In 1994 Don and Polly Helm relocated from Lexington, Kentucky to Door County, Wisconsin.  They came with the dream of starting their own business, and with Don’s parents, Donald & Cozy Helm, they opened Door County Nature Works in Egg Harbor in May 1994.

Stemming from their passion for interior design and their love of Door County, their goal was to create a beautiful store offering unique, home furnishings.  They brought together furnishings and accessories with an emphasis on both quality and beauty, designed to appeal to the cottage and beachfront lifestyles found in Door County. 

The home furnishings and accessories store began humbly in a 750 sq. foot rustic barn. By creating a unique shopping experience and offering products to delight their customers, they have gained a loyal customer base that allowed for expansion.  Today the shop encompasses over 5,000 sq. feet of merchandise. 

In response to the frequent requests from customers, the interior design business, Designworks, was opened adjacent to Door County Nature Works, complete with a showroom located just in front of the famous big grey barn. 

Door County Nature Works is open year ’round. Whether you’re looking for a perfect gift or perfect look for your home, stop by and visit the Helm family when you are next in Door County!

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