Facing the front of the shop and looking left. This entire block is called The Market Block and it houses several retail shops, a coffee shop, and a photography studio.
Facing the front of the store and looking right. The first store on the left in this shot is my space.
When you walk in the front door, this back wall faces you. The doorway on the right is the entrance to the back room where I'll offer classes and gallery space to local artists.
From the front door looking left. The recessed wall used to house two small dressing rooms, which I didn't need. This little nook will now feature the children's section of the store, I think. The door is just the entrance to the basement, which I'm allowed to use for storage.
Against the back wall looking to the front of the store. Don't you love the windows? I love all of that natural light! The window space is the last part of the shop that still needs work from the landlord. They're going to carpet the entire elevated area and install floor lighting. I hate carpet, but at this point I just want this DONE!
The lighting fixtures I waited several months for. The landlord insisted these go in the space and I didn't understand why until I saw them. They're so nice and they let in a TON of light when they're turned on.
I haven't decided on what to do with the duct work yet. The tin ceilings are staying white, but the ducts, well, I'm open for suggestions.
The back room. Take about two feet off of the width of this space and that's what I was planning to work with before the wall position was adjusted. Not too bad, eh? It's hard to tell in this shot, but you could put tables all over back here and still have plenty of room to move around. I'm very pleased.
So what do you think? Comments? Suggestions?