Well, the first six months in my shop have flown past. It’s been a roller coaster of ups and downs, doubts and highs and I am learning everyday. I plan to write regular posts this year on what is is to set up and run a small bricks and mortar business in an age of recession and internet shopping.
I am running a sale in my shop at the moment which, is frankly driving me insane as it looks cluttered and jumbled and totally out of line with the look I am trying to achieve, but, I am distracting myself with the plans and sourcing of stock for the Spring look which will consist of the ever popular :
Nautical style. Living by the seaside and having my shop in a coastal holiday destination I have many customers interested in nautical products.
White, White and more White . I love white, no matter how I try to diversify I always come back to this wonderful , calm colour and I will be sticking very firmly to my guns with my furniture this year. More and more people are (finally) coming around to what I have been preaching for most of my adult life that white is THE only colour to use in your home for many reasons.
French influence. Again another style I adore, although in recent years it has become harder and harder to buy authentic French homewares at reasonable prices. I hope to accent the shop with French inspired items and where I can find them for a good price, authentic pieces. There are hopes that we might even fit in a trip to France !
In the meantime please pop over to my facebook page to see the daily updates or take a peak at my Pinterest page for work I have carried out for customers, images that inspire me and what I think the trends in homes will be.
Happy New Year and may 2014 bring you all that you wish for.