Updated: Nov 19, 2019
Get your home holiday-ready with Khaya Home Decor! Our wish-list includes snowman-shaped marshmallows, Brix wine chocolates, and artisan-made train sets, how about you?
It is a winter wonderland over at Khaya Home Decor! From tartan pillows to light-up crackle balls and Frasier Fir votive scented candles, downtown Duncan's own interior design must-shop is a sight to behold right now.
The windows are lit up with a tree, and best of all, the shop is brimming with a lovely array of gifts ready to be bought for loved ones, from Lampe Berger home fragrances to driftwood lamps and candle holders, island-made jewelry, and porcelain neckalces from France.
Under the stewardship of Heather Scrudder since 2006, Khaya Home Decor is a year-round destination for home furnishings and gifts. Christmas imbues the shop with a particular joy and sparkle, though.
As Heather says, "I like Christmas because everyone is out and in a happy mood. Light Up [also known as Christmas Kick Off] is a fun community time for kids and adults. My favourite part is that the children are getting in the holiday spirit with their parents. It's family time."
For Christmas Kick-Off, Heather makes sure to provide kids (and adults!) with an array of cookies before the fireworks begin. She also gets the shop in merry form weeks in advance of the big day. Heather and her staff decorate together, and Heather considers herself lucky to also have the input of her friend Patti Reid, who is a gifted decorator.
Merriness is a way of life for Heather and her staff, who make sure to always greet customers with a big smile and a hello. Heather especially takes pleasure in selling sparkly canes by Jacqueline Kent.
Although super functional, Heather thinks of the glittery canes as "an accessory not a cane." This mentality has many shoppers smiling right alongside her!
Be sure to visit the assorted goodies on display at Khaya Home Decor now!
You're sure to find some exciting gift inspiration, including silk scarves, vintage rugs, unique pieces from Istanbul, purses, Thymes bath products, and beautiful light displays like this one:
Take the opportunity to browse the other shops around Downtown Duncan, too. As Heather says, downtown Duncan is right between Victoria and Nanaimo, full of small businesses bursting with personal pride, and home to one of the island's best Farmer's Markets hosted every Saturday in the City Square. Be sure to make the most of every visit!