Here’s a heads-up in case your friends haven’t told you about a new shop giving home furniture and décor a “repeat performance.” Furniture & Décor Encore LLC held its grand opening on September 28 at 12456 N. Access Road, across Cove Golf Course and already has had its share of repeat customers who browse the inventory of household furniture and décor that is replaced almost daily due to sales. The selection emphasis is coastal and Florida style. You can find living room sofas, chairs, dinette sets, accent pieces, bedroom suites and more in excellent condition. There are “distressed” wood farm-style coffee tables and benches made by a retired police officer in Venice who “distresses” pieces by putting gravel in a bag and hitting the wood with a hammer. You can also find new mattress sets by USA Bedding Company in standard, pillow-top and euro-top with bamboo ticking, some sets with a double flip option.
Owner Bryan Fraley hails from Louisville, KY and has been a successful businessman all his life in a variety of ventures from park bench advertising, hair salons, real estate firms to ice cream shops. He was known for his natural ability to stage homes for sale and help sellers and buyers sell the furniture that they did not have a use for. When he retired to Englewood full time in 2016, he still found himself assisting with furniture resales and helping people find the right items for their homes. So, it was natural that he decided to open a store and promote an encore performance for furnishings and décor.
Bryan scouts estate sales and social media to collect furnishings. Many of his items are acquired word-of-mouth. He only picks quality items that he would consider for his own home; coastal and Florida style preferred. Buyers seeking items can provide a wish list for Bryan to keep in mind. His future plans include staging and décor consultation services.
Bryan’s right-hand lady in the shop is Deanna Guettler, who brings a retail merchandising background to assist you with ideas. Both she and Bryan welcome you with a friendly smile to browse what the shop has to offer. Most visitors return soon with a friend in tow to see what treasures a new day brings.
Furniture & Décor Encore LLC is open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm and can be open by appointment. The store phone is 941•698•9290. Follow them on Facebook @ furniture&decorencorllc. Bryan often posts new finds on the page so check it daily.