Decor Direct Wholesale Warehouse Named One of Top 50 Furniture Stores Nationwide

Decor Direct Wholesale Warehouse Named One of Top 50 Furniture Stores Nationwide

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Home furnishings and design source Decor Direct Wholesale Warehouse, in Sarasota, FL has been named one of Home Accents Today’s 50 Retail Stars for 2017 by editors of the premier trade magazine for the home furnishings industry.


The Retail Stars list, now in its 13th year, recognizes independent brick-and-mortar retailers of home accents – including furniture stores and interior design boutiques – that are creative in their merchandising, have a positive presence in their local communities and are distinguishing themselves from the competition.

“What an honor to be included among the top furniture stores in the country”, said Celeste Gruenstein, manager at Decor Direct. “Now in our 20th year headquartered in Sarasota, we continue to thrive by offering sustainable, hand crafted furniture and functional art. Customers love that we can bring their visions to life by custom fabricating furniture from an amazing array of materials such as live edge slab wood, rustic barnwood and salvaged iron.”

Decor Direct Wholesale Warehouse is located at 2333 Whitfield Park Loop, in Whitfield Industrial Park off new US-301 and Whitfield Avenue in Sarasota, FL. The firm is open Thursday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm for the design trade and general public, and sells by containerloads to wholesale customers Monday through Wednesday. You can learn more about the company at, or by telephoning 941-751-4180.

“Home Accents Today’s 2017 Retail Stars represent some of the best independent home decor and home furnishings retailers in the country,” said Susan Dickenson, the magazine’s editor in chief. “They are meeting the challenges of an ever-changing retail environment with innovation and fortitude, and are true role models for their marketing and merchandising strategies, customer service and community contributions. This annual honor recognizes their skills, hard work and dedication, and should serve as a reminder to us all to support local businesses.”

The 50 Retail Stars list, sponsored by AmericasMart Atlanta, publishes each year in Home Accents Today’s May issue. This year’s list was compiled and narrowed down by research analysts and Thomas Lester, Home Accents Today’s business editor.

“Getting to share the stories behind these stores is one of the most satisfying parts of assembling this year’s Retail Stars list,” Lester said. “Each of these retailers truly represents the fabric of their respective communities and we’re glad to have the opportunity to give them the recognition they richly deserve.”

Twenty-seven U.S. states are represented on this year’s list, with Decor Direct Wholesale Warehouse being one of just 3 stores in the State of Florida garnering this honor.

“We welcome shoppers to tour our campus filled with reclaimed woods”, says Celeste. “They can wander through 30,000 square feet of cavernous warehouse space jam packed with a quirky mix of rustic woods, antiques, salvage, and sustainable furniture. We have become a destination shopping experience for customers from all over Florida, the US and abroad.

About Decor Direct Wholesale Warehouse

Decor Direct Wholesale Warehouse (DDWW) is a leader in sustainable furniture, headquartered in Sarasota FL since 1998. The company supplies innovative & sustainable home furnishings to builders, architects, the design trade and general public.
DDWW’s mission is to create “Sustainable Functional Art for Inspired Living”. The company reuses building materials and restores antique and vintage furniture to give them new life. Products include living edge slab tables, global antiques, and salvaged woods. Purchases of Decor Direct furniture are eco-conscious, plus the furniture comes with a patina of age.

Since 2015, DDWW’s sustainable home furnishings have been featured on Animal Planet’s hit television series, “Insane Pools: Off the Deep End”.

At all stages of Decor Direct’s business, the company strives to be a dynamic contributor to the local community. DDWW has won numerous design accolades, and is a winner of the Frank G. Berlin Award from the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, and a participant in Leadership Sarasota.

To learn more or keep up to date on events, see or Drop by anytime Thursday to Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm for design inspiration. (Monday to Wednesday is reserved for volume wholesale dealers).

For more information, contact:

Celeste Gruenstein
Decor Direct Wholesale Warehouse
2333 Whitfield Park Loop, Sarasota, FL 34243
Office: (941)754-4180 Mobile: (941) 321-8907


Thomas Lester
Business Editor
Home Accents Today
7025 Albert Pick Road, Suite 200, Greensboro, N.C. 27409

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