The lichen table top was made with 2x4s, then jigsawed around the edges to create a "live edge" effect. It was then stained with India ink and coated with a satin polycrylic.
The table was styled with real tree stumps, a moss overlay, and hand-made tree-ring risers. The risers were made from stacked plywood, which were routered out and stained in a color gradient.
The spring greenhouse foliage was re-dyed to create a darker, more fall-appropriate mood. Gold vines were added to the foliage wall and through hanging lights to simulate a living, outdoor scene. The back wall canvas was painted to reflect the colors of the concept, and to emulate the Rothko-inspired wall across the store. Branches with gold leaves were added to the candle shop wall to complete the ambiance.
The tree bark was prepped in advance by dying chipboard, ripping and rolling the edges while wet, and adding India ink streaks to create a wood-grain effect.
The trunk structure was created with a wood skeleton and cardboard cover, which was used as a base to attach the chipboard bark.
The autumn leaves sent to the store and dyed in-house. Varying shades of purple, red, and orange were used to create an ombre effect.
The trunk was attached to the wall and the floor for support, and the leaves were tacked into the ceiling to give the effect that the tree was growing through the ceiling.
Wood and paper laser-cut ginkgo leaves were sent to the store and treated in-house. Some were painted, others were given a dye treatment, and others were coated in copper tape and copper leaf.
The leaves were taped to the window glass using copper conductive tape. The placement was organized to frame the mannequins with the bold yellow color, then transition into oranges, browns, and coppers as the ginkgo leaves dissipated across the window scape.
The wood letters were sent to the store pre-cut, but painted in-house. They were initially attached directly into the wall, but were later made into a plaque, as seen above.
The smaller bees were created from prints sent by the company - they were cut out and glued together to make them 3D. The larger, more detailed bees were hand-made from crepe paper and wire.
Cardboard tubes were painted white for a clean, neutral look.
The tubes were then treated with layers of joint compound and perlite to create texture.
The textured tips were dipped in gold paint for an elegant finish.
To create the suspended blooms, egg cartons were painted and vellum sheets were dyed in corresponding colors. The cartons were cut into flowers and the vellum paper was die-cut into circles which became cones. All were strung up with monofilament.
The previous "Frozen Nature" display was used as the base for Suspended Blooms. The holiday greenery was removed from the plexiglass rods, which were then painted to transform the icicle look into flower stems.
The home pantry department got a spring update to reflect a lush greenhouse. Paper leaves of various varieties were added to the wall and cabinets, accented by vintage windows.
The greenhouse leaves also carried over to the front of store wall, and were later added to the front platform for a dramatic effect.
The greenhouse concept was relocated and additional leaves were applied to a hutch to add dimension in the space.
The paper leaves were sent pre-cut, but were hand dyed and wired in-house. Each type of leaf received a unique, multi-step dye treatment.
The flower stems were created by wrapping crepe paper around hanging wire.
Flower buds were molded from styrofoam and crepe paper. Crepe paper petals were folded and spray painted, then stretched and molded into flowers.