Friday, October 31, 2014

The Palette: Unfolded's NEW Blog for Chalk Paint® Inspiration!

Hello Everyone!
Happy Halloween!
Just thought we'd drop in here and let you know about a little secret we were just let in on today.
There is a new blog you may be interested in:
 
 
 
 
You will be excited to know that the wonderful people over at
Unfolded are happy to share lots of beautiful inspiration via their new blog.
Check it out soon for great ideas about how to use the ever popular 
Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan!

We'll see you over there soon.
Happy Trick-r-treating!

-The Grandiflora Girls

Friday, October 3, 2014

GrandifloraHOME now open!


We are delighted to introduce the Grandiflora HOME online boutique! 
 
We value you, our loyal customer. Thanks to you, our brick and mortar store is thriving and we will continue to cater to local styles and tastes. Now the Grandiflora Gals, who own and operate Grandiflora Home & Garden, want to also bring you a new kind of online store.

GrandifloraHOME was created with the hope of reaching a national audience who love modern, bohemian, and industrial styles - all available for drop-shipping to their doorstep. Although the selection might be different, you can now shop Grandiflora 24/7! The stores will remain separate and distinct, but co-exist happily and be recognizable as sibling entities.


La Von's Favorite Things!

Meet La Von!
 

Q: What do you do at Grandiflora?
A: As one of the owners, my job consists of assisting in buying at market twice a year, hauling furniture and décor, organizing back stock, and planning out the displays for the store. My day usually consists of putting out the product and my favorite part - planning and creating the vignettes alongside my display gals. I also enjoy assisting customers out on the floor with their decorating dilemmas. The biggest task for me as Head Visual Merchandiser is planning out Christmas displays which begin behind the scenes in early September! We have a lot of talent here at the store with a good mix of decorating/displaying styles which makes my job even easier.
Q: What inspires you?
A: I am mostly inspired by nature. I love to bring the outdoors in with wood, metal, succulents, feathers, rocks, etc. I enjoy a pop of color when it shows up during the season, but otherwise I am a pretty neutral gal. Of course, I find a lot of design inspiration on Pinterest of course too...don't you? I also love our scarves and accessories, especially with fall approaching.
Q: How would you create a look with these items?
A: I think it's important to work with items that you already have and still enjoy. Then, I might paint a wall or a piece of furniture with Decorative Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. I personally love using industrial and vintage items (like suitcases, I have a stack at home). I'll add a modern twist with a lamp or a vase, throw in some succulents or elements of texture from nature, light a scented candle and voila...I have a relaxing calm oasis.
Stay tuned next week for more of our favorite things!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Janice's Favorite Things

Meet Janice!
Another invaluable member of the Grandiflora staff.

 
Q: What do you do at Grandiflora?
A: I'm the Bookkeeper and Tech Support. I'm also in charge of the Point of Sale and keeping the inventory accurate. I started at Grandiflora as a Sales Clerk in 2005. After two and half years, I took a few months off and then came back as the Bookkeeper. I took on the challenge of getting Grandiflora's inventory onto a Point of Sale system. I love my job and I love working here - great bosses, fun people, great friendships...and home décor!

Q: What inspires you?
A: I love color and more traditional, classic looks. My husband and I have built six homes for ourselves and each time I find something I like for each room and then decorate around that - whether it be a shower curtain, pillow or lamp. As you can see I LOVE accessories for myself too! We have such awesome purses, scarves and jewelry and I always find something I "need"!
Q: How would you create a look with these items?
A: I enjoy using neutral colors for basics like carpet, wall color and furniture and then add in accent colors. All I have to do is pick a new lamp like this turquoise one, add new pillows and few décor items and I have a whole new look - which is a good thing since there are always new things to tempt me here at Grandiflora!
Stay tuned next week as we share more of our favorite things!

September Color of the Month Sale

September Color of the Month Sale!
 For Decorative Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan
 Save on CHALK PAINT® by Annie Sloan
During the week of Monday, September 22nd through Saturday, the 27th we will be featuring:
Graphite, Aubusson Blue & Scandinavian Pink
CHALK PAINT® by Annie Sloan
at 10% off*

In an effort to help you save money while bringing your home up to date with these rich Scandinavian tones! Try pairing them with wood tones and gold!

The CHALK PAINT® by Annie Sloan sale includes
both Quarts and Sample Pots
at 10% Off* for one week only.
*Excludes previous purchases. While supplies last, limited to stock on hand. No rain checks. All CHALK PAINT® by Annie Sloan purchases are final sale.


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Amber's Favorite Things


Meet Amber!
Another invaluable member of the Grandiflora team.
 
 
Q: What do you do at Grandiflora?
A: I am the first face that welcomes you to Grandiflora! I get the opportunity to work at the register and hear all about what you're going to do with our beautiful product. I'm mostly behind the counter checking in product, but I also get to run back and forth re-stocking product, answering phone calls, and offering our complimentary gift wrapping!
  
 
 
Q: What inspires you?
A: I love white and beige! A clean and simple slate with a pop of color to match my mood. I am attracted to light, nature, and most importantly...comfort! A slight modern twist on a natural country look makes me feel right at home.
 

 
Q: How would you create a look with these items?
A: I started with this pillow because my religion is the most essential aspect of my life. From there, I picked items that gave me the most comfort - a beautiful lamp to bring in more light and a charming book to dive into. I love all the Thymes products but the Aqua Coralline just gives that refreshing boost to continue through the day!
 

 
Stay tuned next week for more of our favorite things!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Kim's Favorite Things

Meet Kim!
Another invaluable member of the Grandiflora staff.

 

Q: What do you do at Grandiflora?
A: My official title is Floor Manager. I oversee the girls at the register, receive the shipments, help place orders, and price product that goes out on the floor. I'm also in charge of all things Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan - from ordering to teaching the classes!  I feel privileged to be able to go to Market every year with Trisha and LaVon. I have my finger on the pulse of the store that way - knowing what's going on and coming up! I've been working here for 12 years and it's been fun to observe the transitions over time.
 
Q: What inspires you?
A: I love the rustic farmhouse feel. I also like industrial with a touch of modern and vintage. That's what I love about Grandiflora, it's a mix of so many different styles, but yet it can be pulled together to look great in any home.
 
Q: How would you create a look with items you chose?
A: Find the one thing that inspires you and build from that. The pillow was my inspiration for this look. I pulled other items that I love that complimented each other and showed my style. These metal flowers make a great arrangement by my fireplace to create that rustic look. I paint quite a few pieces to sell in the store such as this stool. The modern look is so in right now, so I painted it the 'dipped' look. I get my inspiration for painting furniture off of Pinterest. I've always painted furniture and I've found I just love the Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan because its so much easier to get projects done and you can do so many fun things with it!