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Our Company

"It still happens about once a week. Someone walks into Jennings Furniture & Design in Downtown St. Thomas expecting to see the conventional showroom that was there for decades. Instead, she sees a modern store full of designs homeowners might otherwise go to Toronto to view." -- Christopher Clark, Lifestyle January/February 2011.

Jennings long history in St. Thomas began in 1885, owned and operated by the Jennings family for four generations. In 2009, Jennings Furniture was purchased by Renée Carpenter, a former Jennings in-store designer of three years. Renée and Martin, her husband, have resided in St. Thomas since 2004.

As the new owner of Jennings Furniture & Design, Renée can attest to the fact that the store is not even remotely the same as before. All three floors have been renovated and transformed into the design showcase that it is. The 1885 building, comprising of over 24,000 square feet, continues to support a full line of quality upholstery and leather, dining and bedroom furniture, including juvenile, and now kitchen cabinetry.

But, Jennings is much more than just a furniture store. As a full-service design house, a diverse array of bed linens, mattresses, drapery, large art, area rugs, lighting and accessories can be found on all levels. Visual room inspirations abound throughout the showroom, providing current design ideas for the home. A growing segment of Jennings business is custom, designed to meet their customer's discretionary taste. The large Design Resource area sits within the centre of the main floor, providing thousands of fabric and leather swatches, wood and carpet samples, along with other options for both homeowners and interior designers. Adding their own in-house designers and decorators to the mix, this area is kept busy.

It is no longer have to go to Toronto. If Jennings Furniture & Design doesn't have it, they will try to find it. Delivery is available to almost anywhere in Southwestern Ontario, continuing the superior customer service they have been known for since 1885. Chosen for London's 2012 Consumer Choice Award, its easy to see why when comparing furniture quality, choice and customer service. If not Jennings, where else?!

It's time to LOVE where you live!

Our Team

renee carpenter


Renée's design and construction background began at an early age in her family's southern contracting and decorating business. Her hands-on experience and training involved spatial planning, use of lighting and color, and furniture layout and interior design for both custom and model homes. She later built and designed several spec homes of her own while also pursuing her 20+ years in the print media sales and marketing industry.

In 2009, Renée purchased Jennings Furniture, the 1885 historic retail landmark in downtown St. Thomas. She continues to do some design work, both locally and internationally, while mainly focusing on operating the 25,000 square foot furniture store. Her travels to various tradeshows around the world bring an array of inspiration and style to her customers and the newly renovated three floors of Jennings Furniture and Design.

Renée is involved in the surrounding communities, serving on various boards and a member of numerous local and international organizations. She, her husband and son proudly reside in historic St. Thomas.



Design Consultant

Jason’s passion for design began with his childhood love of all things artistic. His creative eye involved sketching, painting and even creating wood projects in his home wood shop. For the past 10 years, he has also spent time creating intricate wedding and event cakes that have wowed his clients. Jason brings more than twenty years of retail and customer service experience to the Jennings Team, with the last few years focused in the furniture and design industry.

Jason’s love for coordinating colour and texture, combined with his exceptional customer focus, leaves each client a space they will love to come home to for years to come. His love for a decorating challenge keeps him continually motivated as he researches individual design inspiration for every project, whether it be for a single item, room or entire home. You can depend on Jason to get the job done with precision and in a timely manner.


Chrissy Pike

Interior Sales Consultant

Chrissy’s grandma taught her how to knit when she was 8. Thus began a life-long love for snuggly blankets! But her love for soft, pretty things didn’t stop there.

Chrissy later worked in fashion, providing an exceptional customer service experience for her clients. In later years she became a visual merchandiser, utilizing her creative talent with colour, shape, and spatial placement to bring beauty and balance to her projects. Her organizational skills are top-notch. In her spare time, she is surfing Pinterest and researching paint colours, planning her next painting project!

Chrissy’s love in helping clients find the right products and solutions for their needs is evident to all who have the opportunity to work with her. She specializes in making every customer a priority within our Linens Boutique with their household linen needs, whether it be in custom designing a bedding set, selecting the perfect dining table linens, replacing or updating bath linens, helping orchestrate a gift registry, or choosing designer fabrics for custom drapery or other household projects.



Finance Administrator


Our Delivery Team

Receiving, Shipping & Delivery

The Jennings Delivery Team combines years of furniture moving experience, attention to detail, and sheer muscle power to provide the best delivery experience in Southwestern Ontario, excelling in maneuvering furniture into spaces that can sometimes seem impossible.

It all begins with a friendly call to our client once the merchandise has arrived to arrange a delivery time. When our team arrives at a client's home they roll out the ‘Red Carpet' to introduce the new item that will grace your home.

The best part about this complimentary Delivery Team service is that it is provided with honesty and dependability that our customers can rely on...the Jennings way!

Join Our Team!