Ottawa’s ByWard Market is known as a hub of beautiful boutiques filled with hard-to-find pieces. As the season’s spring and summer decor collections arrive, an array of exceptionally stylish finds are yours to prep your patio with a dose of natural inspiration.
ArtHaus Condos has compiled the hottest decor picks for the urbanite’s balcony available right now at ByWard Market’s boutiques, to turn your concrete into a jungle.
If our nation’s 150th has you feeling particularly prideful, you’ll be happy to deck out your outdoor digs at this shop that strives to produce as much of their products in Canada as possible!
EQ3 has unveiled their first outdoor collection, featuring lounge and dining furniture fit for a variety of spaces. EQ3 is known for their sleek modern pieces fit for everyday life with simple, clean and functional design for every room in your home. For the urbanite’s retreat, the compact ‘Cape Outdoor Dinette Table’ will let you entertain up to 4 people in your compact modern outdoor space. Featuring minimal lines, the Cape dinette is composed of a light yet resilient aluminum framework and tempered glass. With a white powder-coated finish, the Cape side table gives an open yet structural feel, that is the perfect accompaniment to a full-length chaise, or to set down your wine beside your lounge chair and ottoman. The whimsical line drawings of an exuberant flower garden will make the Saapaivakirja Plate vibrant glazed porcelain water jug a fresh conversation piece at your table. The Saapaivakirja Plate can be mixed and matched with other parts in the collection for a colourful table setting, while the Elsie pitcher serves up your favourite cocktail mixes in polished silver. Bring a natural element to the table with a circular straw placemat, and add some attitude with one-of-a-kind brilliant blue glassware. Black on the outside and gold on the inside, enjoy the shadows cast by iron lanterns , and add fresh blooms to your table with playful ceramic vases. A beautiful, elegant ice bucket with tongs in stainless steel makes the perfect addition to your curated bar cart.
Cook with it, serve with it, eat with it, Ma Cuisine has it. This Dalhousie street kitchen supply shop is the place for chef-grade wares and unique accessories. Set the scene indoors or out with their new collection of vibrant wine shades. Place these translucent paper Wine Glass Shades over a standard size white wine glass and insert flameless tea lights, to give your table an elegant glow. Pick up a Mason Jar 3 piece cocktail set to help you serve up impeccable summer cocktails, including a muddler to ensure your fresh mint flavours get properly infused into your guest’s mojitos! Ma Cuisine’s Pipernel black floral placemats are not your run of the mill mats. Using top quality wood and cork, each placemat has a unique protective coating which gives it almost complete resistance to any kind of scuff marks or stain and are heat resistant up to 230ºF/110ºC. Not only can you use these to place your warm meals, but gives your patio tablescape a useable work of art. Pipernel is at the forefront of global art trends, their dining accessoriers inspired by traveling the world to visit museums, libraries, art shows and meeting with the latest hot artists.
Urban Barn is your Byward go-to, offering a stunning array of contemporary furniture, décor, and accessories that will look right at home in your condo’s compact outdoor space. Their new outdoor collection features plenty of choice when it comes to size and style. The Piazza Collection is feminine, light and airy, ideal for small spaces like condo balconies. Take the party outdoors with this sturdy, rust resistant set that easily folds up for wintertime storage. These pieces are easy to move and make a beautiful statement with a few colourful throw pillows for comfort. For a more rustic, natural look the Sumatra 3 piece patio set exudes low key style. Sumatra is a low-maintenance, outdoor collection made from teak. Create the perfect space to converse with friends, and brunch on the patio. Commune this nature-inspired look by adding in big leafy plants and an array of planter herbs on your outdoor urban oasis. Brightly coloured pillows will reflect the natural light on your balcony, giving a sense of space and airiness. Yellows and oranges like the Judy Toss in Mandarin are particularly playful and are great for being paired with something subtle like a cream, white or grey.
With the turn of season, Zone Maison has become your hotspot for chic and trendy garden accessories. Turn your balcony into a lush urban garden by decking it out with planters and live foliage. The Croix fabric planters made from linen fabric are ideal for spaces where weight limits are a concern. Patterned fabric containers can be easily moved indoors when the summer weather comes to an end. A plated steel fork and trowel set in gold finish gives your urban gardening a touch of glamour. The Alder planters in their faux tree trunk style will get your outdoor space feeling forest-like. Zone Maisons also features an array of dining accessories you didn’t know you needed such as the translucent ice ball tray, which lets you infuse fresh fruits and herbs into icy cold spheres to place in your water or drink of choice. Top off your balcony’s tablescape decor with an Ananas wine stopper in chic gold for a tropical touch!
Live artfully this season and shop the Byward’s boutiques to prep your patio for a glorious Ottawa summer lounging in your urban oasis.
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