It was love at first sight when Linda and Eric first laid eyes on the historic building that houses The Abode SC. Its historic charm, cozy rooms, and beautiful back patio sold Linda, who knew immediately that she had found her second home. As an empty nester, Linda was looking for a new nest of sorts. Her partner, Eric, enjoys refurbishing antique furniture found at estate sales, which are then painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® by one of the many talented artists that work with Linda and Eric.
Linda and Eric have worked tirelessly to create a welcoming vibe at The Abode, one that feels like walking into grandma’s house. They have set vignettes that are appropriate to each room, so all the bathroom products are in the bathroom, the dining room items are in the dining room, etc. Linda has enjoyed creating the “She Shed’ in one room filled with items for the ladies, with a complimentary “Man Cave” for the masculine taste.
Linda loves to garden and has created a beautiful outdoor space on the patio. Eric and Linda love the small-town spirit here in San Clemente. They love being a part of the community and being a part of the Downtown Business Association, the Chamber of Commerce, and other local groups. Not only are Linda and Eric involved in the community, but they take particular care to incorporate local artists and locally sourced products in the store.