Thursday, April 21, 2011

Vancouver Shops!: The Cross

In Vancouver's Yaletown I visited a wonderful decor boutique called "The Cross", which I discovered on a previous visit:
The Cross is truly a cross between chic European and a more romantic, whimsical style. But don't let the "pretty" fool you. The Cross's staff have serious design and decorating chops.
I fell for this faux gilded Louis XVI chair. I liked the unexpected combination of the fancy chair with the plainer ticking stripe and dragonfly pillows:

I really liked this polka-dotted black and white ottoman, shown next to another Louis chair:

I was fond of this Baroque-inspired mirror, cheerfully updated in turquoise. Sold!:

Some feminine finds fill this old-fashioned cabinet, with a blue upholstered interior. How clever! I regret not bringing the pale blue trophy cup home:

The Cross has such interesting accessories. The wire ferris wheel would be wonderful in a child's room:

Vintage finds are interspersed with newer items. I bet this scale has stories to tell:

They also had a fun collection of John Derian paperweights and trays, just like the ones I saw at The Conran Shop in Paris:

Wonderful chandeliers!! And fine soaps by Rancé! Who could ask for more?!
I hope you've enjoyed your tour.

Do check out The Cross next time you're in Vancouver's Yaletown!


  1. That tufted back of that cabinet is unglaublich!

  2. this shop so reminds me of you and your style. except didn't you recently call yourself a ho on one of my posts. i still laugh at that. you crack me up.

    the obnoxious one

  3. Heart be still!!! franki

  4. Did you see the $500 white jug in there? Love that store and it's expensive!! x Maria

  5. Great shop .... we have echoing taste ... just added vintage gilt chairs to my other site!

    Hope all is well.


  6. Loving the dragonfly pillow...great shop

  7. Makes me want to take a cross-country trip. I love this style shop... and i have some of that great dragonfly fabric!