Elan Interiors Home Boutique owner Charity Swanson Buchika showcased her many home goods during an open house Thursday, Oct. 6.
continued “If I were to hire a designer and I loved the shop, it would be much easier to know that was what I was looking for,” she said.
Rhonda Raper, who also attended the open house, said Buchika’s style is what prompted her to browse the boutique Thursday. “Charity offers a different selection of home goods . . . Something unique to the community,” said Raper. She said she liked the idea of an interior designer opening a shop for people to actually see the accessories.
“I’m very tactile. I like to touch things, not just imagine them,” Raper added.
Currently one of Buchika’s clients, Raper said she was especially interested in seeing the window treatment displays as that’s what she is looking to have designed in her and her husband’s new home.
As for the whole boutique, Raper said she was impressed by the home accessories thus far. “I love [the shop], it’s beautiful,” she said. “I’m interested to see what [Buchika] continues to bring in.”
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