With business growing, the need for a showroom became evident. Planning began for what it should look like, what it should accomplish and where it should be. The hunt had begun!
We toured the historic 1929 Campbell Building located at 112 N. Lafayette Street in Shelby, NC and fell in love!
Stacey created a meaningful logo in the form of an oak tree which represents the first project Travis built a crib for his first child and a hutch. It also represents his grandfather’s roots and new growth!
Our renovation journey begins and we had many adventures that started with the basement!
And so the move in process began while we also saw a limited number of clients.
Feb. 1, 2018
Partnering with Uptown Indigo, we welcomed 500 guests to our grand opening gala. Our featured guest was Brian Patrick Flynn, a celebrity designer who has been featured on the HGTV channel.
In 1928 construction began on what would later be home to several businesses. Campbell’s department store would be the first to occupy the building and a furniture store would be the last or so it was thought. This building has stayed in the family and been passed down through five generations. In 2014 the historic building would transfer ownership outside the family for the first time to Angela and Cliff Franklin. They currently own and operate Uptown Indigo, an elegant event venue, located on the top two floors of the Campbell building.
Preservation of the historic elements of the building was important to both the new owners and to those of us at Greenbrook Design. One such example is the flooring that can be seen below. The original floor was comprised of maple, pine and oak. There were many options laid on the table concerning the type of stain that should be used including Stacey Walker’s favorite, a light gray. But in the end it was decided that they should use a natural stain in order to stay true to the integrity of the beloved old building.
Ceilings also played a factor in honoring the beauty of the Campbell building. Most showrooms have their ceilings painted black which adds a sense of drama but doing that here would have lessened the connection to the past contained in the ceiling. The design and detail encompassed in the high ceilings were meant to be admired by all. By choosing to paint them white instead of black the elegance was kept while drawing the eye upward.
Now that much of the interior design choices were finalized, thoughts turned to the exterior namely, the front doors. Because the windows were so tall it was felt that the doors needed to match in height. The doors, a total of four, were made by Travis Walker himself with just a little help and are sure to be a source of pride and joy in the years to come!
With each new installation completed the anticipation of move in day grew. It had been such a long process yet seeing it all come together made the numerous bumps and obstacles well worth the effort. There were several kitchens installed along with a closet, a living room and several other functioning spaces.
After two long years the day everyone had been dreaming of arrived! It was a moment to celebrate and that is exactly what we did. Along with our friends from Uptown Indigo we hosted a grand opening gala which saw nearly 500 people in attendance. It has been quite the journey, one we will always remember!
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