|AMBIANCE INTERIORS FINDS A NEW HOME |
By Kathryn Long, ASID
If you have spent any time at all in Asheville, you have noticed this house at 189 East Chestnut Street:
You may have remarked that the house has looked a bit sad and forgotten lately. No more! There is already a dumpster in the parking lot—renovations have begun!
Why? I wanted Ambiance Interiors to exemplify our motto: “Life is too short not to be comfortable.” And your experience at the new location of Ambiance Interiors will be comfortable beyond compare.
Why? This charming Richard Sharp Smith house was designed for Miss Annie West in 1900. It may have originally been a boarding house. In the late 1920s the James Lee Rogers family purchased the house, which they enjoyed until it became offices in the late 1970s.
The house has six fireplaces, lots of natural light, and is spacious enough to hold all the samples from our design studio. There will be three “design” rooms upstairs for working and meeting with clients.
There will be a charming kitchen on the main floor, making coffee, tea, lunches, and cocktails convenient. You’ll want to be invited to one of our wine tastings, so stay in touch.
Wait until you see what Linda and I are going to do with the bathrooms.
You can look forward to enjoying our spacious front porch. You’ll be thrilled to know we’ll have ten PARKING SPACES in back as well as on-street parking.
To let you follow the progress of renovation and learn more about the team making this happen, we have created a blog at http://ambianceasheville.wordpress.com. Visit often to see how we’re doing!
In this photo, Sharon Tompkins and Lyna Farkas, decorative painters, see how their talents will help transform the house.
We expect to move into our new home in April! Meantime, visit us at the 27 Broadway location, where we have some extraordinary discounts on remaining inventory.