The all-new Manifest Design here in The
Market Common is more than just an interior design showroom, it’s an
exploration of design elements that inspire, enhance and travel in time and
place – by land, air and sea. Unlike a museum, however, you can touch and buy.
will bring their kids in here and it’s like a history lesson,” says
owner/interior designer Connie Lincoln.
Design’s collection is an eclectic mix of nautical and aviation (a perfect
complement here at the former Air Force base), old and new, plus so much more, with sextants, old plane
propellers, pieced teak end tables, ship and plane models, compass décor and
more. Their intriguing inventory is a unique balance of rustic charm and
cutting edge, including lamps, wall art, luxury furniture, and imaginative
knick knacks that are certainly conversation starters. Lincoln also carries
game-winning baby shower gifts, like the softest baby blankets your baby will
lay his sweet head on, and (my favorite) food-for-thought quote prints and
gifts for wine lovers and thoughts from the likes of Audrey Hepburn.
tells me one of her customers from Italy once described it as “a vacation for
most of us were counting down the minutes to the new year in The Market Common,
Manifest Design was just opening up its doors on New Year’s Eve in its new
location here on Howard Ave. The original Manifest was located in historic
downtown Wilmington, N.C. But Hurricane Florence nearly swept it and all of its
beautiful contents away with her damaging waters. Connie and her husband Bill,
a veteran Marine Corps pilot, had already been living in their recent
retirement home in the Grande Dunes, so the store’s move to Myrtle Beach just made
Connie, born and raised in Green Bay, Wisc.,
lived in Wilmington for the last 29 years before her recent move to Myrtle
Beach. Before she opened Manifest Design in Wilmington, she earned a B.S. in
fashion merchandising and marketing from Northern Illinois University. Connie and Bill have been
married for 35 years, with two grown sons.
Connie’s experienced interior design services
are also offered at Manifest Design, including in-home consultation, space
planning, color selections, window treatments, lighting, 3-D renderings,
re-upholstery, wall covering, yacht interiors, floorings and custom-ordered
furniture and accessories.
“Our design services are completely
personalized to suit your personality, taste and lifestyle,” says Connie.