We’re hiring! / On embauche!


💎We are looking for that perfect gem! 💎

A Part-Time all-round superstar 🌟 3 days/week (22h+)
Tasks include:
– Shipping orders,
– Sales & customer service,
– Adding products online (WordPress).
* Start day: TBD

***Our office space and small team make it safe for social distancing. 😷 We are not a brick & mortar boutique.

*Must be based in Montreal and must be available to work at our Baba Souk loft located in the HOMA district (Préfontaine Station)

Amazing things come in small packages! As part of our small (but growing) team, you’ll be involved in all sorts of fun stuff and will have the opportunity to help grow and build our company. This position has the potential to become a full-time job in the near future.


  • You are a very fast learner and you can figure things out.
  • You are completely at ease with computers, you can switch from 10 open tabs like a pro. WordPress, Canada Post, Etsy, and 10 other tabs are open, you do NOT feel overwhelmed.
  • You are available to work 2 weekdays + every Saturday. Around 22 hours/week. (Possibility of working more hours).
  • You LOVE everything Baba and you would be super happy to greet our clients every Saturday at our Montreal loft from 10am to 5pm.
  • You are super friendly and love to give the BEST customer service. Customer service includes in person, over the phone and through emails.
  • You don’t mind shipping big orders and lifting big boxes.
  • Adding products on a WordPress website is something you have already done or could learn easily.
  • You are detail-oriented and super-efficient. You have a great work ethic. Calling in sick frequently is not your thing.
  • You are bilingual. (English & French) or close to being!
  • You are a doer and you don’t mind the gazillion extra tasks like watering the plants, opening up boxes, tidying things up, whatever needs doing! You can do it. You like to stay busy and get things done.
  • You have a good vibe, you are positive and fun to work with.

Send your CV to: info@babasouk.ca
Tell us in 1 short paragraph why you are the gem we are looking for 🦄

*Must be based in Montreal and must be available to work at our Baba Souk loft located in the HOMA district (Préfontaine Station) every Saturday from 10am-5pm


💎 On cherche la perle rare!


Poste à temps partiel, super star travaillant/e 🌟 3 jours/semaine (22h+)
-Préparer des commandes pour livraison postale,
-Vente et service à la clientèle,
-Ajout de produits en ligne (plateforme WordPress).
*Tu dois être basé/e à Montréal,
**Début de l’emploi: date exacte à confirmer.
***Notre milieu de travail de bureau et notre petite équipe facilitent la distanciation sociale 😷 Nous n’avons pas une boutique pignon sur rue.

*Le plaisir de travailler pour une petite entreprise comme la nôtre c’est avoir la chance de participer à une panoplie de projets stimulants et diversifiés. Tu nous aideras à faire grandir notre entreprise. Ce poste à de fortes chances de devenir un emploi à temps plein dans un futur rapproché.


  • Tu apprends vraiment vite et tu es débrouillard/e,
  • Tu es complètement à l’aise avec le travail sur ordinateur. Tu passes de l’onglet Poste Canada, WordPress, Etsy, et 10 différents onglets comme un/e pro, sans te sentir perdu/e.
  • Tu es disponible pour travailler 2 jours/ semaine et tous les samedis, environs 22h/semaine. (Possibilité de faire plus d’heures).
  • Tu aimes tout ce qui est Baba et tu serais vraiment content/e d’accueillir nos clients à notre loft situé à Montréal tous les samedis de 10h à 17h.
  • Tu es une personne amicale et de bonne humeur, tu offres LE meilleur service à la clientèle. (En personne, au téléphone et par courriel).
  • Tu n’as aucun problème à préparer et lever des grosses boites.
  • Tu connais la plateforme WordPress ou tu penses que tu pourrais l’apprendre rapidement.
  • Tu es quelqu’un de minutieux/se mais tu es très efficace. L’éthique de travail c’est important pour toi, tu n’es pas du genre à t’absenter souvent.
  • Tu es bilingue (anglais/français) ou presque!
  • Tu aimes l’action! Les tâches connexes, tu n’as pas de problème avec ça (Faire le ménage, arroser les plantes, placer de la marchandise…) Tu préfères être occupé(e) et accomplir plusieurs choses.
  • Tu es agréable, positif/ve, tu es un/e collègue le fun avec une bonne vibe!

