Tailored Home Tempts Home Design Lovers in Greenville

An upscale design center comes to Greenville from Philadelphia's Chestnut Hill neighborhood.

For more than half a century, the Enchanted Owl celebrated the good life, selling fine china, crystal and other accoutrements of gracious homes. Tailored Home has now taken on that silken mantle, nesting in the same spot at Two Greenville Crossing.

It’s the second location for Tailored Home, which already operates a successful store and design center in Philadelphia’s tony Chestnut Hill neighborhood. Founder Starr Osborne, whose enterprises also include Philly’s first home-staging firm and a white-glove relocation service, leapt at the opportunity to enter Chateau Country’s bougie boutique retail scene.

“The Enchanted Owl had been a fixture in Greenville for decades,” she says. “When we learned that [owner] Louise [Hoffman] had decided to retire, we quickly rallied to fill the void.”

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Osborne sees similarities between Chestnut Hill and Delaware’s upscale 19807 ZIP code, with a clientele that is “sophisticated yet part of a community.” Patrons of the Delaware store will have access to design services through the Chestnut Hill location.

Interior designer Starr Osborne is an unabashed advocate for setting a fine table—and not waiting for a special occasion to bring out the good stuff. Find some of her favorites at Tailored Home, which recently opened in Greenville Crossing. Photo by Becca Mathias.

Entertaining is more casual than when the Enchanted Owl opened its doors in 1971. Yet there’s still a strong market for tradition, which is why Tailored Home offers a bridal registry that blends high-touch personal advice with a robust website. “We listen to you. We guide you,” she says.

Osborne, an interior designer, is an unabashed advocate for setting a fine table—and not waiting for a special occasion to bring out the good stuff.

“It’s all about making people comfortable, engaged and happy. It adds another layer of welcome for your guests,” she says. “We are seeing brides registering for Herend china, which is as traditional as you can get, and they are using it several times a month instead of once every few years.”

In addition to Herend, a favorite of Queen Victoria and Princess Diana, the store offers such legacy brands as Simon Pearce and Mottahedeh, niceties that were the Enchanted Owl’s stock in trade. Tailored Home also has tweaked the mix, adding bed and bath products to the inventory, including such upscale brands as Abyss & Habidecor, John Robshaw, Matouk, Pigeon and Poodle, and Sferra.

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Osborne earned her bachelor’s in history of art from Yale University and was a fellow at Historic Deerfield, a living museum of art and history that includes 12 homes built in the western Massachusetts village from the 1730s to the 1840s.

“In addition to Herend, a favorite of Queen Victoria and Princess Diana, the store offers such legacy brands as Simon Pearce and Mottahedeh, niceties that were the Enchanted Owl’s stock in trade.”

As she sees it, she’s still in the business of curating homes, except these days, she is focused on abodes where people live and evolve over time.

“Our homes should be beautiful and comfortable—our absolute favorite place to be,” she says.

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