"You have to evolve, you have to move on otherwise it just becomes stagnant."
Those of you who regularly read our blog know that Julie the Owner of the Loft on 2nd loves change. "Change is good" is one of her motto's. 2011 brings many changes to the Loft. Some changes are in the form of the addition of some fabulous new Artisans, products and creations. Other changes are less "change" and more of an evolution. NOT "out with the bad", but rather...."more, better and oooooh!"
Julie and her husband Ron, spent most of their New Years Holiday "evolving" the Loft. The new look is airy, earthy, classic and a bit ethereal. As you explore the Loft's new milieu (a hoity toity french word meaning environment, background, setting :-) you'll discover -
* Shelves with collections of glassware.
* Cabinets with funky finds.
* Built in closets filled with designer clothing.
* A wall of mirrors.
* Nature, real and interpreted.
* Metal and wood, distressed and with a rich patina.
* And Spaces....for inspiration, lingering and possibly even lounging as you enjoy you cup of joe from your favorite coffee shop.
A perfect evolution to showcase the wonderful, funky and fabulous furnishings, home decor, clothing and accessories Julie and the Loft Artisans are anxious to reveal. Come, relax, enjoy..........we guarantee, you're gonna love it!
At the time of this posting Julie was still actively moving, changing, and creating fabulous spaces within the space of the Loft. The photos in this posting reflect the look as it had evolved at the end of the day on Monday January 3rd. We typically opt for close-up detail shots For this posting we we stepped back to gather more of the view before we snapped our photos. We hope you enjoy this posting, our photos and our new look. We welcome your comments, thoughts and impressions.
Make sure to page all the way down to see some pics we took of the Niece of one of our Artisans during her private shopping adventure at the Loft on 2nd.
The Loft on 2nd is returning to it's pre-holiday hours. We are open every Thursday through Saturday with expanded hours during Anoka's "occasional" sale week.
|The closet at the Loft. |
Designer clothes and several places to
rest and contemplate your
wardrobe wish list.
|Industrial finds. I can picture this|
in my yard...or even indoors! Hmmmm....
|Love the vintage multi drawer cabinet.|
Maybe in your kitchen to hold utinsels?
Better...how about for your jewelry?
A piece of felt at the bottom
of each drawer and you have a
great industrial look.
|And who is Frank smiling at?|
|Formerly a potting shed area...|
Now a lounge. I understand Hollywood
will be the theme. Love it!
|A butter yellow/cream bench with |
hand made new filling and fabric
pillows, paired-end tables and
nature peeking from behind.
|Beautiful black with silver accents, |
vintage re-finished buffet (SOLD).
Modern candle goblets,
button shade lamp and
|Another funky new item. A vintage |
door knob (base is behind the snowman)
that holds mini interchangeable metal signs.
|An eclectic look.|
A Free People checked top(SOLD),
DKNY corduroy skirt, and
NEW brushed suede cowboy boots.
|A transition into spring look. |
A J. Jill distressed jacket,
Ladeeda Design tank,
Buffalo by David Bitten jeans,
GAP rhinestone and leather belt
and a funky hat.
|A tapestry jacket (SOLD), |
Ladeeda Design tie dyed tank
and shoes, shoes, shoes.
OH... and the gunmetal gray head
was hand painted by one of
|Move over Ladeeda...Elvis|
is after your job as Personal Shopper
and Fashion Consultant for
the Loft on 2nd.
Shopping at the Loft......
Becca is the niece of Lori (alias Ladeeda) one of our Artisans. Lori's Christmas gift to Becca was a $100 gift certificate for clothing at the Loft on 2nd. Below are photos of three of the four treasures she took home. These photos are candid and not nearly as model-esque as Becca has taken in the past :-)
Becca's final selections were:
The NEW-Derek Heart dress,
The NEW-Lucky Brand Bo-ho top,
The NEW-Ladeeda Design olive tank,
and a pair of used but in like new condition black Steve Madden cowboy boots (not pictured). Retail value of these items is over $350. Becca's total from the Loft was a fabulous $103, only $3 over budget!