Monday, October 5, 2009

Golden 18 Karat










Good morning, friends! I hope that you have enjoyed a delightful past few days. It's been a great mix of fun and work for myself—ending in a beautiful, breezy country drive, picking up velvety dahlias along the way, and some dessert in birthday celebration...Now, onto some beauty to start your week off, and possibly inspire some new ideas...

18 Karat is one of my very favorite home decor stores here in Vancouver. There are a few others that I like as well, but I adore 18 Karat. Though their product line is quite modern, when visiting their boutique, there is nothing but warmth and a lovely ambiance of fabulous music and quality furnishings. Their bold displays are always interesting, and they design a great deal of pieces with natural, raw materials mixed with metals and glass. (they even sell waterless plants!) From fantastic books of architecture and fashion to imported cooking products, their line offers variety, yet is carefully curated.

My current favorite piece, is this drop dead gorgeous chair—designed with both wool and leather. I would love to see it in a room with touches of vibrant green, yellow, or perhaps deep plum. (it's even more stunning live) Can you picture it?

/all images via their cataloge/

17 comments:

  1. Is this their catalog? It is absolutely beautiful, the styles, tones and displays are so fresh and inviting. I will have to visit next time I am in Vancouver.I may skip the ski season this year though, with the Olympic madness to come.

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  2. Beautiful images! Y'all have so many great stores in Canada!

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  3. Oooh all that earthenware is gorgeous- thanks for pointing us to the website!

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  4. simply gorgeous! my weekend was beautiful too. too bad it's monday again... no? xo

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  5. Francine -- this is just a little sample from their catalogue, yes. The store is so well-put together -- I'm certain you would enjoy it! :)

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  6. i love 18 karat too. i used their vases for my wedding (which i'm going to sell now), and they were gorgeous.

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  7. What a gorgeous space full of light!!! I adore the vases, soft knits and also the way they put loads of beautiful candles on a table on the last photo. xxx

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  8. You are so lucky you have such a cool store near you< this catalog is gorgeous =.D

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  9. Eva: I would love to know which ones you had purchased! Perhaps I could purchase some/all of them from you?

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  10. Yes! I can picture it! I love it. I'm not sure I've ever seen something that mixes wool and leather so well before :)

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  11. Love these images, I've heard of 18k before, now I know why. I love that white chaise with the gray blanket--heaven! Great post Sarah, as always!

    xo

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  12. Mary Jo -- they had 2 of those loungers in their window display -- with the blankets and some books. It looked so inviting.

    They have the most eye-catching displays -- when I drive by, I have to slow down and look -- even though who ever is behind me gets annoyed! I can't wait to see what they have in store for Christmas!

    :)

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  13. oh my goodness... i am loving the dishes. off to check it all out... i MUST get up north for some shopping soon! xo

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  14. How wonderful! I now live in Seattle and I have yet to visit wonderful Vancouver! I will put 18K on my "must visit" list. Feels very Swedish - which is so my style! Your blog is fantastic.

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  15. I was just looking through the 18 karat catalog at work yesterday - such beautiful things! They have some really gorgeous smokey art glass this season that I'm thinking of picking up as well...

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  16. sorry sarah, i didn't get your reply, otherwise in my moving madness i would have just given them to you! sorrysorry!

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