STORE TOUR OF Z GALLERIE


Some stores just "get it". They understand the power of presentation. They create inspirational focal points in practically every line-of-site. They put together approachable compositions, with such clarity and impact it just makes you sigh (a good sigh) because you admire (and want) everything in site! One such store who has mastered the art of visual presentation is ZGallerie...







A perfect palette for the South Florida market is featured towards the front of the store. And without shouting SALE! with the clutter of banners and oversized signs, their presentation quietly states the obvious when needed...








Crisp clean palettes and meaningful statements give their stores the wow factor by mixing elements as you would in your own home. A well lit and balanced mix of displays and merchandised assortments make it easy for customers to shop, imagine and create their own look...












Although the basic layout may be based off a racetrack concept (simple circular pattern leading customers through a store) its creatively set visual vignettes invite you to linger, wander, and meander through the store - eagerly taking in every detail, for fear of missing out on some wonderful find...








Vignettes are merchandised by color, helping designers and customers alike keep their focus, as well as feature palettes in a more transitional way. For example: orange when paired with khaki and white feels more fresh and summery while pairing orange elements with more espresso evokes the rich feel of fall...





Do you have a ZGallerie near you? This particular location opened recently (about a year ago) nearby and I was thrilled when it did. It's a wonderful place to explore and to be inspired from...

Have a wonderful weekend!

All photos by Lynda Quintero-Davids of the ZGallerie -
Pembroke Gardens - Pembroke Pines - Florida



SOURCING VINTAGE & FLEAS AROUND AMERICA


Most of what I've posted for Thrifty Thursday's has been about vintage & thrift stores local to me here in South Florida. But the blogosphere reaches beyond this location, so maybe these could be of help to you in your areas.

MISTER FREEDOM

Vintage sourcing isn't just necessarily for vintage furnishings. A good deal of designers get their inspirations for new apparel lines or color palettes by exploring vintage shops. You can too - by getting inspired by the fabric textures, layering, and color combinations as well as store layout, design and presentations. Although these posted here are more for Men's Apparel, they are still inspirational none-the-less! I found these through my husbands issues of DETAILS magazine and it's interesting to see their perspective on finding vintage in the US.

SWEET LORAIN


SWEET LORAIN
"army fatigues & Levi's street-fashion inspiration"
7105 Lorain Rd., Cleveland OH
216-281-1959  sweetlorain.com

MISTER FREEDOM
"a favorite among stylists & designers"
7161 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles CA
323-653-2014    misterfreedom.com


BOBBY FROM BOSTON

BOBBY FROM BOSTON
"warehouse shop in Boston's South End"
19 Thayer St., Boston MS
617-423-9299  about Bobby From Boston

VENUS and MARS The Showroom
"stylists treasures south of the Mason-Dixon line"
2009 Belmount Blvd., Nashville TN
615-915-4846  venusandmarsvintage.com


JAKE VINTAGE - a MAD source!

JAKE VINTAGE
"a source of MAD MEN'S costume department"
4644 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA
323-662-5253 jakevintage.com

 
SURFING COWBOYS
"vintage furniture and beach-bum-worthy hoodies"
1624 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice CA
310-450-4891; surfingcowboys.com


surfing cowboys - furniture & decor

surfing cowboys - furniture & decor

surfing cowboys - furniture & decor
 
Some fleas to rummage through also are: The Rose Bowl Flea Market - Pasadena, California
and The Brooklyn Flea - Brooklyn, New York. Along with these fleas to checkout is a trend taking place called "pop up flea", where vendors come together in various locations like New York, San Fransisco, and even London. Read more at popupflea.com and at durablegoodsconcern.com.

So in your summer travels around the U.S.,
be sure to check these spots out and put them to the test!

Happy Thrifty Thursday!


CREATING MOODBOARDS ON OLIOBOARD.COM



OK - so I'm still learning my way around cyberspace. And although I've heard of and seen "moodboards" online, I had only tried one site (without much luck). Friday I came across a site which is not only user friendly - it's downright addicting - and it's free! The site is called olioboards.com.

PLAYING WITH PURPLE


Olioboard is an interior design mood board app. It's a fresh take on the traditional mood board; ditch the scissors and glue and get interactive!



•With Olioboard you can cleverly combine items to help dream up your interior design style.


•Collect real products from Olioboard's library of over 10,000 items and over 300 brands.


Olioboard's drag and drop interface makes creating new boards quick and easy and it's browser based editor doesn't require you to download any software. Simply create an account and you're ready to dive in.

SWEET DREAMS

 
I first started playing around with accessories on a board, and then created a second inspired and related to it. Like I said - I just started - but these are some I've come up with so far...
 
BLUE BOARD FALL

BLUE BOARD FALL II

NATURAL ELEGANCE

OPULENT ROMANCE

It's another means of a creative outlet, you can network with other people on the site, you can create sets & collections, you can upload your own items, you can share your board on Facebook & twitter - AND - since it uses popular product from sites such as West Elm and Crate & Barrel, you can use it to create presentation boards for a potential client (or your husband lol).
 
LOFT-LIKE OFFICE

 
What mood board sites do you use? Have you been to olio? (I think it's relatively new) If not - check it out and let me know what you think! If you do join - let's connect - my profile is NYCLQinteriors... Hope to see you there and have FUN!!



Thanks for stopping by!




All boards in this post
created by olioboard user NYCLQinteriors - Lynda Quintero-Davids.
(First board posted is called Winter With Amethyst)
NOTE: This blog post is from 2010 - My board style has changed since writing this post.



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