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club monaco bloor st.

I am left pondering one question after my visit to the revamped Club Monaco store on Bloor St. in Toronto yesterday -- When can I move in? The store is staggeringly gorgeous. It is a miracle I made it out of there without spending a dime. Come for a tour.

Love this simple exterior seasonal decor. The majestic evergreen in its many varieties and sizes. You could easily adapt this idea at home in a front porch on a smaller scale. 

The entrance vestibule. Again, a beautiful display that you could replicate at home to store firewood. Though you don't need a woodburning fireplace to do this -- looks great on it's own, no? And again, the colour and fragrance of real natural evergreens. A warm welcome.

How do I love this? Let me count the ways: palette, architecture, chairs, square wreaths, mirror, fireplace fender, antlers in the fireplace, tile on the fireplace surround, carpet, cut log display...pretty much love everything about this. 

A closer look at the fireplace. Just love that fender and its little feet.

Such a very pretty play between the millwork and paint colours, warm antique brass and artwork.

Beautiful integration of rustic antiques for display.

Supercool display idea - books!

Another fireplace, another cool pile of books. I want that firescreen.

More architectural eye candy.

Sadly I could not fit this massively long tufted bench in my bag. Methinks it's a John Derian piece by Cisco Brothers. I'm a fan.

Um, hello, panelled wall, artwork, layering, gallery lighting, bell jar fixture, paint colour. All gorgeous.

Next time I visit I might just curl up in one of those armchairs with the fur throw and a book and see how long they let me stay.


Reader Comments (8)

Oh I love this! That book display, the colours, textures...everything.
Thanks for sharing this!

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjan

this is so amazing. totally trying that book display somewhere, somehow.

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Hi Margot,
Beautiful store and already love with C Monaco's stuff and this store is gorgeous.
Just today I found your blog. I was also checking some of your work and absolutely loved it. I love the way you include metallic items in your decoration. In either metallic paint on wall, metallic furniture or other creative way. One of your colorful room decorations is an absolute piece of art.
S @

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIsaw Iheard Isaid

Thanks for helping me make my weekend plans! Can't wait to check it out in person.

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

Love it ! have to pop in to see it in person , want those elbowy brass wall lamps, Cheers T.

November 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTiago

That particular Club Monaco is stunning. I love the stacks of books!

November 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjanis-pinecone camp

Thanks for all the lovely comments on Club Monaco Bloor Street! I lead the Renovation/Design, which was a labor of love...and we are not finished yet. Stay Tuned ;)

December 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjen

Wow Jen, thanks for stopping by the blog. Amazing work on the store! Did you see this other post my colleague Kimberley Brown did about the downstairs?

December 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMargot

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