Working on an indoor decor project or looking to give a gift that’s sure to please? Below are some local artisans who shine on Etsy.
By purchasing products that are made in Québec, we are supporting the local economy and limiting transportation—a nice gesture for the environment!
These items, which are made by hand by designers working with fabric, earth, stone, wood and a host of other materials, have a certain element of warmth to them. Fuelled by the imagination to create something unique, bold, and with lasting beauty.
The minimalist trend
We’ll look to these artisans to discover decor items that follow the minimalist trend. Of course, minimalism is first and foremost a lifestyle! But we just love the clean and simple lines it evokes in design.
Here are our favourite Québec Etsy shops.
1. Blanc Laine
Ariane Gatien finds beauty in the simplest things. The former accountant expresses her art by creating pillows and woven items. Her wall hangings have helped return the fine art of macramé textile making to its former glory. Blanc Laine even offers a weaving kit for beginners.
Aiming to have a zero waste lifestyle? Replace plastic bags with a chic canvas 4M1 lunch bag. With its simple lines, the wood serving board is also an excellent choice.
Delicate and timeless, these woven handicrafts by Moussey will blend harmoniously with your minimalist decor. Their Bohemian flavour also makes them the perfect touch for fancier households.
Here we see a marriage of beauty and strength, with furniture that is both discreet and spectacular. The contrast between the smoothness of modern mid-century legs and the grain of reclaimed wood is attractive, ingenious and sensual. The GROGG ombre bench would be the perfect addition to the entryway of an urban loft.
5. MDT Mobilier
The Montréal-based company designs minimalist furniture from metal and wood. The shelves are perfect for decorating walls and holding books, plants and candles. They even make custom orders!
Your cat loves to play, but you’re not feeling the love for his plastic toys? Stop ruining your decor. Animalove has balls and toy wands to meet all your cat’s playtime needs. Made from natural material, they are built to last and are sure to be a hit with your feline friend.
Who wouldn’t want to sit down and dine on plates designed by Marie-Ève Dompierre? With their speckled surface and soft colours, they might even steal the spotlight from the chef! We love the cup with the long handle: fun and comforting. It makes us want to sit down and enjoy our favourite cup of tea.
Atelier Arborigine specializes in crafting furniture and decor items made from recycled wood and steel. With an eye to preserving the environment and our heritage, these artisans only use wood from barns and sheds whose boards needed replacement, never from buildings that were sadly demolished.
To brighten up the children’s playroom or the bathroom, you’ll find a range of wall decals at The Cutie Print. Available in simple and graphic prints, the decals are easy to put up and remove, which is ideal for renters.
10. Atelier PriZée
Pallet wood, tin cans and raffia come together to create objects that are both decorative and practical. We just love the Square table lamp. It’s sure to be a nice addition to your bedside table!
In closing, if you plan to be in the Montréal area on May 12 and 13, 2018, be sure to mark the Marché Créatif EtsyMtl on your calendar. You can also discover even more local artisans by checking out our Pinterest board.
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.