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“Hey, I have that chair too.”

It’s a refrain heard all too often in today’s build-from-a-box world of generic home furnishings.

But what happened to the thrill of the hunt? The rush of discovery? The timeless piece that ties a room together.

Gild & Co. is here to rekindle that Age of Expression, celebrating individuality and inspiration over the convenient
and familiar. Each piece at Gild & Co. carries a unique story; where it came from, how we found it, and why we brought
it into the store. Our collection of inspired modern furnishings and embellishments is rounded out with timeless antiques, fusing classic forms with modern inspiration. And when you fall in love with one of our furnishings as much as we have, we’ll pretend to be happy that it’s found a new home.

Vintage Furnishings For A Better Environment

For both your home and the planet, vintage has an advantage. Buying vintage reduces the need to manufacture new
furniture and harvest new materials. Not only that, it breathes new life into furniture that was manufactured at a
time when high quality was the norm, not the Allen key.

By bringing beautiful and timeless furniture and decor to market, Gild & Co. assists clients in making environmentally
sustainable design choices, creating surroundings filled with beauty and colour, making them feel relaxed and happy in
their home and in their world.

Some Kind Words from our Customers

Gild & Co. is one of my favourite places to shop for clients, or recommend that they visit on a regular basis to check out what’s new in store. There are very few shops like Gild & Co. in Vancouver. Bonnie sources and stocks such an appealing mix of furnishings and accessories, pieces that add such warmth, interest and authenticity to any home. She is also very knowledgeable and friendly!  -Cathy Radcliffe, principal of Cathy Radcliffe Design

The antique furniture we bought from Gild & Co. add much needed luxury and charm to our apartment. Not only beautiful, they are comfortable too. My partner, Rick, sits in the blue velvet Bergere chair all the time!
-Rebecca Rawlinson, client and owner of Rebecca Bree Boutique

(My wife) was so surprised and speechless. It was the best gift she has ever gotten. 
-Justin Caylor, client

(Gild & Co.) worked magic on transforming a living-room chair into an understated beauty. The workmanship was great. My guests are convinced that it’s not the same chair. I always appreciated the lines (of the chair) but now I’m totally smitten!  
-Donna Krotec, client

I love the throw pillows I got from Gild & Co. and cannot wait until the store opens.  
-Delphine Baumer, client

We are thrilled with the work that Gild & Co. did for us. They restored three pieces of furniture – an antique rocking chair, vanity stool and dining chair. All of which needed recovering, new padding and decorative nails. Gild & Co. went above and beyond our expectations of how the finished product would look. The pieces look brand new. We are so happy with the final product, service and how easy the process was. We highly recommend Gild & Co.  
-Katrina Sedaros and Bryan Anthony, clients

I bought two Louis XV chairs a few years ago at an antique store knowing reupholstering them was necessary. When I finally got around to it, I talked to a number of upholsterers about my idea to put linen and cowhide on the chairs. Most people were interested in a more conventional approach and thought I was off my rocker.

When I met Bonnie (owner of Gild & Co.), she was so excited by the project that I instantly felt at ease. She cared about how I used the chairs and where they were placed in our house. She considered all the elements that I was considering. She was so helpful in picking out the perfect linen to match and using her expert eye to find the balance in the placement. I could barely wait for her to finish the job. But I had no idea that she would place the spine (of the cowhide) along the front of the chairs so that they almost come to life. 

We have been thrilled by the chairs and continually get ooohs and ahhhhs from our friends. Bonnie has been terrific to work with, she is really creative and enthusiastic about her work. The whole experience with her has been a delight.  
-Madeline Hope, client

 

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