After four full months of renovations, sourcing beautiful new product, and many, many long nights of decision making, we are beyond thrilled to finally be opening the doors of our new location at 1048 Queen Street West in Toronto!
A lot of thought and care went into designing the new storefront. Wanting a change from our last shop, which featured an all-black façade, we knew we wanted the new Cambie to be fresh, bright, and inviting. A wash of white to cover up the old yellow bricks and a few coats of "Peach Cobbler" on the door did just the trick!
Our old blanket wall was a definite customer favourite and an element we wanted to incorporate in our new spot. This updated version is larger, lighter, and allows us to display a variety of new products, like our new Moroccan pieces and collection of ceramics.
Our new counter features a bright white quartz top and hexagonal tiles designed by Xenia Taler, one of our favourite Toronto artisans. Above the counter hangs a custom lighting fixture of seven ceramic pendant shades made by friends Akai Ceramic Studio.
Our first window display just HAD to be as bright and fun as possible. We made all 150 of these pom-poms and strung each one by hand. The garlands frame one of the many vintage display pieces we've sourced over the summer—this incredible wire swivel chair from the 1960s! A good scrubbing and fresh coat of semi-gloss paint and it was as good as new.
An updated dowel wall was a necessary addition, displaying our brand new Peruvian and Moroccan textiles in a way that allows for easy viewing and access to each piece.
Likely our favourite feature in the new shop is the back seating area—spot for early morning meetings and where customers can rest their feet. The space features a handful of picked and updated vintage pieces, including a wire firewood holder, metal tray table, and teak coffee table that has been repurposed as a bench seat with a custom velvet seat cushion. We hope you'll visit us soon!
That’s awesome! We’re also planning on opening a store soon Cambie. Wish us luck!