I work at an amazing furniture store in downtown Halifax: Attica Furnishings. This business has been a lifelong obsession for me, and since working there I have learned so much and have been given many opportunities to do my own thing and really pursue my goals.
One night about a year ago, I had a dream that I had created an exquisite window display for a special sale at work. My idea seemed to be right out of a photo shoot. It was sexy, it was stylish, it has raw edges and gave me goosebumps. A few days later I threw the idea off of one of the owners and they went with it! I took the lead and contacted one of my most favorite companies, G.Romano Inc. We chatted about the idea of having a sale on Special Order items…now I have to add that this had never been done before in the history of Attica!
February it would be…which means there was not a lot of time to get things done!! My inspiration for the window display came from G.Romano itself (see below). Although we didn’t have this sectional in stock and my colour scheme needed to be a little less spring and a little more winter-time-in-Nova-Scotia.
My space to use was just down the street from Attica in the Roy Building…although now gutted for remodeling, the space was open, didn’t leak and had direct windows on Barrington St. Through many trips of taking down furniture and accessories, we go the space together: including painting old doors from Attica’s basement to give the space some depth and character.
In the featured photo at the top, you will see the Byward sectional, Seville chairs (all from G.Romano) and a remake of a classic Noguchi coffee table.
It has been a year now and it seems like this sale will now be an annual event! Since then I have created a full G.Romano gallery at Attica which I hope will help us promote the very well made Canadian products we bring in.
Until next time,
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