Designer behind 2 popular restaurants opens home decor and furniture store in Bluffton

A new home decor store, Bespoke Abode, will open in Old Town Bluffton on Thursday.

The store, located at 14 Promenade St., will feature high-end furniture, home decor, accessories, lighting, floor coverings and custom window treatments, according to a news release from Watterson Brands.

Bespoke Abode was founded in Martha’s Vineyard in 2011 by Liz Stiving-Nichols, who has been recognized with regional and national design awards is known for interiors that are visually cohesive with natural surroundings.

“I am thrilled to bring Bespoke Abode to the destination of Bluffton,” Stiving-Nichols said in the news release. “And because I am always seeking design inspiration from our coastal surroundings, I am excited to showcase how this translates into our thoughtfully curated collection of home furnishings, custom window treatments, and interior design services for the Lowcountry.”

Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design and Bespoke Abode worked on the designs for other Watterson Brands projects, including Burnt Church Distillery in Bluffton and The Bank beer garden on Hilton Head Island. Its designers also are part of the look of Ma’ Daisy’s Porch, an Old Town complex dedicated to the celebration of Gullah culture and tradition slated for completion in early 2025.

At a glance

What: Bespoke Abode

Where: 14 Promenade St., Old Town Bluffton

When: Opens Thursday, Sept. 21; regular hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; subject to change in the winter season