Furnishing a home can be expensive, especially if you have expensive taste—which, let’s face it, most of us do! Many shops offer one style of furniture, and retail shops often have “best sellers,” which basically means that you will see that couch or bed or dresser again and again. Upscale Living Consignment has been giving customers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience for seven years—and customers continue coming back for the thrill of the hunt!
“We have been in business seven years…at our current location for two years,” said Co-Owner Megan Rice. Along with her husband, Rick Rice, and her sister, Lori Hankins, Megan had something special from the very beginning! “We began as a small consignment shop with a couple of vendors, and we now have five vendors and have taken in more than 500 consignors and their pieces over the years. We began with a love for the thrill of the find when out picking, staging and decorating. We have expanded a lot over the years and now offer home staging for realtors, and carry a paint line called Fusion Mineral Paint—the absolute best in the furniture paint world!”
The greatest part of shopping consignment, besides the fantastic pricing, is the mix of finds. No matter what your style, there is something for everyone. “I would describe our shop as an eclectic mix of old and new,” said Rice. “We have painted furniture, antiques, as well as new furniture market samples.”
Also, just because something is consignment doesn’t mean it can’t fit in with today’s trends and styles—quite the opposite! “Popular trends at the moment are painted furniture, repurposed pieces, and mid-century modern has made a comeback!” Nothing says repurposed like consignment, and it seems the terms “reclaimed, rustic and antique” have become must-haves for those looking to update their spaces to today’s styles.
One of the most creative ways to update a classic piece is with paint, and Upscale Living Consignment is your go-to shop for painted furniture. “Customers will find a variety of furniture, antiques and home décor items,” said Rice. “We specialize in painted furniture, and even offer our painting services to those customers that want to update a piece they already own. We differ from other consignment shops in that we are a family-owned and -operated business that specializes in painted furniture.”
Upscale Living Consignment can also be a lifesaver when it comes to selling your home! One of the best ways to showcase all your home has to offer is to stage it properly, and Rice and her team are the experts you want to show you how. “Our staging business has become huge,” Rice stated. “We offer staging for realtors and homeowners interested in selling their homes quickly—ranging from a small staging job (such as a couple of rooms) to full-home stages.”
Upscale Living Consignment is located at 314 North Cherry Street in Kernersville. For more information, call 336.293.6868. You can also follow Upscale Living Consignment on Facebook to see new pieces to the shop and participate in online auctions.