Once a star, always a star!

Bungalow is honored for retailing excellence by Home Accents Today magazine


May 4, 2011, Greensboro, N.C. – Bungalow, owned by Linda Criswell and Alicia Flatin, and located at 15330 N. Hayden Road in Scottsdale, Ariz., has been named one of Home Accents Today’s 50 Retail Stars for 2011 by editors of the premier trade magazine for the home accents industry. The stores selected have demonstrated that they operate successfully in their marketing areas, exhibit strength in merchandising, display and/or advertising, and have a positive presence in their local communities.

Home Accents Today editors focused on independent and family-run retailers, specifically those considered specialty, home accent or home furnishings stores. Members of the industry were invited to suggest stores and retailers were encouraged to submit information describing their businesses. This list was compiled and narrowed down by research analysts and editors of the publication.

“The 2011 Retail Stars represent some of the best independent stores in the country,” said Jenny Heinzen York, editor in chief. “In a harsh economic climate where mere survival has equaled success for many, this year’s Stars have faced down the challenges with innovation, creativity and fortitude. We salute these inspiring entrepreneurs, and as always, encourage everyone to support their own local businesses.”

The 50 Retail Stars feature, sponsored by Americasmart Atlanta, is published in the May 2011 issue of Home Accents Today.

The 2011 Retail Stars are:

A Dodson’s, Suffolk, Va.

Absolutely Fabulous Unique Gifts and Decor, Huntington Beach, Calif.

Accent Interiors, Wichita, Kan.

Archipelago at Home, Cold Spring, N.Y.

Armadillo, Ltd., Avalon, N.J.

Black-eyed Susan, Holicong, Pa.

Boat’s Home Furnishings, Pella, Iowa

Bronson Design Studio, Montclair, N.J.

Brown’s Interior Design, Boca Raton and Jupiter, Fla.

*Bungalow, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Casual Designs Furniture, Selbyville, Del. and Berlin, Md.

Charley & Bella’s, Marshall, Texas

Claire Murray, Nantucket, Mass.

Collectic Home, Austin, Texas

Corinth Furniture Barn, Corinth, Miss.

Creekside Collections, Mansfield, Texas

Darrons Interiors, Columbus, Ohio

Design House, Houston, Texas

Duck Duck Goose, Dacula, Ga.

Elegant Details, Mill Creek, Wash.

Gardenviews, Northville, Mich.

GHD Interiors, Jenks, Okla.

Hipster Home, Phoenixville, Pa.

Jak Home, San Francisco, Calif.

Light by Design, San Antonio, Texas

Lusso, St. Louis, Mo.

M. Frederick, Gladstone, N.J.

Magnolia, Abingdon, Va.

Mary & Martha Home Accents, Highland, Ind.

Nandina Home & Design, Aiken, S.C.

Nathan Nichols & Co., Baileys Harbor, Wis.

Old Bryan Marketplace, Bryan, Texas

Paysage, Cleveland Heights, Ohio and Wilmington, N.C.

Peddler’s Wagon, Eustis, Fla.

Red Door Interiors, Huntsville, Ala.

Redefined Home Boutique, Atlanta, Ga.

Reindeer Ranch, Cody, Wyo.

Rustic Hutch, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Sklar Furnishings, Boca Raton, Fla.

Something Different Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

Southwest Trading Co., Spruce Pine, N.C.

Stuff, Kansas City, Mo.

The Arrangement, Dallas, Texas

The Cottage, Concord, Mass.

The Garden Room, Bellingham, Wash.

The Village Shoppes, New Carlisle, Ind.

United House Wrecking, Stamford, Ct.

White Furniture, Wyandotte, Mich.

Wine & Design, Cleveland, Ohio

Your Nesting Place, Milford, Mich.