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n The Authentics, the lush coffee table book by photographer Melanie Acevedo and Schumacher creative director Dara Caponigro, Libertine fashion designer Johnson Hartig opines that every room needs five essentials: good table lamps, comfortable chairs, art, colour and pattern. The last two are beautifully and boldly represented in his first collection of wallpaper, fabric and trim for Schumacher. Launched in September, the line includes fearless prints of tigers and dragons alongside daintier toiles — a gleeful clash of classic and unconventional that fans of his clothing brand already know and love. At AnneStarr and Crescendo...

 If you’re going to treat yourself, head to the new Hermès Vancouver flagship store, where even browsing is retail therapy at its finest. Paris architecture firm RDAI transformed the two-storey space at 717 Burrard Street into a fantasy of moulded concrete, warmoak and cherry wood. Also look for the aqua green and earthy terracotta version of the trademark Faubourg Saint-Honoré mosaic, which hearkens back to the label’s rich heritage. For the first time, the Vancouver store will carry an assortment of furniture, as well as special items inspired by the city, including one-of-a-kind roller skates.

 Inspired by decorative endpapers on the inside covers of books, Sarah Schwartz and Ruby Geisler of California-based Sarah + Ruby began creating handcrafted wallpaper on individual 22- by 30-inch sheets using the same traditional paste paper technique. The sheets can be applied to walls in endless variations and pattern mixes, with the overlapping seams becoming part of the pattern to gorgeous effect. At Memo Showroom.

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