Canadian retailer EQ3. Its new fall catalogue is chockablock with affordable options, like this modular stacked-box shelf.
Tobi Mod box shelf, from $99, Nautical rug, $600, Thon chair, $149, EQ3.
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