Thursday, April 17, 2008

Vera Bradley Store ~ Troy, MI

Several months ago the new Vera Bradley store at Somerset Mall opened. When you first enter you feel like you are walking into someones home, someone with a very creative eye for creating a large impact in a very small space.
My first thought was that this space, so beautifully laid out, would be a nice arrangement for a retirement condo or small home. The architectural detail and proportion was so precise that even with all the pattern, which I like but some might find objectionable, you immediate felt balanced and comfortable. The ceiling treatments really caught my eye from the moment you enter.
This little dining room area, to the left of the entry, is wallpapered in a Thibaut pattern with a dark brown background. The yellow toile upholstered chairs and needlepoint rug were so cute and fit the area really well.
The body of the store was papered in brown and cream buffalo checked wallpaper from Scalamandre. It is the biggest checked paper I've ever seen. Across from this grouping on the wall was a sofa covered in the brown check with little side tables on either side , a coffee table in front and a sofa table behind it, set up just like a living room.

Hope you enjoyed this little tour of the Vera Bradley store. Oh, they sell purses too ;)

19 comments:

  1. Hi Sue
    I didn't realise how long it has been since I visited you. I have alot of visiting to catch up on! I love Vera Bradley's designs. Thanks for the tour of the beautiful store.
    Rhondi xo

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  2. Wow, what a beautiful store... a place to go every weekend, that's for sure... :)

    The house in the roses is having a dessert carnival… come and participate. It promises to be FANTASTIC!!!

    Cielo

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  3. I would have a hard time concentrating on handbags! The store is absolutely beautiful. I have to get my hands on some bird prints like that. Wonder where they came from...might have to call the store. Thanks so much for posting the pics! I really enjoyed looking!

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  4. I love this store too! Great Job Vera Bradley and nice picture taking too. Love, Dana

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  5. Who cares about the handbags...LOOK AT THAT STORE! Wow. I'd love to go in there just to see the furnishings and deco. Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog today!

    Bertie
    Aunt May's Cottage

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  6. What a beautiful store! I didn't realize that they sold more than handbags and totes!
    Penny

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  7. Hi
    Such a pretty blog. Blessings Denise

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  8. Wow, I could move right in there! That's so beautiful! I love her purses.

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  9. Sue, I had to call the store and inquire about those bird prints on the wall. Apparently, Im not the first person to do so. ha ha. They had a canned response for me. Boo hoo for me, the store says they are antiques selected by a decorator and are not for sale :( Oh well. I bet they cost an arm and a leg anyway.

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  10. To save any one else the expense of calling the store I thought I would let you know that the furnishings in the store are not for sale, which I found out after inquiring about the little yellow chairs. Sorry, I should have explained that in the original post.

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  11. Sue, I bet you could recreate the chairs fairly easily. That yellow fabric looks like a Waverly print- I know I've seen it before. The trick would be to find some french looking chairs with cushions. There was a french bergere set on my Craigslist here about a month ago and now I could just kick myself for not getting them..I think they were asking $100 for both. That was really silly of me. I'm so glad you posted these pics, by the way. This has really inspired me!

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  12. I'm a new visitor, Sue, and I'm so glad I clicked the link to your site. Wonderful blog and the pics of the Vera Bradley store are fabulous....I can only hope that our store one day will look as nice. I'd love to list you on our blog....would you mind?

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  13. Sue, thanks for stopping by my blog! Your posts are beautiful and I will add you to my blog roll...
    Donna Lynn

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  14. What a beautiful store! WOW!
    Hugs,
    Rose
    PS- Hope Aaron is doing well.

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  15. Sue, I love Vera Bradley! What a gorgeous store! I just love stores that look like a home. Beautiful items and decor. Thank you for sharing.

    Karen

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  16. I stopped by this store too. It was incredible. Heading back to Somerset this Thursday for some Lilly,etc.

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  17. Loved the tour! LOVE Vera Bradley! Thanks!

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  18. Hi Sue,

    First of all, thank you for Phil 4:8. It is so beautiful and a special favorite - so perfect for your site. I was tickled to find your Vera Bradley post, as I have been searching to see where I can get her wallpaper - but now I know who makes it! I went back to school for interior design and did my first paper on Scalamandré.
    It's nice to share my tastes with someone!

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  19. Anonymous12:55 PM

    I work here. It's such a great environment to be in. It barely feels like work!Not to mention it's a great product too :)

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Hugs,
Sue