While Luxe Home Interiors has always carried decor, their new Yates Street location has upped the selection.
“Now with being downtown, we’re trying to have more of a focus on some of the smaller items,” says co-owner Scott Elias. “We’re carrying more work from local artisans from Vancouver Island.”
From prints by Kwakwaka’wakw multimedia artist Rande Cook and metal work from Nanaimo-based Anvil Island Design to live-edge charcuterie boards from Modern Bodger, the lifestyle items bring new offerings to customers.
‘People are really drawn to these things, and it’s been really positive for us,” Elias says. “For the first time, people are coming to us looking for gifts for holidays, and that’s great.”
The location at 564 Yates Street, with its easy access to the Yates Street parkade, is in an area with a vibrant sense of history. The building is believed to have started as Nathaniel Moore’s Dry Goods store in 1860, then became the Majestic Theatre after a radical renovation.
“The interior exposed brick wall is pretty amazing and looks spectacular, and we have skylights, so it’s bright and inviting,” Elias says. “And to have the energy of downtown has just been really exciting.”