About Us

Hello, and welcome to my shop. I hope you share my excitement about being here. The Furniture Guide is owned by me, Melissa Guide. All of this began when I started a small home cleaning business more than 20 years ago. I was a young mother of two living in New Hampshire and going to school to study law and become a paralegal. However, I decided to leave school and expand my business to include employees and an office. I’m meant to be an entrepreneur, which explains a lot.

I’d always pride myself on us leaving homes looking as close to picture perfect as possible. I felt proud of taking care of my clients' homes and receiving regular feedback from clients praising my cleaners. I had the pleasure of visiting hundreds of homes over the years. For 20 years,I was able to observe how other people lived and decorated (or not). Many homes could have been nominated for Better Homes and Garden or HGTV. On the flip side, I could have nominated some homes to the show Hoarders.

Okay, I'll admit it: I'm actually excited about this stuff, floor plans, decorations, lighting, patterns, colors, and texture. I enjoy getting to know people and learning about their lifestyle and interests. I visualize what would make sense and come up with a good room layout. I have discovered naturally that a lot of psychology takes place behind closed doors. I enjoy contributing to the transformation of homes into home sweet homes.

After moving to South Carolina with my husband to live among the palm trees and sunsets, it only made sense that I continued my formal education to become a professional real estate stager and home decorator. I started a business that provides local and online services for home staging and decorating. I buy a lot of awesome furniture, and many of my customers do too. Because I want to make this furniture available to the general public, I started this furniture store, The Furniture Guide, so everyone can have the opportunity to enjoy it.

The Furniture Guide is a chic store that sells high-quality furnishings, lighting, decor, and other items. I take my time to source the best suppliers and products. What I appreciate most about my trusted suppliers is that I acquire items that have style and quality which is also affordable.I can count on having good communication with their customer service agents and their fast shipping from the USA! When you shop with me, trust me to be your furniture Guide. Yes, there might have been a little pun intended there.

I have always had a strong interest in interior design. I am eager to share my expertise and knowledge with anyone seeking inspiration. Please get in touch with me to schedule a consultation for more details. Or get in touch just to say hi. Feedback is welcome on my contact page.I appreciate receiving constructive criticism. Enjoy shopping!