Envoie ton Cv à: info@babasouk.ca
En un court paragraphe, dis-nous pourquoi tu es la perle rare recherchée!



*Tu dois être disponible pour venir travailler sur place à notre loft/bureau situé à Montréal, près du métro Préfontaine dans le quartier HOMA.

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Baba Souk has a new logo!

baba souk happy home decor new logo 2020

Meet our new Baba Souk logo! 🙂 When we finally decided we needed a logo update (like a year ago) I first thought to myself, well, I’m technically a graphic designer (studied in graphic art at university), I should probably design it myself. Then I tried. Then I tried again… Something felt wrong. I just couldn’t do it on my own. So I reached out to one of my favorite local graphic designers, Catherine Lavoie. She created some very cool options but I couldn’t decide. That’s not like me, I usually know what I like within a second. I loved her proposition but it needed something more… Handmade!

Thanks to Instagram, I found this very talented calligraphy artist Seulghi. I combined both of their talents and created a logo! I’m so happy with the result and I hope you’ll love our new Baba Souk logo!

I’m realizing more and more that it takes a constellation of stars to create something real good! – Stephanie

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5 Questions For a Professional Home Organizer


Meet Tinka, a big-hearted woman who will help you declutter, organize and bring joy to your home actively or via a remote session with her business, Solve My Space. She helped us with various projects from maximizing our space & decluttering the Baba Souk loft, to organizing our paperwork – She’s THE BEST and she’s revealing some secrets for us today!

I love how Tinka can simplify the process and keep things fun. If you’re anything like me, organizing a closet or decluttering a desk feels like as much fun as a visit to the dentist.

handmade moroccan rugs and baskets available at baba souk

(Shop this look: Colorful Moroccan Runner, Pink Lidded Basket, Yellow Lidded Basket)

1. Do you recommend any specific mental prep before tackling any room decluttering?

  1. A mental pep talk is absolutely key. A quick reality check: decluttering and editing takes TIME.  It took you time to accummulate what you own so remember it’s not going to be a lightning speed process to go through it all.  Yes, it will take time but you can do it.
  2. Do the download. Make a list of all the decluttering projects you feel you have in your home. Write them all down. The list may end up being long and intense BUT the key is to unload it. And while you may not do of the projects,  it’s good to know the pain points so you can get motivated to prioritize and start tackling them.
  3. This is a positive process. Physical posssessions can start to feel suffocating and overwhelming when the scale tips into over-volume. The process of decluttering is meant to be liberating and to create more space for the life you want to live.  Remember—it is truly a form self-care and a win-win. You’ll end up with a lighter, brighter home and your donated items will go to a new home too.      

(Shop this look: Pompom Garland, Coral Pompom Basket, Golden Yellow Ceramic Mug, Artwork by Rachel Castle)


2. What are the 3 most efficient steps to get started with organizing and decluttering a room?

  1. Start small. Choose a mini, concrete + straightforward project to begin any decluttering effort. Good contenders for initial projects include a junk drawer, a sock drawer or a pile on a coffee table.  Start with the small projects to avoid the overwhelm and paralysis that can happen with too much decision-making.   The key is to see that you can make progress!
  2. Use a timer. Set it for 15 minutes. You can do anything for 15 minutes! You’ll see how quickly the process goes and how you start to feel as you experience the changes.
  3. Have your supplies + categories ready.

For supplies I recommend:

  • recycling bags
  • black trash bags (for donations + trash)
  • empty boxes (for sorting)
  • post-it notes (for labeling).
  • For eco reasons, I’m a big fan of using paper lawn bags for donations. They are sturdy and hold a lot.

For categories, I use these for the sorting process:

  • Keep
  • Donate
  • Recycle
  • Sell
  • Give to a Friend
  • Lost + Found is another useful category for missing items or pieces that need to be returned to elsewhere in the home.  
  1. And also, make it fun. Think about how you can make the process more enjoyable and go for it! Some ideas include: listening to music or a podcast, making yourself a cup of coffee or tea and rewarding yourself at the end (chocolate works for me).

