Ethel Schmitt is the owner operator of design firm Shelter Interiors as well as a Real Estate Professional. She is a certified member of the American Society of Home Stagers and Redesigners and a member of the Wayne Pike Builders Association, in which she was a past president. Ethel has been in the design / build business since 1987 and a real estate professional with Davis R. Chant, Realtors for 17 years. She is able to take a potential buyer through a home and help them to visualize, with good design choices, on how to make any house a “home”. When working with sellers, Ethel is able to maximize the potential of the home and show it in its best light with a few staging techniques. Ethel opened her retail space at the Silk Mill over three years ago and has enjoyed continued success. Shelter Interiors carries a select group of vintage and new design accessories and is available for design consultation by appointment. Other services of Shelter Interiors is kitchen and bath design, color consultation, custom window shades (Hunter Douglas Affiliate) draperies and other soft goods.
a children’s boutique
Van Gorders’ is a 4th-generation family-owned business that began in 1936 when Ralph Van Gorder founded it as the Honesdale Furniture Exchange within a sprawling four-floor historic landmark that was originally the National Hotel, and has stood at the corner of Church and Sixth Streets since 1865. Through more than 75 years in business, however, some things have never changed such as a caring and knowledgeable professional staff with many years of valuable experience. Every team member at Van Gorders’ Furniture is dedicated to providing an enjoyable and relaxing shopping experience, which means being helpful without being pushy, just like the old days. Visit Van Gorders’ website for more information