A visit to downtown Carrollton, with its gazebo in the center of the square, the old theater on one end, and the soda fountain across the street, will practically transport you to another era. Tucked away in the center of the original red brick buildings filled with boutiques and a retro candy shop is The Home Store. As you open the doors, you quickly discover why this place is, indeed, a hidden gem for those looking to add a unique touch, one-of-a kind object or custom furniture piece to a room in their homes. “Many things set us apart,” says Melissa Scott, an employee at The Home Store. “For example, we are the only place in the surrounding area that carries Little Billy Goat chalk paint.” This is just a small example of how The Home Store offers simplicity and convenience to customers. As an authorized dealer and distributor of all the products they carry, The Home Store is able to provide substantial savings to shoppers.
Owner Jack Santarelli takes pride in all aspects of design, renovation and finish-out in a home project. With over 30 years of combined experience, he has worked in the business in many capacities, which gives him the expertise to offer top-notch services and products. Being locally owned and family operated, combined with an overwhelming amount of experience among the team, The Home Store offers a one-stop shopping experience for all things “home.”
The Home Store isn’t just a place to go for big projects. It also offers upholstery services for a tired piece of furniture in need of a facelift. Attending a housewarming party and want a special gift? The Home Store carries a vast array of accessories and decorative items to suit any style.
The Home Store isn’t just a place for small items. One of the greatest offerings at The Home Store is its in-store interior design service and the products available on hand. Customers get to work with a designer and actually see, in person, the products and items being considered, all while making their visions come to life. This eliminates the element of surprise that so often accompanies a renovation or new homebuilding project. By being able to touch, feel and see the granite or the fabric and the color of the wood floor or cabinets, customers will be at peace, knowing they will get exactly what they are purchasing. Additionally, The Home Store offers installation services, so there is a level of comfort in the fact that you are dealing with one company and not having to outsource or hire several different professionals to get a job done.
One quick visit to The Home Store and you’ll realize that this place is the whole package, tied up with a perfect little bow. In a time when ease and convenience often dominate quality and service, it’s a relief to learn that you can still get it all. Whether you are in Carrollton and decide to pop in or you make a special trip to check it out, The Home Store welcomes you and will not disappoint.
Courtney Jackson is a journalist and short story author. She is also a volunteer with the Miss America Organization.