About the Store
More than a furniture store, Elements East offers a meeting place for East and West, old and new, in modern interior design. Our world-travel gives us opportunities to hand select each piece in our collection of furniture and accessories, and allows us to learn the history and tradition that accompanies it. We honor the culture of the makers, respect their craftsmanship, and relish the unique stories of our imports. Our hands-on role in this process allows us to give you a unique experience; it’s more than shopping, it’s sharing the spirit, tradition, and journey of our wares.
We’re not just a furniture store, but a space that evokes peace, inspiration, and a sense of wellbeing.
Elements East has a talented, professional and passionate team ready to assist you.
History major, long time retail executive, and soul searcher, Meg came to Elements East first as a customer. She was lucky enough to purchase the company in 2017 (with ongoing China travel and mentoring from the previous owner), and found the Third Ward Space at the end of last year.
She feels so lucky to have a wonderful legacy and experience to lean on, and can now make it her own. She is excited to show you her finds from her recent Morocco trip, and any future adventures yet to be had.
Mary Lou Simmelink
Mary Lou has spent over a decade at Elements East, in which time she has become well versed in Chinese art, history, culture, furniture and feng shui.
Her background as a pastry chef (husband a chef, too), have instilled a love of different cultures, tastes and experiences. She loves the idea that we can learn much about people based on the objects they make and find beautiful.
MaryLou loves the authenticity and the passion behind Elements East. She loves our products as well as sharing her knowledge about them with our customers. She welcomes people into our space and they welcome her into their homes.
Julie Zvi Designs was established as a full consulting service with an emphasis on color, furniture and accessory purchase and placement as well as a focus on redesigning spaces to reflect the client’s needs and character.
Through the use of principal design elements such as balance, color and scale, and with her keen eye and ability to listen to her client’s needs, Julie is passionate about transforming rooms into beautiful and functional spaces. Her philosophy is to encourage her clients to express their likes and dislikes through asking questions, thus discovering a style that truly depicts one’s personality.
Julie is excited to work with Elements East, a store which has always influenced her innate sense of style. By encouraging her clients to make thoughtful and bold choices using unique items from exotic places, she can help them create rooms which will continually prove to inspire them.
The roots of Elements East are in China. We search out treasures where ever they may be; no showrooms for us! Sourced with intention is our mantra as we travel. We share our journey with you and hope that our intentions make their way into your homes. With gratitude.
As we grow so do our adventures. We are just back from Morocco and are so excited to further the mix. Stay tuned at the first of the year for details.