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Sanibel Home Furnishings - A Love for Color, Comfort, and Style

Inspired by the beauty and "wow-factor" of Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Sanibel Home Furnishings - 1618 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, has a plethora of options for local residents to furnish and decorate their homes, as well as full, personalized design services.

The store prides itself on its passion for color, comfort, and style. Its showroom exhibits those qualities with vibrant upholstery and eclectic accent pieces that include a large selection of pillows, lamps, prints, paintings, and accessories. The showroom also boasts a variety of area rugs and bed ensembles.

Paradise is the main theme at Sanibel Home Furnishings. "We didn't create paradise ... we make living in it even better!" the store's Facebook page says. "Paradise, as many like to call it," its website continues. "An island with no stop lights. Bike paths for miles. Sunrises and sunsets over the gulf. Beaches littered with some of the best shells in the world. And of course, a home furnishings store unlike any you've seen before!"

When the owners first visited Sanibel, that "wow-factor" was resounding from the moment they arrived, but something was missing.

"In searching for home furnishings, we were unable to find our vision for our own island home," the website says. "Even with traveling back and forth across the causeway, the furniture we found was over-scaled and just 'not right.' We could not find that splash of color that we were looking for.

"We were looking for sunny yellows, seaside blues, sunset corals, and luscious greens. All the colors that kept us coming back to Sanibel could be found in nature but not in a home store. The same thing happened with lamps and decorative accessories."

Time and ease, the website says, is a chief concern for many of the store's clients; however, the owners believe home decorating should be a fun and easy experience. Traveling back and forth over the causeway can add stress. For island residents, Sanibel Home Furnishings offers a convenient place to shop for home furnishings and decor.

Keeping with color, comfort, and style, the store has a vast array of casual and formal furniture, including materials of mahogany, yew, cherry, walnut, alder, relaxed bamboo, and cane, coming from some of the industry's top manufacturers.

Sanibel Home Furnishings also sells accessories, such as mirrors, dinnerware, porcelains, tole, and luggage. They also have their own upholstery collection, with a unique selection of colors, textures, and motifs, such as shells, turtles, birds, monkeys, and other tropical themes. Finally, the shop offers interior design services.

Sanibel Home Furnishings is located in Heart of the Island Shops and open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 pm. and by appointment only on Saturday. For more information, call 239-472-5552.