We are so excited to be moving to a larger, more sophisticated space!
This new space lends itself to the dream I’ve had for many years. It’s beautifully designed with an amazing location and is most definitely the perfect building at the Oceanfront in Virginia Beach for a design center.
Chartreuse is known for having an eclectic blend of antiques, coastal style furniture, local art and original lighting. I want to do more though! As an artist and furniture designer I’ve found my “dream team” in a great builder, an awesome welder, a talented upholsterer and several experienced finishers. However, I want to add more local talent and expand our brand, along with a few other key services.
It is our mission to find established interior designers who are eager to expand their business into the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. We have the space to offer the unique ability to give a business their own offices, while under one roof with Chartreuse and it’s vast new showroom. This opportunity includes:
Great location with private parking.
Beautiful landscaping and entrance.
Reception area. Windows.
1 to 2 large offices with a separate storage or retail space.
The option to blend and share larger retail space.
Power, phone, internet and utilities included.
Individual signage for your business.
This location offers the ability to also enjoy more amazing events that we love to do! Having our holiday event and our trunk shows along with new events planned, we have the chance to build our brand, along with yours….. Creating the perfect environment to grow and prosper.
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I should be sleeping and here I am blogging about the crazy wonderful week I’ve had. I’m yawning so hard that my eyes are watering…. and still… here I am blogging! LOL
Anyway… the week started off like any other and by Tuesday afternoon my store went from decently stocked to 1/3 gone! I was so excited and felt so blessed and then I panicked! I immediately called in backup and planned a Wednesday of shopping in between Gabby’s softball tournament and some much needed family time. I was feeling pretty good about the truck full of accessories and a little nervous about the 1 piece of furniture I had found. (I posted a photo of the days lute on fb btw) I was even more nervous when I called to check in with my girls to find out the entire white room had been emptied along with many other pieces! YES! How awesome! OMGosh…. what am I going to do?
Thursday…. Important meetings all day. I had a small window of 2 hours and knew I needed to find some furniture. I quickly remembered some old “go to” spots and hit the jackpot filling the truck with several occasional tables and an amazing French chair… along with some frames! Yaaaaa Got back to the meeting just in time…. finished up around 4:30ish… called the shoppe to check in….. ANOTHER GREAT BUSY DAY! OMGosh!
Friday…. back at it super early and then back to spend some time in the studio with my girls in order to get some custom orders finished! ANOTHER SUPER BUSY DAY! THANK YOU GOD! OH… AND GOD, I NEED SOME MORE FURNITURE PLEASE. AMEN!
Saturday….. started at 7:30 am and ended 12 hours later! Super fun with one of my sidekick besties who’s nickname is now “Scout” because she knows how crazy busy I am and she’s been using her amazing eye to scout out great things for me in her spare time between her 4 kids, wonderful hubby and volunteering all over the place! (By the way…. if you’re the kinda chick who likes to keep it moving and thinks a “done” to-do-list is boring and lame…. and you are constantly adding things to the list as you check others off… make sure to keep the same kind of company and friends)
Saturdays list of amazing finds that I can not wait to photograph and post!!!!!!…………… The amazing antique barn cupola pictured above, ornate Thomasville scrolly table, large antique split reed basket, small painted server (which I have a waiting list for these), several lamps, large oval gold mirror, tons of really old blue canning jars with zinc lids, a mahogany chest of drawers, Asian sofa table, oak frames and mirrors, mahogany oriental hall table, 2 Gothic dining arm chairs, Oak marble topped wash stand, carved walnut footed chest that is huge, antique toy schooner, Chippendale childs chair, a sick disco ball… YES.. I SAID DISCO BALL! One of the very first ever made with an ornate covered motor… that still works!, 2 upholstered chairs, another super long Asian hall table, a Victorian settee, A FRENCH DESK THAT IS CASTLE WORTHY, hand carved French bed bench that is signed and newly reupholstered, a huge banquet table that will be my new desk in my office and some more smalls that Iv’e forgotten…. OMGOSH…. AND 2 AMAZING RELIGIOUS DIORAMAS!!!!!!! sigh…… good night and see ya soon! xo
ps…. Thank you troops present and past. Have a safe and happy Memorial Weekend!
On the road again! Loving it of course….. but working my hiney off!
I’m in Wilmington, NC again this week working like crazy on the new location. I’m exhausted, yet exhilarated! The days have been long and productive! On the way down I decided to turn a 5 hour trip into a 9 hour excursion by taking the back roads and not hitting interstate until necessary. Didn’t find many new pieces on the way down but managed to meet some really nice people and see some of the beautiful South I’d not witnessed before.
My second day produced several primitives (that I still haven’t picked up yet)……..and this…. once in a lifetime find above! UUUUUmazing!
Check out our facebook page to see the other European finds I’ll be bringing back later this week!
Well, intrigue in whats behind the closed doors of my studio has been the buzz at CHARTREUSE……. So I decided to let everyone see what I’m working on…….. even pieces that haven’t be touched yet. I have had an amazing first week but I have to tell you….. I sold a good bit from THE VAULT!
Starting today I am adding a page that will be titled “THE VAULT” and you can regularly check it out and see what’s going on in the studio. You can post ideas and questions. You can even purchase before it makes it to the floor! I hope you enjoy, Cindy!