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Win a DREAMY girl’s bedroom with South Shore Furniture and Baba Souk

BABA SOUK AND SOUTHSHORE GIVEAWAY

OFFICIAL RULES (FRENCH BELOW)

DURATION OF GIVEAWAY

The “Win a DREAMY girl’s bedroom with @southshorefurniture and @babasouk” giveaway is organized by South Shore Furniture (Les industries de la Rive-Sud, Ltée) and Baba Souk (hereinafter the “giveaway organizer”). It will begin on January 27th, 2022 (11:00AM EDT) and end on January 30th, 2022 (11:59PM [midnight] EDT) (hereinafter the “Giveaway period”).

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for the giveaway, participants must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older at the time of registration
  • Be residing in Canada

(Hereinafter the “eligible participant”)

Any person who falls in one of the following categories during the giveaway period or at the time of the draw, as applicable, is excluded from the giveaway:

– Employees, managers, directors, and senior executives of South Shore Furniture and Baba Souk, the “giveaway organizer,” and people residing with them.

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

To enter the giveaway, an eligible participant must:

  • Follow the @southshorefurniture Instagram page and the @babasouk Instagram page.
  • Tag friends in the comments under the giveaway post.
  • Be available for pickup in Montreal.

For an extra chance, a participant can share the giveaway via Instagram story.

If either of the above conditions is not met, the participant’s entry will be deemed invalid.

The giveaway period runs from January 27th, 2022 (11:00AM EDT) to January 30th, 2022 (11:59PM EDT).

THE PRIZE

The winner of the giveaway wins a prize with a total value of $1121, including:

  • A South Shore metal daybed (SKU #12165) ($300)
  • A South Shore Solid Wood Vanity Table with Stool Set (SKU # 13044) ($208)
  • A Moroccan Baba Souk Boucherouite rug (SKU 6235-marigold-1) ($420)
  • A Baba Souk Eye Cushion (SKU # 00060189) ($46)
  • A Baba Souk Sun Cushion (SKU # 00060172) ($68)
  • A Sabra Kilim Cushion – Pink (SKU # 0005820-PI-61) ($55)
  • A Flamingo plush (SKU # 00060165) ($39)
  • A Poster 16″x20″ – The Secret Garden, Marrakech (SKU # 00060316) ($38)

* This gift set was used for studio shooting photo. Items may be slightly damaged. The furniture is already assembled.

General terms and conditions

A winner will be chosen on January 31th, 2022, from the entries submitted by all participants. The winning participant must accept the prize, provide his/her mailing address within 48 hours. Otherwise, another winner will be chosen. The winner’s name will be announced on February 2, 2022. If the winning participant refuses the prize, Baba Souk will choose a new winner.

Prize delivery

The winner must be able to travel to pick up the products directly at the Baba Souk office (2019 rue Moreau Suite #300, Montreal, H1W 2M1 Quebec).

Disqualification

The giveaway organizer reserves the right to disqualify a participant or cancel one or more of his/her entries if that person participates, or tries to participate, in this giveaway using a method that is contrary to the rules set out herein or that could be unfair to the other participants.

Limit of liability

The giveaway organizer and the people for whom this giveaway is held will not be liable for the malfunctioning of any communications line, the loss or absence of any network communication, or any transmission that is faulty, incomplete, incomprehensible, or deleted by any computer or network, thus preventing any person from reading the giveaway rules or restricting their ability to do so.

Changes to giveaway

The giveaway organizer reserves the right, fully at its discretion, to cancel, terminate, change, or suspend this giveaway, in whole or in part, should any event or human intervention occur that could alter or influence the administration, security, or impartiality of the giveaway, or the contest process, as set out in the current rules, subject to authorization by the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux du Québec, where applicable, and will not be assigned any liability.

Authorization

By accepting the prize, the winner authorizes the giveaway organizer and its representatives to use his/her name, photograph, and/or a video, without any form of compensation.

Any dispute about the organization or administration of a promotional contest can be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for resolution. Any dispute over the awarding of the prize can be submitted to the Régie for the sole purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.

This giveaway is subject to all applicable laws.

