Nature Works Celebrates 25 Years in Door County
By Laurel Ciohon
It was 1994 when Don and Polly Helm moved to Door County from Lexington, Kentucky. They dreamed of starting their own business and opened Door County Nature Works in May 1994. Now into their 25th year, Nature Works, located in downtown Egg Harbor, was originally started with Don's parents, Donald and Cozy Helm. Their mutual love of Door County and interior design is what inspired them to open the home furnishing store in a humble 750 sq. ft. barn. Today, the incredible shop filled with high-end, beautiful home goods is spread out into a retail space of over 5,000 sq. ft.!
I stopped in Door County Nature Works one early afternoon with the mission of finding a statement rug to place in front of my front door. Though the store was busy with shoppers, Polly and another sales associate took the time to help me find just what I was looking for. The quality and price point were spot on, and I knew the blue, white and gray rug would look just perfect in my front hall. The modern design of the rug was my style to a T and – bonus – it was machine washable!
As I browsed the incredible store, I noted the high-quality of all the merchandise. Large, statement-piece wall mirrors, floral centerpieces, gorgeous throw pillows, luxury furniture, ceramic vases, wood picture frames, table settings, and beautiful wall art were just a handful of the items that stood out to me. Several pieces had a rustic Door County cottage and beach theme, while every single one of their items were fun, unique and gorgeous. Some of the lines Door County Nature Works carries that you might know include Pinecone Hill, Nora Flemming, Juliska Dinnerware, Dash & Albert, Peacock Alley, MANdles, Lamp Berge, Beach Frames, Gurgle Pots, Bella Cucina, Mariposa, Casafina Forum, Barefoot Dreams, and Europe 2 You.
Door County Nature Works eventually opened an interior design business named Designworks after overwhelming requests to do so from customers. Designworks is located adjacent to Nature Works in the big gray barn. Open year round in Egg Harbor, Nature Works is the perfect to place to find a gift for someone special, yourself, or your home! Do yourself a favor and stop to see what the Helm's and staff have in store for you. I guarantee you'll find just what you're looking for!
7798 Highway 42, Egg Harbor. 920.868.2651, doorcountynatureworks.com