Wayne & Lynn Baker first established their unique home decor concept in 1996 at the opening of The Spectrum At Reston Town Center. In Reston, the store quickly gained a following with its unrivaled offering of decorative hardware, unique lamps, quality accent furniture and wall decor. Then in 2004, a larger, second store opened in downtown Leesburg which focused on expanding the company's lines of hand-crafted furniture, framed art & mirrors and cabinet hardware along with thousands of unique gift items for the home. In December 2006, the Reston store closed following the sale of The Spectrum At Reston Town Center and the announced plans to tear down and redevelop the property in the shadow of the new Metro station. In 2015, the business moved East, only 2.4 miles from the original Reston location. The store is now just off Route 7 at the corner of Colvin Run and Walker Road in Great Falls, Virginia.
The move has re-focused The Bakers' energies on the products and services that customers have repeatedly told them are lacking in Northern VA. Wayne's background as a former V.P. of Sales & Marketing with Baldwin and Pease Industries combined with Lynn's 20+ years of customer service expertise & a natural eye to pull diverse design elements together offers a wealth of experience that is not easily duplicated any place else.
The new location separates the hardware and decorative accents on two floors within the same building & offers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience aimed at providing customers exactly what they came to find. An impressive resume in quality hardware lines is key in the business. "What's most exciting for us,” says Wayne, “is that it brings everything we have learned about this business over the past 20 years to a platform that can more easily evolve to reflect the always changing tastes of our customers.”
The Home Specialty Store was voted the "Best of Virginia" for home decor by Virginia Living Magazine's readers in 2012, 2013, and again in 2015. In 2016, the store was featured in the Arlington Magazine's Test of Time section as an award-winning, long standing local business.
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"We highly value our customers, many of whom are also friends, for the trust they place in us to be the one resource they turn to over and over again to quickly find the very best options of quality products for their homes. We share a keen appreciation for hand-crafted quality, honest value and know that these are essential to our continued success." - Wayne Baker