BERLIN — The town has a new specialty boutique.
Home & Harmony, which opened last week at 1204 Farmington Ave, is the realization of a longtime dream of owner Sandra Ferreira — a specialty boutique shop that offers home decor items, purses, jewelry, candles, clothing, dinnerware, and much more.
“Decor is something that I have always been passionate about,” said Ferreira. “And now, the opportunity presented itself. I just took a risk and went for it, and didn’t look back.”
Ferreira carefully chooses her inventory from different wholesalers.
“I select stuff that’s appealing to me and what I would have wanted for myself,” said Ferreira. “I want to make sure that I am delivering the best products for my customers.”
Although the store just opened, Ferreira already plans to open the second location somewhere along the Connecticut shoreline. In the meantime, she is focused on organizing monthly ladies nights out at her store in Berlin.
“‘Paint & Sip’, ‘Make your own flower arrangements’ - each month will feature a different event,” said Ferreira.
Currently a Newington resident, Ferreira used to live in Berlin.
Prior to opening her business, Ferreira worked as a banker for 16 years and had some retail experience.
The sense of freedom and ability to make her own schedule, Ferreira said, compelled the venture.
“I now have a little bit of balance in my life, and I use it to prioritize important matters in my life, like my family,” said Ferreira.
The Home & Harmony store is open Wednesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.