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CURBSIDE PICK-UP & APPOINTMENT ONLY THROUGH JANUARY 17TH, 2022 CURBSIDE PICK-UP & APPOINTMENT ONLY THROUGH JANUARY 17TH, 2022

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The Art of Curating

The Art of Curating

Curating space can be tricky. It takes time and whether it is your living room, office or dining room, these spaces are a reflection of you, your personality and how you live. We’re sharing some inspiration and things to think about to make this creative process smooth and enjoyable.

Where to Start

There are a few ways to kick-start this process to make your search for the perfect pieces a bit easier. 

First, check out some inspiration to get an idea of what you like and don’t like. (We have some inspiring content on our website and instagram for reference!) Once you’ve screen-shotted and saved a few ideas, find the common denominator in your inspiration - this could be a specific colour scheme, material or aesthetic. Inspiration can also come from a painting, sofa, or rug that you already have and want to incorporate in your space. 

Next, you can start to curate your space around these items or styles. Before choosing furniture and pieces to fill your space, its important to decide how your space will be used and arranged so that you can find pieces that will best suit the experience that you are trying to curate. Will you need lots of seating for entertaining guests with a large coffee table for drinks, games and snacks? Or is this a comfy, intimate reading space for one - in which case you’ll need the comfiest lounge chair, plenty of blankets and candles and a side table at arm's reach for your cup of tea. 

Investment 

A good way to keep your space current for a long time is to invest in timeless, quality staple pieces that won’t go out of style, even as you decide to update or change your space. When curating a space, these investment pieces can act as a guide for choosing other decor and furniture for the space. This could be a sofa, chair, coffee table, or rug. When investing in a piece, the safest option is to stick to neutral colours, but if there's a piece you love, make the rest of your space work around it! Check out our guide to choosing the perfect sofa. 

Decor + Personal touch. 

When curating your space, there are different ways to add decor and accessories depending on your style. Adding accessories like plants, vases, candles, trays and bowls will also allow you to add fun colours and textures in small amounts - so have fun with these, move them around from room to room, and don’t be afraid if they contrast the rest of the space a bit! In addition to these accessories, adding a personal touch to any space will make it instantly more inviting and interesting. Family mementos, your favourite books, records, or travel souvenirs can act not only as decor but also as conversation pieces. Display these items on a coffee table or bookshelf in combination with your other decor pieces for the best creative display.  

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The Holiday Table Setting

The holidays are all about gathering and bringing people together. Here we share some of our tips to create the perfect holiday tablescape for your festive dinner party, brunch, or holiday celebration.

The Centrepiece 

As the focal point of your table, the centrepiece allows you to add colour, festive decorations and intimate candlelight to your table setting.

For our centrepiece, we started with an assortment of live greenery draped along the length of the table to add an instant holiday feel and smell. Next we added some of our favourite ornaments and homemade holiday crafts.

When adding colour to your centrepiece, you can pull from the materials in your space or follow your own holiday colour scheme. (Colours from your favourite wrapping paper work great!)

Light

Candles are the perfect way to bring intimacy and warmth to your gathering. Cast in polished or bronzed brass and detailed with rattan, the Duca Candle Holders by Menu can be adjusted to the perfect height as your candle burns. Hung above the table, an arrangement of Bocci 14's provide a warm overhead ambient light. 

Place Setting

When setting the table for your guests, ensure each place setting has the perfect glass for your signature holiday cocktail. These 6oz double-wall glasses from Yield are suitable for both hot and cold drinks and are available in a clear or amber coloured glass. 

Stars of the Show

Finally, the stars of the show in your holiday gathering setup. Featured in our setup is the beautiful Bensen Radii Table in white oak. Radii is a solid wood dining table with subtle detailing for a refined appearance in your space. For seating, we mix the Able Bench with the Torii and Tokyo chairs from Bensen to provide a comfortable mix of seating around the table. 

 Happy celebrating from us at Hut K! 

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Ten Favourites: Pendants

We strongly believe that a light source can be both functional AND beautiful.
Here are our (current) top ten favourite pendant lights available at Hut K.

 

Muuto fluid pendant in white

Inspired by a resting drop of water, the Fluid Pendant Lamp shows how soft light can diffuse across a space for a cosy atmosphere. The frosted glass and organic shape give a soft feel and we like it both as a solitaire piece or combined in different sizes. Browse here


Flos Aim Pendant

We love the practical playfulness of the Flos Aim pendants! Created by the Bouroullec brothers in 2010, the Aim pendant is a design stripped to its most basic essence. The innovative way of being able to adjust the hight and direction of light is simply to the point on this beauty of a pendant. Browse all options here

 

Bocci 14 Pendant

Made in Vancouver and highly customizable, what is not to like about Bocci 14 pendants!? They are a piece of art and can be combined in so many fun ways. The neutral clear glass make them a perfect fit for any home while giving off a beautiful light. Bocci generally has the quickest lead-times with most lights arriving in only 2 weeks. Browse 14.1's here

