THE PLACE: Veranda in downtown Bracebridge links a pleasing collection of furniture and furnishings in four showrooms: Home, Lodge, Cottage and Retreat.
THE STYLE: Owned by Elise Boyer, the shop offers an inviting Muskoka blend of heritage and contemporary – from pressedtin ceilings and hand-carved beams to clean, bright comfort. Veranda uniquely combines affordable, high-quality furnishings with the advantage of shopping locally.
THE PRODUCTS: Veranda’s Muskoka Books bookstore features titles about this renowned region. Muskoka Photo-Art offers heritage photographs printed on canvas and framed. The rug gallery has extensive in-store stock, plus samples from which to order. A gourmet food emporium features dips, oils, sauces and wine and cheese accessories. The vast selection continues with tablecloths, placemats and bedding. Shoppers will find tableware, candles, fine soap products, Sid Dickens collectable “memory blocks,” and Hudson’s Bay hallmark products. Accessories such as lamps, clocks, and artwork are featured throughout all four galleries amidst sofas, chairs, bedroom and dining suites.
THE SERVICES: “Known for integrity of service and respect for customers, Veranda’s well-trained staff will find whatever you’re looking for, either in-store or ordered from our large retinue of suppliers,” says Elise, the principal decorator. “Our full-time employees take time to answer all inquiries, whether your project is a complete makeover, refreshing one room, or choosing new bedding. We have gift baskets, gift wrapping, gift certificates and a wedding registry.”
FAVOURITES: In high summer the Summerhill collection of white furniture is very popular. Its crisp white, slightly distressed finish with clean lines comes in entertainment units, coffee tables and panel beds. Nautical artworks featuring sailboats, canoes, compasses and paddles remain bestsellers. In navy blue, grey, red and white, candleholders, pillows, silver flip-flop metal sandals, Hudson’s Bay bags and towels are all special favourites.
GET THERE: 22-24 Manitoba St., Bracebridge 705.645.6451 | verandacollection.ca OH
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