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Inside the Shop

June 07, 2015

Inside the Shop

We went for an airy and light design for the shop using a mix of light maple wood, copper, and white marble with darkened steel and vintage furniture as a contrast. The walls are 2 shades of pale grey and the prominent accent color is blue, which I think gives a natural feel while still being modern and crisp. My favorite finds are the Chinese screens and mid-century blue mountain artwork Allegra and I picked up at the Alameda Flea Market, but the best features are the custom ones.

My dad made all the copper racks and built the shelves and cash wrap with the help of my uncle. I was going to paint the cash wrap but it has a beautiful grain and looks perfect with the sliding doors built by Iron Skirt Productions, so we stained it with a clear coat.

Anne from Iron Skirt Productions also made the steel racks, maple ball hooks, and focal lighting. She does more than welding; you can learn about her art here.

Nothing adds warmth to a space like live greenery, so I had Nicole come up with a plan and she created cool wood containers with inlaid stones and brass details for the store, which pairs perfectly with the geode artwork she lent me. I am truly impressed by the piece she did for the cash wrap. Her design works perfectly with the mid-century vase I found on Etsy. You can learn more about her art outside of florals here.

My mom and I merchandised the store in color stories and since we both have Hawaii on the brain, we put summer whites and washed blues up front.

If you are in Oakland, we hope you can stop in! Otherwise, enjoy shopping online!