|I know we don't look too glamorous, but we had just spent hours getting everything|
built, hung and displayed in our trade show booth.
It's fun watching a concept come to fruition, taking it from design to construction, and hearing such positive feedback. I loved creating our Capistrano Soap Company booth and watching it blossom. Here's a little peek at the process.
|Bath & Body FINDS booth at the winter Dallas Temp Show.|
This is the blank canvas: 10' x 10' space with carpet, standard aluminum framing with two fabric walls (since we had a corner booth), two IKEA chairs and overhead florescent lighting.
|Okay, it's a little rough around the edges, but my sketch solidified the concept in my head.|
My concept was to create an intimate, upscale boutique for our luxury line of liquid soaps and lotions (without breaking the bank.) I was inspired by the chic shops along the rue St. Honore in Paris. While my quick, rough sketch above lacks finesse, it served as a starting point for the ultimate layout.
I made the draperies from some great fabric I found online. (If you ever want a great deal on fabrics with an enormous selection from which to choose, click your way to Online Fabric Store.) Bought the chandelier for last year's booth from Overstock.com. I made the topiaries and provided a tutorial in a previous post. Hey, you've got to be creative on a limited budget!
Viola! A trade show booth is born. Next stop, Atlanta ...