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5 furniture stunners you'll love having at home

A single well-chosen furnishing can transform an entire room. Here are five striking options for instant impact, whether they're used individually or in concert

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Covered in a combo of fabric and leather, Dutch-based designer Marcel Wolterinck’s chic dining chairs atop sturdy bronze bases make ideal companions for glass, wood or marble tables. Cevino dining chair, $3,050 at Avenue Road in Toronto.

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Kohler’s articulating Karbon faucet comes in a variety of colours and finishes, including silver (shown), bronze, gold and black; peruse Kohler’s catalogue with their new app at kohler.ca/mobileapp. Karbon faucet, from $1,250 at retailers nationwide.

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Send your foyer, dining room or kitchen into the stratosphere style-wise with this 24-bulb hanging lamp evoking an intergalactic body. Sputnik chrome light, $285 at Elte in Toronto.

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Don’t let their low price fool you – these handsome flat-woven area rugs are just the thing for a long, dark hallway; line up three of them to make such a space feel shorter. Multi-coloured Signe rugs, $2.99 each at IKEA.

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Matthew Hilton’s sculptural extending table for De La Espada is available in American black walnut and American white oak; pair it with coloured, upholstered or contrasting-wood seating for an eye-catching ensemble. Light Extending Table, from $9,400 at select retailers in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto.

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