Photo credit: Daphné Caron
Decorative accessories are essential for dressing up a kitchen, giving a living room a new look or brightening up an entrance. But when those accessories also provide practical storage solutions… Well, that’s just genius.
Inspired by the best in local design, below are our 10 suggestions for decorative accessories made right here in Québec. Welcome them into your home and celebrate the talent of Québec artisans.
1. Sainte Marie Design Textile wall basket
From wall to table, this easily accessible basket by Sainte Marie Design Textile plays a dual role. It can be used to store rolled napkins or to hold pastries for Sunday brunch. Made of wood and fabric, it comes in several sizes and colours, depending on the artist’s whim.
2. MPGMB suspended planters
Your plants deserve a home as beautiful as they are! Offer them the opportunity to live nestled inside suspended planters by MPGMB. Made from rubber, wood and unglazed stoneware, they are suspended from the ceiling with a polypropylene cord. These limited edition planters are available in beige, light green or charcoal stoneware, with natural or stained black wood.
3. Caramba pegboard by Gautier Studio
Fun and esthetically pleasing, this pretty creation by Gautier Studio will help you better organize your thoughts. A beautiful addition to the kitchen, office, playroom or even the entrance. Liven things up with small colourful shelves that can be fastened to this natural Baltic birch board.
4. Tchou-tchou storage bin with black touches
We also fell in love with Gautier Studio’s large Baltic birch storage bin. Sturdy and easy to move around thanks to its four wheels and rope, use it to store children’s toys, scarves, tuques and mittens, or even to put decorative bed cushions down for the night.
5. Huit Juin table basket
This small, eco-aware cloth basket is handmade from the remnants of Huit Juin’s place mat samples. The flexible top is simply folded to the desired height. We like inviting it to the table to serve breakfast croissants, appetizer cheese straws or small dinner rolls.
6. Moonscape tray by Élément de base
These storage trays by Éléments de base reveal subtle beauty. The special resin used to mould each piece gives them the look of stone or concrete. Their imperfections are intentional and add to their tactile charm. The round model shines like soft moonlight inside your home, and the square tray can be used to elegantly store keys, coins, jewellery and other small objects.
7. Vanity Coat Rack by Atelier-D
Simple and minimalist, this maple coat rack created by Atelier-D can be easily installed wherever it is needed and includes a small wooden groove in which you can slide a mirror. It’s useful by your front door, to hang hats or the dog’s leash. It could also be given the task of holding your dish towels and aprons in the kitchen, or watching over your jewellery in the bedroom.
8. Pentagon tray by Atelier-D
Sculpted from solid birch, this tray is a favourite at Atelier-D. It is simply magnificent with its modular design, which allows several trays to be stacked on top of each other to create different shapes. It can be placed on a nightstand to store small objects and is also spectacular on a living room coffee table or as a centrepiece, bearing fresh fruit or nuts.
9. Cow bookends by Brut
In keeping with Brut’s mission to recycle discarded raw materials, these amusing bookends are made from industrial production scraps. The business also uses natural materials. Inspired by plants and animals, models such as this will add a pastoral touch to your interior decor.
10. Dans le sac
Dans le sac offers a wide variety of cloth bags so you can reduce waste and the use of their plastic counterparts. This model, a reusable bulk bag, is the perfect shopping companion when purchasing coffee, lentils, pasta and other unpackaged food. It is so versatile that it can also be used to make almond milk.
Content creator for her blog Tellement Swell and her YouTube channel, Eve Martel has a boundless passion for interior décor and organization. The daughter of an architect, she grew up surrounded by her father’s Danish design magazines and blueprints. Just like that friend who always has the best tips, she shares ideas for turning your home into a stunning, peaceful haven.