Nestled conveniently off Ritchie Highway in the Park Plaza shopping center, Park Home is a family owned and operated business offering hand-picked home decor and accents selected to fit the perfect aesthetic for any family.
Heather Summers moved to Severna Park with her husband and two children in 2012. She previously operated a local design center business in her home state of South Carolina.
“After moving to Maryland, I looked for a way to get back into the business and came across the monthly vintage markets,” Heather said. “I was able to make some business connections and friends, and spent a few years repurposing furniture and selling vintage items.”
In 2017, Heather and her husband, Scott, opened Park Home.
“Park Home has become a favorite for customers updating their homes or buying new homes, as well as with those decorating vacation homes, especially beach homes. It is also popular with interior designers who are sourcing for projects,” Heather said.
Park Home offers a variety of accent furniture, lighting, rugs, wall decor, accessories and more. The Summers pride themselves on keeping a selection of products from a variety of vendors and styles to help their customers create the perfect space for their style.
“I always tell customers to mix colors and textures,” Heather said. “This will create focal points in the space.”
Park Home features a selection of antique and refinished furniture, as well as one-of-a-kind items hand-selected by Heather.
“I was traveling to England twice a year to buy antique and vintage items, but COVID canceled my trips,” she said. “I hope to be able to make many more trips once we are allowed to travel again.”
In an age where online shopping has become increasingly popular, Scott and Heather strive to keep the store stocked with unique products available for customers to see and touch in person.
“We try to offer items that are on trend but different from what you find in other places,” Scott said. “We want the store to have a curated feel where customers can see how items would look in their own homes.”
Park Home is truly a small business. There is no corporate office sending inventory. The Summers select all the products in the store to keep their customers happy.
“In a time when there is so much shopping online, we provide a location where you can touch and feel products,” Heather said. “A customer can better visualize how an item will look in their space when they can see it in person.”
Heather said Severna Park has been the ideal location for Park Home because the community is close-knit. She hopes their customers continue to spread the word about the business.
“We do our best to listen to customer needs and make suggestions,” she said. “We spend time getting to know our customers.”
Park Home is located at 568E Ritchie Highway and is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. For more information, visit www.parkhomestyle.com or call 410-544-1127. Find Park Home on Instagram and Facebook at @parkhomestyle.