Monday, January 6, 2014

My New Project for 2014


 Good Morning! Yes, it has been months since my last blog post. I think I am realizing that I am not that good at multi-tasking once my tasks exceed about 100! The fall/winter was really very busy with clients (thankfully!) as everyone wants their projects completed or near completion by the holidays. Plus I started a brand new, very exciting project!

This new project is a business endeavor I have long dreamed about and it is so exciting (frightening) to have a shot at it. And here it is:


It is a home decor retail store!

Ok, so here is what the project entails....the store already exists. It is currently called W Antiques...but when you walk through the doors you will see it carries SO much more than antiques. The owner, Luigi, my business partner, runs high-end estate sales throughout Westchester County and from those, he acquires some amazing inventory on consignment. The pieces in the store are a mixture of antique and unique consignment  pieces. It is like a treasure hunt every time you come through the store which makes it so exciting...and quite a destination! 

However, there are a few things holding W Antiques back from being one of the most successful home decor stores in Westchester. First: the name. The store is way more than antiques and the name only attracts patrons attracted to antiques. Hence, the new name: Lexington Decor since we are located on Lexington Avenue in Mount Kisco. Do you like the new logo above? It was done by an uber-talented designer Julia Salerni. Brilliant!

The Second challenge: the interior merchandising. Due to the constant change in inventory and unique items, the merchandising has been a challenge. We have been putting in lots of work to pull the store together to make it more shopper-friendly. We are also going to start introducing some new inventory to compliment the antique/consignment pieces. It is going to be AMAZING!

Here is the current exterior...not much going to change here except signage and window displays!


So now, besides my design work and design-related posts, I'll be chronicling the exciting journey of Lexington Decor with all of you on the blog! Tomorrow I''ll be posting some shots of the interior of the store so we can track the progress......and in the meantime, if any of you are local and want to stop in, please do!

Lexington Decor, 342 Lexington Avenue in Mount Kisco, NY. 
We'd love for you to come digging for treasures!

3 comments:

  1. SO excited to watch Lexington Decor grow with you! Can't wait to come by for a visit (and watch my 2 year old break things...) lol Much love and luck to you in your new adventure!

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  2. Beautiful choices! I'm sure it's difficult to break away from what you’re used to and downsize at the same time, but the reward will be worth it. Good luck with the move and decorating!dinning room ideas

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  3. What a nice business idea you have here, Joanne! Selling items that can help an individual beautify his home is always fulfilling. If you ever have the time, I hope you consider meeting with some professionals to help advertise your business thru social media and the world wide web.

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