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Retailer Spotlight: Sylvia Berger

“Our clientele, while very diverse, shares a strong sense of pride in their homes,” says Sylvia O’Brien Berger,  who serves as director of design for Georgian Furnishing/ Berger Home. “Most like to entertain family and friends and develop the character of their homes over time.” The business, which has been owned by the Berger family since 1995, started in 1977. Sylvia, whose husband and son are both accountants, researched potential businesses and found the perfect fit. “As natives of the area, we were thrilled to purchase a local business with such great potential.”

What do you specialize in?
We specialize in helping our customers furnish their homes in a way that is comfortable, stylish and affordable. We have a very experienced and educated staff that will help put a room, a sofa or a whole house together.

What items do you sell?
We carry the finest brands available. Customers are often surprised at how moderate our prices are.
Bernhardt, Martha Stewart, Rowe, Henredon, Sherrill and Hickory Chair are just a few of our vendors. We work hard to find unique and beautiful furnishings not typical of a furniture store. We also offer rugs, drapery, lamps and mirrors.

What is your goal as a retailer?
Our goal is to be the resource for the most stylish and best-valued furniture in the region. We want our customers to realize their vision for their homes. Many of our customers tell us we are accomplishing that.

What are some current trends?

The trend in our business is to buy quality and comfort. People seem to want a style they can enjoy.

What specials do you have going on this month?
The first weekend in September will be a sale including all furniture and rugs. Many things will be 45 percent off. Extended financing is available. 

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