The experienced team of designers at Ooh La La Home Furnishings is in the accommodation business. "We bend over backwards to make someone’s space look wonderful,” says owner Dee Hencken.
The Chesterfield-based company's personalized services set it apart from competitors, Hencken notes. Those custom services start with an in-depth consultation at the clients' home, focusing on their specific style and needs, establishing a budget, photographing and measuring the design area and taking inventory of any currently owned items that need to be incorporated. Within days, the design team returns to complete the redesign with pieces that fit the clients' vision. Customers can work with the designers to select furniture and accessories, or leave it to the team to fulfill their needs. “It used to be that people would wait for three to six months for drapes or furniture,” Hencken says. “Now they see something they want and they want it now—and we accommodate that.” Beyond furnishings, the design team and staff work with the customer to choose and install virtually anything inside or outside the home—including new lighting, painting and flooring.
For 10 years, Ooh La La has offered a Chesterfield store featuring a 9,000-square-foot showroom with a variety of unique Old World European country-style pieces. Available furnishings, which are displayed as they would appear in the warm atmosphere of a home, range from bedroom suites, sofas, dining room tables and bar stools, to upholstery and accessories, such as lamps, florals and candles. “We also have unique antique pieces that you wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else,” Hencken notes. In addition, the company’s express blinds and draperies division offers custom-designed and installed window treatments. And if you want to see more, a nearby 8,000-square-foot warehouse contains an even wider selection of furnishings.
With items stocked in small quantities to ensure uniqueness, Ooh La La’s showroom is changing constantly, Hencken says. This Nov. 10 to 11, the store will unveil its new shipments of holiday décor—from tabletop holiday items to wreaths, ornaments and holiday trees.
“We’re always designing homes for the holidays right up until Christmas Eve,” Hencken says. “This kind of accommodating service has worked well for us for 10 years.”