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Samurai Carving Initiates Far Eastern Motif

June 20, 2018 | PHOTOGRAPHY BY SANDY MACKAY

A couple's journey to Japan stirs a lifelong inspiration displayed in their Huntsville townhome.

A version of this article originally appeared in the Early Summer 2018 issue of   OUR HOMES Parry Sound Muskoka Huntsville Haliburton, p.60. Find local businesses in our Muskoka directory

A Samurai swordsman guards the front entrance of Ted and Carol Purvis's Huntsville townhome. The couple often frequent Japan and other countries in eastern Asia and have carried home many inspirations that define the look of their surroundings. Delicate porcelain vases and plates, intricate wood carvings, screens, art prints and canvases all showcase the detailed lines of their collection. 
 
Before retiring, Ted had worked as a national sales trainer for the office products division of Canon and Panasonic, which took him to the Tokyo area. Carol describes the style of their home as casual, modern living. She honed a flair for interior design while running a showroom for Enesco Canada giftware in Mississauga for 25 years. Since moving to Huntsville, Carol has been employed at Veranda, a furniture and home décor store in Bracebridge where Carol found some perfect furnishings to complement the couple's design tastes.
 
Their one-level townhouse has sunset views on one of the highest hills in Huntsville, close to shopping, services and all the conveniences of town living. 

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