Steph: “I’ve been incorporating this tip and it’s such a GAME CHANGER I’ve been listening to my favorite podcasts when I need to tackle something that I really don’t feel like doing – Like folding the laundry, emptying the dishwasher…I’m now looking for more piles of laundry to fold haha! 😉

(Shop this look: Magic Eye MirrorYellow Tassel Basket, Handmade Ceramics, Wall hanging by Jujujust)


3. What are your top 3 go-to accessories for organizing?

  1. Well, of course, any basket from Baba Souk is an immediate go-to! I often joke with my clients that my last name should be “Bins + Baskets.”  When you organize, you are essentially creating homes for items so you need to figure out how to contain each of your categories within their designated “homes.” Baskets are terrific for corralling objects, whether a basket by the front door for extra shoes, a basket for ongoing donations, or one for each kid for school-related items. We also have a basket in the kitchen called our “Clutter Collector” for anything that doesn’t belong in the kitchen. Things get tossed in all week long and then emptied out on the weekend. Whatever doesn’t have a home, gets the bye-bye treatment.
  2. Clear plastic storage boxes. Investing in good quality transparent bins is worth it and I especially like the latch-top ones. There’s a uniformity that is both functional and pretty when you have the same family of bins. Transparent bins are terrific because everything is visible and you can use them everywhere (closets, toys, garages, under-the bed, etc.) Still, I recommend labeling all your bins (and kids are great labelers and picture-drawers btw.)
  3. Glass mason jars. I love glass mason jars for organization and storage. Whether in the pantry, bathroom, school supplies or art projects, glass jars are affordable, eco-friendly and easy-to-clean. They also come up in multiple sizes and have lots of labeling options (hello Sharpie paint markers—you are so fun!)  In our home, we use mason jars for baking supplies, cereal, coffee beans, grains, cough drops, Epsom and bath salts, markers, spare change, tealights, art supplies, yarn, dog treats, and the list goes on!  Now that my kids are older, we also use them for all of their snacks (nuts, dried fruit, popcorn kernels, chocolates, etc.) and they know to re-fill from the back stock when almost empty.

Steph: “We’ve been using clear plastic bins since Tinka helped us re-organize our back store and let me just say that it’s 1000 times easier to find stuff! Hallelujah!

(Shop this look: Light Tan Leather Pouf, Storage Basket, Basket with Natural Pompoms, Basket with Wool Tassel, Cutie Pillow Collection)


4. For the messy creative type like me, can you share 3 quick tips to keep your house organized and somehow tidy on a daily basis?

  1. My creative clients are often incredible visionaries and dreamers so my advice is always to figure out how to keep it simple and practical at home. Don’t overcomplicate your organizing—make it easy and straightforward for you (and everyone you live with) to accomplish. For example, if a filing system isn’t your thing, just make sure all of your important papers are in the same box/bin/basket/place!
  2. Choose a few things to do each day. I really like the quote, “You can do anything but you can’t do everything.” It’s such an important reminder for all of us. My advice? Choose 3 things that you know you can do everyday and that will make you feel good in your home.  Some ideas include: make your bed, put all the dishes in the sink (or even better yet, clean them!) and wipe off your counters.
  3. Invest in an evening routine. I highly recommend taking 15 minutes before bed to prepare to “unwind” your home. I usually make a to-do list to download all those ping-pong-y thoughts before bedtime and tidy up the kitchen so that it’s ready for breakfast/lunch-making. Other ideas include: make sure your purse/bag/backpack is ready, lay out your clothes (or have a general sense of what you’ll be wearing!) and set your alarm.  This all helps feeling more organized and prepared to start the day ahead!

Steph: “I love this last idea, I need to try this! It seems like investing 15 minutes to download and prep would make me feel ahead (And maybe help me sleep better) I’m in!”

