There’s a new home décor shop in town, this one with a slight European twist! “Décor Aid” opened near Mama Bear’s at Fall Creek and 116th in Geist. Owner April Gezgin, who is from Istanbul, Turkey, brings to the area an eclectic blend of modern-day accessories and old world décor.
There are brand new and consignment items, many of which come from all parts of the world! On my recent stop in the store, I found new handbags and sparkly cell phone covers on one end, and beautifully etched pieces of mirror from Venice at the other end. “These are primarily accent pieces you will find here,” says April, “not entire dining room sets like you would see in consignment shops, but smaller pieces to add to a room.” Gezgin – a fan of consignment shopping herself — says it’s a great way to recycle, live “green,” and save money at the same time. April plans to add a gift-wrapping section to her store as well as a section for oil paintings from local artists.
The Geist resident moved here from Turkey several years ago to study interior design at Butler University. She had her own jewelry business and sold pieces in area malls. She credits herself for bringing the Italian charm bracelets to Indy in 2001.
The Décor shop is quaint and fun to browse through, not knowing what you may find next. I found especially interesting a set of feathered wings perched behind the check-out counter. Once part of a Halloween costume, April says they now represent her “taking flight” spirit and jumping into something she had always wanted to do – and that was to open her own store!
Call (317) 845-9760 or visit their facebook page.