Having a wide variety of local makers offering vastly different goods provided our tenant with a unique retail experience for their customers. Every piece in the store, including tables that held merchandise, chairs for tired shopping partners, and hooks for displaying product, were for sale. This meant the retail space was ever changing as products sold and replaced within the mercantile. Revival stylists helped arrange dining tables with merchandise sold by Flock, decorate the shelving behind the point-of-sale counter, and set up the retail space for peak customer enjoyment.
The north wall features the historic exposed brick and plaster, separated by an added wood ledge that was finished in a smooth walnut stain. This allows for product to be displayed on the ledge — with a focus on styling the product as customers might in their home, giving them the vision before even purchasing the items. The high ceilings is lined with adjustable track lighting, perfect for shining spotlights on the art pieces and product on display. Our designers selected large sputnik chandeliers as visual interest, drawing the eye up. These add to the space funky, industrial vibe that ties in to the exposed ductwork and conduit.
This tenant has a love for reclaiming old pieces and upscaling them into something new, creating connection between the aesthetics. When looking at Flock’s retail area and makerspace, that’s just what she did with that transition as well. Our team designed a pocket door, that separated the mercantile area from the makerspace area, that was built from an old, reclaimed door with a flush gold pull where the knob used to rest. This would allow the back area to be closed off for private events while the front of the store was in operation simultaneously.