Contemporary Living’s Cynthia Heathcoe Named To HFA Board

The Home Furnishings Association (HFA), a national association for home furnishing retailers, recently named Acreage resident Cynthia Heathcoe to its 2018 board of directors.

Heathcoe is the owner and operator of Contemporary Living, a local store that helps customers design and furnish their homes. She was chosen for board service from among HFA’s 1,400 members who represent more than 7,000 storefronts.

In 2017, HFA recognized Heathcoe with the organization’s first Emerging Star award, citing her rapid rise to success in home furnishing circles. In addition to being named an HFA Emerging Star, Heathcoe was named Palm Beach SCORE’s 2016 Entrepreneur Extraordinaire.

Heathcoe opened the highly successful Contemporary Living in Palm Beach Gardens in 2014. Her success is built on a difficult history that took her from being a homeless mother of six to a successful, award-winning entrepreneur. She serves on the board of the Lord’s Place, a nonprofit organization that works to end the cycle of homelessness. Heathcoe was once a client there and knows first-hand the impact the organization can have.

The forward-thinking businesswoman recently relocated her business from Palm Beach Gardens to the Lake Park Arts District to accommodate the store’s growth and to create the potential for further expansion. Heathcoe chose the Lake Park Arts District to support the community’s revitalization efforts.

In addition to being an award-winning entrepreneur, active philanthropist and nurturing mother, Heathcoe makes time to reach out to the community through a weekly radio show. Area residents looking for a dose of inspiration can tune in to 95.9 True Oldies Channel every Friday night at 6:30 p.m. for Heathcoe’s “Make Your Life Happen.”

Founded in 2014, Contemporary Living is a home furnishings store owned and operated by Heathcoe. Contemporary Living provides the highest quality furnishings and design services with a laser focus on customer satisfaction. The store has a vast selection of contemporary furniture to help customers create their dream home. Learn more at