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Your sofa likely sees more traffic and activity than any other piece of furniture in your home. Whether movie night with the kids, date night with your significant other, a get-together with friends, or some quiet time all to yourself – the sofa is where much of life happens. It’s our go-to spot, so investing in a good one is worthwhile. 

 

But finding the perfect sofa isn’t easy, it takes time and thought. Before you invest, consider your needs. Some are universal – your sofa should be comfortable, have you ever tried sitting on an uncomfortable sofa? You’ll want it to look good in the room – we’re talking configuration, shape, texture, color, and style. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, you’ll need it to stand up to the rigors of daily life. Depending on your lifestyle, daily wear and tear on your sofa can mean different things. If you have kids, it’s crumbs, juice, milk, sticky mouths, greasy fingers, dirty feet – you name it, the sofa has seen it. If you have pets, you’re looking at paw prints, shedding, kibble, and treats. Even adults pose risks – spill some red wine or coffee and you’ve got a problem. 

 

Performance Fabrics to match your lifestyle

 

Get the perfect sofa at Smitty’s Custom Cover Event

So yes, your sofa needs to stand up to daily life, and at Smitty’s, we’ve got you covered. You don’t have to sacrifice luxury. You don’t have to wait until your kids are grown. You can do it now. With our help, you can find gorgeous quality furniture that is comfortable, well-suited to your space, and will stay beautiful for years to come.

 

From September 10th to 27th, Smitty’s invites you to our Custom Cover Event, featuring Canadian manufacturers of fine upholstered furniture. Choose the perfect piece for your home from our vast selection of Brentwood Classics. With Brentwood Classics, you customize the configuration and style of your sofa, you choose the color, design, and texture of your fabric. 

 

And to make sure your furniture is protected from spills, accidents, and messes, Brentwood works with Crypton, a high-performance fabric manufacturer, to offer you the best in performance fabrics. Crypton fabrics use a special patented technology that resists moisture, stains, and odors so the inevitable accidents are no longer a concern. Best of all, Crypton’s fabrics are free of chemicals that are harmful to us and the environment so you know you and your family are safe. And since fabrics are their specialty, Crypton offers a carefully curated, wide selection – choose from woven textures, velvets, linen looks, and leathers in the colors and designs that you love. With Crypton fabrics, you can invest in quality upholstery furniture without worry.

 

Sofas bring the family together

 

To find that sofa – the one that brings together family and friends, that keeps you cozy on cold winter evenings, that suits you and your living space just perfectly, the sofa that will stand the test of time – come to Smitty’s Custom Cover event and let us show you what we can do.

 

 

 

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It’s hot, it’s sunny, and it’s time for a summer decor refresh! Summer is the perfect time to add some bright and colourful accents to your home. 

 

Our interior decorators have curated a list of the top items you can add to celebrate the season. We want to help you refresh your interior decor, so you will enjoy spending time in your home a little bit more this summer.

 

Bring the warmth and comfort of the season into every room of your home — it’s easy, we promise!

 

Wall Art

 

 

Wall art is one of the easiest ways to bring nature-inspired and colourful accents into your home. Whether it’s a print, a series of framed photos, hammered metal (featured in our showroom photo above), word collages, or mirrors, wall art will instantly add interest to your space.

 

Available in a wide range of sizes, frames, and colours, you can select a single piece or combine multiple pieces for visual interest. 

 

 

Decorative wall shelving units (like the one in our showroom, pictured above) are ideal for displaying photos, small plants, and other accents pieces. This stylish shelf can also act as a focal point in your space and help to bring visual interest to an otherwise underused area of your wall. 

 

If you are looking for some tips on what to hang, or advice on how to hang your wall art, click here to read our Wall Art Tips Blog.

 

Mirrors

 

 

Mirrors are functional and beautiful. Excellent additions to virtually any room in your home, mirrors will help to bring light into your space and provide an attractive focal point.

 

Easily combined with additional accessories and accent pieces (see showroom photo above), mirrors come in a variety of shapes and sizes. 

