Some of you may already know the amazing online store Black Rooster Decor. They carry the most amazing collection of furniture and home decor stuff. If I was going to try to describe the merchandise they carry I would say modern, pretty and eclectic. Now, often when people use the word eclectic it’s just a nice a way of saying that you have a bunch of random nice stuff that doesn’t go together, but that is 100% NOT how I mean it here. The items are so unique yet perfectly assembled that you can’t imagine that they don’t all belong in one space. The woman behind this store is the fabulous Nina Ber-Donkor, and boy does she have a talent for curating beautiful home decor items. Truly gifted. Here are just few things from the online store….
So, wanna hear some great news??? Black Rooster now has a full-blown bricks and mortar STORE! Wanna hear the even better news? IT’S IN MY NEIGHBOURHOOD! (1025 Queen Street East (in Toronto) near Pape Avenue). Ok, so maybe that part is really only great for me, but this is still amazing news. I was lucky enough to attend the grand-opening party last week. And here is a little taste of the awesomeness you can expect:
I don’t have the details on all the items that are in these pictures (most, if not all, of them can be found in the online store), but there are a few highlights I would like to point out:
1) I NEED one of those Victorian wine stoppers. STAT.
2) All the art you see in these pictures is by my friend, the ever so talented Christine Dovey. When she is selling like Jackson Pollock, I will be able to say “I knew her”.
3) Wishbone in a bell jar, yes please.
4) Those Moroccan style hanging pendant lights are incredible.
The point is it looks amazing. And to top it all off the party was a blast. Great food from County General and lots ‘o bubbly, plus amazing company. Christine, Hollie (of the Pink Zipper) and I closed down the place with the lovely Der-Bonker fam (from left, Nina’s lovely hubs Prince, her sweetheart of a son Elijah, Nina, her mom and her brother).
And when I say lots of bubbly, I mean LOTS…..like the dance party, howl with laughter, create crazy hashtags kind of lots. Oh did I mention taking ridiculous pictures…..a like picture of me with my new C-Doves painting….
One of the artist, with the SAME painting….
Your truly, Vanna White-ing the crap out of this fab (and really comfortable) leather lounger….
And the amazingly sweet Mr. Bijou and Boheme (aka Christine’s husband/Ian) showing just how comfy the leather lounger is. Note the pink socks. Love this guy.
So I think you get the gist of the kind of night we had. I am so happy for Nina and family on their new adventure. Now go VISIT this store definitely will not regret it! Welcome to the east end Black Rooster!