Your sofa is one of the defining features of your home — let these shops point you in the right direction.
Is there any furniture item quite as vital to interior design as the couch? Bed-heads may disagree, but we’d wager that the couch is one of the spots you spend most of your (waking) hours at home. Whether it’s spending time with friends and family, watching a movie, or curling up with a good book, the sofa has seen it all — plus, it’s usually the first place you direct visitors. That’s a tall order for a single piece of plushy furniture. Many of us have started looking for the perfect couch only to be stumped by the sheer range of options in aesthetics, cost and function. To remedy this, we’ve curated a selection of some of the best sofa stores in Toronto, with enough expertise to take your couch -shopping excursions from demoralizing to inspiring.
At Stylegarage you can find bespoke sofas, console desks and various customizable wood dining tables and kitchen islands. On the second floor is the mid-mod collection of couches, chairs and coffee tables by Gus Modern. That careful balance of mid-century practicality and light industrial style has kept Stylegarage going – and growing – since opening in 2000.
Family-owned since 1948, The Chesterfield Shop has six showrooms – its newest opened in the heart of the King East Design District – offering acres of comfy sofas and recliner seating in multiple leather and fabric options. City dwellers looking to save space can shop sofa beds from Palliser and choose from innerspring, pocket-coil or gel-infused foam mattresses.
Time for some more made-in-Canada goodness, brought to you from Montreal: Montauk’s sofas are like no other. In fact, sitting in one is a commitment: so plush and the springs so expertly tied, you’ll never want to stand up. And each one is devilishly handsome to boot.
Home Société concept store brings French flair to the city. The biggest coup: the introduction of Ligne Roset to the uptown design district. This mega-showroom at Castlefield and Caledonia is a shrine to French design. Under one roof, you will find iconic sofa pieces next to reasonably priced products from Quebec-based MUST and Maison Corbeil.
Focused on contemporary furniture and design, Elte Mkt’s showroom caters to a modern clientele with an ever-changing inventory of urban furnishings. Specifically, Elte specializes in minimal and sculptural offerings that will stand the test of time. Explore their large collection of sofas and sectional at the Toronto showroom.
Calligaris has been around since 1923 — the renowned Italian brand has made its mark worldwide thanks to its high-quality furniture with distinctive European style. Their sofa options come in a range of models with dozens of configurations for each.
A loft-like setting complements the exclusive stock of minimalist furnishings and accessories here. The beautifully proportioned sofas by Bontempi come in buttery soft leathers. Other couch brands include Saba, Désirée, Cierre1972, Gamma, 4Mariani, and Alivar.
As the exclusive Agent in Canada for Unifor, Alias and Arper products, Italinteriors Contract connects companies and individuals to the world of Italian furniture and design. You can find everything from configurable and modular systems, indoor and outdoor products, and other contemporary furnishings that bring Italian quality and sophistication to any space, from commercial to residential.
This airy, two-storey showroom’s chic furnishings demonstrate the French art de vivre. Traditional Les Nouveaux Classiques and modern Les Contemporains collections deliver Roche Bobois’s avant-garde looks: tables with liquid drop marble bases and the floor-hugging Mah Jong modular seating are dressed in fashionista patterns alongside Missoni and Christian Lacroix rugs.
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