I always encourage my design clients to source and shop local regardless of the project location. The North boasts a stellar selection of stores dedicated to every design need. From the pocket friendly to the splurge worthy, you can find it locally!
Whether you are looking to simply update your space for Spring or undergo a complete overhaul, these are some of my go-to Northern-owned decor destinations:
At the back of Canada’s oldest family shoe store you will find six rooms brimming with treasures. Advertised as “all things old, interesting, primitive, fine, or collectible”, these North Bay shelves are stuffed with nostalgic wares. I’m always on the lookout for items that will personalize my clients projects, and options certainly abound here. If you love the thrill of the hunt just as much as I do, this place is for you!
Branded as Northern Ontario’s premiere furniture store, their selection won’t disappoint. This 13,000 square foot showroom in Sudbury offers an impressive array of furniture, lighting and artwork. Bonus: you can also browse their clearance section online!
This is a one-stop shop in Sudbury for all your material needs! Flooring, wall panelling, natural stone, stairs, railings, windows, doors…the list goes on. From finishes to fixtures – and everything in between – you will find it here with friendly service to help you every step of the way.
Custom finished wide plank flooring, exterior wood siding, antique barnboard and shiplap – oh my! This variety of hand made wood products is every Designers dream. The v-joint installation lets you easily transform any space from drab to fab in a snap. The Trout Creek showroom has several options on display and they offer free consultations.
This North Bay staple has been has been THE source for art, decor, flooring, furniture, lighting, window treatments, and wallcoverings for over 40 years. Trout Lake Paint – Benjamin Moore is adjacent, providing everything you need to complete your project. The friendly and knowledgeable staff makes this a must-visit!
With two locations in Sudbury and a strong ecommerce site, you can shop S&S from anywhere! We are fans of their entire offering, but their homegoods section is brimming with a curated collection of finishing touches like artwork, blankets, candles, stationary – and more!
What are some of your favorite Northern Ontario design sources? Let us know in the comments below!