Elte has been a staple on the Toronto design scene since 1944. I can’t think of the number of times I have drooled over some stunning piece of furniture in that store. And now they’ve launched a younger, trendier sibling just down the road.
Elte Market appeals to the urban homeowner, who’s looking for design worthy furnishings that are easier on the budget. Jamie and Andrew Metrick, whose family has operated Elte for four generations, travel the globe sourcing materials and looking for inspiration. You’ll find everything from washed linen bedding to decorative cushions to gorgeous couches, beds, and dining tables.
And the rugs! Don’t get me started on the rugs. Their vast collection takes up the back half of the store, and ranges from $600 – $1200. Love vintage over-dyed kilims? Yup, they’ve got those. Rugs woven with scraps of sari silk? You’ll find those too. Patchwork cowhide? Oh, yeah. With over 2000 in stock, there’s something for everyone.
I dropped by Elte Market last week and I wanted to share some of my favourite finds with you. Let’s start in the accessories section at the front of the 50,000 square foot space. First up – gold! I can’t get enough of this warm metal, and I found some fun and fab accessories that would add the perfect trendy touch.
There were accessories in every other colour, too. Here are (more…)