Furniture shop makes accessorizing your home fun

Dwellings is interior design go-to
Furniture shop makes accessorizing your home fun
Dwellings, 410 D'Onofrio Dr., 827-5669, dwellings-furniture.com

Today we all want Pinterest-worthy rooms–spaces that mix color, reflect design know-how and feel personal. Dwellings, a local furniture and interior design go-to, is an ideal place to achieve that look.

The store is cheery and bright, and inside you’ll find such delights as chevron-patterned slipper chairs, a chartreuse leather recliner, a modern floral sofa and fuchsia end tables. It’s all expertly assembled in room vignettes that leave the shopper with serious room envy. Dwellings has home decor, lighting and accessories, too.

Co-owners and sisters Jennifer Haley and Julie Umhoefer grew up immersed in the furniture business–their parents owned a furniture store for nearly thirty years–so they navigate this industry with ease. Their niche in the local market is the array of custom furniture they offer, including recliners, chairs, sofas and sectionals. “We’re a resource for people for custom furniture at an affordable price. There’s a misconception that you have to pay a lot of money,” says Haley.

Prices range from $695 and up for a recliner and $995 and up for a sofa. Considering those prices clock in similar at a big-box furniture store (where price tags can easily go up from there) and you choose the style and fabric you want, it’s a great deal. The furniture is North American-made (in Canada, North Carolina and Virginia), and there’s an entire wall devoted to hundreds of upholstery fabric samples in patterns like dalmatian, cowhide, ikat, stripes and modern graphic prints. Shopping for a couch has never been so much fun.

“We love the design aspect here. Each room is a new opportunity to design something–we never do the same room twice,” says Haley. “After all, everything doesn’t have to be brown or beige–it should be fun!”