 

(Durham Furniture Vineyard Creek Mirror)

 

From Durham Furniture’s classic Vineyard Creek Mirror to Liberty Furniture’s Sonoma Road Sideboard (below), you can easily incorporate a mirrored surface and brighten your space this summer. 

 


 

Accent Tables

 

(Jofran Global Archive Tri-Colour Accent Table Set)

 

Refresh your decor with Jofran’s stylish and flexible set of on-trend accent tables. These tables will refresh your living room or home office in a heartbeat. Every piece is handmade by skilled artisans using natural materials including seashell, leather, hardwood, brass, and other unique elements. 

 


 

Currently featured as an in-stock special, you can find these gorgeous tables on our showroom floor in both Hanover and Kitchener. These tables are perfect for showing off your summer flowers or succulents — and they can be used both indoors and outside. 

Come and see them in-person and take them home on the same day!

 

Area Rugs

 

(Kalora Antika area rug)

 

One of the quickest and easiest ways to refresh your decor and bring some summer into your home is by adding an area rug to your space.

 

(Kalora Platinum)

 

Kalora area rugs are inexpensive and gorgeous. Available in a wide assortment of colours, styles, and sizes, you can find the perfect rug for every room of your home. 

 

Check out our area rugs online to start your search, or contact us to order a style from the Kalora website.

 

Whatever you are looking for, Smitty’s has the perfect accents to help you refresh your decor and bring some summer beauty into your home. Visit our online store and come into our showroom for more information. We look forward to seeing you!

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(Decor-Rest 2052 Sofa)

 

Finally, the summer is here! At Smitty’s, we know that as the seasons change outside, homeowners also like to make changes inside. It’s an ideal time to refresh the look of your living spaces and bring some colour and nature inside.

 

Here are our interior decorators top recommendations for incorporating summer interior design trends into your home:

 

Invite Colour Inside

 

(Decor-Rest 2030 Sofa)


Bring the warmth and energy of the summer into your home by adding colour to your space. 

 

Here are three key concepts to consider when adding colour to your home:

 

Cheery 

Incorporate bright colours like pink, green, and yellow. Adding splashes of contrasting colour with throw pillows and vases is an easy way to add a cheery tone to your living room or bedroom.

 


(Decor-Rest Zina chair)

 

Warm

Add warm and inviting colours, like pastel tones. Consider coral, purple, blue, and a contrasting white to add dimension to your colour palette. 

 

The stunning Zina chair, by Decor-Rest, features a gorgeous design and is covered with micro fibre for easy cleaning — it’s the perfect piece to update the look of your home this summer.

 

(Hooker Furniture Nesting Tables)

 

Shiny 

Accent your space with splashes of shine. This can be achieved with copper or chrome accents, or even with throw pillows covered in a metallic-looking fabric. These nesting tables by Hooker Furniture are functional and stylish for any room in your home.

 

If you are looking to update your space with a new sofa, recliner, or accent chair, we recommend taking a look at Decor-Rest. Their collections are inspiring and provide a huge range of customization options to help you bring colour into your home. 

 

Check out our online store or visit our showrooms and our interior decorators will help you select your options.

 

Incorporate Natural Materials

 

(Hooker Furniture Amani Rope and Glass Cocktail Table)

 

Adding natural fabrics and materials into your home never really goes out of style, and in the summer it is particularly nice to bring outdoor elements inside.

 

Bringing nature inside doesn’t mean that you have to have a green thumb — although adding plants, like succulents, are very much on-trend. You can incorporate natural elements by adding wood, linen, cotton, and other decorative items that feature natural materials or have floral or leaf patterns.

 

Here are two elements to consider when adding natural materials to your home this summer:

 

Wood

 

Wood is something that can work in any space. Stained or natural, live edge or smooth, wood can take on a variety of looks to suit your style. 

 

If you are looking to make a statement with wood furniture, consider Hooker Fine Furniture. They have a huge range of wood products that are both functional and stylish.

 

(Hooker Furniture Console)

 

Linen

 

Linen is a lovely natural fabric that works well for throw pillows. 

