Fort Mill’s Main Street welcomes home furnishings shop

joverman@fortmilltimes.comDecember 3, 2013 

Brynn Blackwell, studio manager at Main and Gray, holds the “Fort Mill candle.”

JENNY OVERMAN - FORT MILL TIMES

— A new shop is calling Main Street home these days, and hopes to become shoppers’ new destination for interior furnishings and home décor.

Main and Gray Home opened last month on Main Street. The shop offers home furnishings, accessories, hostess gifts, jewelry, as well as interior design services from two in-house designers.

“It’s everything, for everybody,” said studio manager Brynn Blackwell.

Interior designer Lynn Blackwell, Brynn’s mom, said she bought the storefront in 2011 because she had always enjoyed the antique stores and unique look of the downtown Fort Mill area. For several years she wasn’t sure what she would do with the shop.

Recently, she and interior designer Darien DiPiero decided to open up shop and offer their services from the store, along with gifts, accessories and home furnishings.

Store offerings range from the exotic and fun – a zebra stenciled cowhide rug – to the elegant, such as button jewelry handmade with vintage Chanel buttons from a local artist.

Holiday gifts and hostess gifts have been popular recently, Brynn Blackwell said, including a handcrafted “Fort Mill” candle. The “Fort Mill” candle is a citrus scent, blended by a Charlotte candle maker.

“We are trying to have everything that anyone could want, whether you want to spend $5 or $5,000,” Blackwell said. “For your home, a gift or for yourself.”

The interior of the building has been completely redesigned for Main and Gray, except for the original floors and tin ceiling. In the back of the shop is a full service interior design studio and workshop. Lynn Blackwell and DiPiero meet with clients frequently at the shop and at clients’ homes to help determine their needs and create interior design plans.

Shop hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., but hours are likely to change after Christmas, Blackwell said.

The shop updates their Facebook page frequently with photos of items for sale, including holiday gift ideas and examples of homes recently designed by the shop’s designers.

Jenny Overman •  803-547-2353

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