All we want for Christmas is… everything from this Fox Chapel shop
BY MICHELLE DICKSON
PHOTOGRAPHS FROM SPLURGE
With more than 20 years in the home furnishings industry, it is no surprise that Kym Pelcher, founder and president of Splurge, has created a shop unlike any other in our area.
Pelcher spent 10 years as a furniture, lighting, and home accessory senior buyer for the prestigious company Fortunoff in New York and has traveled the world, buying from international markets. “Traveling around the world gave me the knowledge of what luxury, value-driven goods are about and exposed me to different factory capabilities and quality checks,” says Pelcher. With hefty product development and retail merchandising experience, Pelcher expanded her interior design business, Kymberly Pelcher Interiors, which specializes in residential and commercial design. Her ultimate dream was to put all of her expertise from retail and wholesale, and interior design, into a store concept. Thus, Splurge was born.
At Splurge in Fox Chapel, shoppers will find value-driven luxury goods consisting of timeless, updated classics; reproductions; and a splash of Hollywood glamour, presented in a sophisticated, lifestyle setting. “We carry unique items that can’t be found in big box stores,” she says. “You become a student of the way people live and what they gravitate toward. We are fanatical about staying on top of current style trends, which we scour the market for.”
Splurge sells luxury candles, hostess gifts, jewelry, handbags, scarves, and offers a bridal and gift registry. The shop’s items are “uniquely displayed,” says Pelcher. In addition to home décor accents, accessories, and holiday décor, design and free personal shopping services are also available to customers. With a photo of a mantel, table, or room, consultants will pull together items for customers, specific to their space, adding that finishing touch. Special order bedding, rugs, and window treatments are offered as well. With the personal shopping service, shoppers can browse or call, and choose personal or corporate gifts from housewarming to wedding. The personal shoppers are available 24/7, and say they’ll open the store early and stay late for last-minute emergencies. Splurge also ships worldwide, and the final, finishing touches are in the packaging. “People love giving and receiving a beautifully wrapped gift,” says Pelcher.
Pelcher prides herself on providing her clients with an unforgettable customer experience, which has resulted in returning customers wanting to splurge for their home.