Driving home from work last night, I noticed Bebe Grande was gone (sad), but a new home store is in its place (happy). Elizabeth Mast has taken over the former children’s clothing store and opened her new home furnishings shop, Hess. Mast has owned the neighboring gift and women’s clothing and accessories store, Talulah Belle, for ten years and she was ready to try something new. So, she gathered her favorite home furniture and accessories pieces and turned the space around in only seven weeks.
Hess features custom furniture, lighting, rugs, art, and accessories like throws, candles, and pillows. Mast says, “We specialize in fashion forward pieces at a reasonable price.” I noticed the lamps were all under $200, an upholstered wingback chair was priced at $821, and her rug line was all available for under $1,295 with sizes ranging from 2′ x 3.5′ to 9.75′ x 12.5′. The back of the store houses the Design Source Center which provides three different levels of interior design services (including staging) ranging from $100-$500. “A simple little change can go a long way,” Mast says as she explains her design philosophy. “One piece can change the look of an entire room.” Visit Hess at Lakewood Shopping Center, 2013 Abrams. Jump for more pictures of the store.