Happy 1st Birthday upside down design

On the same par as a speech, I will keep this blog, short and simple.

Tomorrow (Friday 29th September) marks the 1st birthday of

upside down design's retail design space on Bootham in York.

Carole Whitby, owner and founder of upside down design extended her interior design business last September, by adding the retail design space on Bootham to her portfolio and hasn't looked back! Since its inception, I have had the pleasure of working with the team at upside down design. When I first walked into the shell of the shop, I was struck by the quirky columns, wood flooring and bespoke industrial shelves (commissioned by Carole) - it is a unique space and instantly knew it would be a successful independent homeware and interiors shop.

The run up to the opening of the shop was an exciting time; everyday, new products were added to the shelves, furniture was displayed in the large windows, the till and computers set up and the stock room was at bursting point. Curiosity from the public walking past the shop front was huge - 'what was going on inside?'

The shop front in the run up to shop opening

The shop front in the run up to the opening