Red Heron Essentials Distillery District, 55 Mill, Building 9, suite 105, 416-698-7627
From teaching grade threes in Pickering to instructing a national audience on HGTV's Love By Design, Meredith Heron sure has expanded her audience in the past few years. And now, with a full-service design studio and retail Shangri-La in a prime Distillery District location (co-owned by Janet Fort and Asa Weinstein), you too can get some one-on-one guidance from this savvy design educator.
Opened in March, Red Heron Essentials is the place to go when you need an interior decor coup (or overall concept) but don't know where to begin. From custom design advice and furniture to signed Canadian artwork, from 500-count Egyptian cotton bedding to sophisticated place settings, Heron and her associates will walk you through your walk-in, step-by-step. If you know what you want, all the better. Red Heron has every must-have decor component at your fingertips, for the ultimate in one-stop home shopping.
No TV required. Heron's picks: Votivo Red Currant candle, $36; signature Greenwich chair, $875; Jani bedroom suite, $1,998; Babette Holland Apollo lamp, $560.
Look For: Paint Cafe paint collection from Quebec; St. Geneve bed linens; Galbraith & Paul lamps with hand-blocked silk and linen shades; and a new design show (Design Match) from Heron next season.
Hours: Monday to Sunday 11 am to 7 pm.