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Shopping at Babette’s Furniture Store


Quality Brands. Friendly Faces. No Pressure.

At Babette’s Furniture Store, we have more than 30-years of experience in making furniture shopping and room design stress-free and simple. Our long-standing relationship with well-known brands aids in our ability to offer quality products and seamless customer service that we can be proud of. Our sales team works attentively with our customers to find the perfect solution for their exact needs. We embrace customer feedback, learn from our experiences, and we continue to offer the best customer experience from the first step into our showroom to long after delivery.

Our reputation is second to none.

Our sales associates are friendly and talented. This isn’t just another furniture store. Stop by for a visit and let us show you around!

Our Story

It all began with a philosophy. Furniture shopping can and should be easy and enjoyable.

With years of industry experience and huge hearts, founders Gary and Babette Ward set out to create something special. A place where employees are proud of what they do, and customers fall in love with their home all over again. The formula was simple; a beautiful furniture store full of quality products with a focus on customer satisfaction and a more relaxed experience where time is taken to find just the right fit, coordinating everything from floor to ceiling. And with that, Babette’s Furniture & Home was established.


Stroll Down Memory Lane...

  • The Original Babette’s Country Shoppe Opens

    Gary and Babette Ward officially opened Babette’s as a gift shop in October 1988. The first location was a double-wide mobile home located across from the Lake Square Mall on US Hwy 441 in Leesburg, FL.
  • Babette's Furniture & Country Shoppe

    In 1989, Gary and Babette decided to expand the business to include furniture. They changed the name to Babette’s Furniture & Country Shoppe and purchased the first building located next door to the Red Lobster on US Hwy 441 in Leesburg, FL. This increased the space significantly to 2,500 sq. feet, but it didn’t take long before an additional 5,000 square feet was added. During this time, Gary and Babette conducted some “home shows” and occupied six various store locations within the Lake Square Mall until 2001.
  • Babette's Furniture Warehouse

    Tavares was home to one of Babette's Warehouse locations.
  • Quickly Gaining Popularity

    Babette's Furniture and Country Shoppe gets a makeover and additional space.
  • Babette's Builds Current Location

    In 2001, the store moved to our current location. The first building was 30,000 sq. ft. and opened with a new name Babette’s Furniture & Home Shoppe. We quickly outgrew our new roomy location and added another 25,000 sq. ft. In March 2004, we officially opened our expanded area and now enjoy a comfortable 55,000 sq. ft. showroom that boasts countless examples of every imaginable furniture collection and styling, from classic to contemporary.

  • Continued Growth Brings Expansion

    Starting to look familiar? The 2004 expansion added more showroom space to feature the latest in home furnishings and home décor. The no-pressure sales philosophy combined with quality furniture, great service, fair prices, and visionary leadership—is why Babette’s remains a leader in the furniture industry.
  • Babette's Warehouse Opens

    In October 2006, we completed our most recent endeavor with the opening of our 54,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art distribution center (also known as the warehouse). The warehouse includes six delivery/receiving bays, daylight equivalent inspection stations, and a high-tech fire protection system. Our modern office area is fully staffed to support receiving, inventory control, scheduling deliveries, and customer service. The warehouse is also home to the highly coveted "warehouse sale". The warehouse sale features discontinued, returns, and scratch/dent merchandise.

    See hundreds rush in the first few minutes of our February 2020 Warehouse Sale:
  • Lifestyle Furniture by Babette's is opened

    In 2015, the Wards opened Lifestyle Furniture by Babette’s, a 23,000-square foot facility located adjacent to its flagship store. The addition of Lifestyle Furniture allowed for space for even more quality furniture lines, focusing on fashion-forward styles, family-friendly prices, and quick delivery while offering the same outstanding customer service that Babette’s had become known for.
  • Babette's Brownwood Location Opens

    In October of 2018, Babette's opened its Brownwood Paddock Square location in The Villages. This beautiful location features 12,000 square feet of design inspiration and a full-service design studio. Browse over 65 feet of fabric selection from over 7 top custom upholstery lines making for infinite possibilities. With thousands of accessories and accent pieces changing weekly, you are sure to find the perfect items to complete the look of every room. Brownwood offers a wide range of collections and price ranges from Ashley to Lexington.
  • Proud Past, Brighter Future

    Thirty years and a few locations later, Babette’s is still family-owned. Gary and Babette's son, Brian Ward, is the company CEO. Our 55,000-square-foot building has become one of the county’s largest home décor and furniture stores. Today, the company’s 120 plus employees work in various departments: sales, marketing, accounting, commercial design, warehouse, and distribution.


One Vision. Endless Possibilities.


Our original 55,000 sq ft showroom. Across from the Leesburg Airport.

8345 US Hwy 441

Leesburg, FL 34788


Our 12,000 square foot location in The Village of Brownwood location.

3691 Meggison Rd.

The Villages, FL 32163


Our 22,000 sq ft showroom, right next door to our original location.

8425 US Hwy 441 Suite 101

Leesburg, FL 34788

Visit a showroom for more selection
and custom design options.

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