An art wall was painted to enhance the general ambiance of the store, and was used as a backdrop for the Mother's Day fashion show.
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 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.
The birds were temporarily hung in the front of store as an entry piece, and were later moved to watch over the accessories department.
The tropical leaves were created by dying sheets of vellum paper and allowing the dye to pool to create a unique pattern. The leaves were then cut and wired to the bird's hoops.
The bodies of the birds were formed from tissue and tape, then covered in hand-cut, painted, and stamped leaves.
Once the birds were covered, they were fixed to the leaves for extra security.
Faux foliage was coated in glass glitter and flocking snow for a snow-covered effect.
The company sent each store clear, plexiglass rods that were sanded to look "frosted." The faux foliage was then attached to the bottom of each rod with fishing line and hot glue.
The first installation was on a wider scale and had more space between the rod heights and the track depth.
It was later adjusted to be more condensed in width and depth, with an added element in the front to draw the eye down toward the mannequins.
The 2-dimensional foliage pieces were projected onto foam core, cut, drawn in more detail with permanent markers, then flocked with snow.
The backdrop was painted with a layer of black, then overlayed with a layer of navy paint, followed by gestural hand-painted snowflakes in different sizes.
A 2-D gold frame was added to the left side of the window around the mannequins, and a gold-leafed element was adhered to the right side of the window for balance. The addition of 2D pieces in the background and painted elements in the foreground happened in progression.
The first installation of the window was grounded in white, snowy layers. It was later updated to include a few red berries and silver leaf on the 2D foliage for added dimension, and wrapped gifts in the snow for added color.
Toward the end of the holiday season, "sale" text was painted to highlight winter promotions.