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Interior Designer to Watch: Ryan Korban


From September 2012 Flare Magazine: Fashion Trending: Ryan Korban is the designer’s designer. From overseeing the look of Alexander Wang’s stores and residence to the abodes of supermodels Jessica Stam and Natasha Poly, Ryan Korban is the go-to interior designer of New York’s fashion crowd. This décor whiz is only 28 and is said to […]

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Sleeper Heaven -“Sofabed September” at The Chesterfield Shop!


September is a time of change. The “dog days” of August are over and we anticipate the Canadian “Indian summer” that hopefully lies ahead – shorter days, but deliciously warm and sunny. With our climate, it’s best to stave off winter as long as possible! It’s back to school, the start of new jobs and […]

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5 Hot Furniture Design Trends for Fall 2012


For fall 2012, furniture seating is all about these five hot design trends: 1. Glamour The economic slump in the U.S. and Canada has brought us a fresh optimistic glamour with rich materials, sophisticated colours and stunning curves. 2.Metallic Leather This new glimmering leather treatment puts a shine on classic furniture shapes and accessories. 3. […]

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My Knight in Shining Armour: The Chesterfield Shop


By: Christina Wallaert (From the blog: Not A Shopaholic) Once upon a time there was a lovely girl who grew up in the suburbs and dreamed that one day she would be able to afford a condo in the city somewhat bigger than the size of a shoebox. When that day eventually came, she packed up […]

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The 25th International Contemporary Furniture Fair – New York


What is a Chesterfield? The first Chesterfield Shop was opened in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood in 1948. It is said that the first Chesterfield – an elegant sofa with deep buttoned, quilted leather upholstery and low seat base – was made in honour of Philip Stanhope, the Fourth Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773). How the times have […]

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Solving The Furniture Shopping Conundrum – Tips for Buying The Right Furniture For Your Space and Budget


Buying a new piece of furniture can be both enjoyable, stressful and also a conundrum! Depending on your room space and budget, what is the best item to purchase? A pair of chairs? A sofa or loveseat? A sectional with a chaise? A sofabed? And then there’s the cover treatment dilemma: fabric or leather? And […]

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What’s New For Spring 2012?


Are you starting to see all the sunny shades of ORANGE and CORAL around? Winter is starting to make way for the stunning colours of spring, with clothing stores rushing to bring out their bright new goods. The Fashion Colour Report for Spring 2012 is touting gorgeous hues with names like Tangerine Tango, Sodalite Blue, […]

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