Where to shop
Patina Home Interiors Make yourself at home in Patina’s spacious yet cozy showroom. It’s sectioned off into rooms, each one a well-edited vignette of inspiring ideas from decorator (and store owner) Maureen Schomaker and her team, featuring eclectic furnishings and colourful accessories. 1072 Millar Creek Rd., patinahomeinteriors.com.
Art junction gallery and frame studio
Owner Harvey Lim takes advantage of every displayable space in his lofty gallery to showcase the work of more than 30 B.C. artists. Wary of checking your new artwork with your luggage? Lim will happily ship it home for you. 1068 Millar Creek Rd., artjunction.ca.
Owners Jan and Monique Van Lindert teamed up with Netherlands-based floral and product designer Han Fokkink to create a retail treasure trove of unique pots and imported gifts and housewares, including handfashioned driftwood benches and frames. 2-1030 Millar Creek Rd., rembrandtdesigns.com.