BABA SOUK AND SOUTHSHORE GIVEAWAY

Règlements : Concours «Gagnez une chambre girly DE RÊVE avec @southshorefurniture et @babasouk»

DURÉE DU CONCOURS

Le concours «Gagnez une chambre girly DE RÊVE avec @southshorefurniture et @babasouk» est organisé par Meubles South Shore (Les industries de la Rive-Sud, Ltée) et Baba Souk (ci-après « l’organisateur du concours »). Il se déroulera du 27 janvier 2022 (11h00 HAE) et se terminera le 30 janvier 2022 (11h59 PM HAE) (ci-après «la période du concours»).

 

ADMISSIBILITÉ

Pour être éligibles au concours, les participants doivent remplir les conditions suivantes :

  • Être âgé de 18 ans et plus au moment de l’inscription;
  • Être résident du Canada;

(Ci-après « le participant admissible»)

Sont exclues les personnes qui, pendant la durée du concours ou au moment du tirage, le cas échéant, sont :

– Les employés, cadres, administrateurs et dirigeants de Meubles South Shore et de Baba Souk « l’organisateur du concours » ainsi que les personnes avec lesquelles ils sont domiciliés.

 

COMMENT PARTICIPER

Pour participer au concours, un participant admissible doit :

  • Suivre la page @southshorefurniture et celle de @babasouk.
  • Taguez des amis dans les commentaires.
  • Être disponible pour ramasser son prix à Montréal.

Pour obtenir une chance supplémentaire, le participant peut aussi partager le concours dans sa story.

Dans le cas échéant, la participation ne sera pas valide.

La période de participation du concours est du 27 janvier 2022 (11h00 HAE) et se terminera le 30 janvier 2022 (11h59 PM HAE).

 

PRIX

Le gagnant du concours remportera un prix d’une valeur totale de 1 121$ comprenant :

  • Un lit de jour en métal South Shore (SKU #12165) (300$)
  • Un ensemble coiffeuse et tabouret en bois massif South Shore (SKU # 13044) (208$)
  • Un tapis Boucherouite du Maroc Baba Souk (SKU 6235-marigold-1) (420$)
  • Un coussin Œil Baba Souk (SKU # 00060189) (46$)
  • Un coussin Soleil Baba Souk (SKU # 00060172) (68$)
  • Un coussin Kilim Sabra – Rose (SKU # 0005820-PI-61) (55$)
  • Une peluche Flamant Rose (SKU # 00060165) (39$)
  • Une affiche 16″x20″– Le jardin secret, Marrakech (SKU # 00060316) (38$)

L’ensemble des cadeaux sera remis au gagnant.

* Cet ensemble cadeau a été utilisé pour la prise de photos en studio. Les items peuvent être légèrement endommagés. Les meubles sont déjà montés.

Conditions générales

Un gagnant sera tiré au sort le 31 janvier 2022 parmi tous les participants ayant soumis leur candidature. Le participant gagnant devra accepter le cadeau, fournir son adresse postale et remplir le formulaire de la RACJ dans un délai de 48 heures, sans quoi un autre gagnant sera choisi. Le gagnant sera annoncé le 2 février 2022. Si le participant gagnant refuse son prix, Baba Souk choisira un nouveau gagnant.

Remise du prix

Le gagnant doit être capable de se déplacer pour aller chercher les produits directement au bureau de Baba Souk (2019 rue Moreau Suite #300, Montréal, H1W 2M1 Québec)

Disqualification

L’organisateur du concours se réserve le droit de disqualifier une personne ou d’annuler une ou plusieurs inscriptions d’une personne si elle participe ou tente de participer au présent concours en utilisant un moyen contraire au présent règlement ou de nature à être inéquitable envers les autres participants.

Limite de responsabilité

L’organisateur du concours et les personnes au bénéfice desquelles ce concours est tenu se dégagent de toute responsabilité relativement au mauvais fonctionnement de toute ligne de communication, relativement à la perte ou à l’absence de communication réseau ou relativement à toute transmission défaillante, incomplète, incompréhensible ou effacée par tout ordinateur ou tout réseau et qui peut limiter pour toute personne la possibilité de lire le règlement de participation ou l’en empêcher.