 

Typically found in natural tones like beige and cream, linen works well as a contrasting option amongst colourful accents or as part of a brighter colour palette. You can also find linen fabrics in leaf prints, for that added natural accent.

 

If you aren’t sure how to best to update your home, come and visit our interior decorators at Smitty’s. We will help you transform your space.

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Are you working from home? Are your kids doing home schooling? Are you finding yourselves squeezed together, using any available flat surface as a desk?

 

While it may have been a fun change of pace initially, odds are that, by now, it’s becoming a struggle to stay productive and professional. Whether you’re an adult or a child, everyone deserves a space where they can focus and do their best work.

 

While we understand that everyone’s home setup is different, there are some key pieces that will help you work more effectively, fit with your space, and look great too.

 

Here are the top pieces of home office furniture to add to your home:

 

1. A Good Desk

(Durham Furniture Distillery Desk)

 

Many people are currently working on kitchen islands, coffee tables, or even their laps. In the short-term, those may be suitable options, but unless you like to see your chiropractor every week or you enjoy getting food on your keyboard, it’s not a good long-term solution.

 

Sturdy, suitably-sized, and offering an appropriate working space, it seems obvious that every home office should have a good desk to work at. 

 

Desks come in a wide range of sizes and materials, so it’s really a matter of preference and space.

 

A Classic Desk

 

Durham Furniture’s Distillery Collection Desk (pictured above) comes in three colour options, Trenton Grey, Whiskey, and Aged Wheat. 

 

A traditional style, this solid maple desk offers clean, simple lines, provides ample working space, and has two drawers for storage. 

 

Durham is known for its quality, and the Distillery Desk is made from sustainably harvested maple with no veneers or particle board. It’s a desk that you can pass down to your children.

 
A Modern Desk

 

(Hekman Furniture Sierra Writing Desk)

 

If you prefer a more modern look and feel, then you may prefer Hekman Furnitures’ Sierra Writing Desk

 

The Sierra Heights Home Office Collection by Hekman is a beautiful, transitional style of desk that combines the rugged charm of hand-forged iron with the simplicity of a soft, dry-weathered finish. 

 

Built from a combination of Mindi veneer and solid materials, the Sierra finish features black glaze highlights that accentuate the wood grain and black iron hardware. The desk offers two drawers on the front.

 

A Children’s Desk

 

(Legacy Furniture’s Bunkhouse Activity Table Desk)

 

Let’s not forget about the kids in our lives — from elementary school to university, students need an appropriate workspace too.

 

Ensuring that your child has their own work area will promote engagement in their studies and will help to make them feel that their work is just as important as their parents’ work.

 

The Legacy Bunkhouse desk is crafted with hardwoods and Acacia veneers in an aged barnwood finish with galvanized pulls and corrugated metal accents.

 

A stylish and solid piece of furniture, this desk looks great in any space.
 

A Flexible Desk

 

(Amisco Rupert Freestanding Desk)

 

Perhaps one of the most clever desks styles on the market, the Amisco Rupert Freestanding Desk offers a contemporary and urban look with the flexibility and versatility to fit in virtually any space. 

 

The Rupert is configurable, allowing you to adjust both the table and shelf height to turn it into the perfect home office unit. Its surfaces are made of distressed solid wood and offer a stylish look for your space — and the integration of a bookshelf is simply brilliant.

 

2. A Quality Bookcase or Shelving Unit

(Hekman Sierra Open Shelves Bookcase)

 

If you thought the Hekman desk was cool, then check out the must-have matching bookcase.

 

Featuring the same Mindi veneer and solid construction with hand-forged 7/8" iron posts in a black finish, this bookcase is ideal for your office or school supplies as well as decorative accent pieces.



 

(Hekman Athens Bookcase)

 

If you’re looking for something a little more bold and striking, we suggest the Hekman Furniture Athens Bookcase. Constructed with a combination of solid mahogany and a mahogany veneer in an Athens finish, this open bookcase makes a statement in your home.

