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May 02, 2019 | PHOTOGRAPHY BY NESO BASARA

Spring 2019 // Refresh your space with expert guidance from local professionals.

OUR HOMES Region of Waterloo Spring 2019A version of this article originally appeared in the Spring 2019 issue of  OUR HOMES Region of Waterloo p.26. Find local businesses in our Waterloo directory.
Turn to these local experts for your decorating, renovating and home-buying needs.
CAMERON JAMIESON
 
Jamiesons has been providing families and businesses with billiard, ping pong, darts and other unique products since 1929. Create your ultimate games room with Canadian-made billiard tables and other gaming products by popular manufacturers. Years of reliable service and problem-free installation make Jamiesons your best choice for indoor games in Waterloo Region.
 
AT WORK
Company Motto: A Kitchener family tradition since 1929. Favourite Product: A fast pool table. What’s New: Dynamic new table designs. Special Services: Installing your pool table in your new house. Best Part of the Job: Having fun away from video games.
 
AT HOME
Neighbourhood: North Waterloo. Favourite Room: A quiet rec room with a dart board. Gaming at Home: Ping pong and foosball for the kids.
 
 

 
LAURA MCKENNA, JOANNE MALONE & PAMELA MANGOS
 
Welcome to your happy place. In our seventh year, we’ve expanded to a 3,500 sq. ft. shop at 11 Ainslie St. S., just around the corner from our original location. From home décor to clothing to baby, The Art of Home is a destination.
 
PAMELA AT WORK
New Product: Dash & Albert rugs. Favourite Trend: Natural materials. Coming Soon: Online shopping! Exciting News: #biggerbetterartofhome. Customer Favourite: Lampe Berger.
 
LAURA AT HOME
Inspiration: Mid-century boho. New Addition: More indoor plants. Signs of Spring: My magnolia tree in bloom in my front yard. Favourite Room: My living room – it’s where we hang out. Colour Scheme: Black and white with punches of strong colour.
 
JOANNE AT HOME
Inspiration: Blue and white china. New Addition: Oversize painting of clouds in my guest room. Signs of Spring: Fresh, lightweight bedding. Favourite Room: My master bedroom, it’s so calming. Colour Scheme: Classic heritage colours.

 
LINDSAY SAVORY, DEBBIE BOONE & LORRAINE PRINCIPI
 
Our philosophy at Blinds Are Us is to add value to our customers’ lives through our commitment to quality in both products and service. Visit our showroom for a wide selection of window coverings, home décor and advice from our qualified designers.
 
DEBBIE AT WORK
New for 2019: We are excited to offer motorized shutters, available for viewing in our showroom in the near future.
Something Unique: Our full range of services includes in-home consultation, measurement checks, installation, repair and cleaning.
 
LORRAINE AT WORK
Popular Product: Hunter Douglas Pirouette. Most Exciting Trend: Motorization and whole-home integration are giving clients personal control of their shades. Current Project: Working with designers for model homes. Drapery selections are inspiring with trendy new fabrics and colours.
 
LINDSAY AT HOME
Neighbourhood: The little village of St. George. Favourite Room: My formal living room. Shutters and dramatic wall colour make it inviting. Style: Traditional with a twist! I love classic profiles and patterns added to fun colours. Ready for Spring: I change out throw pillows and table linens to lighter, brighter fabrics. Forced bulb planters are fun too!

 
LOUISE WEISS, LAURA HILL & JESSICA MOYER
 
Serving Waterloo Region since 1975, Schweitzer’s is synonymous with quality. We have been supplying and installing bath and kitchen products since we opened our St. Agatha showroom in 1986. From design services to professional installation, we handle the entire project to completion.
 
THE DESIGN TEAM AT WORK
Company Philosophy: Timeless, functional design with a focus on lasting quality. New Product: Q3 lighted hinge seats integrate an innovative night light into the toilet’s features. Trending for 2019: Black is back! Matte black is hot for faucets and shower finishes; matching accessories complete the look. Make sure the products have a PVD finish. Customer Favourite: Sill-less showers with stainless steel custom liner drains. Design Tip: Less is more so don’t put too much into one space.
 
 

 
TRACY BENNETT
 
For 30 years, Mortgage Architects Bennett Capital Group has been providing Kitchener-Waterloo residents with mortgage financing. With access to many lenders, we can offer solutions to help you navigate all the mortgage rules. Call us for a free review of your current requirements.
 
AT WORK
Tip for Homebuyers: Get a pre-approval before shopping to avoid disappointment and have leverage in a potential bidding war. Future Forecast: Possible stress test adjustments. Call us for solutions to qualify outside of the stress test when required. Special Products: Products for self-employed borrowers with more buying power than banks. Signs of Spring: Completing the office landscaping and a new sign! Also, special spring rate discounts.
 
AT HOME
Favourite Colour: Red. Best Way to Relax: Walk in the woods.

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