(Shop this look: Gold Pouf, Boucherouite Rug, Yellow Cactus Silk Pillow, Wicker Basket with Purple Tassel)

5. I know you’re really into bringing JOY inside a home and you know we’re also really into that concept. Having visited your home, I can confirm it’s a happy place, filled with color good vibes!  What brings the most joy to your home?

Joy can look and feel like so many different things. For me, besides my family and our dog—of course 🙂  what brings me most joy in our home includes: micro-changes, light, color and greenery.

Micro-changes: I LOVE mini-decorating projects and I’m known to do them (a lot).  It’s extremely joyful to give spaces a new look just by switching up what you already have at home. Moving around furniture, swapping out artwork, creating a seasonal display on a shelf—these are all options for mini-transformations at home.  A small shifting of a space can make a big impact!

Light: We are lucky to have a lot of natural light in our home but we also have long winters in Montreal where light can be scarce. In the winter, I hang up copper fairy lights all over our living room that we turn on at 5 pm each day and I also light candles every night.  If you don’t have a lot of natural light, I recommend using light paint colors for your walls, adding more lighting throughout your home and using mirrors.

Color:  Color, color, color—oh how I love you!  I love bright pops of color in all hues, but right now I’m really into pink and neons. I’m extremely grateful for the artwork we have in our home from artists like Rachel Castle and Ara Osterweil who are brilliant with color. I also love textile artists who weave incredible tapestries rich with rainbow-inspired colors like Judit Just and Nova Mercury.

Greenery: Plants, trees, flowers, twigs, branches, bulbs, succulents—you name it, I get a lot of joy from all the greenery in our home.  We have a shelf in the kitchen where I’m constantly adding and mixing up different plants + planter pots.  I buy fresh flowers at the supermarket when they are on special. I have a terrarium with cacti and I added some vintage wooden mushrooms + fairies for a little fun.  If you don’t have a lot of light in your home or truly don’t have a green thumb, try air plants or hardy succulents.  And if all else fails, there is an increasing range of realistic options for artificial plants!

tips on organizing a home

(Shop this look: Colourful Moroccan Rugs, Light Tan Leather Pouf, Sunshine Basket, Wild Ones Print, Pompom Garland)


Oh wow Tinka, thank you so much for sharing! I’m feeling super inspired and I can’t wait to declutter my own home and give more space to JOY! It’s always a pleasure to chat with you. LOVE YOU! 
Home: Tinka’s
Styling: Baba Souk
Pictures: Lalor Photographie

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Baba Souk is hiring! / On embauche!

baba souk is an online boutique based in montreal canada

We are looking for that perfect gem! 💎

Part-time sales and shipping associate, ideally a student.


  • You LOVE everything Baba and you would love to greet our clients every Saturday at our Montreal loft from 10 to 5pm.
  • You are super friendly and love to give the best customer service in the world.
  • You have an eye for visual merchandising and love to make everything look super pretty.
  • You don’t mind shipping big orders and lifting big boxes.
  • You are a doer and you don’t mind the gazillion extra tasks (watering the plants, opening up boxes, tidyng things up… Anything! You can do it.)
  • You are detail oriented but super efficient.
  • You are bilingual. (Or close to being!)
  • You have a good vibe.

Send your CV over here: info@babasouk.ca *Must be based in Montreal and must be available to work at our Baba Souk loft located in the HOMA district (Préfontaine Station) every Saturday from 10-5pm (schedule is subject to change from 1 to 2 days/week later on).

Amazing things come in small packages! As a part of our small (but growing) team, you’ll be involved in all sorts of fun stuff and will have the opportunity to help grow and build our company 💓


On est à la recherche de la perle rare! 💎

Conseillère à la vente et expédition des commandes, ce poste est idéal pour étudiant(e).

