Amy L'Elle Hart
Owner/Co-founder/Surface Pattern Designer
In case you haven’t already heard it from her, Amy’s most favorite place in the world is the Cotswolds – and to her, Thomasville is the Cotswolds of the South. In her “free” time, when she’s not dreaming up new things for the shop, Amy is either reading British murder mysteries, watching British murder mysteries (and wondering how there’s anyone left alive in the English countryside!), cozying up the home by cooking good food and rearranging the furniture, or planning her and Chris' next trip!
Co-founder/Co-owner/Head Cheerleader/Husband of Amy
When he isn’t CEO-ing at three other companies in Tallahassee, Chris can be found with paintbrush in hand, upcycling furniture for the shop, with his nose in a book reading on a range of topics, or rucking around town. He’s also Amy’s most trusted advisor/travel partner and Rugby’s favorite fetch-playing buddy (after mowing the lawn, of course)! Oh, and Go Noles!
Maddie L’Elle Hart Karras
Co-founder/Designer/Online Marketing/Amy’s Daughter
Maddie is part of The Hare & The Hart’s DNA (literally and figuratively). Her Menagerie design collection whimsically depicts just how much she loves animals -- and her three dog “kids” can attest to that! She and husband Alex adore exploring and traveling almost as much as they love playing video games. Next time you see her, ask about their honeymoon in Tokyo!
Hannah L’Elle Coleman
Shopkeeper Extraordinaire/Amy’s Niece/Head of Keeping Amy in Line
When she isn’t crocheting or reading a good novel, Hannah can be found either attending one of her college classes or going on weekend adventures with her cousin Maddie. Her superpower in the shop is knowing everything about each product we carry and helping people with their DIY paint projects.
Designer/Current Rock Climber/Former Shopkeeper/Amy's Son
Whether it’s scaling mountains, biking the St. Marks trail, or creating new worlds in his drawings, Charlie truly is a jack of all trades. By day he’s doing good things as testing supervisor at FSU, and on weekends he’s pursuing new heights by rock climbing all over the Southeastern US, which in turn inspires his art, including his Birds & Bees collection.
Saturday Shopkeeper/Resident Flower Expert
If you are looking for her, Deanna can be found helping us in the shop on many Saturdays -- after spending the week working in her family’s businesses (check out one of them, The Biscuit Company!) Her creative passion is growing -- literally -- as she’s also our resident micro flower farm owner (Hill House Flowers), and we adore carrying her blooms in the shop.
King of all he Surveys/Non-Shop Dog
A brindled lab, Sir Rugglesby Hart IV holds down the fort at home. A retriever to the core and just 3 years old, he still requires hours of playing fetch to wiggle his wiggles out. Maybe he’ll be a shop dog when he’s 12?