Here are my picks for the top stores to buy a sofa in Toronto. Get a personal shopper and decorator when you walk into this Leslieville store. The sofa selection, while pricey, is beautiful and would bring any living room to the next level. CB2 is “a new destination from Crate & Barrel” — though only a geographic destination if you live near Chicago. For the rest of us, it’s just 67 glossy pages of minimalist furniture that CB2’s has black leather chairs with steel-tube legs at a blond Lenny Kravitz’s new furniture line mixes glam finishes with global style. Designed in collaboration with CB2, the collection epitomizes rock-star chic with hints of ’70s New York glam and retro California cool, with lush textiles, leather, wood He designed a line of furniture for CB2, the trendy home goods store. 20 pieces of lighting, pillows, wall decor, rugs and furniture, all in cool combinations of leather, metal, wood, rich textiles and reflective surfaces. He takes references from the And there was camping furniture: In the 17th century, “people had to travel with their own furniture and carried something like a writing box, which opened up with a leather surface for other things like desks at CB2 and end tables from IKEA to CB2 is the younger like the 1938 leather Butterfly chair (far left, $449), made with leather from India so each piece is unique. In the middle was the Club atomic orange sofa ($1299), which Ryan loved for its exaggerated flange detail, curved ergonomic .
Dollar for dollar, who provides the best value? I can’t say… Above: Ikea Karlstad in leather, around $1500. Ikea Karlstad in cloth, $1200, above. Link: Modular sofas from Ikea U.S. CB2: Okay, CB2 looks very price competitive with Ikea. Their Uno gets CB2 is a furniture and home accessories store in the former site Intimidation factor: Nominal, except for a compulsion to go home and change into a black leather jacket to blend in with hipster shoppers. Number of salespeople on floor: Innumerable. For a recent grad or a working twenty-something, interior designer Maureen Baker, based in New York with international firm Décor Aid, likes the Flatiron gray apartment sofa, with its single cushion and cool metal legs ($799, cb2.com). It also has slim A recent fall 2011 addition to the collection, the Avec Tweed sofa has also been very popular. 4. What are your three CB2 must-haves from the store? The 1938 chair. The leather is beautiful — we work with incredibly talented artisans in India to achieve .