Last month was our fourth CJC@HOME event. This is the twice-yearly event where we move into a local builder's new construction home, style it full of CJC furniture & decor, and then open it for shopping for a weekend. It's one of our favorite events of the year, and a really fun way for everyone to see our usual handcrafted, refinished furniture in a real home setting, vs. packed into our stores.
It was, hands-down, my favorite home and event we've ever done. The prep work for these events takes 3-4 months, from working with the builder, to creating the design, and gathering, finishing, and setting up all of the furniture & decor. Seeing the finished product, and our customers' reactions, really validates all of the late nights, long days, and hard work of our team.
The main floor, especially, just blew me away. Our team created the perfect staging complement to the detail Gonyea had in the home. The best reaction, though, came from the Realtor that works out of the Gonyea model next door. He'd been in and out throughout the week of setup, but he was talking to me with his back to the living room on the final day of staging. He turned around and stopped dead in his tracks, and just said "WHOA!" Coming from a guy who spends his days in gorgeous homes, showing clients around, I can't imagine a bigger compliment than leaving him speechless.
Our friends over at J Fuerst Photography have been partnering with us on these events right from the start, and not only do they take amazing real estate photos, they always send us a photographer that really focuses on the details our team adds to the home. [this is not a sponsored post, and we get zero kick-backs for recommending them, but seriously - if you need a real estate photographer, their turnaround is like 24 hours, their quality is amazing, and their prices are the best in the Twin Cities]
Here's a look around the main floor, and we'll be back next week with another post showing you around the rest of the house, in Part 2.
Can you see why it was my favorite? Every single detail came together beautifully! I'm always so impressed with the vision our design & vendor team has when they see the empty, clean slate of a home beforehand - and it always turns out better than I could ever imagine. The details in this Gonyea home were outstanding - I mean, who doesn't love a good shiplap wall detail, and marble tile on the fireplace...
I'm excited to show you the mix of styles we brought into the bedrooms upstairs! What was your favorite part??