Meet these entrepreneurs shaping the fabric of Dennis Village and beyond.
by Janice Randall Rohlf
Photographs by Julia Cumes
Elburne – Simone & Laura Pereira
Sisters Simone and Laura Pereira founded Elburne in 2016 as a place for unique and sustainable home décor. It’s filled with products they love, made ethically by artisans from around the globe. The shop has become a designer favorite and is a must-see destination for supporters of local art.
Elburne, named after their childhood street, began with reclaimed wood furniture from Brazil. Today their expanded product offerings include lighting, rugs, and local art. Several Cape Cod artists, from painters to woodworkers, are represented. The result is an eclectic coastal look that stands out for its unique treasures. Customer favorites include block-printed pillows and rattan furniture.
“The pandemic forced us to run leaner and smarter than ever before,” say the sisters, who used the time to focus on rebuilding their website and connecting remotely with clients. “We were also lucky to be in home design, an industry that saw a lot of growth.” With people spending more time at home and relocating to the Cape from larger cities, Elburne experienced an influx of newcomers, a welcome addition to their regular local customers. “We’re doing better today than we were before the pandemic,” notes Simone, “and that’s largely due to the Dennis community, who made it a point to shop local and support independent shops.”