Since the inception of her celebrated firm in 1986, Miller relocated from New York City to Charlotte, NC, and opened a b o d e h o m e's first location in Charlotte's historic Dilworth area in 2008. Its second location, located just two hours northwest of Charlotte near the resort areas of Grandfather Mountain and Linville, is following closely in the footsteps of its successful sister store.
"The area is wonderful, but it does have limited access to stores that cater to the home. I think my new location will be a nice addition to the retail community there as it offers a different mix of vendors," said Miller, who's also a long-time visitor and part-time resident of the area.
Situated between two popular ski resorts and accessible by nearby towns Asheville, Boone, and Blowing Rock, this second location possesses more of a modern mountain look and feel than its more sleek downtown location but will offer much of the same treasured items for which it is best known: beautifully curated furniture, home décor, and unique gifts and accessories. Clients can expect to see represented brands that include Lee Industries, Gabby, Century, Lillian August, Hickory White, Bernhardt, and John Robshaw, to name a few.
Due to its resort-centric location, Mountain Abode (as it's lovingly referred to) will lean into entertaining, offering clients, both locals and vacationers, everything from local snacks and games to spa products from Europe, hand soaps and lotions for guest rooms, beautiful linens, personalized paper products, wedding and bridesmaid gifts, and other unique keepsakes.
Another exciting feature? "We will have an in-house design studio running out of this store, just as we do in Charlotte, to help with drapery, pillows, and upholstery, and to offer advice on how to put it all together," Miller noted.
You can visit the newest a b o d e h o m e in Suite 1 at Grandfather Center, 4004 Linville Highway #105 South. All summer long, customers can enjoy 15% off their first purchase. The shop will also host a series of trunk shows throughout the summer and beyond. For its first, a b o d e h o m e is partnering with Gramercy Atelier, which will kick off on Thursday, June 21. Based in New York, with a location in Charleston, SC, Gramercy Atelier is known for its custom tailored jackets, tunics, and dresses. This first trunk show will be timed with an official opening celebration of the store, where local residents are invited to stop by for an afternoon glass of champagne and appetizers. Additional trunk shows including Singvhi Jewels, beginning on Monday, July 23, and Derek E. Ostergard fine European jewelry, beginning on Friday, August 3, are slated throughout the rest of the season. For additional information on trunk shows, updates and news from a b o d e h o m e, follow @abodehome on Instagram.