Nov 13, 2014 0 comments
     As you walk into Dwelling, your senses are immediately awakened. Your eyes bounce all over the spacious exposed brick warehouse teeming with furniture of all shapes, sizes, materials, and shades of color. The soft cheery music in the background catches your ear as you begin to explore this field of furniture. The smell of lightly scented candle dances under your nose while your mind starts wandering to the new space you’re going to create with the unique pieces surrounding you. “One of the unique things about Dwelling is that we’re not your typical furniture store; we’re not looking for the tables and chairs that all come together. We want people to mix and match and find something different,” says Gina Williams Marketing & Advertising Representative for Dwelling.
     Gina explains how this vast space and the variety in the array of pieces within it all exude a similar essence. “What ties all of the unique pieces together is the owner’s love of two things: furniture and travel. The two are interesting to him and his passion for them makes the store turn out the way it is.” Gary Gevurtz, the owner, has been abroad to multiple countries where he gets the inspiration for his intricate pieces within Dwelling which opened in 2003. He has been in the furniture industry since 1983 and had another store that was a little more traditional. After his world travels to several places, including Thailand and Beijing, he was inspired to offer a home furniture store for chic customers looking for signature pieces to furnish their homes.
    Dwelling’s pieces are created through inspiration and work to inspire their customers when designing their interior home. “We try to push people and get them to think outside the box. It’s more exciting that way!” The staff at Dwelling understands that not all of their customers have full confidence when purchasing such unique pieces or designing the interior of their homes. “We do have complimentary design services that we offer if a customer comes in and is overwhelmed with what they’re about to do!” Dwelling has a fully qualified team that is there to help clients either selecting items or just have a room in mind that they want to get started on.  “The whole purpose of Dwelling is to offer the selection, the service, and the information on their design vision. We like to think that if someone comes in we can create what they’re trying to create.” The Dwelling staff consists of two interior designers that go out and assess the clients’ space and four sales representatives who are well-versed design consultants.
     If the knowledgeable staff, friendly atmosphere and eclectic pieces aren’t enough to keep you in the store for hours, their upcoming events are sure to entice you. Just in time for the holidays and gatherings with loved ones Dwelling wants to make sure your home is entertainment ready.  Starting now through November 30th when you purchase any dining table there are select dining chairs that are 20% off. For the gift-giving season, Dwelling has things big and small that make great gifts for anyone. “A lot of people don’t think of furniture stores for the big gift holidays.” The store not only has unique furnishings for homes, as Gina explains, “We have great accessories, candles, artwork, lamps and area rugs.”
    Manayunk is a great location with a wide variety of customers, which is fitting for the wide variety of products Dwelling offers! Gary Gevurtz purchased the old mill building on Main Street in 1983 because of the small village atmosphere in the midst of great suburbs and Philadelphia. Many of their clients are from all over the map but primarily residents living in Main Line, Center City, and Southern NJ and some western PA. “It’s more of a destination place most people come here because they know they’re going to find something different which makes us have a lot of repeat customers.”  The unique pieces with their antique vibe resonates the eclectic and historic neighborhood of Manayunk. Dwelling opened their doors in 2003 and since then the owner has been contacted to open Dwelling in other locations but Gary always respectfully declines, noting “Manayunk is where Dwelling belongs”.
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