About Us


WHAT WE DO

Blue Igloo is an online home décor retailer and a full service design firm.

OUR HISTORY

2005
FOUNDED
Canadian born Environmental Designer James Appleton founds Blue Igloo in Toronto.
His vision was to assemble a collection of unique, high quality home decor items and furnishings that would cater to a masculine aesthetic and offer them exclusively to his design clients.

ONLINE
As demand for the products grows the collection is offered to the public for the first time online.

2006
PILOT LAUNCH
After support from design clients and the public a one-year pilot project is launched. A Blue Igloo concept store opens on Queen Street West in Parkdale, Toronto.

2007
BACK ONLINE
With the popularity of online shopping growing among Canadians and consumers around the world the decision is made to once again offer the collection of retail products online only.

2020
CURBSIDE PICKUP
The global Covid pandemic causes retail business to shift how they do business, customers are looking for new ways to shop and pick up purchases. As a result the option to pick up purchases curbside for free is introduced.

2023
CARBON NEUTRAL SHIPPING
We believe design should look good but also be good for the environment. As part of our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and protecting the environment starting in 2023 all of our shipping options became carbon neutral.

Today
GOING STRONG
The Blue Igloo brand has grown to include a full service design firm and we ship our collection of retail products from Toronto, Ontario to anywhere in Canada.

RETAIL COLLECTION

Curated by our design team our collection is constantly evolving to reflect global design trends. It consists of a blend of vintage and new home décor, lighting and furnishings as well as novelty gifts and products for your pet sourced from around the world.

THE GOAL
Offer exceptional quality products that are innovative in design and function that appeals to a modern, masculine design aesthetic.

DESIGN

Blue Igloo is a full service design firm we offer a variety of design services to suit your needs and budget.
We provide design services to residential, commercial, hospitality and retail clients worldwide.

SERVICES
Graphic Design
Retail Store Design
Wholesale Buying
Retail Merchandising and Window Display
Tradeshow Booth Design
Landscape Design and Architecture
Architectural Design and Development
Interior Design
Event Design
Project Management

If you would like more information about the services we offer or would like to discuss your needs and how we can help you contact us.

FEES
Rates are based on the project, client location, scope of work and services rendered.
There is a fee for the initial consultation.
If you would like more information on our fees and rates contact us.