Pizitz Home & Cottage
Style in Seaside
Owner: Daryl Davis
Shop Name: Pizitz Home & Cottage
When did the store open? November 1988
Q: How did the business get started?
A: For Robert and Daryl Davis, cofounders of Seaside, a general store for the town was a perfect fit. Honoring Robert’s great grandfather, Alabama department store legend, Louis Pizitz, the first town center shop was opened in the new Dreamland Heights Building. Since 1988, Pizitz Home & Cottage has furnished numerous houses not only in Seaside, but in the surrounding communities of Watercolor, Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach. The first concept of the store was one-stop-shopping for the new Seaside home owners. Today the store offers a beautiful selection of slip covered sofas and chairs, bleached dining and occasional tables, striking lamps, and a varied assortment of coffee table books, candles, platters, and original art.
Q: What is the most challenging aspect of the business?
A: E-commerce is definitely changing the world of retail. With so many stores having web-sites and customers having access to the internet , it is has become so easy to shop from home. We are constantly searching for new and different pieces of art, accessories, & furniture to evoke the “simple beautiful life” of The Seaside Style®. Pizitz Home & Cottage is constantly introducing new trends and one of a kind treasures, which when merchandised create a feeling which cannot be reproduced without walking through the doors of the store and therefore makes Pizitz Home & Cottage a destination.
Q: What is your favorite entertaining or design tip?
A: Stay with a neutral palette with paint color and furniture- add color with your accessories and art.
Q: Are there any favorite pieces in the store right now?
A: The warm teak wood pieces as well as the “greyed” elm wood pieces, which are so indicative of the Beach.
Q: Do you have any special client stories?
A: Our customers truly become a part of our “Seaside” family
Q: Is there anything in particular that the shop is known for?
A: Neutrals & Simplicity- which together create a serene atmosphere.
Favorite Quote: “A simple, beautiful home”
Q: What is something learned in the business that wasn’t expected?
A: The ways in which the business has changed with the internet
Best sellers: Slipcovered Chairs and Sofas, artwork, small accent tables and throws have been important this season
A few of our favorite things… reclaimed wood, slipcovered furnishings in neutral linens, ART, pops of color in pillows, throws and accessories. Pizitz Home and Cottage embodies the luxurious feeling of resort living while achieving simple beachhouse style.