Karl’s Top Five: Some Favourite Local Home Decor Shops

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it a million times, I love this region – including its locally owned businesses, and I’m an advocate for supporting those local businesses. Once you’ve bought your new Niagara home, I recommend checking out some of Niagara’s best local home decor shops to start furnishing your new space!

Finesse Interiors

6763_491601130910529_414747815_nLocated in downtown St Catharines, this local store is a quaint spot for you to find the perfect pieces for your new home. Finesse features it’s own signature like called finesse{d}. This line takes classic, antique furniture and these pieces are customized and given a new life by specialty-designer Michele Auger. Each piece is one of a kind! Check out these local home decor experts and get your own unique upcycled staple to tie any room together. Finesse recently announced their transition from store to studio on June 1, so get in there while you still can!

Oliver and Rust


oliverandrust_macyheaderThis unique vintage home decor store is located in Fonthill and sells both new and vintage merchandise for your home. Check out the Oliver and Rust blog, run by store owner Meg for decor inspiration and stunning images of both displays and decorations from her own home. Not only does the store stock beautiful furniture and decorative pieces for your home, but they also transform vintage furniture to make it new and one of a kind, all of which is listed on the website.

Natasha Bradley

natasha-logoNestled in the historic old town of Niagara on the Lake, Natasha Bradley is a home decor store that keeps their emphasis on creating individuality in their home decor designs, as well as supplying their customers with high quality products. From loose cover sofas, lamps, decorative accessories to candles, Natasha Bradley will without a doubt have the perfect item for your home.

Keepgood Co.

keepgoodcokeepgood co. is a newcomer to downtown St Catharines. This local gem might have exactly what you’re looking for when it comes to decorating your home. They feature geometric shapes in a lot of their products, as well as rustic wooden looks and bright pops of colour. The company strives to feature the perfect mixture of functionality, positivity, and balance and provide customers with with carefully curated products chosen from a variety of designers and creators from around the globe. Check them out to find unique pieces for your home, or stunning prints that can be hung to compliment any room.

Tree to Table

static1-squarespaceTree to Table is a locally started business in St Catharines by two childhood friends native to the Niagara Peninsula who loved spending time in the forests in the area. While clearing damage from a windstorm, they found an overturned large black walnut tree which they were inspired to upcycle and create gorgeous furniture with. Their goal is to produce premium live-edge furniture from salvaged hardwood, and pay homage to the trees that produced them. They’re most well known for their rustic tables, and they produce other pieces custom for their clients.

When you’ve bought your new home, the first thing you’re probably going to want to do is redecorate the place and make it your own. Support this amazing region and its local small businesses by starting your redecorating in their stores. Instead of finding your furniture and decorative pieces at Ikea or other big home stores, find something more unique and make your house truly your own, all while supporting local businesses in the area.