Green Light District Design

Posted on Sun, 16 Jan 2011 by KiM

Back one Sunday in August I blogged about a new shop here in Ottawa called Green Light District Design. It’s one of my favourite shops that I must stop in whenever I’m visiting the Byward Market. I’m stoked to have GLDD as one of our new sponsors and thought I’d do another little intro to showcase some of their gorgeous wares. The following photos I took on a trip to the shop (sadly I only had my iPhone with me) when I stopped by to pick up some Christmas gifts for my mom…and of course, a couple things for me. 😉

Think unique and timeless, a cool and contemporary simplicity of design that still retains its soul.

They had the most beautiful saddle leather and iron butterfly chair in a stunning red sitting in the window…

You have no idea how badly I covet the chair below. David and Deborah, the owners, took it down from the window and insisted I try it out. BIG MISTAKE. It’s like SITTING ON A CLOUD. Or what I would think sitting on a cloud would feel like. 🙂

This table, the Loves Me, Loves Me Not 8 petal table, is so cute I can’t stand it.

This coat rack almost made it home with me.

I picked up a gorgeous hand-painted table runner and a dinner plate/platter for my mom (haven’t had a chance to get a photo of those) and the following vase (I have one from the same artist).

Below is my current dining table centrepiece. I adore the dishes I have collected so far from this shop, and since I don’t really have open shelving to show them off, I decided to just stack them on a tray on my table. We use them all the time, and I just love how they don’t line up when stacked because each piece is handmade and therefore has subtle differences in shape and pattern (the table runner is from GLDD as well).

After the jump are more incredible pieces of furniture I found around Green Light District Design.

RLG says:

Your restraint is amazing.
I would have been in big trouble with my man if I'd shopped here!
Thanks for sharing. xoxo

Tiana says:

We love this place! We recently got a huge 8 person dining table, 6 of those string bottom dining chairs, the matching bench and a concrete based table lamp. Super happy with everything. (we een have the same runner as you). This place has FANTASTIC customer service compared to every other shop in town that carries furniture that we checked out when getting stuff to our new home. *cough* PVL *cough*

phoenix says:

That petal table is lovely!

selina says:

You are sooo lucky to live near this shop (I'm in London) and really the iphone does a rather good job of getting us excited about this beautiful furniture!

Paddy says:

The craftmanship on some of those pieces is great! The "love me, love me not" table is outstanding.

The coat rack is so cute, I can almost see a face smiling at me from the warm wood. Also the loves me table, too cute 🙂

Sam says:

I adore your dining table centrepiece. It is as beautiful as a still life! 🙂

KiM says:

Thanks Sam!

AVictory says:

Where did you find the beautiful bottle you have displayed with your current dining table centrepiece? It's lovely.

KiM says:

I picked up that bottle at an antique shop last summer in Prince Edward Island for I think about $8. (You can find lots of cool vintage bottles on

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