Haus of Abood decorates Seacrest

Published: Friday, August 15, 2014 at 06:47 PM.

Driving east on County Road 30A through the beach community of Seacrest on a sunny day one notices chairs, tables, artwork and other sundry household furnishings outside a store front in the Alexander building. The store is the Haus of Abood Interiors.

Inside, browsers will find an eclectic mix of furnishings and accessories for their homes — everything from hand-made designer soaps to sofas, said owner Nancy Abood.

Abood opened the store on her birthday — Aug. 27 — in 2009 as ConsignMint, and she handled mostly high-end furniture on consignment from homeowners in nearby Rosemary Beach.

"I survived oil spills and the recession," said Abood. "I owned my real estate and there is no way I could have survived otherwise."

To survive, Abood progressed from consignment to property management to design.

These days Abood only takes very high-end consignment items. She now has her own stain-resistant private label fabrics which she uses to dress custom sectionals, sofas, chairs, headboards, etc.

Abood moved here in 1992 and left behind a career in marketing and resort hospitality. But Abood had always had a plan on her "storyboard" to own her own business by the time she was 45. Opening this type store was right up her alley.

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