Carolina Decor & More !
Carolina Decor & More
By Anna Shaluta
Photos by BJ Cothran
Local Realtor, Lara Beaudoin, and her mother, Doreen Thornton, have always had a passion for decorating and finding that special item at a great price! They’ve turned their hobby and love for bargain hunting into a thriving business here in Surf City.
“It’s something we didn’t have in this area and now local vendors and artists have a place to showcase and sell their wonderful works of art, painted furnishings, and more!” says Lara. “Now Hampstead, Surf City, Topsail, and Sneads Ferry residents don’t need to travel to Wilmington to consign furniture and home décor—or find great new bargains for their homes! Carolina Decor & More has what they need right in their back yard—and at a great price!”
This is the perfect time of year for updating that rental cottage or changing things up a bit in your own home or finally getting around to treating yourself to that new look in your bedroom. So we sat down with Lara to hear how Carolina Décor & More might be just what readers need to jumpstart their decorating projects.
What makes your store new and different?
“Carolina Decor & More is a unique consignment shop and marketplace with several vendors selling furniture, local artwork, home decor, gift items, and so much more! There is truly something for everyone here—and the merchandise is always changing.
“We have customers who come back every week to see what’s new. And if you see something you like . . . don’t hesitate . . . most of the items in the store are one of a kind and sell quite quickly. If you see something you like at a great price . . . grab it while you can!”
What types of things do you sell?
“We sell a true variety of items (furniture, home decor, local art, jewelry, gift items, antiques, etc.) but our focus is on “beachy chic” home furnishings and decor. We have items for the inside and outside of your home as well as unique gift items just in time for the holidays. Link to Carolina Decor & More on Facebook to get the most recent updates and photos of new merchandise as it arrives. It’s a great way to find out about sidewalk sales and late night holiday shopping events, too.”
What types of consignments do you take?
“Our focus is on upscale coastal home decor and furniture items. We also consign antiques, shabby chic, artwork, and more.”
If you’re ready to consign a few of your own items or find something new for your home, drop in and see Lara and Doreen and check out what’s new and unique at Carolina Décor & More.
14130 Hwy 50
Surf City (on mainland side of the swingbridge across from Gilligan’s)
(Call or check online for Friday Late Night Shopping Event dates)