puravidahomedecor.com | 24 Roland Street Charlestown, MA 02129
For us, shoping is as much about the experience as it is about the actual purchase. Pura Vida Home Decor in Boston qualified for our America’s Best list on both counts.
Pura Vida Home Decor offers home decor products that support local artisans and entrepreneurs. The owner, Daren Lechner, identifies with his vendors as he’s the type of local entrepreneur that’s there in the store waiting to greet every customer who walks in the door. The shopping experience is an experience, not a chore. The environment is welcoming, relaxing, stimulating and personal.
Products are displayed in different vignettes making use of small dividers to create rooms and spaces, each with a different color that is soft on the eyes. Each and every item is placed rather than just ‘put out for sale’.
The store itself is in the old Crosby Steam Gage and Valve Company’s building. It’s an awesome building, built in 1888. This place has character, 1,600 square feet of character with a 12′ foot ceiling that is 100% exposed wood slats. Two walls are exposed brick lined with 17 windows. The hardwood floors are original to the building. You can’t get this natural patina if you tried.
Why you should love Pura Vida Home Decor
The historic building, truly caring personal service from owner and an emphasis on American made, re-purposed, recycled and reclaimed merchandise.
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