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THIS VANCOUVER NEIGHBOURHOOD IS THE BEST CHOICE FOR ALL YOUR HOME DECORATING NEEDS

Posted on 16TH  OCTOBER 2018

Originally published in Vancouver Magazine by Maia Odegaard, October 16, 2018

South Granville boasts great home design and décor options, as well as antiques and art, just minutes from downtown.

The area just over the Granville Street Bridge is one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods and in a little more than a century, it’s grown to be one of the most dynamic destinations for shopping, dining and a wide variety of services. As local boutiques made a name for themselves, the bigger brands moved in making the area even more of a destination, particularly for those in search of unique home décor. With a large concentration of home décor and design shops, South Granville is the best choice for all your home and lifestyle needs.

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For those keen to support some of the longest standing local businesses in the area, there’s Atkinson’s, a home décor destination for gorgeous tablescapes and accessories. Since 1983, the Atkinson family has provided the highest quality flatware, crystal and glass, and dinnerware, from top brands and artisanal manufactures alike.

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Another long-standing local business worth a visit is Bacci’s At Home where they pride themselves on offering a mix of popular and enduring styles for homeware design, as well as couture collections and accessories for over 25 years.

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In case you’re keen on a more contemporary style for your space, check out Industrial Revolution, where you’ll find modern, industrial, high-end designer furniture, as well as eco-conscious options, much of which is designed to pull double duty in our more compact Vancouver condos. After nearly 40 years of sourcing exclusive designs and customizable home furnishings, they’ve clearly developed a knack for keeping their clients happy.

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If a bedroom makeover is in your future, Naturepedic Organic Mattress Gallery carries a full line of certified organic mattresses for every member of the family. As a local, independently owned organic mattress gallery, they are passionate about sustainability initiatives, particularly when sourcing materials and considering waste.

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In addition to all of the unique, local businesses in the South Granville area, there are also a selection of high end, national and international stores, many of which cannot be found elsewhere in Vancouver. Restoration Hardware has been a go-to for highly curated collections of home décor, accessories and furnishings, with Pottery Barn giving sophisticated shoppers another reason to visit the area when searching for the latest décor trends.

Over the years, West Elm and West Elm Bed & Bath have joined the roster, offering clean, simple products for modern living. EQ3, a modern furniture purveyor based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, also moved into the neighbourhood, adding an affordable, Canadian-owned option to the mix. For those who love to find a truly unique piece, there’s Turnabout Home, an excellent source for high quality, vintage and modern merchandise at very affordable prices.

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When it comes to artwork, South Granville offers so much more than the mass produced, with charming art galleries open to the public for both browsing and purchasing original pieces. One of the largest in the neighbourhood — and the oldest commercial gallery in Vancouver, first opening its doors in 1965 — Bau-xi Gallery is committed to showcasing contemporary Canadian artists in a gorgeous, light-filled space.

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There are many more options for home design and home décor shopping and expertise in the South Granville area than those mentioned above. Whether you’re a professional looking to update your office, or a local in search of the perfect piece for your home, this uptown section of Granville Street has it all.

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Visit South Granville for the lifestyle you love and to shop for all the comforts and cherished items for your home — www.southgranville.org.

Check out Vancouver Magazine, the lifestyle magazine focused on Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

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