“Because good taste never goes out of style”
What is your business and how are you unique from others in the same category? Stevans Consignment specializes in high-end, gently used furniture, lighting, rugs, tapestries, art, bronzes, mirrors, accessories and antiques. Stevans also offers interior design services with a one hour complimentary design consultation. Our design services include custom florals, trees, draperies, bedding, pillows, throws, faux finishing and re-upholstery. We strive to provide our consignors with professional services and quality display and marketing of their items. Those same professional services extend to our clients from a knowledgeable, friendly staff. New clients cannot believe that we are a consignment store!
Tell us about the events that led up to where you are now: In 1992, my grandmother, Bernadean Fuller and Stevan Thompson, joined forces and opened Stevans Furniture and Interior Design on Bell Rd. and 26th St. In five years, their showroom grew from 3500 sq ft to 12,000 sq ft. In 2002, my grandmother decided to relocate the store to the SW corner of Scottsdale and Lincoln where the old Mehagian’s store was located. In 2007, my grandmother closed her business and sold the inventory to Champagne’s. I grew up in this business, managing my grandmother’s store for 10 years. This allowed me to gain exposure and experience in every aspect of the business. After my grandmother retired, I focused on completing my education and obtained a bachelors degree in International Business with a concentration in Marketing from ASU. Post ASU, I was employed in the sales group at Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold, an International Mining Company, headquartered here in Phoenix. After three years in corporate America, I decided it was time to take a chance on myself and pursue my dream. In May of 2013, I sublet a portion of the showroom at Reclaimed Interiors on Greenway-Hayden Loop and within one month, I had taken over the lease and resigned from my position with Freeport.