Shopping’s First Resort
We think of the beach as a great place for restaurants, but it’s just as great a place to shop for home furnishings and accessories.
by Amy Kates
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If you’re not paying attention, you might roll right past Carolina Street, the creamsicle orange shack on Del. 1 in Fenwick. You’ll be sorry you did. If the store’s charming exterior doesn’t hook you, the interior sure will. Antiques junkies, we’re talking to you. Presided over by a one-time high-end dealer with an eye for design, the store gives shoppers with a vintage jones reason to rejoice: well-chosen pieces of furniture, eclectic decor, chandeliers, lamps and unique art. Green thumbs will fit right in, too. Carolina Street sells darling garden swag, from modern to antique. Like its roadside sign proclaims, “Wonderful things for gardens, homes and best friends.” 503 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, 539-2405
Step one foot into J. Conn Scott Fine Furniture and listen. Do you hear it? Save for tail of dog-in-residence Roxy thumping against the wooden floor, all is silent. Thus is the beauty of J. Conn. Walk around its masterful showrooms, take notes on what inspires you and soak up the eclectic vibe in peace. “We want our customers to look at their own pace,” says manager Lisa Fulton. J. Conn has everything to make your home shine. The Ralph Lauren Home Collection is casual elegance at its best. Much to its loyal clients’ delight, J. Conn switches its fine goods frequently. “We change the showroom every week, and we don’t order in bulk,” Fulton says. There are high-back chairs in blood-orange leather, show-stopping lilac pottery, hand-painted paisley lamps, and more. If you can dream it, J. Conn Scott can make it happen. 27 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3780
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