 

3. A Supportive Chair

 

(Brassex Adjustable Desk Chair)

 

Every home office needs a good desk chair, and preferably one that adjusts to your needs.

 

Brassex’s desk chairs provide a sleek look, durable construction, and a gas lift and tilt mechanism to achieve optimum comfort for your unique needs. 

 

Finished with chrome and a faux leather upholstery you can be comfortable without breaking the bank. Currently offered at a special price, we recommend that you contact your local Smitty’s to see stock availability.

 

For more home office inspiration, visit our website and shop from the comfort of your home.

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Woman working at home office desk with headphones on

Working from home shouldn’t mean that you are stuck sitting at an uncomfortable desk, with furniture from a different era, and old school filing cabinets. 

 

Today, home offices are liveable, comfortable, and functional spaces that look amazing and help you to be productive. They are also spaces that can be designed and decorated to fit your existing decor.

 

Here are some dos and don’ts on how best to update or create an office that fits with your home and your lifestyle:

 

DO: Choose an appropriate room for your home office.

 

You want to make sure that your home office has enough space and light to be workable. You don’t want to work in your bedroom (save the bedroom for relaxing) or in a corner of your basement (save that space for storage).

 


(Liberty Furniture Accent Bookcase)

 

DON’T: Give up style for function.

 

No one looks forward to working in a space that they find unpleasant. You don’t have to put up with traditional, boring, worn bookcases and cabinets. There are many gorgeous and functional shelving units and cabinets on the market, made by brands like Hekman, and Amisco.

 

(Amisco Rupert Freestanding Desk)

 

DO: Go for versatility in your furnishings.

 

You don’t have to choose a traditional-looking bookcase or shelf. You can opt for a bookcase that provides flexibility to house the materials that you need for work and still have room to showcase some interesting decor. 

 


(Durham Media Console)

 

DON’T: Shop for home office furniture only in the ‘office’ area of a store.

 

Don’t limit yourself to selecting from only pieces that are labelled as ‘office furniture’. You may find a lovely console table, nightstand, or media cabinet that could function well for storage, housing a printer or other electronics, or work well as a workspace in your home office.

 

When it comes to updating or creating your home office, the sky's the limit. Smitty’s carries wonderful, Canadian brands that will help you design a home office that you will love to work in.

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Let’s face it, whether you have kids of your own, you look after your grandchildren, or you like to indulge your inner child once in a while, you want furniture that can handle the wear and tear.

 

“There's no reason to keep a piece of furniture in your house that is so sacred and rare 

that you can't put your feet up on it and a dog can't jump up on it.” 

—Elizabeth Gilbert, ‘Author Eat, Pray, Love’

 

It doesn’t have to be March break or summer vacation, sometimes your sofa or bed might have to handle a bit of rough-housing from children or pets. 

 

In this blog, our interior decorating experts have put together their recommendations on the best kid-proof furniture for your home.

 

Performance Fabric

 

 

One of the most important features of kid-proof furniture is that it can be cleaned. Spills and accidents happen to the best of us, but when they do, we want to feel confident that the stain can be removed.

 

Performance fabrics, like leather and microfibre, are some of the best options for removing stains.

  1. Microfibre is a densely-constructed material made from synthetic materials that are generally very durable and tend to repel liquids. This makes it a very stain-resistant fabric.
     
  2. Leather is a natural material and very durable. Simply wipe it down with a damp cloth or use a mild soap and water mixture to remove stains. Avoid abrasive materials or cleaning solutions with ammonia.

If you are concerned about getting the stain out before it sets, we recommend using Zucora. Zucora is an eco-friendly line of cleaning solutions, including the Everyday Spot Remover. This concentrated stain remover is ideal for removing stains from your carpets, sofas, pillows, and more — it’s able to penetrate deep into fibres to lift and remove the toughest spills.


Leather Furniture

 

(Palliser Miami Sectional)

 

If you want a material that stands the test of time, then there is no better choice than leather.

