5 Design Stores in Vancouver for Apartment Living

With tall towers in every corner of Metro Vancouver, it’s no surprise that this city houses great design stores with plenty of furniture and home decor for suited for apartment living. Oversized furniture can make a space seem smaller than it is, so maximizing the livability of your condo with decor that fits your space is important to truly making it feel like home. Here are five of the best design stores to explore and are for all design tastes.

The Cross
Located in the heart of Yaletown, this beautifully curated shop is sure to delight. Here you’ll find a refined and relaxed, yet playful aesthetic. This boutique is packed with thoughtfully hand-picked furniture, home accessories, jewelry, and a darling children’s section all well-suited for condos and homes alike.

What we’d shop for: The wow factor - a stunning chandelier, a tufted couch or the perfect parasol.
Location: Yaletown - 1198 Homer Street
Website: www.thecross.com

An arm of Crate and Barrel, CB2 is an affordable destination for the modern condo. The pieces at CB2 are clever and simple with great attention to detail. You’ll be sure to find the latest design trends at CB2.

What we’d shop for: A stylish couch and coffee table to match, throw pillows to suit the season or unique home accessories.
Location: Downtown Vancouver - 1277 Robson Street
Website: www.cb2.com

West Elm

Established in Brooklyn, West Elm provides a large variety of products to help customers create a home that tells their story. They take it to the next level by focusing on social consciousness and honest business practices – that means you’ll find handcrafted and local products.

What we’d shop for: Well-styled bedding, a room-changing area rug or creative wallpaper.
Location: South Granville - 2947 Granville Street
Website: www.westelm.com

Resource Furniture
Resource Furniture carries space-saving furniture that moves and transforms to maximize small spaces. Much of their furniture is made in Italy by Clei, a company renowned for its transformable, quality furniture. Here you’ll discover a couch that turns into a queen-sized bed, foldaway workstations, and creative storage solutions.

What we’d shop for: Bunk beds that pop out of a wall or an expanding dining table to fit between two to eight guests.
Location: Yaletown - 861 Richards Street
Website: www.resourcefurniture.com

Inform Interiors
Walking into Inform Interiors can feel like entering an art gallery. The furniture here are works of art, created by internationally renowned designers whose aesthetic styles have been beloved and admired for decades. These include brands such as Bendtsen, Knoll, Hermann Miller, Tom Dixon, and many more. Note: These high-style pieces are accompanied by high price tags.

What we’d shop for: Iconic pieces to last a lifetime - the Wishbone chairs by Carl Hansen & Son and Saarinen Tables by Knoll are favourites.
Location: Gastown - 50 Water Street
Website: www.informshop.com

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