About Us & Marketplace Home Furnishings
Why we started Marketplace:
Years ago, my partner, Sue Landon was asked to decorate a new commercial office space. First, she found furniture that would work in the space. Next, she needed to add the accent pieces, art, a rug, and wall decor. She found herself going to six different stores in the Idaho Falls area and also making a trip to Utah. It took her many hours of tedious shopping, taking pictures, going back to the space, matching up pictures to furniture to eventually finish the remodel. When the project was completed, I remember her telling me how much she wished she could just go to one location for all of her decorating needs.
Ten years later, I found it was time for a change after working with the medical community in Southeastern Idaho for over 25 years. My associate, Sue Landon, my son, DJ Collette and I got together and talked about starting a new business in Idaho Falls. As we talked about the different business opportunities that were available to us, the furniture and home decor industry kept rising to the top of our list. (Sue remembered the many difficult challenges she experienced years ago when asked to decorate a commercial office space).
Although we had extensive business experience, none of us had any retail training and especially in the furniture industry. In hindsight, I think it has been a blessing for us because we did not have any preconceived notions or bias on how we should create this furniture and home decor business. The three of us sat down and talked about what kind of shopping experience we would want for ourselves if we were decorating and furnishing our own homes. This allowed us to create our own vision for the future of our store. Since opening Marketplace Home Furnishings in April of 2016, we have filled our show floor with unique items that will bring additional warmth to your home. Our desire is to help you create living spaces that are more inviting, stimulate wonderful childhood memories, and most importantly, bring families together. Our “casual shopping policy” allows you to browse our store in a way that is relaxing and stress free. It gives you the opportunity to find those special, unique, one-of-a-kind items that will certainly add a personal touch to your home. We invite you to come visit, “Marketplace Home Furnishings” and test it out for yourselves.
Who we are :
I have enjoyed growing up, living and raising my family in Idaho Falls, which has been a wonderful experience that I would not trade. Like many of you, I really enjoy using furniture and unique home décor to make my house feel like a “home.” I have always had a passion for home furnishings and that is why I have decided to open a very unique and different furniture and home accessories store. I’d like to share my thoughts with you about what I’ve learned and what we offer. Check out our furniture blog where you can find all of the collective thoughts and ideas about furniture, home décor, mattresses, etc…
As you come visit us, we hope you find Marketplace Home Furnishings to be a pleasant, fun, hassle-free and unique shopping experience. My goal is to make our store so fun and enjoyable that you will want to come back and visit us every month to see what is new and exciting to make your house feel more like “home”.
— Sue Landon
What separates Marketplace from most other furniture retailers?
There is not a store like Marketplace within 100 miles of Idaho Falls. What we want to offer our customers is something found in larger cities like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Miami. That type of home decor, furniture, and mattresses are NOW available locally. The most beautiful thing is our pricing. Don’t expect to pay designer prices. We’re more like a farmers market.
Marketplace Home Furnishings wants to become everyone’s “go to” place for amazing decorating ideas, furniture and home accessories. 95% of all furniture is in stock with additional “one-of-a-kind” pieces that are ordered from India, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Mexico. That means your furniture and accessories are available for immediate delivery in almost every instance.
Marketplace Home Furnishings is proud to be locally owned and operated, with the owners all born and raised in Idaho Falls. It is our commitment to bring something so new and refreshing to Idaho Falls that everyone will want to spend time in our store. With your support, we can make this the best furniture and home décor store in the entire state of Idaho.
We want to thank you ahead of time for your support and encouragement. We hope you enjoy Marketplace Home Furnishings as much as we have loved the process of opening our very fun and unique store.
If you have any further questions about any of our furniture, home décor, custom furniture, or mattresses, please don’t hesitate to contact us . We’re here to help!