  • Leather improves with age. It will not wear down, but instead will develop a unique character.
  • Leather breathes and is comfortable in both winter and summer.
  • Pigmented and Semi Aniline leathers undergo careful processing to make them resistant to fading.
  • Leather is easy to keep clean. No lengthy or expensive procedure is required.

There are also a variety of types of leather to choose from. Palliser offers three distinct types of leather for their custom furniture: 

  1. Natural Leather
    Natural leather retains character marks including scars, scratches, stretch marks, and subtle shade variations. Over time, these leathers will soften and develop a beautiful patina, taking on a unique final finish.
     
  2. Corrected Leather
    These leathers offer performance, consistency, and durability. Corrected leather has been buffed or sanded to remove imperfections, creating a finish that enhances appearance and makes for easy cleaning.
     
  3. Dazzle Accents Leather
    Dazzle leathers are offered in a wide variety of eye-catching colours to suit any style. The same dependability and durability you've come to expect meets the personality your sofa needs to make a statement, whether that’s pale mint or burnt orange.

No matter the type of sofa, sectional, or side chair, our decorating team will help you select the perfect type of leather for your furniture.

 

Solid Wood Furniture

 

(Bermex Expression Dining Set)

 

At the end of the day, if you want furniture that will function well, look beautiful, and last for generations, there is nothing better than solid wood.

 

Solid wood furniture is an investment that pays off. If it gets scratched or dented, it can be refinished. If you want to change the look, it can be painted or stained to match your new decor.

 

Whatever the style, solid wood furniture will hold up over the years and the wear and tear it endures will give it character and remind you of occasions worth re-telling. 

 

We recommend adding a solid wood dining table, coffee table, and console to your home. These integral furniture pieces will look amazing now and for decades to come.

 

At Smitty’s, we carry a wide range of Palliser, Hooker, Bermex, and countless other Canadian brands with quality products to accommodate kids of all ages.

 

Visit us in-store or online and we’ll help get you kid-proof furniture!

 

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This month, the team at Smitty’s is excited to feature the Palliser brand of furniture. Palliser is known for its high-quality leather seating, but, like many brands, they have reinvented themselves over the years and expanded their line of furniture offerings to include a wide range of gorgeous sofas, sectionals, home theatre seating, accent chairs, zero gravity chairs, and more.

 

 

Modern and stylish designs paired with a gigantic range of leather and fabric finishes means that you can customize your furniture to suit any room in your home.

 

Home Theatre Seating

 

(Flicks by Palliser)

 

More and more people prefer to enjoy a night in and take advantage of private viewing experiences with high-definition televisions, surround sound, and comfortable seating. No more driving to theatres, standing in lines, and squirming in your uncomfortable seat.

 

When you settle down to enjoy a movie or binge-watch your favourite TV series, you want to relax and be comfortable. You want to stretch out and feel supported by quality construction and ergonomic design. This is where Palliser distinguishes itself from other brands.

 

Flicks is a contemporary home theatre collection that will take your TV watching to the next level. Flicks seating features:

  • Personalized comfort settings
  • Power reclining options
  • Adjustable ground lighting
  • LED cup holders
  • USB ports
  • And more

Flicks offers quality construction with engineered wood, single top stitching for a modern look, a resilient foam core, and heavy gauge springs and suspension for the utmost comfort.

 

You can also supplement your seating with optional table inserts, table trays, tablet holders, and more. Available in single, double, loveseat, armless, and wedge arm styles, you can choose the seating arrangement best suited for your lifestyle.

 

Zero Gravity Recliners

 

(Zero Gravity Chair by Palliser)

 

While you may have heard of a ‘recliner’, you have probably not heard of a Zero Gravity Recliner — and it’s features are pretty impressive.

 

Palliser’s ZG5 allows you to achieve comfort at the touch of a button. Now you can go from upright to reclined without the bending, reaching, and tugging of a manual lever.

Zero gravity recliners will help to reduce stress on your back and increase your circulation, and the chair’s adjustable lumbar back pillow and head pillow will help you find the perfect position for reading, sleeping, or relaxing.

