It all started...
in a garage in Winnipeg, Manitoba way back in 1979. The heartbeat of the company has always been reupholstery but had expanded it's services quickly to custom building, window coverings and home furnishing retail. The company moved from the city to Kenora in the eighties and we have called it home ever since.
I have had the pleasure of working with the company since 1998 and have worked in sales, design, administration, upholstery, fabrication & the occasional oil changes on the truck.
In 2007 my husband Rod and I bought the company and have a wild adventure ever since.
Our team is built with Carol, Marilyn and Cheryl as the talent and expertise in the showroom. In the workroom among the sawdust we have Rod, Alex, Eric and myself.
about the company
Located in our new (& permanent) home in the old Lindstrom & Nilson building on Railway Street.
Image One Designs is made up of two parts, the Showroom and the Workroom which together, make us a pretty unusual furniture store.
The showroom houses an impressive selection of home furnishings that reflect our relaxed lifestyle of the lakes we live on. Canadian and North American made furniture is found across the floor with the gaps filled with lighting, rugs & accessories. If you look at our walls, we are the exclusive gallery in N.W.Ontario for Melissa Jean Art.
The design center in the middle of the showroom has window covering displays, sample books and experts that can assist you to transform your windows. You will also see fabric sample books that ring the design center for all your upholstery options.
The workroom is just through the double doors at the end of the showroom. There you will hear the staccato sounds of our staplers and the ringing of power tools. Reupholstery is still the soul of Image One Designs and we always have something up on our work tables. Since we are on Lake of the Woods and we have sewing machines, we also fabricate boat tops and covers using Sunbrella fabrics.
Stop by the next time you are in the neighbourhood, we'd love to see you & show you around.