This week, I’d like to introduce you to Terri Shannon, an Interior Designer and owner of Bloom & Co, a homewares and lifestyle store nestled in Williamstown.
Terri registered the business name Bloom & Co Interiors when she was just 24. She’s been designing residential and commercial interiors ever since. But last year, she decided to spread her wings and opened a retail store, Bloom & Co. If that wasn’t enough to keep her busy, Terri has also recently launched an online store where you’ll find a perfectly curated selection of homewares, artwork, fashion, textiles and lighting.
This is a day in Terri’s life…
The Daily Routine of Terri Shannon, Bloom & Co
No need for an alarm when you have young children. I like to start my day by having a cup of tea in bed with my girls before getting them ready for school. I check social media for some daily design inspiration.
After grabbing a coffee or a fresh juice (depending on how I am feeling). I head into the store and meet with staff to debrief on the day ahead. I opened my first retail store in the bayside suburb of Williamstown in Melbourne almost 12 months ago.
My office is above the Bloom & Co store and I spend a good chunk of every day here with my team. I usually start the day by checking emails from clients and suppliers.
Today is a big day for us as we’re launching our first online store. We’ve invited 120 VIP customers to the store this evening for an exclusive launch event so the team and I meet to go over last minute details.
I grab some yummy soup from a cafe across the road from our store called Crowded House and eat at my desk while checking more emails.
New stock arrives! We unpack and merchandise it in store ready for our VIP customer event tonight.
A quick phone call to check on a design project for a group of resorts in outback Northern Territory. It’s unlike anything I’ve worked on before but we’re all loving the challenge of working in such a different environment.
Everything is ready for the event tonight so I leave to collect the kids from school.
Usually I cook dinner and we eat together at home but tonight my husband Luke and I are going to the store for our launch event so it’s over to the grandparents while I get ready.
I meet my team at the store and we welcome over 120 VIP customers and media to launch bloomandco.com.au. It’s a big night for us, we’ve been working on the site for a few months and it’s finally live. I love catching up with our customers and hearing about their latest interiors projects in their homes.
I usually try to get to bed by 10pm but tonight it’s a bit later. I like to finish my day with some ‘screen-free’ time catching up on the latest interiors magazines. I never tire of looking at beautiful interiors, once an interiors junkie always an interiors junkie!
Terri is offering all Checks and Spot’s readers 10% off their next Bloom & Co purchase. Simply shop online before midday 29 September and use the code: checksandspots