It’s summer time and our thoughts are more focused on relaxation than actual work, so I thought it would be fun to visit three local stores and choose three interior decor items that were practical, desirable, and a splurge.
Max Furniture on Bridge Street, is featuring these really fabulous, yet practical, Vancouver-made ottomans. They come in any size, hundreds of fabrics, have the option of being a storage ottoman, a living room coffee table, an entry way bench or at the foot of a bed! I was told they are hot seller right now for condos and I can see why. Totally fun and practical!
My desired find, an entertaining necessity, is this beautiful wine barrel plank serving tray with an inset bowl at Luxe Home Furnishings on Hillside at Douglas. These elegant serving trays are made in Victoria by Christina Hilborne using barrels from breweries and wineries. The supports are hand-forged from the barrel’s metal strapping. I can’t think of a more wonderful wedding or birthday gift that’s artistic and uniquely made.
The splurge find was a simply gorgeous dining table and chairs by designer Michael Weiss at Jordan’s Interiors at 2269 Douglas St. The table in this collection is alder and African walnut. It’s available in many finish options and two- to 20-inch leaves. The chairs are available with countless fabric choices and stain finishes. I love the modern, yet very stylish lines, it has classic elements making it very sophisticated.
These Victoria furniture stores offer so much, not just in what is on their showroom floors, but what can be ordered or customized for you often at no extra charge. So whether desired, practical or a splurge, just ask – you’ll be surprised at what’s available.
Sheri Peterson has been an interior designer for 22 years in Victoria. She designs for commercial, residential and hospitality clients.