 


 

Another advantage to Palliser’s ZG line is its footprint. Say goodbye to the chunky, oversized recliners of the past. The ZG5 features a slimmer profile with modern chrome legs, so it looks great in any space.

 

Sectionals

 

 

A sectional will take your living room from ‘nice’ to ‘wow’. Palliser’s sectionals provide ample seating, a range of customizable options, and complete comfort. 

 

Available in styles that range from modern to traditional, you can find the style and seating arrangement that suits your life. Take advantage of the extra legroom and stretch out to read, or pile your entire family on and enjoy watching a movie together — there’s enough space for everyone!

 

The Barrett sectional (featured below) embodies modern luxury and is sure to make a statement in your home. A transitional piece, it’s available with tufted fabric or leather, layered foam seats, and impressive detailing.

 


 

Every piece is made with a focus on quality. Handcrafted sectionals are constructed with quality materials and technologically advanced production methods, and are signed-off for sale following a thorough review to ensure excellence. This means that you can rest assured that your investment will look great, wear well, and last.

 

If you’re looking for quality, long-lasting, and gorgeous furniture, we recommend upgrading to Palliser. Visit us at Smitty’s and our team will help you find the perfect pieces for your home.

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It’s no secret that February can be one of the most challenging months of the year. The holidays are over, the afterglow has worn off, and winter is still in full force. We have no control over mother nature, so short of getting out of Dodge, we are stuck with a couple more months of cold days and long nights. 

 

The good news is: You have control over your living environment, and there are some concrete steps you can take to improve your home and boost your mood. Even small changes in home decor can have a big impact on how we feel — and when we feel good we can face the world with resilience and motivation.

 

The first step is to assess your home. 

  1. Stand at your front entrance, close your eyes, count to 10.
  2. Open your eyes and take a walk around your house. Notice how you feel as you walk around. 
  3. Ask yourself: Do you feel calm? Happy? Do you want to spend time in these rooms?

If you answer no to any of these questions, your home might need a little help. 

 

Here are some tips for brightening your home, and mood, this winter.

 

Aim for light and bright

 

 

Light and mood are directly linked. Brighter spaces, especially those flooded with natural light, tend to positively affect our mood. 

 

Take a cue from the residents of this Norwegian town who use large mountainside mirrors to increase the sun’s winter offering. You can do the same in your home. Place a mirror adjacent to a window to increase the amount of light coming in. It will brighten your room and create the illusion of a larger space. 

 

The simple and classic design of Ruffsawn’s Adirondack mirror will complement almost any space. The mirror’s frame, handcrafted from solid wormy maple, features beautiful variations in colour and grain, adding warmth and texture to any room. This mirror is Canadian made and comes in your choice of stain.

 

Or try this mirrored console from Jofran. Available in 50” and 70” units, this console will brighten your home and open up your room while hiding unsightly clutter — it’s a win, win, win!

 

Texture is home decor’s best kept secret

 

 

Texture is the interior designer’s secret weapon. It’s the lesser known element of home decorating that will take the look and feel of your home to the next level.

 

Texture creates a sense of movement in the room, it stimulates the eye, gives the space a more interesting look, and promotes feelings of comfort. When introducing texture to a room, consider materials, fabrics, and patterns. Faux fur and velvet will create a luxurious feel, a combination of leather and wood will make a room feel homey, and adding an element of metal will feel sleek and chic. 

 

Hooker Furniture’s Melange collection features one-of-a-kind pieces that will add interest and texture to any room. There is no better way to introduce both colour and texture than the Melange Two-Door Chest. Mid-century modern meets art deco in this piece that boasts flowing lines, beautiful shades of blue, and hints of gold. It’s definitely a showstopper. Come into one of our stores in Hanover or Kitchener to check out more amazing pieces from the Melange collection.

 

For more advice on how you can incorporate texture and light into your home, consult with one of Smitty’s certified interior decorators.

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There are so many amazing, quality, Canadian brands to choose from that it is hard to just pick 10!

