My name is Terry and I started Urban Chic Decor, the Summer of 2012, 5 years after launching North Coast Antiques.

Prior to North Coast Antiques, I was the Corporate Executive Chef of a well known, local high-end Steak House for 20+ years. Working six days and 70+ hours a week, left very little family time, not to mention the exhaustion! I started to lose touch with my passion of the culinary arts and something had to give.

So, I made a bold and scary decision to leave the corporate world and pursue a whole new career, one that was my original passion…woodworking.

Growing up, I would spend hours with my Grandfather, a Master Craftsman, Carpenter and Perfectionist, watching and learning with complete fascination! While my career path took a different direction, I never lost my interest or passion of working with wood, particularly of “Old World Quality”.

My Passion

My passion is to build and create beautiful pieces of furniture with vintage and reclaimed materials. To re-vamp, restore, repurpose old things and make them new again became my ambition. When I see a vintage piece with “good bones”, I envision where I can take it, how I can renew and make it meaningful again. Every piece has a story and can add so much character to a very basic design scheme.

The Original Shabby Pooch

I now enjoy going to kids sporting events, family vacations and even whipping up a fabulous meal now and then! It is my hope that you enjoy finding a unique, one-of-a-kind treasure or two of mine as much as I’ve enjoyed hunting for and creating them!

Please contact me through my contact form.