Megan Redmond looks to the artisans she knows from her frequent visits to Maine as her inspiration for the new home decor shop, Spinach Home.
And as for the name of her business at 9005 Roe Ave., she looked to her three-year-old, Finn.
“My son came up with the name, spinach, and we added home,” Redmond said. “We didn’t want people to think this was a restaurant.”
Her shop is a blend of handcrafted goods from Maine and a variety of other interesting objects at various price points, all intended to help someone create a cozy home environment for their family and friends.
One of her featured artisans is Erin Flett, who hand-prints her purses, bags and pillows on fabric manufactured in an old cotton mill in Maine. She is a KU grad who migrated to Maine.
“I have a passion for Maine,” Redmond said. “It’s the source for our relationships with interesting people with interesting handcrafted products.”
Redmond also is an attorney who started her own practice, so she’s no stranger to establishing a new venture. She’s enlisted Jo Ann Dapp to be her store manager and Sara Dapp to handle the merchandising.
“We don’t have any one style, we’re all about helping people welcome friends and family,” Redmond said. “We don’t take ourselves too seriously.”
In fact, her new business is just a short walk away from her home in Prairie Village.
“This location fit what we were looking for, a small shop on Roe,” she said.
Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.