Store History

The Kenilworth House opened for business in November of 1992 on the corner of 50th and EP True Parkway in West Des Moines, Iowa. Five years later, having outgrown the space Kenilworth moved to the current location at 8613 Hickman Road in Urbandale.

Sheila Carmichael, owner, has this to say about Kenilworth’s origins:

“I’m not sure if it is a blessing or a curse that I love things of beauty. The more intricate and detailed the better for me. Whether the beauty lies in straight lines, curves or angles, I appreciate all the details. I am in awe of talented people who can create such beauty, and since I am unable to create, I find and offer for sale these same items of beauty to my customers.  Therefore, Kenilworth House exists.”

Kenilworth sells items not only of beauty but of quality, and for Sheila, this goes hand in hand. She wants our customers to know we only sell from quality companies, companies we are proud to work with and stand the test of time. When a customer purchases from Kenilworth they are getting their money’s worth having purchased a quality addition to their home, and the furniture, rug or accessories will shine in their home for many years to come.

“We at Kenilworth are proud of the homes we have helped make beautiful. I love going to my home every night and I hope to help make our customers feel the same way about their own home. A loving family and a warm inviting home helps make life beautiful.”
-Sheila Carmichael