BC Home Decor Guide: Where to Buy Sustainable Furniture, Tile and Lighting

Discover new stores in Victoria and Revelstoke, plus online shops for all your home decorating needs

JIVKO Stone and Tile’s new 1600-square-foot art-gallery-style showroom in Victoria

JIVKO Stone & Tile Expands in Victoria

A new 1600-square-foot art-gallery-style showroom is gracing the Jubilee neighbourhood of Victoria. JIVKO Stone & Tile brings over 20 years of stone, tile and countertop installation experience to the new store that showcases both familiar products and new lines. You’ll find eco-friendly surface options for countertops and floors, plus sinks, faucets and fixtures from brands like Ann Sacks and Walker Zanger. Feast your eyes on raku relief tiles from Japan, browse a sophisticated line of Italian sinks or marvel hand-picked granite and marble slabs. JIVKO Stone & Tile, 1801 Fort St., Victoria, 250-595-9900, www.jivkotile.com

Inform Interiors Opens Online Shop

Enter through virtual doors and into a world of classic, contemporary furniture. Inform Interiors is now offering online shopping, escorting you on a tour of the most exciting designers and their impeccable creations. Find new items, like Established & Sons’ Shade mirror and pieces like Konstantin Grcic’s Diana tables, made from sheet metal and open to a wide range of interpretations and uses. Informshop.com, 1-866-682-3868. Inform Interiors, Main Showroom, 50 Water St., Vancouver, 604-682-3868. B&B Italia/Boffi Showroom, 97 Water St., Vancouver, 604-682-3868, www.informinteriors.com.

Maai Living Offers Sustainable Furniture

Achieve peace of mind with sustainable furniture selected by award-winning designers at Maai Living. There’s a Daisy Stool made entirely of pressed rice husk, with a sturdy, yet elegant design. And the Paloch lounge chair and coffee table, meticulously handmade, creating a dynamic set with exquisite comfort and support. Owner Tang Phoonchai says the clean lines and esthetics are a harmonious blend of Scandinavian and Thai influences suited to Vancouver lifestyles. Maai Living, 157 West Hastings St., Vancouver, 604-282-6113, www.maailiving.com. 

Areaworx Lighting and Design Lights up Revelstoke

Industrial, bohemian and romantic light is being shed on the city of Revelstoke, with the recent opening of Areaworx lighting and design. That is how owner Gennifer Ryan – who worked as an interior designer in the Lower Mainland – describes the theme of the store. Ryan says her products suit Victorian, renovated ’70s-style, and mountain homes and meet environmental standards. Find trendy lighting fixtures such as shaded chandeliers and laser-cut metal shades over crystals, as well as home decor and gift items. Areaworx, 308 First Ave. West, Revelstoke, 250-837-7474, www.areaworx.com.

Shop The Gourmet Warehouse Online

Shop online now at The Gourmet Warehouse and check out over 87 varieties of vinegar, 40 types of oil and an extensive selection of spices. You can also browse pots, pans, gadgets, bakeware and bath and body items, all for prices generally 25 per cent less than other stores. Owner Caren McSherry says offering online shopping is a big help to out-of-town shoppers who cannot always get back to Vancouver for a well-loved product. The Gourmet Warehouse, 1340 East Hastings St., Vancouver, 604-253-3022, www.gourmet

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