Not Just A Shoppe

We’ve had a ton of people asking about the sign that says if you buy furniture from the Brown Elephant, we’ll paint it!

It’s as easy as that- if you have a piece of furniture or home decor piece that you’d like painted, or you find something that speaks to you at a consignment shop, we’ll paint it for you! All we need is a picture of the item and a description in your words of what you’d like done to it. We’ll send a price estimate and a timeline when the piece will be ready.

Here are pieces YoLi has painted in the past!

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Before we paint your furniture, it needs to be prepped and repaired- we’re proud to announce that we have a brand new craftsman on board- Nick Puglisi! In addition to signing on as craftsman at Mike & YoLi, he is a product designer dedicated to quality and craftsmanship. He is inspired to explore how design, craftsmanship, collaboration, and small business can create vibrant and healthy communities. Nick is also the designer/creator of the BYO Wine Rack sold in our store!



We also offer interior design services if you are in need of a home makeover.

A graduate of the Interior Design Program at the Harrington College of Design, Yolanda De La Mora’s favorite design aesthetic is Regency, Contemporary Eclectic, and Modern. She is a lover of beautiful things and works with layers, textures, and shapes.

“There are few design rules when it comes to surrounding yourself with the things that you love. “Things are only temporary”, people say, but to me, some “things” are beautiful to look at, some represent prestige and some just make you feel a certain way. I always ask my clients to really consider incorporating into their decor the things that really make them feel something. All the while keeping in mind that there is a fine line between having a few beautiful things that make you feel good and too many beautiful things that makes others consider you a hoarder.” ~Y. Gina De La Mora


And then there’s E-Design!

E-Design is an ultra affordable alternative to traditional interior design services. We will correspond via e-mail, phone, & online measures like Pinterest & Facetime to create a custom room design for you, perfectly balanced to meet your needs, style, & budget.​

We offer online interior design services and packages regardless of your location or your budget. This exciting design experience is a do-it-yourself decorating solution that provides you with a master plan for creating a professionally designed space that you can implement at your own pace. It’s an affordable alternative to the traditional way of hiring a designer for full range of services since everything is delivered right to you via email.


Interested in Interior design? CLICK HERE for more information!
Sometimes, people come in and see something their friend MUST HAVE. We can customize almost everything in store- from bath soap to plates and trinket trays, think about customizing a gift for a friend, family member, or a special someone today!
Until Next Time,

Events Galore!

There is so much exciting stuff happening at Mike & YoLi! First of all, we hosted a delightful private party for Kim and it was a swimming success!

Book your private party today!

If you’d rather drop-in & make something, email us a time and day, & we’ll be sure to have the supplies ready & waiting for you. It’s $15/hour, all supplies included.

Email us.

And if you’re thinking you’d like to paint but you’d rather not do so alone, fear not! We have classes open to the public on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays! Check out our new calendar to view the events you may be interested in and sign up for a class today!


We’re also still accepting consignment pieces, so if you have a piece of furniture or home decor items you’ve been trying to sell, email us with a picture of the item(s)- it’s that simple.


Last thing-

We Love You!

And to show our appreciation, we offer wine on Saturdays (up to two glasses per person) free of charge! So, come on out, shop a little and sip a little and spread lots of joy!

Until next time,


New Year, New Stuff, New Cheer

Please, step into my virtual office. We have a piece of business to discuss. Ahem. Take a seat, make yourself comfortable… Would you like some water?

Do you know why you’re here?
Did you even read the newsletter?
Well, our online sales increased by 70% since opening the store in October!
And it’s ALL thanks to YOU!

22033599-thank-you-gold-design.jpgWe can’t thank you enough! And if you’re thinking “I’d like to continue this increase in online sales…” you can! The online store is open 24/7 and you can always order online and pick up in store- just be sure to send an email after your order so that your delivery can be immediately refunded and we can prepare your order for pickup. So what are you waiting for?  SHOP HERE!

You know what brings me cheer? Passion. And Art. And when people find their passion and create art. So, if you get right into it, Mike & YoLi At Home brings me cheer- We have two new featured artists coming in February, JUST in time for Valentine’s Day!


First up, we are so excited to announce we will be featuring:

Love-N-Light Candles!

Candle enthusiasts, get ready because you are in for a treat! Love-n-Light Candles consist of 4 inaugural candle collections, totaling 3 different fragrances in each collection! The collections are:
Love 💗Light 💡Peace ✌🏽Grace 🙌🏽
Each candle is presented with words of encouragement for you to meditate on! Let Love-N-Light Fragrances create an atmosphere and words on encouragement ignite your soul!

And now, for our last but not least featured artist of February 2018……….


Executive concierge Rossi Cole launched JewelsbyRossi brand in 2010. The vision behind JewelsbyRossi handmade designs was to create unique and one-of-a-kind jewelry that’s both a fashion statement and a work of art.
The Conflict bracelet – a layered design adorned with gemstone beads and embellished chains – was Rossi Cole’s first celebrated design. Introduced in 2012, it was an immediate success, and is still favored to this day by patron.
As both an artist and artisan, Rossi Cole is engaged in the entire creative process, from acquiring specialty materials to the finished piece. The finest precious agate beads, gemstones, Czech glass beads, Swarovski crystals, plated and 24kt metals that offers elements of elegance, classic and modern style into jewelry that endure quality and beauty.

Wow! So come on down to 3066 North Lincoln to shop at Mike & YoLi! We have a few more exciting things going on, but that’s for a later post. So I guess, for now-


Until next time,