 

Marset Ginger pendant

The Ginger pendant in wood, or different metal finishes, gives a diffused light thanks to the dissipater. With simplistic lines, we love how this pendant discreetly light up spaces. Browse more here

 

Tom Dixon Melt Pendant

Tom Dixon's Melt pendant looks surreal. In our eyes - the perfect blend of exquisite and futuristic. Turned off it appears opaque, but once switched on it becomes translucent. It is a great fit if you are looking to add atmospheric light to your home. Browse here

 

Moooi Heracleum Pendant

When we look at the Heracleum pendant we feel it's like looking at stars scattered over the night sky. It is unique in every way and provides a soft and spread out light perfect for a dining table. Also available in a linear version which can be added on for additional length. Browse here

 

Menu Dancing Pendant white

Dancing pendant reminds us of the tutu on a ballet dancer. Although large in size, it remains elegant and is a true favourite of ours. It is a great dining table pendant in a larger space. Browse here

 

Andlight Slab Pendant

With its uniquely slim profile, the Slab pendant is super graphical and suits numerous spaces like corporate offices; crowded restaurants; the dining room, and more. And made in Canada in a range of different sizes and a number of standard colours or don't see what you like? Order in a custom colour! Browse the collection here

 

Blu Dot Bobber pendants in black and bordeaux

The Bobber pendants delivers light, beauty and some unexpected hues. Bobber features a dimmable LED light source with an opaque Acrylic diffuser to provide warm and even enlightenment to any space. These are the perfect lights over a kitchen island offering plenty of focused light for the tasks at hand! Browse the collection here

 

Flos Arrangements pendant 

Arrangements is a modular system of geometric light elements that can be combined in different ways, creating multiple compositions into individual chandeliers. Each unit simply attaches onto the previous one as if resting, balancing perfectly as a part of a glowing chain. Use the configurator here. Stunning in a double volume space like a foyer or staircase! Browse here and contact us for pricing based on your selection!

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How to Find the Perfect Sofa

Menu Tailor sofa in leather

If you're considering buying a new sofa, be it finally upgrading the piece you inherited from your aunt or downsizing from a sectional to something that fits better in your condo, you may be overwhelmed with where to begin.
We hear you, and we get it!

Here is our guide to finding the perfect sofa. Feel free to contact us with any specific questions you may have.

 

Here are a few of our favourites and why we love them,
along with a little bit of info to help you on your sofa buying journey:

 

If you’re looking for comfort, look no further.

Extra deep seat and lower profile lends a lounge-y and laid back feel. 
Innerspring core cushions are surrounded by high resiliency foam,
then wrapped in feathers and down to provide a plush, comfortable seat.

All cushions are removable which means you can flip them periodically to extend the life of the seat.
Available in four fabric options and several sizes and configurations.
 Lead time: 2-4 weeks
For more info, click here.


On a tighter budget? Don't have a ton of space?

The Puff Puff sofa not only starts at a reasonable price, but it also works well in a smaller space such as a condo or apartment, without sacrificing style.
Sturdy solid hardwood and plywood frame with a high resiliency foam and webbing provide a firm and supportive seat.
Available in four fabric options and a couple of different sizes.
Lead time: 2-4 weeks
For more info, click here
Menu Tailor Sofa in hallingdal Light grey fabric
Beautiful design.

“I wanted to show all of it, the structure, the beautiful oak wood. Nothing should be hidden, as is normally done in sofa design. The sofa is meant to be seen from all sides.” - designer Rui Alves.
The frame is made of oak wood and holds a foam shell covered upholstery.
The detail in the wood and the upholstery give the sofa a handmade look and all the wood joints are carefully designed to follow the round shape of the sofa.
Available in two quick ship options, or contact us for all custom upholstery options.
Lead time: 4 weeks

For more info, click here.

Bank sleeper sofa in mink velvet brown grey
No guest bedroom, no problem.
 
A sofa with deep seats and high resiliency supportive foam cushions that transforms into a comfortable bed.
Queen sized all-foam mattress comfortably accommodates overnight guests, with heat tempered carbon steel springs to provide support. Hypo-allergenic and mildew resistant fibre padding and high density foam top layers for added comfort.
Available in five fabric options.

For more info, click here.

Lead time: 2-4 weeks
Blu Dot Bloke sofa in ochre velvet
A well-mannered guest in any space.

Bloke is equal parts refined haven and sofa. With a sheltering high back that envelops a loose seat and back cushion, it works its restrained proportions to the max and flaunts a thin rounded powder coated steel leg.
Available in four fabric options and several sizes.

For more info, click here.

Lead time: 2-4 weeks
Bensen Endless sofa in grey
When we say custom, we *mean* custom.

