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Walking into Phelan’s 10,000 square foot showroom presents seemingly endless opportunities. Each perfectly placed room setup combines colors, textures and patterns in a manner only the experts can achieve.
Phelan’s is one of the longest running family-owned home furnishings and interior design sources in Cedar Rapids. The secret to their longevity? Adaptability. As consumer tastes and preferences have changed, so has Phelan’s. The business originally opened as a paint store before moving into home furnishings, and today offers both home furnishings and commercial design.
The expertise and experience offered at Phelan’s can’t be replicated with online retailers. Very few people walk into Phelan’s knowing exactly what they want. A conversation with an interior designer can get to the heart of what a space truly needs.
“We talk about what the room will be used for, what kind of fabric makes most sense for their needs…all of those extra details are uncovered,” shares Alex Von Ahsen, Residential Interior Designer/Residential Co-Manager. The business prides itself in being a place where no matter what your budget, you can find something that speaks to you.
Phelan’s regards the tight knit business community as a benefit to better serve their clients.
“We are fortunate to partner with other local businesses from upholsters, flooring installers and painters to bring full service to our clients,” says Alex.
Next time you’re faced with designing an interior – either in your home or business – consider supporting this local option with a long history in Cedar Rapids.