Smugglers Cove

Smugglers Cove

About Us

Since 2010, this charming store in the heart of the Shuswap has been a favorite amongst locals and visitors alike. Sourcing and hand-crafting an impressive array of vintage-inspired furnishings and primitive décor, the Williams family owns and operates Smugglers Cove. You’ll delight in our treasures, sourced from all across  the country, and leave smiling as you imagine that special piece gracing your own home or cottage.

More than just a retail store, we’re often busy in our workshop creating hand-crafted furnishings, refinishing to-order, and building beautiful cottage-style kitchens. Come and visit us—we’ll happily work with you to create that perfect conversation piece built just for you.

Our Products and Services

Primitives and Antiques

Primitives and Antiques

Armoires and hutches and mirrors… oh my! From the moment you walk in our store you’ll be amazed and tickled by our eclectic collection of vintage-inspired furnishings, refinished primitives and décor. Curated and sourced by proprietor Sarah, Smugglers Cove is a treasure trove of the sweet, eclectic, funky and functional.

A true rarity, Smugglers Cove is jam packed with updated antique-style furniture, handicrafts by local artisans, refinished dressers, vanities, end tables and more. Around every corner in this little cottage you could stumble upon a farm-house door, a retro sign, a harvest table, or a set of vintage oars. You never know what you’ll find and with new merchandise added every day, a visit to our store is always an adventure.

Custom Refinishing

Bring us your old and tired furnishings and we’ll make them new and exciting again. With modern twists to rustic works, we artfully give new life to outdated furnishings. Bright and fresh colours combined with contemporary hardware are custom selected by you, ensuring your piece is perfectly suited to your individual tastes.

Looking for a quote? Send a picture of your piece to and we’ll gladly advise how we can make it over in Smugglers Cove style. With our refinishing services more affordable than you might think, we’ll have you asking why you waited so long.

Custom Refinishing
Hand-crafted Furnishings

Hand-crafted Furnishings

You know exactly what you’re looking for. You’ve pictured it over and over again in your mind. If only you could find that special something, you’d buy it right on the spot.

Sound familiar? We know how hard it can be to find just the right piece for your unique space. Sometimes, visiting endless stores looking for that hard-to-find piece of furniture just isn’t the answer. Stop looking and let us craft something that meets all of your requirements. Set your own dimensions and pick your colours and finishes. We’ll do the rest.

We specialize in hand crafting beautiful, unique furnishings that create inspired spaces. We’ll gladly work within your budget, carefully considering your tastes and preferences to build something just for you.

Our one-of-a-kind handiwork can be seen gracing West Coast cottages on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast to mansions in the heart of the Okanagan. Beyond just B.C.—from Belize to Fort McMurray—our clients are worldwide and we’ll happily travel to your desired location to help install your masterpiece, or provide you with a quote for shipping.

Cottage-style Kitchens

Whether you’re building a new home or remaking your existing space, at Smugglers Cove, we can help transform your kitchen into a room that is functional, beautiful and original. Our kitchens are built-to-order and are versatile enough to suit a sweet lake cottage or a modern mansion.

From design and layout to production and installation, our kitchen transformations are truly turn-key. Beyond custom cabinetry, we’ll help you select your kitchen colours, choose your appliances and fixtures, and install your lighting and backsplash. Cabinets, islands, sideboards and farm-house sinks… you’ll delight in Smugglers Cove’s rustic kitchens with a modern twist.

Contact us today for a quote or come in to our store to see our kitchen display.

Cottage-style Kitchens


Elmira Stove Works’ re-imagined retro appliances in their latest NorthStar line are a perfect complement to Smugglers Cove’s vintage-inspired kitchens. With bold colours and beautiful curves, these chic appliances may be a throw back to the1950s in looks, but certainly not in performance.

With all of the bells and whistles of modern appliances, NorthStar has a wide selection of ranges, refrigerators, microwaves, hoods, splashbacks, and dishwasher panels. Smugglers Cove is the exclusive provider of the NorthStar line in British Columbia’s interior. We’re proud to partner with Elmira Stove Works to bring these funky and functional appliances to the Shuswap area and beyond.

Our Store

Come in, we’re open! Our charming store is located in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, in the heart of the Shuswap. Charming and eclectic, and always stuffed to the gills with our latest finds, refinished treasures, and hand-crafted works, you’ll always spot something new and delightful. We carry a wide array of primitive and vintage furnishings and décor, suitable for every taste and budget. From farm-inspired centerpieces to one-of-a-kind dining room tables and benches—we’re always on the go sourcing new wares and working in our shop to build that next perfect piece.

The Williams are proud owners and operators of Smugglers Cove, and you’re sure to run into one of them on your next visit. Stop by, browse, and say hello! We’re always delighted to make a new friend or visit with our valued clients.

Store Hours

Monday to Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm
Closed Sunday

Our Family

Opened in 2010, Smugglers Cove is truly a family business. Sarah and Conrad Williams, together with their children and moms, are the proprietors of this unique store that is the ideal showcase for their talents and skill sets. While Sarah sources, finishes and curates the store’s goods and merchandise, Conrad, a journeyman carpenter, is busy in the shop creating custom works and constructing cottage-style kitchens.

Conrad has considerable experience in commercial construction, completing several heritage home restorations prior to opening Smugglers Cove. Sarah has a keen eye for design and decorating—she’s an expert at transforming vintage furnishings into fresh, modern-yet-rustic conversation pieces. Together with her mom, Madeleine, she sources and finishes vintage works and primitives for the store.

Son Spencer can often be seen in the shop working with Conrad and daughters Chelsey, Elayna and Felicia are wonderful shop-girls, providing service with a smile. Even the family pets take part, and if you’re lucky, you can sometimes catch Miss. Kitty napping in one of the store’s many nooks and crannies.

Our Work

You never know what treasures you’ll find at Smugglers Cove…

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