Theory Design Studio

Toni Hollingsworth - Owner & Principal Designer, Keri Cooper - Director of Operations & Emily Hudgens - Owner & Principal Designer

What is unique about Theory Design Studio?  Theory offers an eclectic and classic mix of furniture and home accessories for all tastes and budgets. We also offer unique and amusing gifts perfect for every occasion. Our design associates are eager to assist you in every way to ensure the perfect purchase for your home or gift.

What should locals know about you?  

We want people to know that we're here as a resource. Whether you need help finding the perfect mother-in-law gift, selecting new accessories or planning a total home renovation, we're here! We are passionate about design and love being able to share and inspire the Charlotte community.

What kinds of services do you offer?  There are two sides of Theory that flow together to benefit our customers. Our design firm, which is located just above the boutique, offers residential and commercial design. The boutique itself is a direct reflection of the firm, its designers and their capabilities to help create the customers vision. The boutique is set up to show and inspire the customer as to how these pieces will look in their home. If they still can't find that special piece, we will place a special order from one of our many vendors.

How would you describe the style of Theory Design?  Theory's style is truly a blend. We want to appeal to all tastes and budgets, so we work our hardest to find unique pieces that can go with any look. From traditional to modern, we carry a bit of it all.

What advice would you give to those wanting to start redecorating a room?  Find what you love! Start with an inspiration picture and stick with it. Its a big, big world of design out there, with so many colors, styles, themes, and forms. It's easy to get distracted and lose track of your design direction. With an inspiration picture you can refer back and remind yourself of why you loved this design in the first place, and stay on track.

Our store is open daily, Tuesday through Sunday (by appointment Monday -- or call ahead if you really want to stop by!), but we also have events throughout the year. We love doing trunk shows with local artisans and pairing up with them to have in-store events. On December 1st we're actually having a Holiday Open House in the store and Evelyn Henson, an amazing local artist, is having a trunk show to show off her fun holiday designs! We also hold a semi-annual Tent Sale in our back parking lot, where we sell brand new model home inventory (furniture, window treatments, art, accessories, lamp, etc.) Our first one was in September and was a big hit, so we're working on accumulating more great stuff for the next one! 

"Can't wait for you to visit the boutique, located at:

1405 East Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203"