Let the celebrating begin!!!!!
We're opening our own store! We pick up the keys on Monday and renovation starts next week.
It's been a dream of ours for a long time, but we've never wanted to commit to the responsibility of full time employees and all that goes along with having a store of your own. We have been very happy with our arrangement renting space at Fabulous Finds Antique Mall. Larry Jordan is our friend and has been wonderful to work with and we've been very fortunate to develop a great following there.
Our business has really grown over the last few years, Multiple warehouses, moving merchandise back and forth to Fabulous Finds, shipping and receiving, the online store...it's all become a logistics nightmare. The Sister's have been doing all of this by ourselves. It's a necessity that we move all operations under one roof and get full time help.
We need a design studio...A place to put together presentations and meet with clients...
We have merchandise in a warehouses in North Little Rock, Colonel Glenn Road. and Fabulous Finds...not to mention that both of the Sisters garages are full of things waiting to be placed in particular jobs.
Anyone want to help us move?...Sounds like fun.
Our move is just down the street from Fabulous Finds. Our new home is in the Cajun's Wharf Complex. This center is fast becoming the heart of Little Rock's Design District. We will be located on the front row of warehouses next to Tom Chandler and Associates. The Shade Above Lighting, Tanarah Lux Floral, Debi Davis Interiors,The Closet Factory, Soho Contemporary Furnishings, C& F Carpet and Tile The Showroom Art Gallery as well as many others are all located in this complex.
Just minutes from our new location you will find Fabulous Finds, Marshall Clements Antiques, Bear Hill Interiors, Cynthia East Fabrics, Designer Effects Fabric Showroom, Cobblestone and Vine and The White Goat in the Heights. These these resources help us complete wonderful homes for our clients. We're a design community that works together.
It's not going to be fancy. We are adding walls and changing doorways. Pulling up the carpet over concrete floors...painting, adding additional lighting... We plan to keep improvements to a minimum because our goal is an upscale warehouse. Architectural Antiques and unusual found objects along with well selected furnishings and accessories will be the jewelry that pulls it all together.
We have soooo much to do. Many of our projects are at critical points right now...lot's of details and decisions to be made...
Stairs are torn out for a remodeled foyer and dining room in Conway, Arkansas...
We begin installation of a home in Fayetteville July 15th.. We will be there the entire week while our client is at the beach...We've been planning, ordering furniture and accessories, having draperies and bedding made. The planning began in February. We've only been in the house one time. We can hardly wait to see this come together.
We've been working with a client in Idaho for over a year. We started with the Master bedroom and have moved to the kitchen and dining. She has a big social function planned in her home in October. Lot's of decisions being made right now to make this happen...
We are working with a client that is currently building in Little Rock, while still living in Alabama. She express mailed templates of sconces she purchased to us this weekend. We will be meeting with Parkinson Building Group and the electrician Monday morning for placement. Working with clients online has become another important part of our business.
One of our biggest projects is nearing completion. Most of the construction is complete. Floors are finished and lighting will soon be hung. This has been our baby for the past year and a half and we have become very close friends with this couple. Decisions are being made daily on fabrics, furniture and accessories. We can hardly wait for you to see this one. Every detail is over the top, yet it's going to be a home to really live in.
We are choosing all new family room, breakfast and dining room furniture for a client that we moved in a new home last week...Don't you love this painted side board that we chose for the dining room? The accessories will not be on the truck when we leave the store...ha!
This is just to mention the most pressing projects that we are curently working on...we have other jobs that are in various stages that aren't as pressing right now...
It's all just what we do...and we love every minute of it. If things slowed down, it would scare us to death. BUT, that being said bear with us while blogging is a bit sporadic. We'll pop in and out, and hope to be back full speed by Fall.
OK...it's Sunday...we can't leave you without a new recipe to try...but honestly we haven't tried it yet... it sounds soooo good.
Tomato Basil Chicken
The recipe is from Menu Musings Of A Modern American Mom.
For the recipe click here.
It's a whole lot to digest...I think I'm ready for a glass of wine and some time to just sit and ponder myself...
We would love, love to hear your thoughts...
It's your turn. Let's talk!