Christmas in July – Homesense Preview

Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting the Homesense showroom for a their Fall/Holiday preview.  So much gorgeous goodness in one room, let the store stalking begin for these goodies! This post is pretty heavy on the pics but stick with me, you’ll be glad you did.

One of the major trends for fallwinter is gold.  Think less shiny 80s brass (although I love that look too!) and more antiqued patina gold.  It is perfectly fine to mix metals and the gold works in both traditional and modern spaces. The deep green colour on the wall is the perfect backdrop for the gold mirrors and the citrine sofa.  Using a trio of small tables gives the look and function of a large coffee table but is easier to rearrange for those impromptu dance parties!

So stealing borrowing this wall of mirrors idea.  Love the look and it will bounce the light around your space like nobody’s business.


More mirrors and a fantastic chain link lamp.  I’ve seen other versions of this for mucho $$$.  Nice to have a more wallet friendly option.  Definitely adding a pair of these to my shopping list.

Morrocan inspired gold mirror.  Need I say more?

Hexagons and other geometric shapes are HUGE.  Love this decorative piece.  Could be used as a candleholder but I think a grouping of these are great on their own.

While I loved everything (and I mean everything) I saw, this room was by far my favourite.  I think I’ve written of my love for black and white a few times (here, here and here).  Throw in a soucon of Pantone’s colour of the year – Emerald and you have a very bold statement.  The mix of patterns is varied and by keeping most of the large pieces in the room in solid colours it makes it interesting without being too crazy.

Am in love with this light fixture.  Thinking it would look great in my hallway.

Another view, this one shows off the great modern wingback chairs.

Gold art on a black and white striped wall.  You had me at hello.


Another huge trend is Nordic.  More wintery/Christmasy than the others but definitely fun.

Plus, who doesn’t love a (faux) fur throw? So cozy on a cold winter’s night.  So hard to remember winter when you’re sweating in July but come February you’ll be glad you picked one of these babies up.  I think I currently have three in my condo alone.


Another big trend for Homesense Fall/Holiday is luxury gifting.  They had some beautiful luxury gourmet items like yummy chocolate and gourmet salts but also had cashmere throws and cowhide toiletry bags.  So delish….

Backgammom? Don’t mind if I do.  Especially in a red croco case.

This signed Vivienne Westwood book was literally the size of a coffee table.  Great statement piece.


Speaking of statements, this fold out bar has Mad Men written all over it.  Designed by Ralph lauren and covered in black embossed crocodile with mirrored interior doors this piece is incredible.  If you see it in store, throw yourself on it and call me stat.  For reals….


Homesense always has a great selection of tableware and I was very excited to see some gold flatware in there.  You so know the price point is going to knock your socks off.  Added to the stalking list for sure….

Saw a pair of these settees in store yesterday.  The Warden and Eglinton location if anyone is interested.  But run, don’t walk, things sell at super speed at Homesense.

I am in love with the pattern on the back of this little number.  Black and white again…. I wonder if there is a 12 step program?

Loved this office/crafting room set up but my inspiration board is never that neat.

Pretty containers for desk items make working so much more enjoyable.

So that’s a wrap, sorry couldn’t resist!

So, what will be on your stalking shopping list for Homesense? Would love to see some of your favourite finds.

All photos via Eye See Pretty

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One Response to Christmas in July – Homesense Preview

  1. Love your round-up Amy! You’ve captured all the fantastic pieces I loved as well. That black & white room is also my favourite, with a close second to the Kitchen, and then the craftroom. I am so hunting down that chandelier by the High Tea area for my front foyer! Please grab it for me if you see it!

    The patterned fabric on the back of the settee was divine, totally designer looking at unbelievable prices.

    Which colors did you pick for your bookends?

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