 

Here’s what is making our top 10 list at Smitty’s right now:

 

Durham Furniture

Solid Wood. Timeless Style. Since 1899. Durham Furniture builds solid wood furniture distinguished by exceptional quality, award-winning design, and enduring value. Durham's furniture is handcrafted from sustainably harvested maple, cherry, and ash — no veneers, no particle board — just nature’s own uniquely beautiful creation.

 

Durham’s furniture pieces are timeless and considered heirloom quality. Add their furniture to your collection knowing you can choose your stain colour to create any look you desire.

 

Palliser

Since their founding in 1944, Palliser has focused on creating exceptional products for the entire home and delivering meaningful value to their customers. With a vision to provide high-quality furnishings that allow people the opportunity to express themselves, Palliser is recognized as a design leader and style authority.

 

Palliser’s furniture ranges from living to bedroom and beyond. A broad product line, you can customize recliners, home theatre seating, ottomans, benches, stools, and more.

 

Superstyle Furniture

Superstyle was founded in 1967 as a Canadian manufacturer of fine upholstered furniture, with a philosophy of offering impeccable quality, exceptional value, and excellent service. With superior craftsmanship inside and the finest fabrics outside, you can be certain the Superstyle line of products stand the test of time.

 

Superstyle’s furniture includes a large variety of sofas, occasional chairs, sectionals, and home accents.

 

Artage International

Artage International Inc. is one of the few metal fabricators left in North America producing occasional tables. Since 1967, they have worked with the design industry to create unique and innovative products.

 

Artage’s range of products includes occasional tables, consoles, drink tables, wine storage cabinets, and more. They are also able to customize orders to suit any taste.

 

Bermex

Founded in 1983 in Maskinongé, Québec, Bermex is the leader among manufacturers of customizable dining room furniture, pub tables, and bar stools made of select grade birch. Purchasing a piece of furniture from Bermex is a wise choice when you are looking to acquire unique, quality Canadian wood furniture.

 

Bermex specializes in high-quality wood casual and formal dining furniture, pub tables, and bar stools with over 300 models to choose from.

 

Brentwood

Brentwood Classics has been designing and manufacturing made-to-order sofas for Canadians for over 40 years. From transitional to contemporary design, their renowned fabric library includes over 1,000 patterns in a multitude of colourways, sourced from all corners of the globe.  

 

Designed and manufactured in Canada, Brentwood’s award-winning sofas will provide you with comfort, style, and eco-friendly seating — and their luxurious beds won’t disappoint.

 

Kingsdown

For over 100 years, Kingsdown has been handcrafting mattresses using only the finest materials. Their old world traditions are complemented with new technological and sleep science advancements, ensuring the best night’s sleep possible.

 

Building products that last, Kingsdown mattresses don’t waste any material in their production process and most of their fabrics are recycled into other industries.

 

Future Fine Furniture

A family-run company that focuses on customer service, with over 130 years of combined experience in bench-made craftsmanship. Future Fine Furniture will customize their products to meet your needs and ensure that you are satisfied with the quality, style, and price.

 

Part of Future Fine Furniture’s mission is to reduce the environmental impact of the industry by employing eco-friendly materials, including organic cotton fabrics and sustainable wood products. From sofas and sectionals to benches and chairs, their furniture is solidly built to your specifications.

 

Amisco

A Quebec-based Canadian company, Amisco takes great pride in designing and producing residential furniture that satisfies the tastes and needs of all ages. Their top-quality furniture reflects the latest North American design trends, and every item they make is exceptionally comfortable, superbly finished, and durable.  

 

Amisco designs a wide range of stools, chairs, tables, dinette sets, and one-of-a-kind furniture that you can personalize to suit your lifestyle, whether you are furnishing an apartment, condo, home, or cottage.

 

Hooker Furniture

Since 1925, Hooker Furniture has been making stylish, beautiful, high-quality furniture. Now a third-generation company, Hooker is focused on crafting the same exceptional and inspired furniture that meets the needs of today’s homeowners.

