‘Done it all’: Bea's Interiors downsizing after 30 years, but work continues (PHOTOS)

Published: Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 03:10 PM.

All furnishings are new, and she feels she has something for most everyone's taste, from low to high-end furniture such as Stanley , Lexington , Braxton, and others. She also has artwork and home decor accessories. Her artwork is not original pieces, however, as many of her clients are decorating their rental units and don't want to chance original pieces disappearing.

Most of the furnishings are geared toward the beachy look, as Reynolds found that is what folks want when they decorate a home at the beach.

"People usually want more casual here, and slipcovers are big. People don't want mahogany and cherry at the beach. They say, 'I don't come to the beach to dust; I can do that at home,' " she said. "I am not licensed as an interior designer, but I can and have done it all for my clients in helping them decorate or renovate their homes, second homes, and condos."

Usually, those clients become her friends and return to ask for her help.

The strangest thing Reynolds says she has experienced in her 30 years in business is the BP oil spill and the many foreclosures it caused for so many people.

"Before the BP oil spill, we did more business in one month than we did the entire next year. It was a difficult time," she said.

However, Reynolds now looks forward to downsizing and continuing to work with her long-time clients.



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