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.