2017 Progress Edition
These local businesses support the local arts, theater, and entertainment in our region.
Most people today love hunting for treasure. On the other hand, many people have too many treasures and need to sell. Look at the rise over the past 15 years of services such as eBay or Craigslist. You can find anything and everything on both of these sites; but, what if you’re looking for something that you’d rather buy or sell in a local way, without a stranger coming into your home, or having to hop around from here, there, and everywhere to find that one thing you need for your home.
That is where Décor Exchange in Kingsport comes in. In 2004 Lesa Horne, having a love for the yard sale and flea market bargain hunting, came up with the idea of home furnishings consignment. She declares “I thought it would be great to have ‘all the nicer things’ in one location. I had seen clothing consignment shops, but never one with furniture and home décor. “
As a single mother, taking the plunge to start a business was scary, but she soon realized there was a huge demand for this service in the tri-cities.
By consigning, sellers don’t have to worry about dealing with phone calls, having strangers come to their home, haggling over price or just not showing up at all. Décor Exchange prices the items, display them in an attractive setting and will even provide a third party for pickup and delivery where needed. The same goes for buyers. They don’t have to look through advertisements, make phone calls, and spend their time driving from place to place to look at merchandise. At Décor Exchange shoppers will find anything from antiques, vintage, traditional and modern décor, as well as finer jewelry and handbags. Additionally finding lots of unique and one of a kind item from all over the globe.
Since opening in 2004 with 1500 sq ft, Décor Exchange has expanded three times and is now in an 11,500 square foot showroom adjacent to the North Eastman Road Post Office.The store is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Small furniture and home décor consignments are accepted Monday-Friday, from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM and larger furniture are taken by appointment.