 

Hooker Furniture designs gorgeous furniture pieces in a variety of collections that will stand the test of time. From bedroom sets, to sofas, to entertainment units, and more.

 

Decor-Rest

Decor-Rest, a leading Canadian manufacturer of fine upholstered furniture, and has been building quality furniture since 1972. They are proud to have received more of the home furnishing industry's coveted national Trillium awards than any other upholstery company and are committed to designing furniture with the latest technologies and methods.


Decor-Rest only sources the finest tested materials from around the world including select, air-dried Canadian maple or birch for its custom frames.

 

Come and visit Smitty’s to take a look at these top 10 brands in person!

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(Magnussen Tinley Park bedroom set)

 

At the start of every year, we get excited about changes in interior decorating and we’ll look online to learn about trends, colours, and styles. 

 

We know you’re curious about what’s happening (or predicted to happen) this year, so the team at Smitty’s has put together a blog outlining the key interior decorating trends for 2020. 

 

It’s a new year and a new decade! What does that mean? It’s time for a new look! 

 

Make Your Home Welcoming with a Fireplace

 

 

Your home should be a place where you, your family, and your friends feel welcome. Doesn’t this room look welcoming?! It looks like the perfect place to relax, read a book, or entertain guests. Aside from the comfortable sofas and chairs, the main reason why this room looks like a place you’d want to spend time is the fireplace. 

 

Adding a fireplace to your living room doesn’t just make the room feel cozy, it makes the room more welcoming.

 

A fireplace is the perfect way to create a focal point, and you don’t need a hearth to do it. You can install an electric fireplace with or without a mantel, on a wall, or even include it as part of a media console!

 

Dimplex electric fireplaces are the perfect way to instantly make your room more welcoming. Available in a wide range of styles and options, you can transform the feeling of your room without worrying about a large renovation, like installing a wood or gas fireplace with a chimney stack and mantle.

 

Add Wood & Natural Elements

 

(Hooker Furniture Skinny Console Table)

 

Adding wood and natural elements into your decor is a trend that continues in 2020. Let’s face it — quality wood furniture never goes out of style. Wood looks beautiful as it ages. Every scratch or mark adds character and tells a story — and if you want to change its look, you can refinish it with paint or stain.

 

Hooker Furniture’s Skinny Console Table is gorgeous and functional, and definitely fulfills the trend of adding wood into your interior decor. You can place it in your living room behind your sofa, along a wall in your dining room or office, or add it to your front entryway.

 

(Kalora area rug)

 

If you’re looking for a natural element other than furniture, consider adding a jute carpet. Jute is a vegetable fibre that is spun into threads that are very strong, resulting in a coarse weave that has a natural look and a warm appeal. Kalora offers a range of jute area rugs in various sizes to suit any space. 

 

"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful,
or believe to be beautiful". 

— Sarah Richardson, Designer


(Magnussen Tinley Park Door Chest)

 

If you’re looking for usefulness and beauty, and you want to refresh your interior bedroom decor, then have a look at Magnussen’s Tinley Park bedroom set

 

Select one piece or purchase the entire set. This gorgeous, DoveTail Grey coloured series is sure to create a welcoming, relaxing, and inviting bedroom. 

 

Blue Is Back

 

(Decor-Rest sofa style 3179)

 

2020 marks the triumphant return of deeper blue colours! No more pastels or wishy washy tones — dark blue is where it’s at. In fact, Pantone’s colour of the year is Classic Blue.

 

“Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.” — Pantone

 

If you’re looking for an elegant way to update your interior decor, consider adding deep blue. Decor-Rest makes a beautiful sofa, available in deep blue, that is flexible enough to accommodate virtually any space or need.

 

This 3179 style sofa comes in condo size, full size sofa, queen bed pull-out, or even as a chair or loveseat. Customizable, you can select from a wide range of fabrics, leathers, and finishes to get the perfect look for your home.

 

The team at Smitty’s is looking forward to 2020 and to helping you with your interior decorating questions. Visit us in-store and meet with one of our certified interior decorators — they’ll help you find the perfect updates for your home.

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