Saturday, December 21, 2013

Can't Believe it's Christmas on Wednesday!

Since opening Victoria at Home I have been working 7 days a week and my 
mind has been spinning!  All in a good way, but it has been crazy busy and
I feel so fortunate to have everyone be so supportive and frankly, it's humbling.

Here are a couple shots of our holiday windows.  

The store has been decorated for the holidays and I love the flocked trees!  
I was a little apprehensive about making the store too much of a Christmas shop, 
but I think we found just the right balance.   

The fabrics in this window are from Aerin Lauder and her new collection 
from Lee Jofa.  The red velvet on the left is called Montrose Velvet in color 
Plum/Red and the solid velvet is called Seabreeze in color Leaf.  The center floral 
is a classic Lee Jofa linen called Holly Hock full of reds and greens.  

Have a wonderful holiday wherever you may.  With family or friends, relax and enjoy!


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Open for Business !!


We are open for business!!

Front display window
The shop has two levels- the retail space itself and then a mezzanine level where we have the design studio.

Front room in progress

While I was searching for just the right location for my home furnishings shop, I have been traveling to find all the right furniture and furnishings for my shop.  Comfortable furniture was one of my top priorities and of course lots of great accessories. I only offer items of high quality that I think my clients would love or that I would want in my own home.  For example, I am working with several different sources for great pillows.  Velvets, linens, florals, crewels all trimmed and finished to a designers standards but without the wait!  Lamps, chandeliers, side tables, mirrors and the list goes on!

One of my favorite vignettes!  I'm tempted to install this in my own house!!

A detail of some of the pillows

Me-taking a break!!

Come by and see what we have done!  We are getting new things everyday and I'm thrilled to
see the response from everyone!  

1125 King Street
Alexandria VA 22314

Thursday, August 8, 2013

It's Official!

Many of you know that I have always wanted to have my own shop.  Some call me crazy and maybe I am.  I have been looking for shop space in Old Town Alexandria for the past couple of years waiting for the perfect spot and I finally found it!  

Victoria at Home is announcing it's new shop location at 
1125 King Street in Alexandria Virginia

Victoria at Home is a home furnishings boutique.  I will continue to offer my interior design services which include pre-construction strategy and materials specification along with interior decoration. Customers now have access to lines I have sourced for private clients over many years.  The boutique will offer a carefully curated collection of antiques, art , decorative pillows along with new pieces such as upholstery. 

(not my sign)
Great front windows!! Front door has been painted in Farrow & Ball Babouche!

 Cash wrap                                                                          
Tons of shelving for displaying all the accessories I have!

From the back of the store

Up the stairs is a mezzanine for my design studio-YEAH!

(All the pictures I took before I signed the lease.  There was a pop-up store there and those are her things.)

So I have repainted the inside and out, floor covering is being installed tomorrow, logo, signs, website, new face book page, bags all in the works.  For the last several weeks I have been receiving deliveries (YEAH!) and my upholstery arrives next week!  I want to be open the weekend of the 24th and it's going to be close!  

So now you know what I have been working on for the past several months and I will keep you posted on the progress. 

Come and visit!!!

Victoria at Home 
1125 King Street
Alexandria VA 22314