The Shade Store opened its 26th showroom in its extensive nationwide expansion on May 14, with a party at its Laguna Center locale in Laguna Nigel, California. Guests, including Dave Colton, owner of the Laguna Design Center, enjoyed the party, where the store’s signature “Made in the Shade” rum punch cocktail also debuted.
“We were overwhelmed by the warm welcome we received from the Laguna Design Center staff as well as its community of designers,” said Lisa McClelland, vice president of showrooms for The Shade Store. “We’re thrilled to be a part of such a thriving design center and can’t wait to see what the next few months bring.”
Inside the new showroom
As one of three new locations in California, including Santa Barbara and Santa Monica, the Laguna location spans about 2,000 square feet and offers the store's hallmark products including Roller Shades, Solar Shades, Roman Shades, Drapery, Wood Blinds, Woven Wood Shades, Cellular Shades, XL Pleat Shades, Vertical Systems, Cornices and Valances and Drapery Hardware. The showroom also offers visitors The Shade Store's exclusive 900-plus swatch material collection.
Inside the new Laguna Niguel showroom
Other new showrooms include two in Atlanta, two in L.A., two in San Francisco, plus additional locations in design centers including the Decorative Center Houston, the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, the Miromar Design Center, The Design Center of the Americas and South Coast Collection in Costa Mesa. The Shade Store will open a total of 40 showrooms by the end of the year, with the Santa Monica and Santa Barbara locations opening in June.
David Colton and Rebecca Gonek; Jon McClintock, Robert Spurlock and Rob Hendriex