Hi, it’s Betsy.
Today we are going to talk about some exciting stuff. We’re getting a move on with the store upfit in Southern Pines, counting the days toward our September opening.
Below is a floor plan of the shop that we’re using for planning.
The layout is similar to that of an apartment, which is appealing to us when we think of merchandising for home goods and furnishings. Sarah and I both loved the idea of organizing in a way that feels similar to perusing through a home where everything is so delightful, and you can take it away with you should you so wish.
The initial photographs that we have of the space are a bit dark, but they have been serving me well from 3000 miles away, remember I have only seen the space from the outside, craning to see in, smashing my face against the windows and dreaming! Thankfully for FACETIME virtual tours, I have a good idea of what we’re working toward!
So, these images will be trickling out here on the blog as we get into the minor renovations and repairs needed. Some construction began just this week.
What are we up to?
We opened up the wall into the bedroom. We matched a casing with transom that leads into the kitchen on the far wall. This will improve flow between the rooms and share some much needed light from the bedroom into the main floor.
Main Area looking over toward shared bedroom wall, pre-construction.
Main Area looking over toward shared kitchen wall, with existing cased opening and transom. Flanked by recessed shelving.
You can already see what a great improvement this was.
More to come! Stay tuned, as we are rocking and rolling with our renovation of the shop.
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