Bainbridge Island Interior Design—Ann Wilson's Projects: Nature Gallery

Carol Gartsen’s Nature Gallery

was bare bones sidewalk retail space. Share my anticipation of pleasure; the inspiration to work with world-class gems, fossils, crystals and stone And not your river bed variety stones, but one-of-a-kind ’earth pieces.’ Treasures that can change energy.

My interior designer’s challenge was to combine these ‘understandings’ of geology with feng shui principals to create a presentation of wholeness of spirit emanating from Carol’s constantly renewing displays of ‘earth pieces’ that welcome the shopper, inspire the gift-giver and inform the collector.

To contrast and complement these natural treasures, I selected French and American antiques…chose furniture…art pieces…carpet and a palette of paint colors to affirm the unity of this ever-changing collection with geological time and astronomical space…all housed in a small Los Altos, California storefront.

I designed custom display cases, crown molding and baseboard. I optimized lighting from chandelier, point-focus lights with the soft ambience from the large windows.

Area planning, including adding a new partial wall, now allows this commercial space to reconfigure and host community and private functions.


 

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Bainbridge Island Interior Design—Ann Wilson's Projects: Nature Gallery  Bainbridge Island Interior Design—Ann Wilson's Projects: Nature Gallery
 Bainbridge Island Interior Design—Ann Wilson's Projects: Nature Gallery Bainbridge Island Interior Design—Ann Wilson's Projects: Nature Gallery
Bainbridge Island Interior Design—Ann Wilson's Projects: Nature Gallery Bainbridge Island Interior Design—Ann Wilson's Projects: Nature Gallery

 


To learn more about The Nature Gallery visit their website.