Whether its a sofa, a new rug, adding a little color to the walls of a room or all of the above, the designers at Timeless Interiors hope to give you a look you'll enjoy for years.
Carol Bower and Tom Schwanbeck, co-owners, helped transform the business, 1116 Market St., from an oriental rug store in the World War II era to the full interior decorating business it is today.
"With the help of the designers, whatever is picked out is going to be enjoyed for years," Bower said. "They'll be happy. It'll be a timeless look."
Bower and Schwanbeck bought the business 20 years ago.
It now offers more than 30 brands of furniture, bedding, carpeting and fabric.
The company recently started offering five new vendors -Benica and Iron works, Inc., Bernhardt Interiors, Bentley Churhill, Emerson and Eastern Accents.
As Schwanbeck said, everything is able to be customized.
The store works with a company, which the customer can choose the style, fabric and type of cushion. Jean Lowery, window treatment specialist, also makes custom curtains.
"If you go to a furniture store they're most likely going to sell you what's on the floor," Schwanbeck said of the difference between other stores and his.
And for those thinking they would not be able to afford to hire a designer to work on a room, Cindy Liebman, designer, said they have many options.
"We work within all budgets and all styles," Liebman said.
"This day and age, I think it's important to work within the customer's budget," Bower added.
Seidel Shiffer, designer, explained that although they work with people who want to redo an entire room at one time, they usually do parts of rooms.
He added that they also will set up phases of a project so the customer doesn't have to pay such a large amount all at one time.
Bower said Timeless Interiors also has a financing plan available for customers.
Although it's fun to create something new, the designers said its seeing the faces of the customers when they first see the finished product, that is the most exciting.
"We make sure it's right," Shiffer said. "It's thrilling for me (to see the finished room). But I think the best part is to see (the customers') faces."
Bower said not being a part of the creative aspect of the business, she's always impressed when she sees what the room looks like at the end.
All involved said the personal, one-on-one relationships customers and designers make is something that the public won't get anywhere else.
"We're more than business people, we're your friend," Shiffer said.