Behind the Scenes

Lily & Val Flagship Store Grand Opening + Virtual Tour

Wow! The past two weeks have been quite a whirlwind! The Lily & Val Flagship Store Grand Opening happened on October 8th and then we launched our 2016 Holiday Collection on lilyandval.com! I’ve been dying to show you guys these photos of the store and document what our very first floor-set looked like! If you’re ever in the neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA – stop by and see us!

I couldn’t have been more thrilled with our opening day! It was a surreal experience and one that I will never forget! Thank you to every person that visited, sent text flowers, comments, and kind words. They all meant so much more than you know.

I hope you enjoy this little virtual, photo tour of the space. I am beyond excited to show it to you…

shopThe chalkboard mantel wall with a  fireplace (it works!!) is one of my favorite parts!

img_8692img_8644I’m so proud of the concept of our shop! We worked to create a unique vibe that coincided with the artwork and everything the Lily & Val brand represents – coziness, warmth, nostalgia, creativity and inspiration. The store is an eclectic mix of our own product mixed with products from some of our favorite handmade artists and makers. Additionally, we wanted the store to carry unique, one-of-a-kind items! We curated amazing vintage finds in the shop as well as offer handmade faux-floral arrangements and pillows, which will be constantly changing!

Fall tablescape at the Lily & Val Flagship Store in Shadyside PittsburghBelow: A French marble vintage dome, hand painted/lettered pumpkins and a gorgeous faux floral arrangement!

Beautiful pumpkins and flower arrangements for fall. Fall decorating inspiration One of our favorite makers in the shop is Jillian Rene Decor.  Her amazing hand-sewn pillows have been featured in Better Homes & Gardens, GQ, Vogue, Redbook, and so much more! I’m especially in love with her hand-embroidered “x” pillows!

Jillian Rene Decor pillows at the Lily & Val Flagship Store Fall table display by Lily & Val The Sign & Seal Station™! Ahhh! I finally got to see this idea of mine come to life and I’m so thrilled with it! I hand-painted and restored this antique letter-writing desk in the perfect shade of pink. Everyone that purchases a card has the option of upgrading to the station where all my favorite pens, tools, stickers, stamps, and washi live!

The Sign & Seal Station exclusively at the Lily & Val Flagship Store in Pittsburgh The print bar menu contains every available L&V print! We offer a few options for framing and displaying there as well.

Print bar at the Lily & Val Flagship Store Hand-drawn lovelies by Valerie McKeehan. Chalk art & hand drawn print gallery wall We even have a small section, especially for the guys! Manready Mercantile is based out of Texas and makes amazing  bath products and other goods for men. We are also carrying Henley & Sloane socks, which are hand-stitched in London.

Manready Mercantile in the Lily & Val Store A wall of Lily & Val hand-drawn cards! I have to brag for a second about this card wall because it is actually its own unit! Scott from Rivet Design Co. custom built this massive piece for us. He is also responsible for building our print bar (another favorite feature!) and our window display shadow boxes! He did such an amazing job. I was blown away.

Hand-drawn cards by Valerie McKeehan in the Lily & Val store Pittsburgh gift boutique in Shadyside - Lily & Val A kitchen section was a must in the shop! Here you can find products from NS Pottery, Ticket chocolate, Leaf & Twig organic tea, which is local,  along with local honey! We also carry lovely aprons from Heirloomed and gorgeous kitchen docks handmade by Stak Ceramics!

Kitchen section in the Lily & Val Flagship store WAAM Industries makes these great canvas lunch bags that we are using as part of gift sets! We carry their beautiful totes, too.

Local tea and honey gift set A special spot for Keepsake Kitchen Diaries and L&V tea towels produced through Primitives By Kathy!

Kitchen gifts available at the Lily & Val Flagship Store in Pittsburgh The Keepsake Kitchen Diary is a perfect gift for a bridal shower or housewarmingLily & Val Trinket trays and handmade jewelry cones
These adorable handmade, porcelain ring cones are made by Honeycomb Studio and the pretty stacking rings are made by Jessica N Designs! 

Handmade items and jewelry available in Pittsburgh at the Lily & Val Flagship Store A look at the kitchen section in the Lily & Val Flagship Store in Pittsburgh Lily & Val Kraft paper print from the Kraft collection displayed on a rose gold clipboard The hanging light fixtures are made by Oak & Elm Outpost. I think they really make the space!

Light fixture by Oak and Elm OutpostLily & Val's brick and mortar store is located in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA  I also love our little bar section! Yes Cocktail Co. offers the most delicious cocktail mixers! We have been mixing up a mocktail we named “The Lily & Val Refresher”  using their Hibiscus Rose concoction for our customers to try. The wine glasses are by Sweet Water Decor, another Pittsburgh company.

Yes Cocktail Co. available at the Lily & Val Flagship Store Bar Cart Section at the Lily & Val Flagship storeOur women’s bath and body section includes an array of products by French Girl Organics! Also,  we love our candles by Candelles, which are hand-poured in Pennsylvania!

French girl organics at the Lily & Val Flagship StoreItems from the Lily & Val locket collaboration with Dearest Mine are available along with a selection of her other gorgeous, handmade lockets!

Chalk art locket handmade by Dearest Mine Chalk art chalkboard wall by Valerie Mckeehan Lily & ValI hope you enjoyed this look inside our Flagship Store!  This is just a taste of the items you will find inside. We will also be changing things up regularly!  For our friends living in or visiting Pittsburgh, we can’t wait to meet you in the shop!

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  • Reply Tom & Holly October 20, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Congrats on the opening of your Brick & Mortar!
    Need location, missed it in Sandy’s email.

    Best of luck for the Holiday Season

  • Reply Holly Thompson October 20, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Congratulations!!!! How exciting to open your first store. We wish you much success. What is the address of the store?

    Tom and Holly

    • Reply Emily Kleinhans October 21, 2016 at 2:48 pm

      Thank you so much! 5900 Ellsworth Avenue, Pittsburgh. Hope to see you soon! 🙂

  • Reply Audrey Wallace October 23, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Well done! We’ll see you on our next trip to Pittsburgh.
    Audrey and Terry Wallace

  • Reply Emily D. October 31, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    S T U N N I N G.
    I had the pleasure of visiting the store a few weeks ago. It’s just stunning. You can really tell how much thought was put into the impeccable details. I just love it so much. Congrats! #MajorFanGirl

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