Friday, June 11, 2010

Sneak Peek!



After only one more night until the wee hours of the morning...Black-eyed Susan (retail division) has been thoroughly flipped and we've ended up with a whole new look! And I will tell you that it's quite a bit different than giving my little Yardley 900 sq. ft. store a new look. Good and bad.

I haven't taken any fun shots of the new inspirations yet, but tonight at dusk I took a few shots of the new window display. Take a look!





I promise the window mullions are not royal blue! Whatever! The vision started with these three dining room chairs that were past their prime for everyday use. Several cans of favorite paint colors were scouted out from the stockroom-voila! A few coats later, darn cute props!

My new windows are proving to be quite challenging to work with. The visual distraction of the muntins and mullions are difficult. Having established quite a reputation for striking windows that are changed on a monthly basis, it's a bit frustrating. I guess time will help me figure out the best way to configure my displays.





I'm finding that daily, we have new customers stopping in saying "I keep passing by the store and wanting to stop in! Today's the day I finally pulled in." The windows are a big part of the draw. I decided to use my tag line of "MORE SPACE MORE STYLE"...





along with "YOUR COLOR" framed in an old baroque frame to suggest creative thinking.


The windows are a challenge, for sure. I"ll keep you posted every time I make a change and we'll see how I work it out!

And, for the record, Sneelock is very frustrated with photographing the windows as well. I'm pretty sure he would want me to admit that I'm the one who took these snapshots.

*sigh*

Note to self-new store challenges=bigger footprint/longer hours/difficult windows/hotter in summer/colder in winter...what else will I discover? Still, basically, it's all good.

Come see the magic.


6 comments:

shannon said...

Wow! those colors really draw me in...

Is it so terribly cliche to say (for the millionth time) that you've really got the magic touch?!

I like the window itself (with the divided panes) but I can see where it is a bit more challenging to showcase things versus Yardley since that was just a glass front...still it looks great!

shannon said...

P.S. Call me when you get a chance--I have to let you in on a crazy story...

P.S. Don't let me forget to ask you about those window treatments from the Princeton Designer House...do you still have them?

michelle said...

I love those chairs!

Denise said...

Darling chairs! It's weird how the windows look royal blue--at first I wondered if/why you painted them. Still wishing I lived close enough to be your midnight partner-in-crime!

emily said...

I love the chairs! Oh, how I long to join the staff who painted them.

Claudissima said...

wow those look amazing. WhAT A creative force you are! Congratulations!