The idea for Homescapes, Carmel literally began in a hole in the ground. In 1994, brothers Beau & Thompson Lange began converting a condemned historic laundry in Pacific Grove, CA that would house their first store, The Grove Homescapes.
Combining Beau’s degree in Horticulture with Thompson’s in Scenic Design, the brothers created a life-style store with plants, orchids and furnishings from around the world. The success of their first venture in retail led them to import directly to keep up with the demand.
In 1999 they expanded their business by opening Homescapes Carmel in their hometown of Carmel-by-the-Sea.
The store has received local and national recognition for it’s products, design and community involvement. In 2006 and 2007 Homescapes Carmel was named “Best Furniture Store, Western Region” for excellence in retail at the ARTS Awards in Dallas, Texas. ART (the Accessories Resource Team) is an association of decorative accessory manufacturers, retailers, sales representatives and other professionals from throughout the United States who are dedicated to promoting excellence within the industry.
But that’s not all….
Monterey County’s Weekly Readers voted Homescapes Carmel Best Furniture Store five times: 2003, 04, 05, 06 & 07; Home Accents Today named Homescapes Carmel one of their 50 Shining Stars of Retail, and New York-based Gifts and Decorative Accessories Magazine has honored Homescapes three times with their national Retailier’s Excellence Award for Visual Merchandising, Promotion and Website Design.