Interior design for retail store housed in historic Printers Row neighborhood in Chicago. Design involved restoration and remodel, space plan, woodwork, lighting, window displays and signage. Entire space was restored from the original hardwood floors up to the tin ceiling, then remodeled and outfitted with custom woodwork and cabinetry. Design plan was duplicated into a second sister store in Chicago’s Little Italy.
Lighting was designed to advertise the store in the evening. All signs were painted to maintain historic style. The welcoming ambiance in the space accommodates wine-tastings and events. Shelving was designed to dynamically convey an extensive selection by literally filling the entire expanse of the wall. Wooden shipping crates are a simple, convenient and inviting method of display. A hand carved cigar store statue graces the window display.