We're closing our Short Pump doors, but other doors are opening for us.
Dolce Designs began in 1992 as Draperies, Decor & More. What began as a shop-at-home decorating service became a physical retail location in 1996, when Short Pump was still just a dot on the Richmond map. As Short Pump grew, so did we.
Our mission in both design work and store offering is to allow customers and clients to feel comfortable in expressing their design style in an affordable and friendly environment. We offer unique items that are not mass produced. We love the idea of supporting other small businesses and talented artisans, many in the United States, as well as overseas offerings that help impoverished women gain independence.
So, what is our mission now?
Our mission remains the same, but on a smaller retail scale.We are focused on bringing our design services to the community: to work with our wonderful trusted clients and to meet new ones, to grow our in-home branding, and to make our beloved gifts and decor items available to you - even if we don't have a physical retail location.
Here are our answers to a few FAQs that will make this transition a little easier:
Dolce Designs Online
Yes - we will continue to sell our decor items online, as well as our usual bestselling lines, unique gifts, and one-of-a-kind reclaimed pieces. We are able to ship anywhere within the continental United States, and we are happy to still have the ability make ourselves available to our customers and clientele. You may make purchases directly online, and even enjoy discounts, coupons, and promotions by signing up for our newsletter. Email us at email@example.com with questions or inquiries about products, inventory, and orders, or drop us a line using the little green chat icon at the bottom right of the screen. If we're online, we'll respond instantly, and if not, we'll get back to you about your questions/concerns via email.
Instead of adhering to our 10:00-6:00PM store hours, you'll be able to reach out or access our shop anytime, anywhere, and from any device.
Interior Design Services
Dolce Designs has been a retail location for many years, but at our core we're all about the art of design. Carol Giuffrida - Dolce owner and interior designer - will still be working full-time to bring your design dreams to life, and you can reach her anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. So whether you need help with furniture, home accents, home staging, reupholstering, or help choosing a paint color, Carol will still be offering full design services to the same community Dolce Designs has served for over 20 years.
Furniture + Home Rehab
Have some furniture that needs some extra TLC? Don't worry - Dolce will still offer re-upholstery, slipcovering, painting, custom window treatments, wallpaper, and other home improvement services. Simply make an appointment with our designer via email at email@example.com. Whatever your project, we're still here to help!
Home staging - as well as accessory design - are both services that will continue to be offered by Dolce Designs. In order to receive home staging services, you'll have to meet with the designer by making a consultation appointment via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Just remember: home staging and accessory design are two different services, so be sure to check the service descriptions before booking your appointment.
You didn't think we were ready to disappear, did you? If you did, we have some good news for you: Dolce Designs will still be selling our top product lines and brands in multiple locations in the surrounding Richmond area. We may not have our larger home decor pieces to display, but we will have the items you know and love from our store for sale in these three locations:
If you feel like you miss us - or just need a unique gift - stop by and visit one of these locations for your usual Dose of Dolce. We will be in touch regarding our store closing date and opening dates for our new locations.
From everyone here at Dolce Designs, we thank you for all of your support over the years!