Buying a new home is a massive moment in your life and a huge investment. As my wife aptly phrased it: you can’t have an amazing home without then decorating it amazingly! Tis true. We were very lucky and used the Schell paint option so the house was already painted when we moved in. With the kiddos, we certainly didn’t want to move into our new amazing home and then try to paint. We loved the idea of having that phase done before settlement. This allowed us to focus on furnishing our new home, which is no easy task.
We also had the good fortune to work with Jaime Senard to gain an early start on a few items from Echelon Interiors.
We looked at Johnny Janosik and other stores, we looked online and we looked at brochures but we couldn’t find the additional items we needed for the house until we stumbled across Salvaged and Haute. Unfortunately, Haute is located right next to Surf Bagel and so extremely close to Coastal Club. This has proved to be an expensive location for me :). Haute is unique in that it’s only open for one weekend per month, usually the last Thursday to Sunday of the month to be precise. Imagine that, a store selling furniture just open 4 days a month! It immediately caught my eye. So before we moved into our home, I stopped by. I knew immediately I was in for trouble. Unique items with a restoration hardware feel about them ranging from beds, bar furniture, light fixtures, bedside tables and everything else in between.
Next door is Salvaged. They sell unique pieces along with the ability to sell chalk paint so you can re-paint your own furniture. We actually had Brynn paint a piece of furniture for us so that it would match the new bedroom furniture we purchased from Haute. We really loved the finished product and they stored the dresser until the house was ready. We also picked up some old school lockers! I was dubious but the wife loved them. Turned out to be a great piece in our loft and it allowed us to store all the childrens’ books! We love it. You can see I came around quickly.
Without telling you about all the pieces we purchased, we really love both stores. Great quality and with reasonable prices, it has been a savior for us and allowed us to purchase pieces in our home that we could actually see in person and feel we’ve kept to the style we wanted. Not only that but Travor and his team have been awesome. They allowed us to store the items we purchased until our house was built and then they delivered to us once we moved in. The service was amazing and certainly reduced all the stress, especially knowing they were only coming from Lewes.
I can without doubt recommend them to you even though they have burned a hole in my pocket 🙂
Check them out and you will not be disappointed.
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Local’s Corner is a series where Adam Pettengell recommends a local or independent business.