The Good Lane

Joplin’s Madison Lane Interiors home décor shop is a small hidden place with a ton of big home décor items and ideas.

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THE SHOP: Madison Lane Interiors
505 W. Second St., Joplin, madisonlaneinteriors.net, open year-round Mon.–Thurs., 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m., and by appointment; Open Saturdays Nov. 7–Dec. 19 from 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

ATMOSPHERE:
Madison Lane Interiors sits in downtown Joplin, just a few blocks from the hustle and bustle of Main Street. The shop is housed in what used to be an old two-story grocery store. As I walked in, I felt like I was entering someone’s home. There are sitting chairs arranged with other pieces that are for sale, and they all look like miniature cutouts of living rooms. There is even a bed with complete bedding set up, showing off some of the many fabrics the shop has for sale.
 
KEY PEOPLE:

A smiling Pam Mense walked down the stairs to greet me when I arrived. Pam opened the shop with her business partner, Amber Sachetta, in 2007. The two met nearly 17 years ago through their husbands, who have been friends since college. Before opening the shop, Pam and Amber worked on home design and décor projects together. Pam is an interior designer, and Amber is an interior designer and was formerly a medical technician. As the two worked together, they found themselves taking trips into different markets to purchase items not available locally. “We were already traveling to get things anyway, and we used to say we should just open our own store,” Pam says. So they did.

WHAT YOU’LL FIND:

The lower level of the store is the retail floor. Custom-covered chairs, lamps, Dash and Albert rugs and a variety of other custom furniture are arranged neatly on the shop’s wooden floors. The style of the décor is eclectic. “My house is a Queen Anne, Victorian-style home, and Amber’s is more of a colonial style. But we like everything,” Pam says. The second level is where the they have fabrics used to make a variety of window treatments, custom bedding, pillows, table runners and more. “We probably have 500 books of different fabrics,” Pam says. And in addition to the store, the two also work as interior designers. “You don’t have to come in or pick our stuff to buy. We can come in and redesign a space, too,” Pam says.

VERDICT:
Madison Lane Interiors is truly a hidden gem. No matter where you live, a trip to Joplin is definitely worth it for this shop. There is something for every taste, and there is a wide range of prices so almost anyone can find something that is easy on their budget. It’s a great place to go for inspiration, if you want to redesign a room but aren’t exactly sure how. I will definitely be back.

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