"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 true...you 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!