There always seems to be something going on around here. 2013 was a HUGE year for the business. Not in terms of huge financial success but in terms of really learning who we are as a business and what we do best. It wasn’t an easy year, I can tell you that. But it was a huge “AH-HA” year. Now it is the middle of 2014; we’ve re-branded and are changing directions with the business model. Why? Because what I learned through the lessons of 2013 is that I LOVE creating spaces for people to come home to that just really let’s them relax, unwind and create memories. Yes, vacations create memories too, but home is where LIFE HAPPENS.
So that means that while I love staging homes to sell, it doesn’t inspire me to get out of bed every morning. I’m good at it. My team is good at it. It helps pay the bills. But what I am GREAT at is creating spaces that makes people happy and relaxed when they come home to it. Really, my job is pretty awesome that way.
So, after running the numbers (because business decisions HAVE to be measured financially)…and running the numbers again…and yes, one more time for good measure, I have decided to up and move our office – and that means getting rid of almost all of our home staging inventory. We aren’t giving up staging as a line of business but we’ll be using the gorgeous inventory from our good friends at CORT. They have gorgeous options and update their inventory every 18 months-ish to keep up with the trends and we will be complementing it with our accessories so we can keep our “look”
I’m nervous and excited all at once about that. Mostly excited. We currently have 3000 square feet of warehouse space + 1500 square feet of office / showroom space. Here is a quick look at the warehouse space we are moving out of. I’ll work on compiling a quick look-back at our showroom / office space over the years, as it has REALLY evolved. The New Office Journal series will keep you up to date as we take it step by step into our new offices soon. So excited!
This is the warehouse today (literally – I just took this video).
So that is the story. We’ll be “moving on up” and outta here soon!
If you are reading this and in the Dallas area looking for furniture, art, accessories, etc. etc. etc., please give us a call at 972-248-4733 to schedule a private shopping visit. You can also watch our Facebook Page and our other social media sites, because we’ll be advertising the “real” moving sale soon. It will probably be in phases, given the amount of stuff we have!