Evansville, Ind. – May 18, 2020 – Enjolé Interiors, a tri-state leader in custom interior design and a leading retailer for home décor, accessories, and unique gifts in downtown Evansville, Indiana, has embarked on a new expansion venture to BJ’s Home Accents, Inc. in Newburgh, Indiana. Enjolé will move their business to Newburgh to add more talent, brands and clients under the Enjolé Interiors name.
The business expansion plans began months ago and have evolved from careful planning with both parties. After the transition is complete and Enjolé has moved services and furnishings into their new location in BJ’s Home Accents’ historic home in Newburgh, clients will be able to shop an expanded inventory of home décor and furniture, and utilize the skills of the newly expanded Enjolé Interiors design team.
Sharon Lemond, local entrepreneur, owner of Enjolé Interiors as well as Entwined small plates and wine bar, is incredibly optimistic about taking a chance on this expansion and moving to a new location.
“This is an incredible opportunity for us – the people, the location, the opportunity for growth. We truly love downtown Evansville, and it will always have our hearts. But, this is quite the opportunity,” says Lemond. “I’ve known Bill and John since they began their business 41 years ago. The property has ample room for dedicated parking, large indoor and outdoor events, as well as space for future construction. I’ve always dreamed of an old home as the setting for this business. We’ve outgrown our current space, and we do have future plans that can really become a reality with this new venture.”
Sharon Lemond received the Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2017 from the Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce after opening Enjolé Interiors. Her idea was to start an interior design business with the ultimate goal of creating “enticing” and “enchanting” living spaces—named after the French-Cajun word, “Enjolé.” They have been in their current downtown Evansville location at 313 Main Street since 2017 and have been closely tied to the community.
“The decision to relocate our retail space to BJ’s Home Accents will achieve three primary goals: to expand our services to reach more clients, to highlight our quality and incredible diversity of style, and to take a leap forward in the future growth of our business. To now have added expertise on our team – all of the years experience we have together – there really are no boundaries to what we can do as a design team,” says Lemond.
BJ’s Home Accents, Inc. was created in 1979 by Bill Fortson and John Clements. BJ’s offers one-stop shopping for a large selection of decorative accessories, fine furniture, lighting, gifts, and seasonal décor.
“I couldn’t be more grateful to work with such incredible people in the interior design business. Sharon and Tammy have been loyal friends and colleagues of mine for years, and I know this is the right transition for us and our clients,” says Fortson.
“I’m thrilled for our customers to get to know these incredible designers and see what a wonderful businesswoman Sharon is. We are confident in the experience our clients will receive by working with this team. You will be working with the best, and you will be taken care of,” says Clements.
While the business transition is now official, the renovation schedule has not yet been decided. The updated building in Newburgh will allow for future growth and expansion of services.
“It’s important, now more than ever, that folks can trust local businesses, and that they can get the items and the services they’re looking for,” says Lemond. “We know that shopping online has its convenience, but we also feel that now is the time customers are looking to local businesses. To be able to offer everything we need to for our customers, this was our next move – to grow and expand.”
Enjolé Interiors will be relocating from their current downtown Evansville location to take over the BJ’s Home Accents, Inc. building and property located at 10388 IN-662, Newburgh, IN 47630.
The four-story building at 313 Main Street, which was the home of Berger and Berger Law prior to Enjolé Interiors, will be listed for sale with Hahn Kiefer Real Estate Services.