FIONA WEEKS, BEST BUSINESSWOMAN, BEST FURNITURE STORE & BEST INTERIOR DESIGNER
Written by Kristen Hampshire | Photo by Jill Jasuta
Imagine a home-decor boutique brimming with vibrant, coastal-inspired treasures. Then imagine an ever-changing showroom stocked with comfortable, stylish upholstery, unique art, timeless accessories and gifts, fresh lighting, tableware, tile and textiles — because you’ll find all of that and more at Dwelling & Design, where owner Fiona Weeks brings a “fresh design spirit” and strives to never carry the same items found in other shops.
Weeks has more than 30 years of design experience and opened her shop in Easton 16 years ago, after moving to the coast from Washington, DC. The business started with a quaint showroom and design office, and over time it expanded to two floors and the adjacent building. “People come in here to see color combinations, and we try to find new and different products all the time,” Weeks says. “We are always on the hunt.”
Weeks loves designing interiors along the East Coast, adding that the laid-back decor and friendly personalities make her job a joy. Plus, there are a range of styles that challenge her as a designer. “A lot of the homes are historic, and some are super modern, so it’s fun to have the juxtaposition of the two different styles because we’re always doing something different,” she says, adding that the breathtaking waterfront views are a dynamic backdrop for any design.
And for Weeks, the ever-changing character of this region aligns perfectly with her goal to not be that cookie-cutter designer. “I want designs to reflect the individual and their home,” she says.