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The New Interiors by Guernsey Showroom

Interiors by Guernsey office

Photo provided by M Group Architects

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As one chapter ends, another chapter begins. We’re super excited to announce the relocation of our showroom to a brand-new space that will be a hub for fulfilling your workplace furniture and space planning needs. No worries, you don’t have to look far. It’s located less than a mile away from our previous location. With all the craziness that comes with opening a new space during a pandemic, I managed to get the inside scoop with Phil Allin. I know you are just as interested as I am, so let’s dive right in!

Q&A Session

  • What initiated the move to a new building?

“We came to the natural end of our lease, and the owner wanted to sell our old building. That started the search for a new space at the beginning of the year. Along with the Chantilly Showroom location, we were operating from three warehouse locations. We didn’t want to look far as we enjoyed being strategically located in the west of Fairfax County. Fortunately, an opportunity came to us and we took it. Our goal was to consolidate warehousing and distribution into one place. With a much bigger showroom, we are thrilled to open the doors to our customers.”

  • What does the new showroom bring to the Guernsey organization?

“Three words: ‘complete furniture vignettes’. There will be more complete product offerings showing up-to-date trends throughout the industry. It’s a place where customers can see and feel their workplace dreams come to life. A full-sized mockup classroom is setup to demonstrate the Six Zones of Learning – Learn, Collaborate, Reflect, Gather, Co-create, and Share. If you want to learn more about the Six Zones of Learning, feel free to reach out to us! Also, the sizzle in the steak is the fabulous Chantilly Café where we showcase a wide variety of Coffee Brewers and Breakroom options that are a must-see.”

  • How are things moving along in the new space?

“Our new Showroom is ready! Construction is substantially complete and we are putting the finishing touches as we move in. It’s the small things we have to get done such as decorations, logos, and placing furniture. To let you in on a little secret, we have prototype furniture that won’t be released until October in our showroom right now. Long story short – there was a factory in High Point, NC that was doing a photoshoot of their new product lineup and we got the opportunity to bring it back to our showroom. We get to have those items on our Showroom Display fresh out of the gate. This place brings furniture alive far better than any brochure could, with all the natural lighting coming through, and big library of color palettes and textures, we guarantee we can “Wow” anyone who comes through the front doors.”

  • You’ve seen Interiors grow throughout the years, what are you personally excited for?

“Being the furniture-focused part of Guernsey, Inc., our goal has always been to provide the best solutions and practices by building our customer’s ideas and designs. We want to continually grow on our successes, building win-win partnerships with our customers, and being part of their future. There is no one solution for us as we work with several manufactures and that gives the customer the opportunity to have a high-end solution or something more simple as fits their budget. Even more so as the interest in home office furniture is growing nowadays.

Perhaps the most fun part of this project has been that the entire Interiors team’s involvement from concept to reality. It’s given our Team a chance to put their signature on what their new workplace would look like, and how it will function. Our Designers and Sales staff literally picked everything from the carpet to the lights in the ceiling, as well as all the fabrics and finishes for the furniture items in the Showroom. Just like our customers, we have anxiously anticipated our new furniture which is installed by who else but our Interiors installation team. Our vendor partners from The Hon Company, Trendway, Liat Furniture Company, Carolina and OFS Brands, COE Distributing, and many more have all stepped up with their very best items that they wanted to see on display in our new home. A big shout out to our landlord, Buchanan Partners, The M Group Architects, and TWC Construction that did a fabulous job transitioning and fulfilling our vision for our new home.

Is bigger better? We’re hoping that is the case. We’re confident more than ever with all the tools we have and variety of areas to collaborate the space we work will be phenomenal.”

  • Okay, the all-important question. When will the doors open for customers and how will that look with all the COVID-19 protocols?

“We are live and operating, moving in over the long Labor Day weekend. We always prioritize healthy and safety for all who come through the doors by following our plans for the Guernsey organization which includes, screens, sanitization stations and personal safety equipment (PPE). Furniture is set up for social distancing protocols in areas of close contact and we will limit the amount of people in the building at any given time. We’re open for appointments so give us a shout, let’s build something great together.”

A big thanks to Phil for his insights and thoughts about our new space. I have personally been in there a couple times and witnessed the showroom go from concept on paper to becoming reality, and get amazed every time I walk through the front doors. When you get the chance I strongly suggest you go in and take a look.

Also the building gives a sense of accomplishment of how much this organization has grown through the years. Trust me, I love my cubicle area … but sometimes I wouldn’t mind just going to work over there every day. We know things are crazy now but that shouldn’t stop you from your successes. The workplace is ever-changing and we’re here to keep you ahead of the pack. Let’s chat, Contact us!

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Ethan is an avid follower of sports and music, appreciates the small things in life, and believes pizza is always the answer. Having studied Creative Advertising, his passion for marketing and design stay true to him everyday. Pass him a shovel, because he can dig it.