7.08.2010

retail inspiration {for the home}

I don't typically look to commercial interior design for inspiration but restaurants and retails stores really can spark an idea or palette that can translates well into a residential space. Neapolitan, a retail store outside of Chicago, is one of my favorites to visit when I go home. I always thought it was just because I loved running my fingers over all the stunning designer clothes but it also most likely because it is incredibly well designed by Cindy Galvin of Bardes Interiors and Maze Home.

I love the vintage vogue covers and quatrefoil studding at the cash register.

And what brilliant covering for the swinging doors.

Not to mention the soothing coral and slate color palette that perfectly mimics the pucci dress on display. Yes, all very inspiring ideas that could easily and beautifully work in a home.

18 comments:

Chic Coles said...

What a fun store! I love the first image with the display case.

Christen Ales said...

Great store! I love the color combo! I also want a rug like that in my house-so hard to find!!

silentai. said...

the colors are great! i love that check-out area... the studding. pretty! (:

kendall k. said...

Great photos! I can definitely see the cash register as a bar or even a headboard for a home.

http://kendallkstyle.blogspot.com

Beautiful Habitat said...

LOVE the nail heads on the from of the register. Very timely as I have been dreaming of nail heads in my last 2 blog posts.

Suki@FantabulousDesign said...

The cash register is a timeless piece.

Kat said...

I love the window/sofa area, This looks like a awesome store...I'll have to check it out next time I'm in Chicago...can't wait.

http://kat-kathleenjackson.blogspot.com

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

Hi Blair! I'll have to make sure to stop by this shop as it's not too far away. I love the vogue pictures.

Have a great weekend, xo!
Crystal

P.S. CONGRATS on the Cote Maison mention - you so deserved that!

Patricia Torres said...

What an amazing store.. I could spend a few days here

ASB said...

im from this town! too funny. it is the most GORGEOUS store, with the most beautiful clothes.

thingsthatsparkleblog.blogspot.com

The Brocantess said...

Great store!

Wahzat Gayle said...

this store design and layout is awesome!

nyc lu said...

such an interesting color palette!

Kathysue said...

Great inspiration and you are so right it would all work beautifully in a home, Kathysue

Anonymous said...

Of all the different inspirations you've posted this week, this one is my favorite! I would love for my house to have this kind of look!

ApplesandOnions said...

I love this! A way more glam version of my living room palette. Just the inspiration to make a few updates.

Cindy Galvin said...

Oh, wow! I just found your beautiful blog and was surprised and thrilled to see this posting about my work at neapolitan! It was and still is my favorite store for couture fashion. Kelly Golden is a wonderful person and has exquisite taste.

Looks like you're far from home (hope Jackson Hole is warmer than here on this below-zero-wind-chill day!) but I hope next time you're in Winnetka you'll stop by the store and say hello! We're just down the block from neapolitan.

Best of luck with your blog. It's wonderful!

Cindy

Yu Hao said...

How attractive looking . so nice .