Calling all furnishing fans! Unconventional, authentic and never boring, the KARE team has arrived in the Downtown to provide inspirational products and services for your home and office spaces! Since 1981 the company has been surprising its fans worldwide with an incomparable and inexhaustible variety of new furniture, lighting and furnishing accessories, all expressing an intense passion for design. Offering unique items and a world full of imagination and creativity, visiting Downtown's newest design showroom, KARE, at 225 Lakeshore Road East is a must-do. Their amazing team is ready and excited to meet you!
KARE was founded in 1981 in Munich Germany and Toronto was the first North American franchise, now with stores in Vancouver, Los Angeles and Miami. We offer over 4,000 unique home furnishings products to allow people to express themselves within their homes or businesses. The tremendous selection of bold designs that the Canadian market has never seen before is what greatly appealed to franchising this business.
How and why did your decide to pursue your business?
Choosing KARE Toronto was one of the easiest decisions I have had to make. Having already started a Staging and Design business, when the opportunity arose to acquire the KARE Toronto franchise I knew this would allow me the opportunity to not only provide a service, but also provide the products. Overall, I knew these two businesses were complimentary of one another and would allow for a more seamless experience for my clients.
What are you most passionate about in your business?
We are most passionate about connecting with our clients and learning about their needs so we can translate and reflect their personalities, dreams, and visions into their spaces. We strive to deliver our signature one-on-one wow factor that is unique and design-focused and will allow our clients to feel more alive in the spaces we create.
What do you LOVE about Downtown Oakville?
Oakville provides a unique close-knit community that you can’t find anywhere else. With a hometown feel that is rich in culture and historical character, we couldn’t be more excited about joining this community full of passionate entrepreneurs where we can say we feel right at home!
Tell us something about yourself that might surprise others.
I have always had an itch for design and working in the creative world, but it wasn’t until 4 years ago that I decided to leave the corporate world behind to pursue my dreams. As a mom, I wanted to show my children that you can achieve anything you want in life with passion and hard work.
My business partner and I, as two female entrepreneurs, feel very proud to have built a strong team, who are there to support our clients every step of the way. From planning and delivering, to physical assembly, we remain hands-on throughout the entire process, and we are greatly rewarded by the joy and satisfaction we bring to our clients. But our biggest joy is to transform our clients' spaces into something extraordinary.