Wellington Interior Design Center is a one-stop-shop for all things home décor. The center opened its doors in Wellington on Jan. 5 in the Kobosko’s Crossing plaza.
Founded by co-owners Michael Gordon, husband and wife Jerry and Karen Paull, and Joseph Leech, the center combines the talents and professionalism of these longtime business owners. Each has brought his or her individual expertise in interior design to make a collective design center that offers everything from custom flooring to framing.
Gordon owns Frames America (a custom frame shop), the Paulls own K&J Interior Design, and Leech owns Wellington Wood Floors.
“The diversity of the store is what I would say makes it different because there are very few places like it,” Jerry Paull said.
Gordon came up with the idea for the center, after the space next to his frame shop became available. He spoke to his friend Karen Paull about it, and she agreed with the idea of partnering with him. They ended up combining Gordon’s frame shop with the vacant storefront next door.
“The concept just evolved from there,” Karen Paull said. “Then Joseph joined us, and we decided to include the hard wood flooring section.”
The center is divided into different sections where clients are able to view samples. The flooring section is set up like an art gallery, with a variety of floor samples for clients to look through. It showcases many of the custom designs available.
“We are able to get raw wood and make it to any exact specification that the client wants,” Leech said. “Any color, stain and grain made from any wood from around the world — sky’s the limit on what we could do with flooring.”
There is also a window treatment section, which has samples of curtains, drapery and shades, and custom framing for paintings and family portraits. The design center also serves as a resource for other interior designers.
As soon as clients walk in, there is a design staff member ready to assist them. Staff will sit with each client individually to find out his or her wants and needs. “We can even go to their home if they prefer,” Karen Paull said. “We will do whichever the client is more comfortable with.”
With all that it offers, Wellington Interior Design Center is able to take what a client imagines and turn it into a reality.
“The idea here is, how does the average person put something together when they are really not trained to do so?” Jerry Paull said. “We are able to do that here by taking that imagination of what they feel, and create from that a beautiful edifice to what they will really enjoy.”
In order to make their clients’ décor dreams a reality, the design center offers an additional array of design services such as custom furniture making, wall coverings, cornices, plantation shutters, custom bedding, custom cabinetry and home automation. “Everything includes measuring, installation and consultation,” Jerry Paull said.
Wellington Interior Design Center is located at 9312 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington. For more information, call (561) 223-3709 or e-mail email@example.com.
Above: Wellington Interior Design Center co-owners Michael Gordon and Karen Paull, design consultant Linda Anne Boyle, and co-owner Joseph Leech.