While in Manhattan, I decided to visit stores that would give me ideas for my own, since I'm planning to do some painting and shelf-building (and you know I will be asking your advice in the coming weeks). I left the hotel and started walking downtown. Hustling down Lafayette Street with my eye on a vintage clothing store, this window caught my eye.
And a pretty sign announcing the name of the store: Adore Floral. The owner kindly allowed me to take pictures.
This wall is to the left when you walk through the door. I love the barnwood look of the shelves and the mix of items on display. The terrariums were especially fresh and pretty.
Here you can see the wall from the other side of the store.
I wish I had a better picture of the most wonderful giraffe who is peering out the window.
Here you can see the other end of the store, and to the left, the counter behind which the floral work gets done. It smelled so wonderful in there--green and earthy and flowery and fresh.
It felt vibrant. I wish I could have fresh flowers in my store. Big buckets with bouquets of wildflowers like they have at the farmers market would be perfect.
The displays of small items for sale are whimsical and creative.
I bought a coral colored deer. (Apparently I'm starting to collect deer.)
What I took away from Adore (besides thoughts of barnwood shelves) is that it feels alive and loved. Not all stores feel that way, and I think it's very important.