County Hall-Consign & Design Interiors recently became the owner of hometown supplier Martin Furniture & Design.
The owners of Consignment and interior design believe that the merger of the two businesses will offer customers many new options when it comes to furnishing their homes. According to the release, customers will be able to not only purchase new furniture, but also sell existing furniture while making changes to the decor.
Co-owner Brian Bailey said he was excited about the wide range of offerings available to his customers, believing the business now offers better value that other competitors will struggle to compete with.
“Thanks to Martin and Consign & Design, we will be able to offer our customers a very differentiated buying and selling experience,” said Bailey. “They can take advantage of personal design services and create the perfect look, feel and style for their home, get new furniture hand-made, and be able to consign existing furniture and get a check from us after it’s sold. Essentially, it gives our customers a built-in discount on their purchases when they work with us.”
Brian Bailey and his wife, Savannah, have a long-standing love of community and custom furniture, which led them to purchase Consign & Design Interiors in 2017. Since then, the couple has constantly looked for opportunities to offer new products, taking pride in their dedication to customer service.
“Since we started, we’ve been committed to making every customer feel valued and welcome in our stores,” Bailey said. “We believe in making shopping fun and social, and we strive to offer products and brands to suit every shopping need and budget. Our goal is to bring this kind of shopping experience to as many people as possible, so the expansion makes sense.”
The Baileys have called Gainesville home since 2010. With the pursuit of new opportunities always on their radar, when Martin Furniture & Design began considering a transfer of ownership, the Baileys couldn’t pass it up.
“Martin Furniture & Design has been a staple in the Gainesville community since 1945,” Bailey said. “As a whole, we are in a period of consolidation across the industry. Larger retailers are clamoring for more and more market share, and the supply chain, logistics and inventory issues we’ve seen over the past couple of years have disproportionately affected smaller local furniture stores like Martin. We’ve seen many old local businesses close in recent years in Gainesville, so when we heard the Martins were going to retire, we knew we had to keep the business going.”
Consign & Design Interiors has offices in both Gainesville and Flower Branch. Ownership of Martin Furniture & Design is official passed into hands on March 1.