A new look for Unity Nails and Skincare

Last November, Jeany at Unity Nails and Skincare in Lake Mary, Florida asked if I could help with a new look for 2013. We were happy to oblige!

Like most of our clients, Jeany knew exactly what she wanted the space to look and feel. What she needed was the help to pull it all together and execute a complete design, in steps A.Clore Interiors!

We just completed phase 1 of the design, which is the front end of the shop and includes the waiting area, retail display, beauty bar and reception desk. We are thrilled to show you how the process went!

Here is a look at some before shots of the reception area:




The 3D renderings and floor plans really helped Jeany gain perspective for how all the parts and pieces would fit together. Due to time and budge restraints, we specified items that could be found locally.

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And here is the final product:



The waiting area becomes a focal feature by adding visual interest and reflection to the space. Not only does the mirrored wall elude to the sense of a larger space, the honeycomb pattern and variegated tones add a touch of glamour. The custom nail polish holder is a fabulous way to display the endless nail color possibilities – and super easy to make and install!




Through the curtain is where the magic happens!!


One of Jeany’s requests was for a beauty bar. To achieve this look, we found a remnant piece of granite and had it polished and installed over wood corbels. This was super easy and really makes a statement! The display unit was a perfect fit for the window size! Proof that some times the Design God’s are in our favor! This was a genius solution for product display from the outside-in!!


Designer Dish: We got the mirrors at IKEA and spray painted them white!!


A bright pop of color is a must!!



There you have it!! This project is a true example of getting a high end look on a low end budget!! We loved working with Jeany and the girls at Unity Nails and Skincare. What a great team and an honor to help support local small business!!! I hope that 2013 brings all the best!!

Day 29: Florence Broadhurst meets Kate Spade

Florence  Broadhurst was a multi-talented legend and expressed herself creatively through multiple mediums, platforms and continents around the world. By the time of her death in 1977 Broadhurst had lived and worked in Australia, Asia, and England; performed professionally on stage; been befriended by royalty; exhibited her paintings; and started an internationally successful wallpaper company whose success was based upon her own designs.

Here are some of her amazing designs:

Launched earlier this year, Kate Spade New York’s entire 2012 design collection was based around Broadhurst’s archival prints. You’ll see fabulous frocks, jewellery, luggage, stationery, bedding — even tights — printed in some of her best-loved designs, plus a few archival patterns we haven’t seen before. And they’ve been revved up, kate spade-style, with eye-popping accents of hot pink, lime and coral.

It’s the perfect marriage: fashion house kate spade new york, which is known for its classic, graphic designs, and Florence Broadhurst, the late Australian textile legend known for her classic, graphic prints.

Here is a peak at what we are talking about:

I am in love with the whole collection and already have a few pieces in my closet!!