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Introducing the New Studio Line

Presenting a taste of Trendline's new Studio Collection.


Inspired by mid century modern era, clean lines and exposed, espresso finished legs. Not only is this collection available in sofa, loveseat, condo sofa and chair, but also a Left Hand Facing or Right Hand Facing Studio Sofa; a very interesting piece consisting of 2 cushions up, 2 cushions down, one arm and a bumper.



The perfect choice for quality, harmony and modern living, Trend-Line™ designs contemporary furniture for the way you live.


Why not visit Smitty's to view the large array of decorator fabrics suitable for any decor.

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Bermex - Design it your Way!

My favourite dining furniture is Bermex.  Founded in 1983 in Quebec, Canada, Bermex is the leading manufacturer of personalized, select-grade solid birch diningrom, bistro tables and bar stools.  



All Bermex furniture is made from solid birch from North America. Experience the unparalleled uniqueness of solid birch.  Each piece of wood used to create your furniture has its own distinct look and personality, with its own variations in grain and colour, soit can never be duplicated because every tree is unique.




  • Coming from North America, it is perfectly adapted to our climate
  • Kiln dried to 7% humidity to help prevent warping
  • Can be repaired and restored to its original beauty

By choosing Bermex, you are assured of quality craftsmanship and a superior finish on a high end Canadian-made product. 


With 5 styles to choose from:  Contemporary, Transitional, Traditional, American Country and French Country, Bermex allows you to stay true to your creative vision within your world.  


You can choose from:

  • More than 400 chair and bar stool models
  • More than 80 table sizes (also custom order)



  • More than 143 different finishes and colours
  • More than 190 fabrics and leathers



Bermex offers 10 different leg options and several choices in table edge profiles and aprons. Countless styles of chairs, counter stools and barstools are available in wood, fabric or leather.  Complete your custom look with matching buffets, hutches, kitchen islands and benches. 



Come on in for a visit and let me help you put together a beautiful room that reflects your personality and lifestyle.


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Smitty's Hot Trends in Rugs

Add style and comfort to your home with the perfect finishing touch - an area rug. Smitty's has the hottest trends available in various sizes and price points.



Area rugs can compliment a home's decorating style by tying all the furniture together with colour and texture.
The design of the rug sets the personality of a room and reflects yoru unique taste and style. There are no rules when decorating with rugs. Most decorative area rugs have several colours in the design. They offer inspiration for colour schemes. Take the primary colour of the rug and use it to accessorize the surroundings. Choose the accent colours to blend with your walls, sofa or fabrics. Colours need to blend together they don't need to be a perfect match, stay in the same colour family.
Area rugs are available in a wide variety of standard sizes. To determine the maximum size rug that will fit in a room subtract 3 feet from the width and length. For a diningroom choose an area rug that is 4 feet wide and longer and your table so that the chairs will remain on the carpet.


Designs range from more traditional Persians and French Needlepoint to bold, modern art rugs that come in almost any colour.  Here is sample of the variety of area rugs available through Smitty's:



Arts & Crafts








Modern Vintage


Natural Fibres


Paisley & Damask 








Smitty's offers the complete line of Surya rugs available to order in a wide variety of sizes and patterns to suit any home decor.  View Surya e-catalogue here


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Smitty's 12 Hot Spots for Holiday Decorating

The holidays are upon us! As soon as the air chills at night, we know it's time for fall decorating. Of course, fall and winter decorating isn't limited to Halloween,


Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas. Celebrating the seasons with their change of weather and colours, is a great family activity too.


Decorations don't have to be elaborate. Simple touches include foliage, a seasonal tablecloth and twinkling lights. Here are some areas around the house you can easily decorate with garland, wreaths, fall fruit and lights.



1. Front Door. A beautiful wreath welcomes the holiday season. From September on you can include fall leaves, twigs, fruit and ribbon.



photo credit:             photo credit:  Angela Ostner

2.  Mailbox.  Create a warm welcome for visitors and the mail carrier with garland, bright ribbon and twinkling lights.






















photo credit: Traditional Spaces by Smyrna Closet & Home Storage Designers Truorder
3.  Lamppost.  Greet guests and family in front of the house with some seasonal flair on the exterior lighting.  This works for porch lights and chandeliers over tables.  Fresh foliage looks warm and inviting in the low light.  Why not take a family excursion into the woods to collect greenery?  Entice the family with hot cocoa and cookies.


photo credit:  Traditional Entry
4.  Front Porch.  Whether you have a small or large porch, make way for fresh greenery, garlands, twinkling lights, and ribbon.


photo credit:  Angela Ostner


photo credit:  Traditional Porch by Athens Photographers Corynne Pless


5.  Entry Table.  An entry table is a great place to display holiday photos of family and friends.  It also serves as a convenient platform for greeting cards.  Hang a wreath from the mirror too!!


photo credit: Traditional Spaces by Palm Beach Gardens Artists & Artisans Cloth & Patina
6.  Stair Rail.  What says "holidays" more than a seasonal garland on a stair rail?  A stair rail can often be seen from the front door, so garland here adds to the warm feeling of coming home for the holidays.


