Heart & Home Designs and Boutique named Main Street Challenge Winner


Heart & Home Designs and Boutique recently held a ribbon cutting for their new businesses located in Williamston. Owners are Debbie Alexander and Paula Phillips.

After several years of offering craft items at local festivals, they decided to open in Williamston and their business idea was chosen as one of the winners of the Envision Williamston Main Street Challenge, which provides grant money to help a new local small business open. “We are so proud of this award,” Phillips said.

(Pictured) Now open – A ribbon cutting was recently held for Heart & Home Designs and Boutique, a new businesses located in Williamston. Owners are (l) Paula Phillips (left) and Debbie Alexander (right).

Alexander and Phillips have been long time friends for almost 20 years and both are residents of the Williamston and Pelzer area.
“We started doing crafts and going to craft festivals two and a half years ago in our surrounding areas as just a “Little Hobby”. They have offered their items as vendors at Westy’s Vintage Marker in West Pelzer and the Spring Water Festival in Williamston.
“At each event we were consistently asked where our shop was located,” Alexander said. “Upon hearing this quite frequently, we made the decision in December 2019 to look into the possibility of opening up a location that our customers could visit.”

Home & Heart Designs and Boutique offer unique quality handmade items including farmhouse decor as well as repurposing vintage items into one-of-a-kind home decor.
They have jewelry including earrings, bracelets and necklaces and offer a variety of women’s apparel and accessories.
They have candles and wax melts and even face masks.

“As local citizens of the Williamston/Pelzer area, we want to bring something new, exciting, and different to Williamston and our surrounding areas,” Alexander said. “We pride ourselves in bringing great products and affordability, while maintaining that southern hometown hospitality to our customers.”

“We love meeting local people. Please stop by to visit,” Phillips said. “Look for the sign with the pretty Pink post.”

Home & Heart Designs and Boutique is located at 1110 Anderson Drive in Williamston.
Store Hours are: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm

For more information, visit us on Facebook @ Heart & Home Designs and Boutique