Bobby “Dale” James

Posted in Main, Mind Wanderings, Raleigh at 3:13 pm by carrie

Most of you already know, but we lost our store manager suddenly at the end of January to a heart attack.

Dale was incredibly friendly, silly and just… fun. Everyone wanted to be his friend, people came into the store JUST to see him. It was hard not to gravitate towards him. He was beyond thoughtful and took genuine joy in your joy. I can’t tell you enough how wonderful this person was. To all of us.

He loved dogs the most. If you happen to be looking to donate, he would recommend your local SPCA or perhaps one in NC called Saving Grace Animal Rescue where he got his dog, Chloe.

So, the store will forever feel different… we are well aware of that. I miss him tremendously. So many people have expressed their unbelievable sorrow over his passing. His adorable hat, sometimes a bow tie, his love of wine… serving and partaking, his laugh, animated hand waving and mannerisms… the Dale-isms… all going to be missed so much. (You can see some of that in the video below).

I am so honored to have known him (especially at 3am when he’d send the funniest texts!) and I will find ways to remember him and carry on his legacy. We could all benefit from more Dale-inspired kindness, thoughtfulness and silliness in our lives.

Watercolor painting of Chloe I gave Dale for his Birthday on January 3rd

Watercolor painting I did of his sweet Say-D… his heart dog. If you watch the video below, he’s opening these two paintings at the end of the video. He absolutely loved them and I’m so incredibly grateful that I had the chance to give these to him.


Friends and Family Event 2018

Posted in business-a-go-go, Events!, Main, NC, Raleigh at 11:43 am by carrie

It’s our 2nd Annual Friends & Family event!

Join us while we don our Holiday best and shower our closest supporters with gifts, festive food and a great atmosphere as a huge THANK YOU for your support! You’ll get the store all to yourself while we mingle, shop, nibble and sip.

Friday, November November 2nd, 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

For more info, visit our event page on Facebook.

Hope to see you there!

Inspirations Home Decor and More, 8601 Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh, NC


Nominate us, please!

Posted in business-a-go-go, NC, Raleigh at 1:43 pm by carrie

Indy Week Best of the Triangle 2018 nominations are open, would you please vote for Inspirations Home Decor and More in the following categories:

Best Furniture Store in the Triangle

Best Gift Shop in Wake County

Best Home Accessory Store in the Triangle

Best Home Furnishing Store in the Triangle

Best Women’s Boutique in Wake County

You may have to add our name to the nomination name under “Don’t see your favorite?”. Please enter “Inspirations Home Decor and More” in that field. Thank you SO much!!!