I can’t believe it has been 17 years! We have truly evolved from where we first started, when we first opened in 1998. My first son Derek was only 3 yrs old. Now, he’s been out of school for almost 2 yrs! It doesn’t seem possible. Also during that time we had a clothing store and my last two kiddos Danielle and Drew were born. I don’t know where I found the energy. Maybe my age is catching up to me! Time does fly!
We started out with antiques, gifts and country decor in the mix. Now we carry a mix of modern, contemporary, eclectic and traditional. Giving an overall transitional look. How on earth did that happen? Well, antique furniture pieces and retro decor started getting harder to find for a reasonable price. We had to start buying new pieces to maintain our look. Then, the Market in Kansas City closed. So I was forced to find a new market to go to. It was either Atlanta, Dallas or Las Vegas. I choose Las Vegas. The Vegas area was an area I was familiar with, because I had a friend that took me there a few years earlier for business. This is the market that truly inspired me to go the direction we have gone.
Las Vegas really shows off all the new styles in home decor. I loved the look of the modern things. The unique shapes of decor, not to mention the shiny sparkling items really fascinated me. I could spend hours going through some of the showrooms. They showed so much detail. I just wanted to soak up as much of it as I could, hoping to remember as many displays and style combinations as I could. Then shop for those items and try duplicating the look.
Design has always fascinated me. Starting out with floral design and moving towards home designs. I try to look at designs everywhere I go. It’s my passion that comes naturally to me. I truly love what I do!
Designs by Kim is a new service we are offering in the store. It consists of; custom drapery, blinds, pillows, runners and rugs. We also do painting, paint consulting and wall or ceiling texturing. Consulting on small renovations or new construction homes is also offered. If you want to reinvent a room with decor and paint to create a new look, we can come up with a design for that too. More information is available at the store.