In a sea of many wedding dress shops and prom stores New Westminster also boast plenty of small interior designs stores. As someone who lives far from Downtown Vancouver you start to learn about the great design services offered around your area.
Supporting local business are not only good for the economy but help to foster a strong sense of community. The most essential aspect of small unique shops is that New Westminster was built on the direct contact of craftsmen and their customers.
Here are some great interior design shops that can be located in New Westminster:
- While only around for 3 years, Banana Lab offers primarily re-furbished mid-century modern furniture. The store is owned by Jin Kim and her husband Wonduk Yoo. To help support other local artist, they partner with other artist allowing them to use their space as an opportunity to also express their creative freedom.See the list of many other artist they collaborate and support.
457A East Columbia St, New Westminster, BC
Champagne Taste Home Decor
2. Champagne Taste Consignment Store truly illustrates New Westminster’s unique tradition of connecting with community members. The goal of the consignment store is to have a more unique experience unlike the big box stores we are all used to. The high end consignment store sells new and used furniture all with the same spirit – finding the perfect home.
1101 Royal Ave, New Westminster
604 524 6068
Hours: Mon-sat 10-5:30 Sun 12-5
3. As I was bridesmaid shopping with a friend along Columbia Street we stumbled upon Lofty Living. From the outside the interior of the shop looked so cute and different we just had to check it out. They are more than just a decor shop, they also sell cards clothing and beauty products. Definitely a nice break in the plethora of dress shops in the area!
Check out their Instagram account here.
616 Columbia St. New Westminster, BC
Sunday – Wednesday 11:00 – 5:00
Thursday – Saturday 11:00 – 6:00
Brick & Mortar
4. Brick & Mortar is another unique shop in the historic downtown area since 2012. They sell local designs, gifts and furniture pieces. Besides from offering design pieces they also have a flower shop in store. It’s a place I have drove by many times and the window displays are always very pleasing to look at.
See the rest of Brick & Mortar’s work on their website.
40 & 42 Sixth Street in New Westminster
Wednesday – Sunday: 11am – 6 pm
I hope that in your pursuit to check out these stores you also stumble upon a hidden gem the city has to offer.