Modification du concours

L’organisateur du concours se réserve le droit, à son entière discrétion, d’annuler, de terminer, de modifier ou de suspendre, en tout ou en partie, le présent concours dans l’éventualité où il se manifeste un événement ou toute intervention humaine pouvant altérer ou influencer l’administration, la sécurité, l’impartialité ou le déroulement du concours comme prévu dans le présent règlement, sous réserve de l’autorisation de la régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux du Québec, s’il y a lieu. Aucune responsabilité ne pourra leur être imputée.

Autorisation

En acceptant le prix, tout gagnant autorise l’organisateur du concours et leurs représentants à utiliser, son nom, une photographie, une vidéo, et ce, sans aucune forme de rémunération.

Un différend quant à l’organisation ou à la conduite d’un concours publicitaire peut être soumis à la Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux afin qu’il soit tranché. Un différend quant à l’attribution d’un prix peut être soumis à la Régie uniquement aux fins d’une intervention pour tenter de le régler.

 

Le concours est assujetti à toutes les lois applicables.

N.B. : Le genre masculin n’est utilisé sans aucune discrimination et dans le seul but d’alléger le texte.

 

 

 

 

 

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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 GOOD FIT FOR US IF:

  • 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+)
Tâches:
-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 ES LA BONNE PERSONNE POUR NOUS SI:

  • 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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The Baba Souk Loft – Office Corner Redesign

We’ve been struggling with our loft space ever since we moved our Baba Souk office to the East end of Montreal a few years ago into a 800 sq. ft loft. What we realized is that as much as we love the loft life (high ceiling, lots of light and white brick walls) making a loft space functional is not as easy as we thought. We realized over time that the key is to determine space usage. And we really needed to reserve space for two functional desks. The challenge was to make it efficient while making sure we we’re taking up as little space as possible.

We were also SO lucky to be working on this little redesign in collaboration with Home Depot, not only did they provide all the materials but let’s be honest – the best part – they answered our millions of questions. I personally dread going to large surface hardware stores. It seems I never find what I’m looking for, I’m never exactly sure what to pick and why! Oh why! It seems like nobody’s working there when you’re looking for help!? :S Customer service is super important to our brand and Home Depot was the obvious choice. There’s always someone there dressed in orange to help you out when you feel like crying in the middle of the aisle 22. So here’s what it looks like now 🙂

baba souk loft montreal

I had so much fun though, working on this little office corner redesign with Camille Picard and Tinka of Solve My Space. Camille is all about making things extra pretty and Tinka is an organization maven.

Spot our favorite Baba Souk accessories: Magic Eye Mirror, Basket With Tassel, Plant Hanger, Wall hanging, Moon Mirror, Pink Vase, Hamper Basket)

Our original inspiration came during our last trip to Marrakech. Camille and I were visiting the cutest yoga studio, THEYOGiINME and felt immediately inspired. We just adored the color palette, the pink and yellow, the mix of French design combined with Moroccan crafts.

the yogi in me marrakech

Camille’s signature design style usually include a bold wallpaper. We sourced high and low to find the perfect wallpaper. We wanted a bit of tropical but something that reminded us of Marrakech, agaves, oranges, olives, luscious leaves, pottery and that peachy pink we love so much. And then after hours of web browsing, we had to face reality, we would NEVER find that perfect wallpaper. We still were not willing to compromise (we may or may not be a little stubborn?) Anyways, we decided we would have to design it.

We decided to work with graphic designer Catherine Lavoie because we felt her style was exactly what we were looking for, graphic and colorful with a little Scandinavian edge.

The sketching started and I had so much fun playing “artistic director” with Catherine because she got what we wanted very quickly. After a few rounds of sketching, we had the Aha! moment as soon as we saw this pattern. It was love at first sight.

baba souk loft montreal

baba souk loft

Here’s a little mood board we made when we received the wallpaper. Plants, macrame from our latest collab, pink paint swatches, our original THEYOGiINME inspiration picture and Moroccan rattan lamps we brought back for the office.

