Opening in Provincetown in the spring of 2008, Shor Home Furnishings & Interior Design weathered a significant storm early in its existence. Herbert Acevedo, who owns the business with Kevin Miller, says the partners were extremely fortunate that they had already secured some significant clients and developed a following when the markets crashed that September.
“Obviously, the economy was one of the biggest challenges in those first few years, but we had the advantage of having a great location on Commercial Street in Provincetown. And because our product is very unusual—there are not many home furnishings stores in this part of the Cape—we had a niche. The retail store really held its own those first few years,” he says.
With a store full of high-end pieces that combine vintage with more contemporary elements, Shor Furnishings has a very eclectic style. “That carries over into our interior design projects, as well,” Acevedo says.
Shor specializes in both residential and commercial projects; the team recently completed an interior design project at Chatham’s Mahi Gold, a clothing store. “We had a lot of fun working on that project. We usually work on high-end residential homes, but it’s fun to do a commercial project every now and then,” Acevedo says.
The designer expects to see a few changes in interior design trends in 2016. “I think we are going to see more modern, uncomplicated, and clean lines. There will still be traditional seaside casual, but I expect to see some soft modern designs—no hard edges, lush and warm fabrics with designs that are pretty sleek and uncomplicated,” says Shor.