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.

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Meg Hopkins

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.



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.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Wow, this place is amazing! I visited recently with my designer, who suggested it as we are remodeling the inside of my house. We met Meg, the owner, who clearly has a passion for amazing one-of-a-kind items and making sure that a visit is not just looking at furniture, but a complete experience. She clearly knows and loves her business and will be bringing in more unique international items, which I can’t wait for. I walked away with four amazing one-of-a-kind items, and want so much more! I will definitely be back.
— Georgia Autio

I attended the first workshop at Elements East this evening led by Carrie Murphy, a gifted Doctor of Chinese medicine and acupuncture. This was an after hours class on meditation at no charge. I could not have imagined a more inspirational setting, being amidst beautiful oriental furniture and home furnishings. I will return for more classes and as a customer! The beauty, the graciousness, and welcoming is worth a visit.
— Linda Viehweg

I just visited Elements East for the first time when I was looking for interesting furniture for the company’s new office. I was really impressed by the variety and the beautiful finds! So many of the pieces there can be used in multiple ways. I found some gorgeous buffets and tables that will be perfect in our conference rooms as well as one for my new office. Delightful!
— Lori Rohde

I started taking free meditation sessions at this home store in the Third Ward. The owner has curated a collection of beautiful things. I love the incense and the candle selection. Just spending time in this space is a dream. Treat yo self!
— Sarah Spottswood