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PEOPLE // Waterloo // Personal Touches

October 22, 2018 | PHOTOGRAPHY BY JASON HARTOG

Fall 2018 // These experts know how to help you add personal to your home.

OUR HOMES Region of Waterloo Fall 2018A version of this article originally appeared in the Fall 2018 issue of  OUR HOMES Region of Waterloo p.62. Find local businesses in our Waterloo directory.
From the flooring underfoot to the art you choose for your walls, it’s the details that make your house a home. Reach out to these experts in Waterloo Region to help add a personal touch to your space.  

Carey McClement of Lucy Pearlle Vintage Studio & Vintage MarketCAREY MCCLEMENT
 
What kinds of treasures can people find at Lucy Pearlle? Lucy Pearlle is a treasure hunt in every corner. You will find vintage and custom-built furniture, Bluestone House Chalky and Silky Patina Paints, vintage treasures, jewelry and just joining us, Grammy’s Gourmet Gift Baskets.
 
Tell us about your location: We are located in a century-old mill. This building has had many stories told in it. With over 6,000 square feet, it allows for us to have both a large retail establishment and will also be home to Lucy’s Creative Arts Centre opening September 2018.
 
What’s the story behind the name Lucy Pearlle? Lucy Pearlle is a name I made up and love. Simple as that! And yes, you can call me Lucy!
 

 
UpTown Gallery of WaterlooASSEM HAMDY, MICHAEL CHOW, JANE BAYNE, MARY GUILLAUME & MARY LOU HILLER
 
Tell us about your collaborative work space and gallery: UpTown Gallery is a collective of 25 local artists. Our space houses four galleries as well as a large teaching area that is opened twice a year to host special event shows. The work of artists is intermingled and there are six shows per year so there is always something new.
 
How do you help promote local artists? Our artists are promoted through our website, Facebook and Instagram. We encourage visiting artists to apply for membership in the gallery or to take classes with our qualified instructors. A bi-monthly newsletter is sent out to our interested patrons. Our members have displayed their work in the Centre for International Governance and Innovation for several years.
 
What’s one thing you wish more people knew about art in Waterloo Region? Many Artists in Waterloo Region are formally trained here and internationally. They have been published in books and magazines. Their work has been sold and recognized internationally.

 
JOHN COGHILL of CabneatoJOHN COGHILL
 
What products and services do you offer? We offer a wide range of options to use your existing cabinets to get the kitchen you’ve always wanted. From cabinet refacing, new stone countertops and tile backsplashes to pot drawers, soft-close hinges and even new cabinetry, we can be the only call you need to make.
 
About how much can homeowners save by transforming their existing cabinetry rather than replacing it? The cost of refacing is usually about one-third the cost of getting new cabinetry. You save money, time, and the mess of a major renovation and get a final product that will have your friends thinking you got a brand new custom kitchen.
 
What can people expect from a Cabneato consultation? When you call Cabneato for a design consultation, you can expect our showroom on wheels to come to your door with lots of samples and ideas to help you envision your new kitchen in your current space. I will walk you through the process so that you know what to expect and our clients often learn that they have even more options than they think. A few measurements later, and we’ll have enough information to get you an accurate quote.

 
MIKE LEACH of BreezeWood FloorsMIKE LEACH
 
What products and services do you offer? BreezeWood Floors is an innovative designer and manufacturer of quality Canadian solid and engineered hardwood flooring.
 
Tell us about your sustainable hardwood products: All BreezeWood hardwood floors are made using quality hardwoods sustainably sourced from woodlots within 100 kilometres of its Southwestern Ontario sawmill, resulting in an extremely low carbon footprint. Working with local farmers and tree lot owners, BreezeWood participates in sustainable forestry by strongly supporting local tree bylaws, educational programs and other initiatives, which are all part of a solution to maintain and enhance our natural environment and quality of life for us and future generations in Ontario.
 
What’s trending in flooring right now? Hardwood flooring is always a popular choice for its authenticity, warmth and value. Rustic looks are trending as well as wood flooring in mid-tone browns, grey-browns, naturals, and neutrals that pair nicely with greys. Our XL Rustic hardwood flooring line is very popular as a true rustic grade hardwood floor in wide lengths and long board lengths up to 12 feet long.

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