Sunday, January 03, 2010

A Curious New Year


2010 Greetings everyone. Curious Sofa has survived 2009 as did all of you I hope!. The last two weeks have been particularly strange as Kansas City has been hit by a lot of snow and freezing temperatures and it makes everyone reevaluate what is important: "Should I go shopping or should I stay home?" Fortunately for Curious Sofa, we are in a perfectly located shopping center next to a drug store, hardware store and grocery store so if you need to shop for the basics- we're right next door.

The After Christmas Sale continues with what I think are some great bargains. We have condensed it down to the middle of the store on five large tables and many other larger pieces of furniture are marked down throughout the shop as well. Wreaths and garlands, some smaller trees, a few ornaments and lots of books, kitchen items, soaps and jewelry.

We have been getting a lot of questions and anticipation over our Store Makeover. Some customers are nervous we are changing everything and others may want us to change everything!- but we are not- why change a good thing?. What we are doing is giving the store a cosmetic face lift.

I get bored easily and want to change things often. I was the kid who wanted to repaint, rearrange and wallpaper her bedroom every year. My poor mother. No one ever knew what concoction I had up my sleeve back then. Old habits die hard as now my staff never knows either.

Coming off of such a depressing and uncertain year, I feel it is time to make things pretty and light and fortunately for us, Spring is around the corner I promise!, so it is a perfect time to put this look to the test. This is the year to be more certain of our style, kick things up a notch according to the times, add a touch of modern for the new customer and current design trends but still stay inspirational and always, always adding the Curious Sofa twist on all we do. I know you are going to love the transitions we show you over the entire year because it will take awhile.

The pictures added to this post are the colors and textures that are inspiring me on the direction of the makeover. I am also off to market this month to discover wonderful items to bring you this year.

Thank you to all of you for your continued support. Happy, Happy New Year!