Media’s picturesque, brick sidewalks and tree-lined streets are home to many charming petite shops, including a new stylish and sophisticated home décor destination, Simply Elegant Home at 7 East State Street. Owner, Mary Rhoads, brings elegant inspiration to Media’s retail district in her area of expertise. Having traveled the globe for much of her career, Rhoads’ enthusiasm for “the love of making a house a home that reflects the individual personality of its inhabitants” was the driving force behind opening Simply Elegant Home last November. The warm and inviting, shabby-chic interior of the shop is lined with serene, cerulean walls and houses the most amazing, exclusive, and eclectic home collections found in the Philadelphia region. You’ll be inspired immediately as you open the door.
At Simply Elegant Home, you’ll find a symbiosis of fine Italian tabletop pieces from the Vietri company, finely crafted glasses by Abigail in shades of aqua, coral, and amethyst, and a complete collection of dishwasher- and microwave-safe pieces by Arte Italica, just to mention a few names. The shelves and displays are stocked with a well-edited assortment of fine period, furniture handcrafted in London, hand-gilded, tricolor platters and bowls by Tamara Childs, perfect for a bride-to-be, hostess, or homemaker. Rhoads happily will supply you with an endless list of gift ideas for any special occasion in the shape of one-a-kind artwork, lamps, picture frames, candles, fine dinnerware and serving pieces, ceramics, antique mirrors, and even ecofriendly decorative accents.
For the upcoming Fall/Winter 2010 season, Rhoads recommends, “those items that can cost effectively transform the look and color story of your table. For example, salad plates in warm colors, like bright yellow can be used with your white everyday tableware to make it look new and fresh.” Also, popular are items in a warm, color palette of yellows, oranges, reds, and warm greens, and any accessories that have sparkle and shine, are easy to care for, and reflect modern living.
Home accessories at Simply Elegant Home range from $25 to $500. Design consultations and gift registries services also are cheerfully provided by Rhoads and her staff. “My mission is to offer my clients three things: 1) items that offer style and are in good taste; 2) value in every item I select; and 3) superb customer service,” says Rhoads. “If my associates and I achieve these three things with each client, I have reached the goals for Simply Elegant Home.”
Simply Elegant Home
7 East State Street
Media, PA 19063
Web site: www.SimplyElegantHome.com
Ph: (610) 565-4007