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Must-visit design shops

I’m on a mission to share with you all the design tips, tricks and love I can muster – and this week it’s all about loving on the local design market.

We live in such beautiful surroundings with diverse retail offerings. We may not be Vancouver, but there are lots of amazing shops and local design haunts just waiting to be discovered.

Get out and explore locally with several of our Kelowna design shop favourites…


A modern furniture and accessories store in the Lower Mission; you will find everything from chic home furnishings and accents to one-of-a-kind jewelry.

If I could just live in their store, I most certainly would. They feature some of the most contemporary and modern designs from lines like Martha Sturdy, Jonathan Adler, G. Romano, Kartell, and more. www.lexiandlake.com


Beautifully curated and masterfully styled, Alchemy is a lifestyle store featuring a curated mix of unique home decor, art, jewelry, scents, and even delicious gourmet chocolates and macarons.

They’re constantly changing up their looks, which means more eye candy and design inspiration for all us savvy design connoisseurs. www.alchemylivinginc.com


Family owned, and committed to the community, Marshall’s has over 22,000 square feet of continually updated showroom space. Boasting a fabulous variety of furnishings, accessories and area rugs, they take pride in providing top-notch product, perfect for our lake-life lifestyle. www.marshallshomeliving.com


Located right in the heart of downtown Kelowna, this dreamy boutique stocks their shelves with beautiful and useful goods conducive to keeping a peaceful, easy feeling home.

An effortlessly chill and inspiring spot, featuring European-milled, Canadian-made fine bedding, Canadian down duvets and pillows, furniture made by their resident woodworker — a man on an endless quest for perfection — and a rotating cast of scents, objects, and confections that brings beauty to life. www.oliveandelle.com


A Canadian company, founded on the idea of providing its customer with unique and sophisticated collection of eclectic furniture and home décor, Muse & Merchant focuses on design, quality, value, and customer service.

Offering a wide array of home furnishings sourced from around the world, they embrace the use of sustainable, reclaimed and recycled materials and feature the best in eco-chic furniture the industry has to offer. www.museandmerchant.com


Combine the images of home and cottage — the places where we live and play — and you'll arrive at Lakehouse.

A family owned and operated lifestyle store, they’ve sourced hundreds of suppliers and thousands of items from around the world in categories including gourmet kitchen, furniture, home décor, wine and bar, and giftware.

Located right off the sunny shores of downtown Kelowna, Lakehouse strives to excite and ignite design and food-minded visitors from all over the world. www.lakehousehomestore.com


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Crispin Butterfield is the creative force and mastermind behind Urban Theory; a graduate of Mount Royal University in Calgary, her engaging personality and design-commerce savvy make her a valued and well-respected professional and mentor within her field.

She’s able to uniquely see the parameters and vision of each project in ways her clients often cannot, and has honed the process and proficiency required to grow incredible long-standing client relationships. 

Crispin embraces a life full of ingenuity and imagination, fueled by raw ambition and a desire to leave her mark on the world. Her impeccable design style, expertise, and a rock-solid business acumen is the foundation which allows Urban Theory Interior Design to provide full scale services with authenticity, innovation, and ample amounts of personality.

Featured in Style At Home Magazine, Covet, Canadian Retailer, and The National Post – www.urbantheoryinteriordesign.com


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