Have you been to Kindred Boutique in Raleigh yet? We are really proud of what we've created. Located at 131 S. Wilmington Street in downtown Raleigh (two doors down from Sitti and Gravy Restaurants), our non-profit space serves as a boutique and a retail incubator for emerging artisans. In addition, . . .
I'm so excited to say that Kindred Boutique, a project that has consumed me body and soul for the past 6+ months, is finally about to open. If you are in the Raleigh area I hope you can attend the Grand Opening this Saturday at 131 S. Wilmington Street, downtown Raleigh, NC 27601. Starting at 6pm, . . .
Last First Friday we hosted an artisan market in the under construction Kindred space. In the space we've finally gotten a partition wall put up, which we painted in chalkboard paint. Eventually, that wall will be covered in wallpaper but in the interim we thought it would be fun to make use . . .
Here are some images that I've collected from magazines that are inspiring me. The sources where these images came from are unfortunately long gone, as these are scans from torn out pages. A framed tapestry if done right can look modern and striking versus hippie dippie. I love the colors and . . .
We held a potluck for area makers and designers at Kindred a few weeks ago. Here are some pre-event pictures. The medallions on the wall were made from left over poster paper re-purposed into decoration. If you are a designer interested in participating in (or learning more about) Kindred. . . .
A fail safe way of figuring out proper placement of pictures is to have someone else hold them up while you take a photo. My husband is a good sport. He's done this countless more times than he would like. This really is a good trick though, somehow it is much easier to see if something works in a . . .
I'm still reeling from the partnership we have with West Elm in which they are donating furniture to Kindred. They are also opening up a brand new West Elm store in Durham at Southpoint and I was asked to create the window display for the opening. What a great opportunity! Since I already . . .
Here are some current images that are inspiring me and the decorating of the space: I love the cluster of mirrors in gold frames on exposed brick. I also like the industrial vibe with the hanging bulbs, and furniture next to the feminine dress form, such a pretty vignette. The pops of . . .
I'm so excited to say that West Elm has offered to help furnish the boutique I am creating, Kindred. After their call I squealed like a little girl. What amazing news for the shop! To say that the $1000 upfit I had been given has been an intense challenge would be an understatement. This is truly . . .
I'm lucky to have some talented friends working to help make Kindred a success and ready the space for a late summer/early fall launch: Tracy, a jewelry designer and Whitney, an artisan of leather crafts. Here are the setups of a couple of vendors who were selling things at the silent . . .
Here are a few snippets of the quick window display we put up before the silent auction at Kindred boutique. The garland was envisioned & implemented by my friend Elissa a talented local stylist. The boxes were ones we put together for artisans who donated to the silent auction. If you . . .
It was a bit of a challenge sprucing up our empty store front space for the silent auction that we hosted last week. The space is vast and there isn't a lot in the way of furniture in there, not to mention the glaring fluorescent lights that are hanging just a bit too low. We added a lot of festive . . .