Thursday, September 27, 2012

Atchison Home - will work for furniture

One of the fun things about my job is bartering; however, I rarely barter these days for obvious reasons—I work to help pay the bills! BUT, when my friend and occasional tennis partner (and now client) Taylor Atchison, asked me to design their new Atchison Home logo, I had to make an exception.

Atchison's is probably my favorite home store in the state of Alabama—and maybe the entire southeast for that matter. Seriously.  It's that great. I love to wander around their THREE-story shop and drool. Problem is, my budget doesn't usually (or ever) allow me to shop there, so bartering would be my only hope to owning a real "big-girl antique" Atchison's piece!
We've been working on several design projects, but the first one we conquered was the branding. They're changing their name from "Atchison Imports" to "Atchison Home," so they needed a new logo. They wanted to keep the same overall look of the Atchison Imports logo—it just needed some updating and freshening up. I also created a web version of the logo, since the square design didn't fit well with the new website. 

And here's a sneak peek of the new website ( which is COMING SOON! Get ready, you'll be able to shop online and see everything that's in the store, online. This is going to be so exciting for them AND for anyone who lives too far away to visit! For now, you can visit their current website. I'll keep you posted once they launch the new site!
So...I brought my design team with me the other Saturday to walk through the store and help me select a piece of furniture. I've visited several times over the past few months and just couldn't decide—so I needed another set of eyes.

When I saw this beautiful armoire upstairs I knew it was perfect for our space. I immediately fell in love.

And here's how it looks in it's new home.

love the detail.

I took our old armoire (see post here) to a local furniture consignment store (High Cotton) because we didn't have room for it. It surprisingly made me sad to see it go. I loved that little piece—especially after I painted it—but this is something we'll have forever.

Gotta love a good barter!
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! HOTTY TODDY! I'm sure we'll get killed by Bama this weekend, but if you're an Ole Miss fan, you're used to losing so it isn't a big shocker!


  1. Great post! Love the work you've done for Atchison's and your big girl armoire is soooo great..... But your design team is my favorite!

  2. Haha...I know! They were such good sports!

  3. Atchison work is amazing! SO in love with your clean style. Congrats on being such a big time designer!!

  4. Thanks Caroline! I'm in love with your new work and can't wait to spend time with you in November!

  5. Atchison's is one of my favorite places and I make it a priority to stop there whenever we can!

  6. love it hadley! its funny bc i spend so much time there for work and get to purchase so many fabulous things from them that it *almost* is like buying them for myself....HA! yeah right. love the store and the people, AND their fabulous graphic designer ;)

  7. I bet that buying for your clients is fun and maybe provides some sort of retail therapy...maybe? OR, it'd just make me really want to redo my own house! I would love to see the things you've bought for clients. I seriously want every single thing in that store!

  8. awesome work and love your new piece! and your cute family too of course!


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