To bring the custom home furnishings store closer to its clientele, a second location of Don Quixote Home Decor opened on FM 1488 in the Magnolia area last June, owner David Lyles said. The store’s first location is in Spring.
The business creates custom pieces, bringing a customer’s sketch to life, Lyles said.
Owner David Lyles travels to other countries to find pieces for his store.[/caption]
“We’re a little bit unique in [the Magnolia] area as far as we do a lot of custom [work], and we’re not just Texas country-western,” Lyles said.
The store’s specialty is custom- made items—which start as a drawing on a page—such as ornate fireplace grates, light fixtures and mirrors. These orders account for about half of the store’s sales, Lyles said.
However, the other half of sales comes from the business’s ever-changing inventory of home decor pieces featuring Spanish colonial, Greek or modern influences. The store also stocks furniture pieces made from reclaimed wood.
“We like to be eclectic—we don’t want to serve one genre. If we like it, we’re going to buy it and put it out,” Lyles said. “Every six or eight weeks, we will go either to Mexico or Guatemala or different places [in South America]. We will buy, ship in and change out. Our inventory is constantly turning over.”
Products can be shipped anywhere in the U.S. for an added fee, Lyles said. Consultation, delivery and installation services for custom-made pieces are also available to nearly anywhere in Texas.
“We [serve] a lot of people that are building homes [and] a lot of people that have been in a home a long time and want [to redecorate],” Lyles said. “I think Magnolia is growing, and with the bigger homes here in the country atmosphere, I think we have a good match.”
Don Quixote Home Decor[/caption]