The Room Exchange — Designer Furniture At Great Consignment Prices

Neighborhood News – By Kathleen Schiop | September 14

“The heart is in the home,” so the saying goes, and for most of us, our homes are our refuge from the stress and anxieties of the everyday world, so naturally we want our home to be a comfortable and beautiful place where we can relax.

Courtney Stone, the charismatic owner of The Room Exchange, says he comes by his chosen profession honestly.

“My dad has a store in Ocala called Bargains and Treasures,” he says, “and I have pretty much spent the last ten years in this business. You’re not going to get rich doing this, but I just love it.”

Two years after opening the store, Courtney was joined by wife Lesley¸ a former USF librarian who eventually left her job to work full time at the store.

“We’re here all the time,” he laughs. “It’s definitely a family business.”

Continue reading…