Paul and Joanne Stewart started their careers in retail at the young age of 30 when they bought a paint and wallpaper store and moved from Toronto to North Bay. They had never been North of Barrie before and when Paul asked Joanne if she wanted to go to North Bay she responded with “for the weekend?”. Alas it was for more than the weekend.... One store turned into two and the couple began selling blinds out of their home as well as selling paint and wallpaper. In fact, Paul and Joanne were the first people to sell blinds in North Bay when vertical and horizontal blinds were introduced in the 1980’s.
In the late 1980’s Paul and Joanne launched out and began selling fine furniture and custom drapery out of their new Main Street location. Stewart’s Decorating was born. Trout Lake Paint was acquired soon after and the couple picked up the Benjamin Moore paint line which proved to be a winning choice. Paul and Joanne’s daughter Alexandra began working in the store when she was a teenager and although she left for several years to pursue a teaching career she is now back in the store full-time. Paul, Joanne and Alexandra are proud of their store and their staff and believe they have created a business selling quality products where customers receive exemplary service.
Our talented design team believes in making your decorating dreams come true. Creating a fabulous space depends on client input, and our designers realize that client satisfaction rests on creating a room that incorporates their design knowledge along with the client’s personal tastes. Customer satisfaction comes first and our attention to detail will produce the results you desire.
Only the best materials and workmanship are used on all projects, large or small, and we endeavour to make the selection process as enjoyable as possible. As taking on any renovation or project can seem overwhelming, our staff at Stewart’s Decorating Centre have the experience to guide you through these difficult decisions. We are always sourcing the latest fabrics, wall coverings and floor finishes to ensure the best results. Our decorating staff work as a team, and we often share projects and lend expertise when needed. We invite you to discover the world of colour and design at Stewart’s. Let us create a room that you will admire for many years to come.