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established in 2007

With an everlasting desire to keep family heirlooms alive, The Embellished House is not just a specialty boutique, but a memorable, one-of-a-kind experience that will allow you to take a step back into the past. 

The shop is filled with its distinctive, one-of-a-kind finds from the past.  Each found tidbit has been carefully hand-picked by the shop owner, Nancy Ruben, to allow the prospective owner the luxury of Reminiscing, Reclaiming, Revitalizing and Repurposing the finds that ‘they’ are drawn to for their own home.  

THE EMBELLISHED HOUSE is pleased to be able to offer this experience of Remembering and Rescuing finds from the past so that they will remain among us for many more years to come.

I’ve been a collector all my life. Everything that I own has meaning.
— Nancy Ruben, The Embellished House

Nancy believes that people should think creatively when considering how furnishings can be reinvented or salvaged. “We want you to be comfortable repurposing, and what your imagination can’t come up with, our imaginations can,” she says. 

“I’ve been a collector all my life,” comments Nancy Ruben, explaining why she enjoys finding new and unintended uses for items that may have been put to the wayside. “Everything that I own has meaning,” she says.

This belief, which reflects Ruben’s Midwestern upbringing, is evident in her shop, The Embellished House. The mother-turned-businesswoman notes that her goal was to marry her passion for vintage and antique wares with her interest in helping clients create statement pieces for their homes.