Acreage residents Cynthia and Robert Heathcoe invite residents of the western communities to visit their Contemporary Living store, which opened in March 2014 in Downtown at the Gardens.
Contemporary Living is filled with mid-priced, high-styled furniture. The emphasis is on clean lines, customization and personalized design. The husband-and-wife duo work together to provide superior furniture selections and customer service that clients will not find at big box stores. When customers arrive, they are greeted and made to feel like part of the family.
With each piece available in a variety of options, there are countless ways to create a unique look. Hence, the company slogan, “Make Your Room Happen.” Cynthia hosts a radio show every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. on 900 AM Talk of the Palm Beaches, appropriately titled “Make Your Room Happen.” The show features discussions on the latest design trends with guest hosts and local artists, many of whom are featured in the showroom.
Community involvement is important to the Heathcoes. Cynthia was just named a finalist in the Entrepreneur Category for the Central Palm Beach County Community Foundation’s Women of Worth (WOW) Award, which honors outstanding women who have achieved professional excellence, serve their community, and have strengthened and enriched well-being in central Palm Beach County.
Cynthia and Contemporary Living were prominently featured on the front page of the business section in the Palm Beach Post’s Monday Morning Q&A in mid-December, and Cynthia and the showroom appear in a major photo spread in the January issue of Retailer Now, a full-color national magazine written for and about leaders in the home furnishings industry.
For the Heathcoes, an important part of running their business is giving back to the community. Cynthia recalls a time when she was homeless, and the Lord’s Place, a local nonprofit that works to break the cycle of homelessness, provided her with a transitional apartment for her and her infant son for six months while she got back on her feet.
“Now we partner with the Lord’s Place to accept and donate our clients’ old furniture to assist in furnishing new residences for clients at the Lord’s Place,” Cynthia said. “This is an ongoing campaign that we are honored be part of on a regular basis.”
In an effort to reconnect with nature and live a more relaxed lifestyle, the family relocated to The Acreage in September. “We are glad to be part of the western communities,” Cynthia said. “Please let us know when you come in to visit — we really want to get to know our neighbors. We’d love to meet you and help you ‘Make Your Room Happen.’”
For more information, visit www.contemporarylivingpbg.com.
ABOVE: Cynthia Heathcoe in front of the Contemporary Living store.