This month’s spotlight belongs to our go-to supplier for gorgeous furnishings: Once a Tree Furniture. Family owned and operated since 1981, they are steeped in history but modern in their approach, with knowledgeable staff and excellent customer service.
One of the unique things about this company is that owner Daphne Neilsen, daughter of the original founders, offers custom made furniture in addition to the dozens of mid- to high-end lines they represent. Which means that if they don’t already sell it, they can make just about anything your heart desires.
Best of all, Daphne employs one of our favourite people to work with in this industry, sales manager Les Nelmes. Les is not only incredibly fun to work with, he is also deeply knowledgeable about the furniture lines and experienced at designing custom pieces.
Needless to say, whenever I start a new decorating project, Les is my first call. If you are considering purchasing furniture without us (which we don’t recommend), your next best option is an appointment with him!