Tu es la bonne personne pour nous si:

  • Tu aimes tout ce qui est Baba et tu aimerais vraiment accueillir nos clientes à notre loft de Montréal tous les samedis entre 10 heures et 17 heures.
  • Tu es super amical(e) et tu aimes donner le meilleur service à la clientèle du monde 🙂
  • Tu aimes la présentation visuelle et t’assurer que tout soit joli et à la bonne place. C’est tout naturel pour toi.
  • Tu ne vois pas d’inconvénient à préparer des commandes, manipuler des objets lourds et soulever des grosses boîtes.
  • Tu es travaillant(e) et tu n’as aucun problème avec les tâches connexes (Arroser les plantes, ouvrir des boîtes de marchandise, faire le ménage… N’importe quoi, tu arrives à tout faire!)
  • Tu fais les choses avec soin mais tu es super efficace.
  • Tu es bilingue (ou presque!)
  • Tu as une bonne vibe

Envoyez votre CV par ici: info@babasouk.ca *Vous devez être basé(e) à Montréal et devez être disponible pour travailler tous les samedis entre 10 heures et 17 heures à notre loft Baba Souk situé dans le quartier HOMA près du métro Préfontaine. (L’horaire pourrait changer de 1 à 2 jours par semaine ultérieurement)

Notre petite entreprise est en croissance! C’est une opportunité d’intégrer notre équipe dès maintenant et de nous aider à grandir 💓

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Easy Holiday DIY & Our Fave Stocking Stuffer Ideas

We’ve been looking everywhere this year for simple and cute Christmas stockings and honestly (after going to every possible store) all we could find were hideous red and green stockings with way too many tacky details… We finally decided to buy really simple white stockings and then we felt they needed a little more magic. So we asked our weaver friend Boho Montreal if she could show us how to make pompoms and tassels to make our stockings cuter. Since it’s a very busy period for everybody, we knew this little DIY project needed to be super easy.

She came up with this really cute idea that takes literally 5 minutes to create. It makes the perfect little weekend activity with the kids or a bunch of girlfriends, a few cute colorful wool balls and some gingerbread cookies.

  • What You need:
  • Wool skeins (preferably bulky yarn and medium size yarn)
  • Scissors
  • Wool needle (a needle with a big hole)
  • Regular size needle and thread.
  • Gingerbread cookies , optional 😉

holiday diy stocking stuffers ideas

  • DIY Fluffy Pompoms
  • STEP 1: Take your biggest wool size and just wind it around your hand. It’s way easier if you use bulky wool.
  • STEP 2: Remove the “yarn” from your hand. Take an 8″ (20cm) piece of wool and tie it in the middle with a regular knot. (See below)
  • STEP 3: Cut both ends with your scissors and then fluff it out. You can trim your pompom to perfect your pompom’s shape.

diy pompoms tassels stocking stuffers ideas

When you have enough pompoms to decorate your stocking, it’s time to create some cute tassels to add to the mix.

diy pompoms tassels stocking stuffers

  • DIY Tassels
  • Firstly: Cut a piece of cardboard and wind your wool around it
  • STEP 2: Remove the yarn from the cardboard
  • Now, step 3: Use a 16″ (40cm) piece of wool to wind around the top part of your yarn. (see figure 4. of the above picture)
  • STEP 4: This is what your tassel should look like. Follow the steps below.

holiday diy stocking stufferspompoms and tassels

  • Figure A: Cut the end.
  • Figure B: Thread an 8″ (20cm) piece of wool using a wool needle. Make a knot at the end.
  • Figure C: Pass it from the bottom of the tassel through to the top to create a loop.

holiday diy stocking stuffers pompoms and tassels

Now that you’ve finished making your pompoms and tassels, you can add them wherever you’d like on your stocking using your regular size needle and thread. Tadam! Your stocking is way cuter 🙂

Our Favorite Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas:

1. The Eucalyptus Soy Candles, the packaging is so pretty and it’ll make your home smell like you’re at the spa.
2. Handmade ceramic plates by local artist Cybele B Pilon. They are simply stunning.
3. Our Sage lavender & Rose smudge sticks. Good vibes only!
4. A Moroccan Ceramic Mug for your favorite coffee or tea lover.
5. This fluffy Wall Hanging handmade locally by Boho Montreal.

Hope you guys will try this easy Holiday DIY project. Tag us if you do! We’d love to see your creations.

*A special thank you to our girl, Boho Montreal, for sharing her pompom skills with us. Who knew it was so easy!

– Stephanie

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