A love for creating and designing has led two sisters into a business venture, helping people make their homes a haven of comfort and beauty.Vintage & Soul Home.

Maria Gartrell, a real estate agent, and her sister Ann, are the co-owners of Vintage & Soul Home. They opened the retail store, located in the West Erie Plaza in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The two fill the store with items to decorate homes. From lamps, furniture, wall hangings, candles, rug and fabric samples, and even local products like photos and accessories.

Some items are ready to go, others are made to order.

"You can customize everything from the fabric to the fill to the feet and if you want studs or not," Ann said.

While the sisters typically sell neutral items, they can help find colorful or other items you want.

"You could come in and tell us you're looking for a velvet couch, and we'll go out and find it for you. We have access to thousands of vendors all across the country." Ann said.

They like to think of furnishings as the soul of the home, as they sell quality items they find from near and far, right here at home.

The sisters at Vintage & Soul Home also take care of delivery of items to homes - which includes set up and the haul away.

For a glimpse of what they have to offer, visit their website at www.vintageandsoulhome.com