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metaphorhome’ is a lifestyle shop that aims to bring you the best for your home from sources near and far. We stock only things that we love and find useful, and hope you will love them as much as we do. ‘metaphorhome’ is never trendy but always ‘on trend’, offering fabulous furnishings and accessories for your home. We are all about classic style but it’s how we put it together with a clever sensibility that makes what we do look new and fresh. A beautiful store environment sets the backdrop to showcase timeless style. We try not to take it too seriously though. While we have a unique point of view and a discerning eye it is tempered by a sometimes brutal sense of humour. Owners Neil Graham {proprietor & creative director} and Wayne Sabados {proprietor & man of steel} together comprise an unbeatable team and offer a world class shopping experience with their latest endeavour, ‘metaphorhome’. Neil (in a former life) worked for Simpsons, as Visual Presentation Director for the Queen Street store in Toronto; Alfred Sung, as the Visual Creative Director for all fashion divisions and Club Monaco, as the Director of Visual Presentation and Visual Merchandising. Wayne’s diverse background in fashion and retail took a somewhat different course, and he now works in the financial services industry but still dedicates much time to the business. ‘metaphorhome’ is proud to be a part of the Trent Hills business community and is very active in the village of Warkworth, both in business and in community events. Neil has donated his design talents to such projects as the ‘Warkworth Main Street Revitalization’ where he contributed Landscape Design and Project Management skills. He was also a member of the group that conceived of and created the ‘Art in the Park’ event that runs annually in Warkworth. The metaphorhome team have also given their Interior Design expertise to ‘The Bridge Hospice’ in Warkworth during its conception and construction. They are also proud to support and be members of various groups including the Warkworth Business Association (where Neil served on the Executive for many years and is still an active member), the Trent Hills & District Chamber of Commerce (where Neil served on the Executive) and the Westben Arts Festival Theatre (where Neil is currently Chair of the board and Wayne has been Treasurer)  Their passion for the arts also extends to sponsoring the performance season at Westben Arts Festival Theatre and playing host to the annual Garden Gala Fundraiser in their home gardens.
 


 
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