Press Release

A New Year + Our New Store Front in Historic Newburgh Takes Shape

New Storefront in NewburghThough our first home on Main Street in downtown Evansville will always hold a special place in our hearts, we have so much excitement ahead as we make plans for our new store, or as we like to call it, our “Enchanted Home,” in Newburgh. As we embark on a substantial renovation of the 180 year old building, we couldn’t imagine not taking you along with us for the ride.

History at 10388 IN-662 in Newburgh

After acquiring the space from Bill Fortson and John Clements, we learned so much about the history of the former BJ’s Accents property and how their business came to life. New Store in Old BJ's BuildingBJs was once home to a frame shop, located on the top floor, and a floral shop, located on the lower level before it evolved into a furniture, home accents and interior design business.

And when the historic home was to be demolished, Bill and John had other plans. The two had become friends and worked together at a bank for years, allowing them the opportunity to learn about the property.

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Creating a Vision for our new store, our “Enchanted Home”

“To say that we have an exact design in mind… No, we really don’t plan to stay confined to one look,” Tammy reveals. “But, we have so many ideas, hopes and dreams for what the space will become. We plan to appeal to many different aesthetics in our space. We do like a southern living vibe to match the architecture of the building, it has a very Georgian style charm!” We are excited about creating more room for retail space and filling every square inch with the best brands and merchandise. As we take down walls and make the space our own, we’ll also be creating an incredible design center for our team, as well as a place for our team to consult with other designers and clients.

“We have this vision of making Enjole more than just a store… We see it becoming a destination,” shares Tammy. Imagine french doors at the back of the building opening up to an outdoor living space that will be an extension of the store and a place to easily pick up purchased items. 

We want our new space to become a hub for designers in surrounding cities to collaborate with us, whether they’re from Louisville, Nashville or beyond.

Enjolé Interiors Announces Business Expansion and Relocation to BJ’s Home Accents, Inc. of Newburgh

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.

enjole interiors business expansion BJ's Home Accents in Newburgh Indiana

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.

Getting to Know our Designer: Margy Foster

Our team of designers has incredible talent. Each of them has a passion for what they do, and their personality shines through on each of the projects they complete. Come along with us as we chat with designer Margy Foster, and learn a little more about how she’s devoted to creating enchanted spaces you’ll love.

creating a space margy foster designerQ: How did you get started in design?

A: “I have always had an eye for color, mixing patterns and doing DIY projects. 

With encouragement from friends and family, I enrolled in one interior design class at Ivy Tech, fell in love with the program and because a full-time student. I later taught design at Ivy Tech for 12 years. While teaching part time, my friend, Beth Schmitt, and I built a paint business, creating faux finishes, painting murals and furniture. After several years, I decided to focus on design and in 2017 joined an incredible team of designers at Enjolé Interiors!”

Q: How would you describe your style as a designer?

A: “I’d say I’m eclectic, leaning towards traditional, with a bit of whimsy! I love mixing fabric patterns and colors and the creativity it takes to make a design work. I love when a client says, “I’d never do that on my own, but I love it!”

Vibrant patterns and colors can add variety and interest to any room, even in small doses. I’ve found for the most part, people are conservative when it comes to color. Too much color can be overwhelming.”

Q: Tell us a little more about about your process as a designer when meeting with clients.

A: “Meeting with a potential new client is a “meet and greet”…getting to hear ideas and dreams that he or she has for their space. After many conversations, a plan is made – styles, colors, whether or not new furniture is required, are window treatments an option, are there heirlooms or things the client can’t or won’t part with, etc. Every issue has an answer and those answers become part of the plan. Good design is a process. Figuring out exactly what the client expects from the finished project and from me as the person who implements the project is what has to happen for a successful finish.”

Q: Is there a specific type of client or project you’re drawn to?

A: “I enjoy clients who have a vision of what they want but are open to other ideas. Design is so subjective. Most projects have more than one solution, any of which may be “correct,”  but finding the one that works best for my client is my objective. 

Probably my favorite aspect of design is accessorizing. Accessories are to a room what jewelry and the  perfect shoes are to a new outfit. I like to make the finishing touches fit, yet make a statement!”

Q: What have you learned from past projects that you’d like to share with Enjolé’s followers?

A: “Honestly, I learn something from every project. No two jobs are ever the same! I can’t stress enough how important conversation between designer and client is. Make sure you both are thinking the same thing and ask questions! Never assume!

I’ve been in the design field for 30 years and have seen styles and trends come and go, and return with minor changes and new names – what’s old is new again! But no matter the pieces used to create a room, the principles and elements of design remain the same.

Thanks to Margy for sharing some of her design insight! Learn more about Margy here and contact the store to schedule your appointment!

Thanks For Choosing Us Best Interior Designer in the Tristate

Each year our clients and members of the local community vote on “the best of the best” in the tri-state area. From the best places to eat and drink in the tri-state to your favorite community events and non profits, the Courier and Press Readers Choice Awards showcase the best of what our community has to offer. And, we couldn’t be more happy to announce that we have once again been voted us as a favorite within the community, winning Gold for the Best Place To Buy Window Treatments and Platinum for Best Interior Designer.

We couldn’t be more proud to serve as a tristate leader in custom interior design, and a leading retailer for home decor, accessories, and unique gifts. Since our opening 2 years ago by partners Sharon Lemond and Tammy Stallings, who also received the Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2017 from the Southwest Indiana Chamber, our ultimate goal has been to create “enticing” and “enchanting” living spaces for every client we work with.

From traditional to modern and eclectic to clean styles, Enjolé Interiors works with each client to identify their personal style and turn their dated space into the room of their dreams.

We would like to thank our interior design team: Brittney Schipp, Margy Foster, Cindee Bell, as well as designers and partners Sharon Lemond and Tammy Stallings.

“We are dedicated to giving each client the special Enjolé experience. It’s personal, and it’s all about you and your space. Our team of designers is just incredible, and it’s very nice to see them recognized,” says Sharon Lemond, President.

Our Sincerest Gratitude

This recognition, along with the continued support of the Evansville community is humbling. We’ve only been a part of the tri-state’s small business community for under 3 years, and we’ve already received so much attention and recognition. We couldn’t be more thankful. The Evansville community is truly a great place to grow and cultivate a small business, and we consider ourselves so blessed to be part of such an encouraging community.

Thank you all for your continued support of Enjolé Interiors. We’re excited for our future in the tri-state business community and for the opportunity to continue creating Enchanting Environments for our clients.

Lemond and Stallings to Open Enjolé Interiors on Walkway

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Local residents Sharon Lemond and Tammy Stallings today announced plans for opening a full service interior design business at 313 Main Street in the former Berger & Berger Law building.

The design and retail firm will offer furniture, rugs, lighting, art, accessories, bedding, window treatments, one-of-a-kind artisan pieces and an array of gift items.

In addition, Enjole´ Interiors will become home to three area designers who will work directly with clients.

“We feel that graciousness and hospitality have almost disappeared from the retail experience,” says Tammy Stallings, Director of Design and Retail for Enjole´ Interiors. “At Enjole´ we’re going to put a very special touch on the retail experience, whether customers are browsing for a gift item or coming to us for a complete home interior make-over.” Read More