StoreHouse Offers Storage Solutions, Unique Products
Writer / Matt Keating
Libby Wyatt, owner of StoreHouse in Fortville, knew she found the right spot for her business last summer when she walked along Fortville’s Main Street.
“I grew up in Madison, a small town in southern Indiana, where we had a very similar Main Street, and I love the beautiful small town feel that Fortville has,” Wyatt said inside StoreHouse, located at 11 S. Main St. “It’s charming and historic and has a great feel to it.”
Wyatt came over to Fortville one day to visit Gypsy Chicks and says she fell in love with the area.
“When my husband, Jeff, asked me what I really wanted to do, I said I had always wanted to own a store that could provide unique storage solutions for your home and business as well as a place where you could find a special gift. I looked around and knew this was the right location.”
Jeff, a co-owner of StoreHouse, is also president of Koorsen Fire & Security.
“When we opened this past July, we received a very warm welcome from everyone,” Wyatt noted. “I like the local people who have come in to support us. They have said we are a very unique place. We have a mix of old and new items, including a lot of industrial pieces, old barn doors and furniture pieces.”
When you enter StoreHouse, you can immediately see a wide variety of bins, baskets, containers, hooks, shelving, lighting and home decor. Wyatt said StoreHouse will keep your home or office organized and beautiful and noted that their storage is creative and interesting.
All the products at StoreHouse have been hand-selected and thoughtfully considered as storage solutions for your home and office.
“We want the storage solution to become the conversation piece in your home,” she says on StoreHouse’s website. “We have furniture that has been reimagined from recycled materials, up-cycled items and new modern storage solutions.”
Local artists have created one-of-a-kind art pieces from repurposed furniture and materials that focus on saving space and providing storage solutions. Wyatt also shared that StoreHouse carries a brand of children’s furniture that is made in America. It’s easy to assemble, doesn’t require any tools and can be stored flat when not in use.
“Our products are unique and serve a purpose,” Wyatt says on StoreHouse’s website.
Wyatt, a professional organizer since 2009, loves helping others find solutions to their storage burdens. Inside the store, shoppers get excited about finding one-of-a-kind products that will fit into their home or office or be a unique gift for friends and family.
Outside the store, Wyatt and her designer, Stormie Hopkins, offer organizing and interior design services. After a consultation, “We find out what your taste is,” Wyatt said. “When you need someone to talk to about your space and needs, our consultation service is a perfect fit.”
Consultations can occur online, in the store or at your home.
“Stormie is very good about staying within someone’s budget,” Wyatt stressed. “She is very flexible, listens to what someone wants and is careful with their money. We work on the budget, do a sketch of the space, provide the shopping and do the installation. Other services provided by StoreHouse are holiday decorating, accessorizing services, furniture retail, lighting and flooring selection, staging and window treatment.
“We get to know our clients and create a design unique to them. We get a feel for the person’s tastes and really go after what they want. We can mix and match with their style. We also work with local stores on Main Street in Fortville. We are all very supportive of each other.”
Wyatt said StoreHouse’s prices are on par with Target, Bed, Bath and Beyond and The Container Store. Items in StoreHouse change often, which Wyatt believes is an incentive to keep customers coming back.
“I want to keep finding unique storage products, so my customers can be unique too,” Wyatt said. “I really enjoy all of the great drop-in visits we get. I love it when people come in on Saturdays with their ice cream to look around and chat. They feel welcomed here and get very excited discovering items that have been reimagined and repurposed. It makes me feel good when they come back often and visit.”
StoreHouse is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. It will be open extra hours and open on Sundays for the holidays beginning in November.