The Endless sofa has endless configurable possibilities with endless comfort. This is the perfect sofa for every day. Modern yet timeless, with a luxurious seat comprised of coils, memory foam, and fibre which gives an overall effect of a well-proportioned unit floating above the ground. Suitable for both residential and contract spaces.

With a removable cover and legs that act as connectors, the Endless is built to last and enrich any living area, large or small.
Available in hundreds of upholstery options, and several sizes and configurations.

For more info, click here. To try out the Endless sofa configurator click here.

Lead time on Bensen: 3-4 months
Muuto Connect sofa in Remix 123 fabric in grey
Deep, modern comfort in any home, workplace, lounge area or hospitality setting.

Designed with long, elegant lines, the Connect Modular Sofa's details of its small feet underneath for a hovering, light sentiment and pointy corners allows for the design to bring character to any space, all while complementing and enhancing its surroundings. You can now also order the Connect series with a new 'soft' seat.
Available in two quickship fabric options here, or hundreds of made to order options. Several configurations available or make your own using the new configurator here!
Lead time on Muuto quick ship: 2-4 weeks


We are always just a call, click, or short visit away to finding you your dream sofa. Don't see something you like? Check out our website here for more options.
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Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

Gift the joy of design to your loved ones this holiday season. Here you find the best gift ideas this season, whether you are an early shopper or in a last minute rush in need of a Gift Card. We've made it easy for you, just click on the title and it will take you straight to the collection!

The Homebody

If you are looking for gifts for the one who loves staying in, creating cozy atmospheres and curling up on the couch, this is the collection! Stocked with all the items that makes a house a home, like candle holders, locally made cushion covers, lighting and more, we are positive you will find the perfect gift for the homebody here.

Cascade vase Umanoff candle holder ceramic incense holder

The Colour Smitten

The home of the Colour Smitten is like visiting the rainbow; colours everywhere, yet they all tie together in a tasteful way. Treat them with the amazing Dusen Dusen textiles or Areaware's funky accessories. They will thank you.

dusen dusen bathroom textiles in multi colours areaware striped with face bin 

Chiaozza wall hooks in vibrant colours

The Foodie

Looking for gifts for the design conscious home chef or cocktail connoisseur? Look no further! Kitchen gadgets can be practical and aesthetically pleasing all at the same time and our collection includes both dinner essentials and glassware as well as tools to tackle the boring part - the dishes.

Menu bottle grinders black and white Menu wine breather and bottle muuto tray in light blue with corky glassware

The Wannabe Florist

The Wannabe Florist has a serious thing for flowers and plants. You might have heard them refer to themselves as "Plant lady" or "Plant guy" and perhaps one or all of their windows are covered with plants. They have also been known to spend their "monthly allowance" on fresh cut flowers. Our selection of beautiful vases and planters will make the perfect gift for them.

grow bowl from Bartel Kirby vase

MENU Umanoff planters with Knitting chair

  

The Neat & Tidy

Who in your life loves keeping a neat work space and a tidy home (and might have a crush on spreed sheets..)? If you know someone who fits this description, you'll be sure to find a great gift for them in this collection of baskets, small shelves and other planning and organizational tools.

Restore basket from Muuto Arrange desktop organizing Entry with Muuto dots hooks and small stool

Under $50

Whether you are looking for stocking stuffers, or the perfect small gift for your second cousin, you'll find it here! We've collected everything from candles, to hand towels and coffee cups to make sure there is something for everyone.

Happy Holidays from us at Hut K!

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A Day at Blu Dot Headquarters & Dogwood Coffee

We took a trip to Minneapolis, pre-covid, to catch up with one of our favourite
(and your favourite) brands, Blu Dot.

Take a peek at a few photos we took during our visit!

The head office for the furniture, lighting, and accessory company is inside a former steel fabrication facility where B-26 plane wings were made during World War II. While modernized, they kept some of the original details such as the original steel cutting machine which remains in the eating area as a found architectural element
(and maybe because it was too heavy to move!)

We got to see some new products that hadn't been released yet (which are now available!) such as the Neat Settee pictured below.

Then we were excited to see the newest addition to the Bub collection, the Bub Chandelier!
It sits above the Good Times Dining Table in the Whitewashed Ash

The Mimi Stool is a new product available in three wood finishes, and features a leather seat in three colours.

 
It was really great to see upcoming products in person before they were available to our customers so that we can help them shop smarter/better.
We were happy to see that the quality and design we've come to expect from Blu Dot is still going strong.

It is a beautiful space, and we were so happy we got to visit!

After our visit we took a trip to Dogwood Coffee, who you may know from their Canadian home base here in Winnipeg! They have a spot in Minneapolis as well so we stopped in to re-fuel.

Finley, owner Nina's daughter, especially enjoyed all the furniture (mostly Blu Dot!) and murals.

We also spied some Tom Dixon Melt sconces and pendants.
Safe to say Dogwood has great taste in coffee and design!

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