South Tampa has an abundance of places to outfit your home. Regardless of your personal style, you’ll find someone or something that will give your home the look and feel you’re seeking. We’ve found three local places that offer a diverse range of style.
1. Schiller’s Salvage
For the true DIY types, Schiller’s Salvage is ground zero—the beginning and end for all things rusted gold. Owners Larry and Charlie Schiller have been at this for quite some time. Nearly 40 years of digging through attics, barns, garages, you know it, has accumulated into what is most likely Tampa’s largest architectural and design salvage company. Their hanger-style warehouse is tucked away in West Tampa on Rome Avenue. It’s well worth the trip if you’re seeking the unusual.
Find it: 1002 N. Rome Avenue
Contact: (813) 443-4641 // schillersalvage.com
With more than 30 vendors spread over three buildings on Manhattan Avenue, Forty Three Oh Three & Oh Whatever Décor Boutique offer a lot of tastes and varieties to fit your style. Owner Jennifer Kapper has done a tremendous job compiling a collection of artists and pickers, each of which has their own space and brings a different perspective to the store. Everyday there’s something new to check out.
Find it: 3612 S. Manhattan Avenue
Contact: (813) 280-9946 // facebook.com/FortyThreeOhThreeOhWhateverDecor
Willow Street’s “Willow Design District” has stepped up as a hub for unique home décor and renovation tools. The area has an anchor business in Marketplace Interiors, which was started in 2009 by retail and interior design experts Laurie Elliott and Heidi Jinks. The duo partners with vendors from around the world to present distinctive furniture, art, antiques, accent pieces are the like. From transitional to contemporary, there’s something for pretty much everyone.
Find it: 301 N. Willow Avenue
Contact: (813) 251-3555 // shopmarketplaceinteriors.com
For the last 8 years, Blue Moon Trading Company was hidden in plain sight on MacDill Avenue. Owner and interior designer Katie Gagnon had the clientele and the reputation, but she didn’t have the foot traffic or the space to grow. Katie saw a grand opportunity when Anne Taylor Loft left Hyde Park Village. She moved her business in December and the transformation has launched Blue Moon to new heights. For the discerning homeowner with discretionary income, this is the store for you. But even if you’re looking for an accent piece or housewarming gift, this is the place for you.
Find it: 1525 W. Swann Avenue
Contact: (813) 839-2056 // thebluemoontradingcompany.com