Thursday, January 25, 2018

Opening a Retail Store

2018 has started a new chapter at Bridget Beari with the opening of the Bridget Beari Home Store in Richmond Virginia. A retail shop full of all a wide selection of modern, vintage and custom pieces. 

As I collected pieces from all my travels to Mexico, abroad and in the States, it became more and more evident that I needed a place to showcase these finds. Opening a shop allows me to show all these specially handcrafted items to more than just my clients. 

We are showcasing products from all over the globe as well as local craftsmen from Virginia. 

I even have a few of my own designed pieces in the store such as the brass and cerused oak dining table. 

We also have a sample book of the Bridget Beari Papers wallpaper with samples to give out. Two walls even have the paper displayed - one grasscloth and one metallic. 

A large variety of pricing and selection. I needed a place where sourcing accessories was easier for me. Ordering accessories was taking too much time for my projects. I wanted to find unique pieces from all price points. 

Collecting art work is a real passion of mine and I happy to be showing a variety of artists both local and other areas. 

I want unique items that you might not see in other Richmond stores. I researched other stores in other cities and found that a more curated look allows customers to visualize the products in their own home. 

Our tag line is #livingthemix. Mixing antiques, custom and modern it is all about using and creating a eclectic mix through out your home not a one style decor. We hope to change our look throughout the year with the introduction of more vintage pieces. 

Products from Indonesia, Mexico, Charlottesville, VA, California and beyond. 

I also love the idea of reintroducing the faux plant. It is a great way to have greenery that will not die in your home. This is not your mother's fake flowers. We will be doing workshops to show you how to create your own arrangements.

And of course our paints which is what really prompted the move to retail. From metallics to regular wall paint we have it all in 200 custom Bridget Beari colors with staff ready to help you with all your paint questions and needs. Plus we will be doing all sorts of workshops with special guests to show you secrets to getting the right paint color. 

Come in for free advice on paint colors for your home. Bring your fabrics we would love to help. 

So even if you are not a Bridget Beari interior design client you can enjoy shopping the look at our new Home Store! We hope to see you soon.