Eclectic Staircase by Little Rock Interior Designers & Decorators Tobi Fairley Interior Design   
7.  Mantel.  Perhaps the most traditional space to decorate.  Its a prime location for fresh greens, pinecones, oversized christmas ornaments, candles and twinkling lights.
photo credit:  


Traditional Dining Room by Dc Metro Interior Designers & Decorators BROWN DAVIS INTERIORS, INC.
8.  Dining Table.  Its as simple as getting out those candles and pairing them with a beautiful runner and seasonal foliage


 photo credit: Eclectic Dining Room by Columbus Photographers Julie Ranee Photography
9.  Back of a Chair.  Make your meal table inviting and warm with a special touch for family or guests on the chair backs.


photo credit: Rustic Dining Room by Webb City Media & Bloggers Michelle Edwards
10.  Powder Room.  A perfect place for really having fun.  Switch out towels to seasonal colours and include some holiday scented candles, like cranberry and cinnamon.


photo credit: Traditional Spaces by Detroit Interior Designers & Decorators The Yellow Cape Cod
11. Kitchen Counter.  The kitchen is the heart of the home.  Everyone gathers there in the morning and evening.  Winter fruit is really delicious and colorful.  Pomegranates, figs, persimmons.  Arrange these in a beautiful bowl or basket with dried fruit to create a seasonal display.  Don't forget to eat the fruit!


photo credit: Eclectic Dining Room by Brooklyn Photographers Rikki Snyder
12.  Coffee Table.  A coffee table is a favourite spot to display fresh flowers, seasonal candles and holiday books.


photo credit: Contemporary Living Room by New York Interior Designers & Decorators Glenn Gissler Design
Above all, have fun and share the season with family and friends.

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Smitty's take on freestanding kitchen storage

Expand your kitchen workspace and storage space with movable islands, bars, and racks that can store pots, pans, and other kitchenware. Many of us have the same dilemma in the kitchen: not enough storage or prep space. At Smitty's there are plenty of temporary solutions, at many price points that you can take with you if you move.


Creating freestanding kitchen storage is easy and fun and the perfect way to maximize your kitchen space.


If you don't have a large kitchen, you can still fit in a narrow island for more counter space. This table from Universal has 2 leaves that fold out, providing extra prep space or seating. Matching chairs are available and can be tucked in. A great solution for a small house or apartment.



There are affordable solutions if your kitchen doesn't have a built in kitchen island. Free standing kitchen islands provide the perfect alternative and will give you extra space for storing spices and dishes not to mention the additional food prep space. This island from Legacy Classic Furniture offers a space saving 11" drop leaf, 5 storage drawers, 2 adjustable shelves and has a built in wine rack. Also, it will seat 2 pub chairs.


The Paula Deen - Riverhouse, kitchen island by Universal Furniture features a stainless metal top, slide out table with casters, 2 doors and 2 metal storage bins.



Kitchen islands by Bermex, provide the look of built in. Available with butcher block or regular top, adjustable sliding top, 1-4 adjustable shelves and a 16 bottle wine rack if desired. Bermex is a Canadian company, manufacturing solid wood casual and formal dining furniture. There are an endless variety of colours and finishes.





Wine and bar cabinets from Howard Miller provide plenty of space for glasses, drinks and other entertaining essentials. These islands allow you to put your best bottles on display.




A Cramco classic baker's rack will provide extra storage for dish towels, cookbooks and more. It can also double as a mini bar.




If you're looking to add a customized look in personal storage,  Howard Miller offers a range of stylish, tall cabinets to help you easily store
and access all your kitchenware.





Find all of your kitchen and dining necessities in one convenient spot with cabinet storage from the Paula Deen's River House and Down Home collections. 




Whether your requirements are for storage or extra space, you can depend on Smitty's talented sales staff to fulfill your needs.




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