While we love a good deal (we are Winnipeggers after all), when it comes to furnishing your condo, we believe in the save/splurge mentality. With access to so many great discount and second-hand retailers, buying furniture and decor has never been more accessible or affordable (see a round up for our top places for inexpensive furniture here).
That said, there are certain items that are worth investing in once, instead of buying inexpensively many times over – whether you have a very classic design aesthetic that isn't likely to change over the years, or need a workhorse piece that is going to get a lot of use. There's also something to be said about having at least one really great piece that you can hold onto, something that tells a story about who you are.
So, be it a dining room table, chest of drawers, desk, or other statement piece, here are some places in WInnipeg worth looking for your "splurge" piece(s). Bonus: at most higher-end furniture stores they include in-house design consultations to help pull your ideas together so you're getting much more than just a new sofa!
This local success story has stores all over North America (and even as far as Aruba!). You can custom design your pieces and they are manufactured in Manitoba, letting you truly "shop local."
Kesay is popular among both consumers and design professionals for its wide variety of product options showcased in a "design trade show" atmosphere.
41 years and still going strong, Design Manitoba offers complimentary in-home design services and professional delivery along with its robust selection of contemporary furniture.
Family owned and based in the heart of the Exchange District, Interior Illusions is a design based retail store with a wide range of unique furniture from Canada, the U.S. and Europe.
If you're looking for unique and vintage pieces (or unique and new pieces with a vintage flair), look no further! Hoopers in the Exchange District boasts some incredible Mid Century Modern design.
Blue Moon Furniture
A favourite stop of ours in the Exchange (close to District Condos), Blue Moon is worth a visit just to take in all the handcrafted delights. From live edge tables to petrified wood stools, we dare you not to find something you love.
Hut K’s 3000 square foot showroom represents the largest exclusive consolidation of Canadian and international design brands in Winnipeg.
Find one of a kind vintage pieces and unique items while keeping on eye on this Instagram page!