Although, it’s the start of fall, the garden is still open. This bountiful display of greenery is what initially catches my eye as we are cruising down Wealthy St.
The plat is surrounded by a attractive wrought iron fence. This segment of land, brimming with a variety of plantings is an unexpected respite in the city.
It is the garden which beckons me to stop into Wealthy at Charles and take a look around. The store is situated within a beautifully restored home which has been transformed into an intimate shopping experience for home style enthusiasts. The wall colors are a dove gray and muted eggplant framed by burnished wood floors. Very simple, very elegant…very calm.
The store features an eclectic and ever changing array of products for the home, gifts, accessories and stylish floral creations. In between attending to clients, Mike one of the owners shares about the history of the home and the artistic accents which fill the store with elegance and color.
You feel as though you are in an artists’ studio…the displays evoke moments of unexpected spontaneity. Luscious pillow displays and beautiful area rugs transition into whimsical mini statues and riotous bouquets of flowers. You could spend an hour in this place and still have trouble deciding what to purchase.
I finally settle on my purchase which is carefully wrapped up with a bow and tissue. This is certainly a store worth visiting…as much for the experience of first class service as the creativity which illumines every spare square inch of retail space.
wealthy at charles, llc
738 wealthy street se
grand rapids mi 49503
telephone: 616 458 6664