|Back Entrance to Vivid Hue Home|
I'm sitting in the future shop as I type this. As I look around, it's overwhelming the amount of work I still need to accomplish prior to the opening (targeted for April 2015). But then I have to remind myself how far I've come since making the retail decision in August 2014.
It started with a twinge of desire to decorate. And that started YEARS ago, that passion and drive to make things pretty in a creative way. So I started the Vivid Hue Home blog. Which was enough for awhile. But then I wanted more.
|Original Vivid Hue Home Blog Design|
|Current Vivid Hue Home Blog Design|
In the last year, I'd started itching to advance to the next step. There were many directions to consider: Launching an interior design business, starting an on-line home design store, opening a brick and mortar gift boutique, creating a product from the ground up....
|Visit Vivid Hue Home projects here.|
Obviously, I am sitting in the middle of my future shop, so you know how I netted out (for now). I will share the rationale behind that decision in a future post. I will also share how I settled on my little historical cottage in Farmington, Connecticut. For those that may be interested in starting a similar business, I will even share the logistics of gaining town approvals for retail signage, setting up an LLC, securing a lease, establishing yourself as "trade" and some of the financial considerations that go into all of this.
Check back soon for my next post in which I will talk about how I landed upon my spot for the retail store. Here's a glimpse. We're just getting started and I plan to bring you along every step of the way.
|The exterior of Vivid Hue Home "shop"|
Thank you for continuing to follow and support me along the way!