2018 Progress Edition
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Décor Exchange: Home Furnishings Consignment
"A treasure trove of all things home."
Most people today love hunting for a deal, a 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 want to buy or sell home furnishings locally? That is where Décor Exchange Kingsport comes in. They offer an alternative to selling items on your own. For a fee they will take your gently used furnishings and display them beautifully in an inviting 14,000 square foot showroom. By consigning, sellers don’t have to worry about shipping, advertising, 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, displays them 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 be pleasantly surprised at the beautiful quality furniture and home decor in the upscale atmosphere. Because Décor Exchange has such an eclectic mix, buyers can find anything from antiques, vintage, traditional and modern décor, as well as finer jewelry and handbags. Additionally, they find lots of unique and one of a kind items from all over the globe. In 2004, Lesa Horne, having a love for 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.” Though taking the plunge to start a business was scary, she soon realized there was a huge demand for this service in the Tri-Cities. Within months the business won the KOSBE “New Business Startup Award.” Since opening in 2004 with 1500 square feet, Décor Exchange has expanded four times and is now over 14,000 square foot showroom adjacent to the North Eastman Road Post Office. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm. Small furniture and home décor consignments are accepted Monday-Friday, from 10:30a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and larger furniture is taken by appointment.