Photography by Janice Nicolay
While driving through Langley BC, you need to check out McBurney Junction. I’m intrigued with what they have to offer. Back in 2000, only one month after she began working there, Karla Barton followed her passion and, together with her husband Reid and best friend Nikki, became the proud owner of McBurney Junction. A lot has changed since then. What used to be a quaint little country store that focused on custom made iron furniture by local artisans and some fun gift ideas, has become a 2-storey lifestyle store with an upstairs furniture gallery and so much more.
An obviously big feature is their Custom Cabinetry, Kitchen and Bath department. The luxury kitchen display highlights their own hand-made English style Face Frame Cabinetry – one of their all-time specialties. This of course is built with quality and care right in BC. They also offer full project management services with the product, from design and layout to construction and installation. Cabinetry is always 100% custom made. It contains no particle board and the genuine wood comes, at least 85% of the time, from their own local area sources.
Take a stroll to their Interior Decorating Service desk. McBurney Junction makes decorating seem easy, whether you’re simply looking for new paint colours to freshen up your home or need to completely redo a room or two.
The adage “A Little Store with a Big Heart” describes them well. Shopping all over the world to bring in unique items to furnish your home or give as gifts, they offer a variety of tableware, bath and body care and home accents. Their unique shop-in-shop boutiques – like the ones housing the jewellery are among the largest in BC, and possibly the rarest too. Where else – in what furniture or home décor shop, can you find this combination of products and services?
Karla notes “there is magic in the mix,” referring to products ranging from hot jewellery brands like Thomas Sabo and Pandora to chic must-haves like Nespresso machines and Sid Dickens Memory Block Tiles. And the girls are regularly inspired to switch up the second floor furniture gallery, re-decorating different vignettes and providing visitors new inspiration. Another thing that keeps customers coming back, she says, is her friendly welcoming staff. Regulars are often known by name. And if you’ve ever special ordered anything from the store, Nikki will probably remember your name, even if it’s been a while.
Over the years, with the new direction and evolution that has taken place at McBurney Junction, “my passion is still the same,” says Karla. “It has been and always will be – our customers. Some of the favourite people in my life are the ones I have met in the store. I really believe our customers are the best and I am thankful for them. I look forward to my mornings in the store and I can’t wait to see who will come in that day.” – Text by Betty Barkman
Glass Candle Holders
Side Table Glass Lamp
Red And Grey Toss Cushions
Home Delight Furnishings
Rose Shaped Toss Cushions
Candles And Candle Holders
Home Delight Furnishings
Dining Table & Chairs
Custom built-in Library Shelves
Tea set and tray
Steer hide rug
Custom built-in Cabinets
Busts on Shelves