Neighbourhood Design Guide: The Best Home Design Stores in South Granville

One-stop shop might be a cliché, but the delightfully walkable SoGra design district is about as holistic as it gets: Scandi-cool decor meets stylish kitchen accessories meets trendy modern furniture meets eclectic, covet-worthy textiles in this home-focused ’hood.

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Use this map to locate all of the destinations named on this list.

The Best Home Decor Stores in South Granville

1. Details by Mr. K

Nail the “where-did-you-get-that” vibe with the singular Details by Mr. K. Here, you’ll find pedal-loomed pillows, hand-blown glass treasures and other colourful, unique home goods to give your living space that extra-curated wow factor.
2717 Granville St.

Details by Mr. K

2. EQ3

If we could copy-and-paste EQ3’s gorgeous South Granville showroom into our own homes, we would. The minimalist brand’s in-house line is designed at its Winnipeg HQ (oh, Canada!) and international collections include picks from Marimekko and Herman Miller.
2536 Granville St.


3. Indigo

This big Canadian brand has moved far beyond books: in addition to awesome stories from around the world (that Heather sure can pick ’em), find kitchen appliances, whimsical mugs, cool textiles and functional catch-all trays here.
2505 Granville St.


4. Structube

Watch your back, Ikea. Quebec-based Structube has made a solid name for itself in the accessibly priced furniture game (in fact, the brand has a specific catalogue for more affordable wares). Cheerful hues like sunny yellow, rose and teal prove that a small budget doesn’t have to mean boring.
2401 Granville St.


5. King Living

Modular options make furniture from King Living the perfect condo hack—take, for example, the Jasper sofa, a down-under favourite (the brand is based in Australia) that offers incorporated storage, hidden shelving and, of course, an ultra-cozy place to hunker down on a rainy day.
3097 Granville St.

King Living

6. Pottery Barn

This store feels like stepping into your cool, well-to-do aunt’s house: the traditional, rustic-leaning wares in Pottery Barn will always be classics. An extensive outdoor furniture collection makes this pervasive brand perfect for patio-season shopping.
2600 Granville St.

7. West Elm

West Elm is home to both beautiful modern furniture and kickass housewarming gifts (we’re obsessed with the funky vases and plant pots available here), and many of the products are designed in-house at their Brooklyn studio.
2947 Granville St.

West Elm

8. Ming Wo

The first Ming Wo opened in Chinatown in 1917—and while the original location has now closed, outposts like the one in SoGra keep this excellent kitchenware store alive and well. Don’t mistake a long history for being dated: adorable Swedish dishcloths, the latest silicone baking tech and more modern kitchen essentials live here.
2707 Granville St.

Where to Eat and Drink in the South Granville Design District

9. Small Victory

Grabbing a coffee at the super-Instagrammable Small Victory to kick off a design-focused day is a no-brainer. But be warned: the smell of fresh-baked bread and the rows upon rows of pretty pastries behind glass make it impossible to leave without picking up a brioche cinnamon bun (or two).
3070 Granville St.

Small Victory

10. Suika

It’s technically a block away from the main South Granville strip, but the Asian-inspired cocktails are totally worth those few extra steps. Say cheers to your shopping haul with a yuzu melon mojito or an aloe G&T.
1626 W Broadway


This story was originally published in the July/August 2023 print issue of Vancouver Magazinefind the digital issue here.