LOFT Home Wins Prestigious ARTS Award, Nation’s Best Independent Furniture Store

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The Creative Home Furnishings Network and Dallas Market Center Recognize Austin Retailer in its 24th Annual ARTS Awards

LOFT Home, a local home furnishing store based at the Domain Shopping District in Austin, is proud to announce it has been recognized with an ARTS Award as the best independent furniture store in the United States. Awarded annually in the home industry, ARTS awards are given by the Dallas Market Center and non-profit ART, the creative home furnishings network. Hundreds of independent home furnishings stores were considered, and LOFT Home was chosen from among 5 finalists to win this national award.

LOFT Home opened in 2005 with a focus on the best, unique home furnishings, an effortless customer experience, and outstanding complimentary in-home design consultation. In less than 10 years, what has also made the store stand out is its loyal and talented staff and long term, repeat customers, who together have built strong relationships.

“We believe deeply that we have something special. We work tirelessly for our customers, who return that by speaking highly of us and coming back to us again and again,” said LOFT Home co-founder, Offir Schwartz. “To get this recognition is a great validation we appreciate deeply.”

The ARTS Awards is the premier international awards program for the home industry, dedicated to home industry excellence and achievement in retailing, manufacturing, design, and representation. Award winners are nominated by their peers and go through months of rigorous review, application consideration, and vetting until the ultimate winners are announced each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market. LOFT Home was anonymously nominated by industry peers and won one of only 25 categories at the 24th annual ARTS Awards held just weeks ago.

“This is such a humbling honor, to be nominated by a peer, and then selected by all our peers, to have LOFT Home singled out and recognized among so many other amazing retailers,” said LOFT Home co-founder, Kelly Schwartz. “We started LOFT Home because we are passionate about home furnishings, and believed we could create something special for Austin. To have that approach recognized will only make us work harder.”

Independent business owners Kelly and Offir Schwartz, were inspired by the unique designs, patterns and materials they discovered as avid travelers. LOFT Home strives to offer customers special, affordable and realistic designs, especially for stylish, active families. LOFT Home believes furniture should complement your lifestyle--not dictate it.

About LOFT Home:
LOFT Home is proud to be family-owned and an Austin-only local brand. The store has a unique, hand-selected product mix, including its own private label upholstery and casegoods, as well as furniture, lighting, bedding and accessories from the best American design brands, including Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Verellen and DwellStudio. Much of the furniture is Made in the USA. LOFT Home’s professionals curate their collection in a fun shopping environment as well as a direct to consumer catalog they produce themselves, all delivered to customers at an amazing value.

Located in the Domain in Austin, at 3306 Esperanza Crossing, 78758, LOFT Home is open Monday through Saturday 10 am to 8 pm or Sundays from 12 to 6 pm. You can find more at, by calling 512-377-6857, or following LOFT Home on Twitter @shopLOFT, Pinterest at and Facebook at:

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