The images above show some hard working people at the French Blossom showroom/shop!
A view from the first room into the second space. We carefully covered all the wonderful terracotta tiles to avoid damaging them with paint or with decoration equipment.
Sometimes you just need to keep working through the night ! – These delicious pizzas from a local restaurant were enjoyed by all, as we waited for another layer of paint to dry.
Meriem had the idea of painting without shoes. She also managed to walk in every drop of white paint that was on the floor. I was laughing so hard when she showed me, until I realized they were my socks she was wearing !!
A few days ago, we posted a little update on our progress at the French Blossom.com plus we promised to share with you some exciting news during the coming month !
Well, we are so excited to tell you that we will be opening our first bricks and mortar showroom here in Brittany, North West France. YES ! French Blossom is going to have a physical shop/showroom in order to compliment our online presence at French Blossom.com
This is a very exciting adventure for us and we are planning to have the grand opening on the 16th February. We have been busily preparing the space, painting the walls, buying the shelving, desks, lighting and so on before we can stock the shop full of our French children’s fashion, toys and decoration. We are not alone in this exciting new project. In the shop next door, several friends and local French creators have created a wonderful space to showcase jewellery and clothing all handmade in France. With these designers we have formed a partnership and together our Rennes shop will be known as Bloom Shop.
So what is this French Blossom shop/showroom space actually like ? We have two rooms with beautifully high ceilings, big windows and a lovely soft peach terracotta tile flooring. I think the building was built in the 19th century!
Over the past few weeks we have been trying to perfect our DIY skills, putting shelves up, painting walls, putting together furniture and sometimes getting pizza delivered late into the night so we can continue working. The space is now starting to take shape and look like something ! – Its amazing how much quicker you can push on when your friends drop by and pick up a paintbrush or screw driver, so thanks for all the precious support.
Above are just a few of the first photographs that we took (at the beginning) and we shall post more showing our progress over the coming days and weeks. – We will soon give you some more detailed information on our opening hours and exact location so that when you are in Rennes, West France, you can pop by and say hello!