The tricky part was that we didn’t have gyprock walls to install the wallpaper, our loft walls are made of bricks. That’s where Home Depot was such a game changer. We needed a wood structure, gyprock sheets, paint, screws etc… We were able to find everything thanks to their empathetic employees guiding us throughout our project.  Here are some before and after shots. Many thanks to Camille’s dad who put everything together like a champ! He even made a custom desk for us.

baba souk loft montreal

(Camille left, Stephanie, Julia on the right)

before and after

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baba souk loft montreal

baba souk montreal office loft reveal
Picture: Lalor Photographie

I’m so pleased with the final result! Julia (my right hand) and I finally have an inspiring office corner to share. It really makes a difference when you work in a space you love. I know personally, it does bring joy every morning. Now let’s see if we’ll be able to keep it this cute and tidy… 😉

Resources:
Design: Camille Picard
Office organization: Solve My Space.
Materials: Home Depot
Pink chairs: Structube
Wallpaper design: Catherine Lavoie
Custom wallpaper: WYNIL
All the cute accessories: Baba Souk

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6 Essentials For A Stunning Living Room

I know creating a décor can be daunting. Where to start? What to focus on? We’ve been there. Since we’ve been coming up with lots of options for our photoshoots, we’ve had a bit of practice and we realize there are a few basic rules to keep in mind. If you have no idea where to begin and you love that timeless classic boho living room style, you can easily recreate it with these 6 must-have items.

Essentials For A Stunning Living Room moroccan rug morooccan pouf

1.  A Moroccan Rug

Of course, you know I’ve always said a Moroccan rug can make a décor. Well, believe me, it’s true. If you prefer a classic style like this décor we shot at the Damask & Dentelle Apartment, I’d say go for a timeless Beni Ourain rug. It’s the coziest and it has that minimalist look that will never go out of style. Beni Ourain rugs are handmade and are made to last a lifetime. I know people are worried about getting a white rug but they can easily be cleaned by professionals. Since it’s made of natural wool, the stains will easily come out and your rug will look new again. We have a bunch online right now, have a look right here. If you can’t find the size you’re looking for, we can always look into a custom option with you, just get in touch.

2. A Velvet couch

Velvet adds tons of sophistication to a room. It’s rich, cozy and the trend is not going anywhere anytime soon. Pick a colour you’ve always loved. This teal looks pretty amazing to me. (The couch is from West Elm) I love its mid-century look.

3. A charismatic light fixture

This will add tons of style to your room. Look around for gorgeous vintage options at your local flea markets or shop around the web for some stunning options. This one is from West Elm again but I’ve seen lots of options on Etsy.


moroccan rug morooccan pouf Essentials For A Stunning Living Room

4. A Moroccan Pouf

It does it every time. Just add a Moroccan pouf or two in your living room and it instantly creates a low seating option that makes for a warm, cozy atmosphere. You’ll see you’ll want to hang out in that room. Gold is also one of our go-to options. It looks great in all sorts of decors and it adds light and texture to a room. Our classic Tan leather Moroccan pouf is also a sure bet.

moroccan rug morooccan pouf Essentials For A Stunning Living Room

5. A statement piece on your wall

An easy one! Add something large that has character to your living room wall. It could be a big vintage map like this one (from Damask & Dentelle Apartment), a big painting is always a good idea, it could also be a framed poster or a piece of fabric you love. Framed fabric is an inexpensive, fun solution. Vintage maps are also always cool. They add a bit of a Brooklyn flair to the mix.

6. Colourful throw pillows

You’re almost done! You’ll need a few textured throw pillows. We LOVE our one-of-a-kind Boucherouite pillows because they have this pretty amazing mix of weaved colours – but as long as your pillows have interesting texture and colours – they should work!

moroccan rug morooccan pouf Essentials For A Stunning Living Room

These are the 6 key elements you’ll need to put together a stunning living room that has tons of personality. Start with these 6 items and you’ll see your living room decor will come together pretty easily. Of course, afterwards, you’ll add your plants and a few treasures to make it your own but following these basic rules will give you an amazing start! – Stephanie

Pictures: Baba Souk
Location: Damask & Dentelle Apartment,
Styling: Camille Picard

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