Creating Our New Shop Windows

One of the best partsĀ  about having a shop is the window dressing and for me it is serious business! Not only is it the face of the store, enticing all passers by to come in and explore, but an outlet for my frustrated fine artist side! I always try to create a mood of wonder and enchantment, a little vitrine of dreams. So what is better than this anatomy of a window for my first blog?

My love of all things distressed, aged, and antique was the inspiration for this window,with a nod to the sculpture of Louise Nevelson. First we scoured our county in upstate New York for a hodgepodge of antique tools, toys, chairs, furniture parts, sporting equipment and even a pair of crutches to make our display! We built out the window parts at our country house as usual since our office in Manhattan is a bit lacking in the room department. Here is a sneak peek at the building process and the final results. Have fun!

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Any color green is my favorite color! I especially love olive, golden and chartreuse hues, to me they act like black and work as the perfect neutral background for anything. Because the wooden pieces were so beautifully worn in shades of natural, I thought setting them on a shocking acid yellow green would be a great contrast! I am not afraid to mix colors, so the experiment begins.


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