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SPOTLIGHT // Apsley // Shoreline Furniture Co.

September 24, 2018 | PHOTOGRAPHY BY WALTER FRANCZYK

Shoreline Furniture Co. is a styling oasis in the heart of Kawartha.

Our Homes Peterborough Mid-Summer 2018A version of this article originally appeared in the Mid-Summer 2018 issue of   OUR HOMES Peterborough Kawartha Lakes Cobourg Durham Region Port Hope, p.32. Find Find local businesses in our Peterborough directory.

Jessica Tucker
THE PLACE: Midway between Lakefield and Bancroft, a former gas station, cafe and garden shop has been transformed into the charming home of Shoreline Furniture Co. Opened three years ago, Shoreline offers various styles of furniture, accessories and décor, from lake house, cottage and rustic to contemporary. “We try to have a little bit for everyone,” says owner Jessica Tucker. She studied visual merchandising at Sheridan College and worked for a Peterborough furniture store for 10 years before opening her own shop. “The reason I opened this store close to home is we had a daughter three years ago. When I went back to work in Peterborough, I was spending more time on the road than I was seeing her. I thought something closer to home would be ideal.”
THE PRODUCTS: Canadian-made furniture and accessories for the living room, kitchen and bedroom. “I also try to sell local artists’ work – paintings, metal work, jewelry and lots of home décor from various companies out of Toronto and out west,” Jessica says. “In the summer time, I carry a lot of outdoor furniture.” Quilts and Emile Henry ceramic cookware are also available.
THE STYLE: “It’s cottage country, so I try to keep it lake house, rustic cottage, but still have the ability to bring in contemporary furniture, if somebody wants it,” says Jessica.
WHAT’S HOT: Outdoor entertaining. Melamine dishes, bamboo dishes, acrylic glasses and stainless-steel glasses. Accent pillows, blankets, throws and hostess gifts like beer caddies and serving boards with spreaders are quite popular.
FAVOURITES: “Emile Henry is my favourite,” says Jessica. “That’s why I brought it in. I love cooking with it, baking with it. I also have an addiction to accent pillows. They sell like crazy.”
 
GET THERE:
9988 Hwy. 28, Apsley 
705.656.3600 | shorelinefurnitureco.ca 

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