Asheville furniture comes in many shapes and sizes, and several levels when it comes to quality furnishings. Divine Living Furniture in south Asheville is a hidden gem when it comes to interior design and home decor, whether you are in a new home or simply redoing an existing one. When we first walked in the door not too long ago, we immediately noticed a difference, we knew right away that this was not just another furniture store. The pieces were beautiful and they seemed carefully selected. While talking to Phyllis, the owner, she explained that she represents a few key top lines when it comes to furniture, such as Norwalk, Kincaid, John Thomas and more. She told us that if we were looking for furniture just to get by, this was not the place. “These pieces will be a part of your family for many years, so we customize them to fit your home, lifestyle, and you.” That is what I wanted to hear. Glad we found this place and we are planning on using this store to supply all of the furniture for our new home. Watch the video above and learn more about Divine Living Furniture.
When we first heard about Homeward Bound of Asheville & Western North Carolina, we knew that they helped some people that were homeless in the community, but we did not realize what a big difference they were making in so many lives. I guess you can say that we knew of the organization, but we did not really know about it. After talking to them recently, we learned a lot more.
Here are some things that you should know about Homeward Bound:
- They house 5-7 people on average per week.
- They have an 89% success ratio. With their support and rehabilitation program, it is hard not to succeed.
- Their overhead is only 8%. That means 92% or 92 cents out of every dollar goes to the program.
The line between having someplace to live and being homeless is many times very thin. Folks can become homeless for several reasons including job loss, divorce or separation, health issues; and sometimes it is because they do not have a support system of family and friends that they can lean on.
Homeward Bound of WNC is doing a wonderful work in our community, rescuing people from homelessness, but they have several needs that folks like us can fulfill. When someone is housed, many times they barely have anything left to their name, so furniture is one of the greatest needs to get them established in their home and to help with rebuilding their lives. This is where you can help.
Divine Living Furniture in south Asheville has just launched the Asheville Furniture Drive to benefit Homeward Bound and furnish these residences. From August 16, 2016 to September 30, 2016; you can either drop gently used furniture off at Divine Living, or contact them to arrange pick-up. They also have a program where local businesses can become an Ambassador of this campaign by gathering several pieces of furniture from their employees and staff.
For more information:
See the Event Page on AskAsheville
Read the Divine Living Event Blog Post
Learn more about the August 16th Launch Party at Divine Living
Southwest Trading Company is located at 279 Oak Avenue (locally known as Upper Street) Spruce Pine, NC 28777. They are located next to neighboring businesses Rivers Edge Outfitters & Moose Crossing. We spoke with Gregg & Lisa Henline, the owners of Southwest Trading Company. Here is what they had to say:
“We provide handmade rustic log and distressed furniture, for any room in your home: bedroom, living room, dining room and bathroom. Home decor including window treatments, pictures, lamps, quilts and comforter sets, rugs, mirrors, candles and lots more. Most furniture made in USA. Many other items either made locally or in the US. We also carry the outdoor furniture built by the Amish, of recycled plastic, which will virtually last a lifetime. The business started out 13 years ago with mostly Southwest/Mexican style furniture. Over the years it transitioned to more cabin/lodge rustic style. We do still carry a limited selection of the Southwest style. We purchased the existing business 6 years ago, and added home decor and accessories.
Our staff includes Gregg and Lisa Henline – active owners and sales, Guy Pitman – sales, and Chris Henline – sales. Our ideal customer is the person who is interested in furnishing a new or existing log home with complete rustic motif for the entire home. We offer FREE delivery and set up in the local area. Most of our furniture is unique, one-of-a-kind handmade pieces, where no two are exactly alike. We love seeing the beauty in the hand crafted cedar, hickory, oak, sassafras and other types of wood. Greeting and assisting our customers in making the perfect purchase for their home is very rewarding.