Brightening up for spring

Canada’s first CB2 store opens Saturday at Queen and Bathurst.

This Saturday we say goodbye to an era of the Big Bop Bar as Crate & Barrel’s sister store, CB2, opens its doors at the corner of Queen and Bathurst streets.

The once old purple-and-black shoddy building has been lovingly preserved back to its natural brickwork; ready to welcome design-savvy shoppers in the trendy Queen Street West district.

If you can’t make it down to the opening on Saturday, check out the online offerings to all of Canada at CB2.com.

Spring fling
From runway to home fashions, there is one thing for sure this spring; colour is on its way! Bright and cheery, they are being used not only on small accessories, but on furnishings, lamps and flooring too.

Three of the hippest colours you’ll see at CB2 are turquoise, orange and lime. When used as shots of colour you can add a wake-up colour punch to any room.

Punchy furniture
Adding colourful fabric to a headboard, chair or ottoman is a great way to inject not only colour, but pattern into a room. Just one piece can inject giant personality to a room so be judicious as to how much you add.

If reupholstering furniture then spend good bucks to have it done right; not only will the fabric be admired but so will the workmanship.

Colourful lighting
Whether it be a boldly-coloured lampshade or a base, the best accessory this season is a coloured lamp.

Don’t want to get rid of your current lamps? Try re-covering the existing lampshade with a trendy-coloured wallpaper or fabric for fun.



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