Seibels brings the great outdoors to the heart of downtown Homewood.
Pedestrians might easily miss this furniture and home decor store, camouflaged among the many shops of Homewood’s quaint 18th Street shopping district. But inside its blasé exterior lies a unique, eclectic wilderness wonderland.
Originally founded in 1994 as a catalog, Seibels offers home furnishings and accessories used primarily for camps and cottages. After opening in 2000, Seibels began building clients customized beds, swings and tables — all with a country-style twist.
“We specialize in rustic,” manager Trissy Holladay said. “That’s our niche.”
But rusticity isn’t the only thing that makes Seibels’ merchandise unique. Holladay explains that most of the shop’s offerings are handmade, giving them an unusual level of quality.
“[Our merchandise is] not made in China, it’s made here,” Holladay said. “That means you can get the exact size and color that you want.”
Holladay says one of Seibels’ most unique and popular offerings is its custom-made beds, which are constructed with pallets – or platforms used to ship furniture.
And with the holiday season fast approaching, Seibels is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Large Christmas trees dominate the store’s floor space, adorned with ornaments resembling fishing boats, campers and antlers.
“We also have a niched Christmas,” Holladay said, showing off the different ornaments.
Holladay emphasizes that, despite Seibels’ rustic theme, the store is meant to be for everyone.
“We’re not just for lake and mountain homes,” she said. “We’re for everyone who loves rustic.”
By Jonathan Adams