2017 Showroom Launch and Warehouse Open Weekend Wrap Up

Well it’s been a long time coming and unheard-of amounts of work, sweat (and a few tears!) but we are finally able to say our showroom is now officially OPEN!

What started out as squeezing our expanding collection into two shipping containers, then a storage unit, we finally bagged a shopfront space and warehouse on the main street in town (Albany Highway). Not an ideal space at first – it was an old mechanic’s workshop and chainsaw dealership –  but we saw the potential and knew we could transform it into something pretty special. Many months later we fulfilled our vision and were ready to share the re-vamped space and our wares with the world.

The launch kicked off on the Saturday, with a stream of brides and industry friends stopping by to enjoy a glass of bubbles while they walked through the three main shopfront displays and browsed the warehouse.

Guests wandered through a romantic, feminine table setting featuring our Belgian linens and white bentwood chairs; a contemporary, garden-party table and bar setting with our white geo chairs and lots of greenery; and a boho-style lounge space.

Paper Trail Stationery designed insanely pretty stationery for the displays, while Lindy Watt from Lush Floral Design provided the beyond beautiful floral creations.

While guests mingled, Great Southern-based make-up artist Carrissa Robinson treated guests to a live demo to display her magic with a make-up brush.

Goodie bags filled with sooo many Great Southern vendor offers and treats were handed out for guests to indulge in. Included were the most divine cupcakes by cake designer The Sweet Piece, cookies by the Style Est., and a luxury candle – a collaboration between Hire In Style and local graphic designer Graphic As.

Our ‘little white book’ of top tips for planning a wedding was also included, filled with lots of handy advice from local wedding pros. One super lucky guest also received an exclusive offer to be seriously spoiled by head chef Silas and his team at Pepper and Salt restaurant in Denmark.

The evening rolled in and our closest friends, family, couples and industry friends moved outdoors under the stars for more bubbles from our custom bars, grazing feast and a live music set. We chose our copper geo bar tools and new white minimalist bar tables under festoon lighting to amp up the cocktail-lounge vibe.

The showroom stayed open until Sunday afternoon, by which we were totally exhausted but completely overwhelmed by the support we received and the huge sense of accomplishment we felt from reaching this milestone in the Hire In Style story. Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate with us and a big thanks to 3 Little Kings for capturing details from the weekend!

The Hire In Style showroom is open by appointment only and is conveniently situated on Albany Highway in Kojonup on the way to Denmark and Albany.