Carpets and Coffee: A New Luxury Design Store Comes to Summerhill
As a design enthusiast, I’m always excited to see a new design store and thrilled to see a new carpet store come to Toronto to provide a new option for consumers. Thirty Six Knots opened their doors last week with a focus on unique, handmade area carpets. They took over the space of Decorum, a design store in the Yonge-Summerhill area that shut it doors over a year ago. Fun fact: the store’s name is derived from the oldest rug in the world, Pazyryk, discovered in a remote area of Siberia and created with 36 symmetrical knots per square centimetre. Thirty Six Knots respects ancient rug traditions but also pushes boundaries and works with a series of designers to create unique luxurious rugs. They also sell an array of home decor and accessories. Helpful and attentive staff assist clients in choosing the perfect rug or item for their luxury home.
Within Thirty Six Knots there is also an equally discerning coffee shop that serves great cappuccinos brewed with a choice of two quality blends of coffee beans. They also have a selection of healthy food options, squares and muffins. The store opens at 7am to cater to those who want to grab a coffee before heading to the subway or office and I suppose also for early-bird carpet browsing. What a smart strategy to create a cafe to enhance income and provide traffic into the store plus add another early morning option besides Starbucks in the area! There can never be too many coffee choices in the Yonge-Summerhill area, especially for early-risers!