Elte - a Canadian design mecca
Final preparations are being made on the revamp to home decor store Elte at 80 Ronald Avenue. I was lucky enough to get a store tour this week (read about it in the Toronto Star this weekend) and to attend a celebratory dinner in the store itself. I did, ahem, walk the floor a bit in the illustrious company of owner Rene Metrick and Lynda Reeves of House and Home. Fingers crossed that I didn't say anything too stupid in front of these two design mavens. I'm not overly worried - it's a pretty safe bet to just point to anything in the place and pronounce it beautiful. While raising a toast later in the evening, Reeves called the space a design mecca in Canada. This is a lovely, lovely store filled with lovely things. Make a date to visit soon. In the meantime, the pics below will give you a taste of the newly renovated showroom.Do not forget to look at the Silk Orchid rugs - made from vintage silk saris that ar unravelled and then reknotted in rugs that shimmer with subtle washes of colour. Simply glorious.