Welcome to CHARTER HOUSE INTERIORS, 331 1st Avenue North in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This has been a family owned and operated business for over thirty years. There is 11,000 square feet of retail space on two floors, with plans to open a year around outdoor patio furniture area.
Charter House Interiors has evolved from baskets and wicker/rattan furniture to a full line of leather and upholstered furniture. Rattan furniture continues to be a strong item for sunrooms. Sales of outdoor resin furniture has been phenominal; with most of our referrals coming from neighbors asking other neighbors where they bought their patio sets. We also carry Canadian made bedroom sets, and dining sets of wood, metal and glass.
Home decor items include lighting, statues, curtain panels, candles/candle holders, area rugs, coffee/end tables and artwork. The artwork was introduced in January of 2005 and has grown from one supplier to five. Some home decor items we carry are different and quirky, some are mainstream, but all are worth the trip downtown. The good selection of quality silk trees and plants has been a destination shopping item for as long as Charter House has been in business.
The amount of Christmas decorations and home decor items have been growing steadily over the past several years. Our Christmas open house (held either the second or third Saturday in November each year) is a “must attend” event. Much thanks to Garth at Van Houtte Coffee for donating coffee every year for this event. Our in-store 6′ Nutcracker statue which was aquired from Garth, inherited his name. He is dressed up for every holiday & special occasion and there are plans to make a catalogue featuring him.
Customers are fascinated by the construction of the building, the old time safe on the first and second floors, the general history of the building and surrounding areas.
Mastercard, Visa and Debit cash and cheques accepted.
The basement and first three floors of the Tees and Persse Building was constructed in Saskatoon in 1911 with the second three floors going up in 1913. Over the years the building has been used as a warehouse, storage and various retail outlets. In the 1990′s there were twelve small stores operating as Charter House Village Mall. The mall idea worked well for many years but as the store owners retired or moved, Don and Norma Carmichael started up N.J.’s Wicker Warehouse with a 12′x24′ store and $3,000.00 in inventory consisting of baskets and wicker/rattan furniture. The store grew to 11,000 square feet, the inventory grew and the name was changed to Charter House Interiors in 2003 to better reflect the expanding lines of product.
The owners have maintained the heritage look of the building from the exposed wood beams to the original safes and windows. Unfortunately the original boiler became inefficient so steam heat was replaced by forced air furnaces in 2005. There are two floors of retail space and the other four floors have storage and artist spaces. Charter House Interiors is a relaxed shopping experience. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a homemade meal in one of the few remaining heritage buildings in Saskatoon which is open to the public.
Coffee with a Twist
Visit Coffee with a Twist, our in-store cafe on the second floor.
Have a steaming hot bowl of home made soup or chili. As winter has settled in, there are a couple of pumpkin soups on the menu as well as curried carrot soup.
Dale got a new soup cookbook and will be serving up some new soups in 2013 as well as the tried and true.
- Lemon Chicken Rice
- Vegetable Beef
- Julia Child’s French Onion
- Creamy Dill
- Pumpkin Blue Cheese
- Creamy Cheesy Pepperpot
- Summa Borsht
- Hamburger Soup
- Corn or Clam Chowder
…and on and on.