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Mike and Rene Perry launched Breakwater Home Fashions in June 2023.

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Coastal Decor Makes Waves at Breakwater Home Fashions

Bringing the Beauty of Sun, Sea & Shore to Downtown Wellen Park & Into Your Home

If you’re looking to brighten up your home design and décor with a fresh, elevated coastal style, then Breakwater Home Fashions, Inc. is the place to go. This stylish boutique-style store brings contemporary, coastal-themed, one-of-a-kind furniture and a wide variety of decor to Downtown Wellen Park. 

A labor of love for its owners, Mike and Rene Perry, Breakwater Home Fashions has quickly become a home design and shopping must for residents of Wellen Park and beyond who seek to bring the feeling and energy of the outdoors and the seashore into their homes.

The 1,500 sq. ft. store opened its doors in June 2023, about a year after the Perrys moved to the Wellen Park neighborhood of Island Park. The location of the store in Downtown Wellen is perfect, says Rene. “Wellen Park is welcoming, with a thoughtful design. Having so much outside usable space compliments the coastal feel of the area. Plus, I can take a golf cart to work.”  

Rene previously worked as a wholesale account executive and real estate investor in Atlanta, but she has nurtured a passion for design. “I always enjoyed the design aspect of what helps to sell a home,” she says. Mike, a former tennis pro, spent his time in Atlanta as a Director of Tennis, and brings his organizational skills to the business.

Married just over 10 years, Mike and Rene’s decision to launch Breakwater Home Fashions was driven by their desire to work together and build something they were both passionate about. They also wished to take advantage of the fantastic opportunities Florida has to offer, including the beautiful weather, breathtaking sunsets and sunrises, and stunning beaches.

Coastal style is at the heart of Breakwater Home Fashions, where the surf, sand, and sky are welcomed into homes, says Rene, who offers these tips on how to bring coastal style into your home. 

  1. Incorporate natural textures and materials like jute, driftwood, linen, rope, rattan, grass cloth, and sea glass. 
  2. Use watery hues such as blues and greens to accent a neutral base such as warm gray, beige, white and ivory.
  3. Juxtapose whites and neutral colors with a mix of different wood accents and finishes.
  4. Choose décor, such as light fixtures, accessories and artwork, that have a seascape or nautical motif. 
  5. Add accent pieces with color, texture and materials that make you think of the outdoors. 

Breakwater Home Fashions sources from a variety of vendors so it can offer a selection of unique pieces to its customers. Plus, everything in the store is curated to perfectly complement homes in Wellen Park and Southwest Florida.

By working closely with vendors, the store is able to provide exclusive inventory, ensuring that customers can find home decor and furnishings that are not available through larger retailers or e-commerce platforms. The store's inventory is constantly evolving, ensuring customers discover new and unique coastal-inspired items with each visit. 

To enhance the shopping experience, Breakwater Home Fashions offers personalized services such as consultations and commissioned pieces. Its team of designers provide expert advice and tailored recommendations upon request. In-home design services and whole room packages are also available, allowing customers to revamp a single space, or transform their entire home, with the guidance of experienced professionals. 

Breakwater Home Fashions is more than just a store; it is a destination for those seeking the coastal elegance style and, like a ripple in a pond, word is spreading.  “Our customer feedback has been great. We have had a lot of community support and people are coming all the way from Naples, Ft. Myers and Boca Grande too,” says Rene.

She adds that Breakwater Home Fashions is also starting to work with area developers. “There are a lot of homes being put up around here and several builders have come into the store wanting to refer their clients out to us.” 

Also, stay tuned for news about Breakwater Home Fashions showcasing artwork by local artists from Wellen Park and surrounding areas. “We want to foster support for the local arts scene, while offering customers the opportunity to find the perfect piece to complement their home," says Rene. 

Whether you are looking to add a touch of coastal charm or completely redesign your home, Breakwater Home Fashions, Inc. is sure to have the perfect pieces to create the beachy vibe you desire. Visit the store and let their expertise guide you toward transforming your living space into a coastal oasis.

Mike and Rene’s decision to launch Breakwater Home Fashions was driven by their desire to work together and build something they were both passionate about. 

Breakwater Home Fashions offers a selection of unique pieces to complement any home, and provides a consistently evolving inventory, so that customers can find new and unique coastal-inspired items with each visit. 

  • Mike and Rene Perry launched Breakwater Home Fashions in June 2023.
  • Breakwater Home Fashions brings contemporary, coastal-themed furniture and decor to Downtown Wellen Park.
  • Nautical elements are touchstones to Coastal Style, like this 40" by 48" artwork.
  • This fantastic driftwood lamp on top of this beautiful textured wood credenza exemplifies Coastal Style!
  • Breakwater Home Fashions curates everything in the store for homes in Wellen Park and Southwest Florida.
  • Bring the Happy to your Home!
  • A weathered-looking wood cabinet evokes the coast, as does the blue accents in accessories and artwork.
  • Coastal Style is at the heart of Breakwater Home Fashions, where the surf, sand, and sky are welcomed into homes.