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We have been so honored to be included in several gift guides this season, the most recent being Redbook. In the November 2016 issue, you’ll see all of the most wonderful ideas for a happy holiday. Our custom lucite tray, in our eyes, is the real star of the show! We couldn’t agree more with the sentiment, “No last minute scramble. Just the most thoughtful, personal gifts ever.”

Our lucite trays vary in size and can be taken in so many directions and color ways. Use one for your baubles with a multi-spot cheetah pattern, and serve your drinks on another with a custom monogram.

Click here to begin customization for everyone on your gift list.

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Emily McCarthy

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Our mission in your life is quite simple – we create new styles that meet a classic concept. Having something for everyone’s signature style is our true intention with the design we create. That’s why we are introducing “Woven”, the newest font to the exclusive line-up, available in shoppe and online. Woven has quickly become one of our favorites, and we hope you will love it just as much! Order all your favorites with this new style and you’re sure to fall in love all over again.

Woven Font | Emily McCarthy

Make sure you click here to see the whole line-up!

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Categories: product design, signature style, the shoppe

If you’ve followed the blog since the inception in 2004 then you’ve definitely seen the evolution of my business and brand. As my business has moved from my first home, to our current home, then a artist’s cottage/co-op to our new shoppe and studio, we have continued to refine the logo and design elements. It’s funny how some things change, while others stay the same. What remains are classic elements with a modern twist. That basically explains my entire design aesthetic. I love to make old traditions and classic elements new again with a signature twist for the modern-day client. Looking back to 2013 when I made the transition from my pre-marriage business name, Emma J Design, to Emily McCarthy, I revealed the new logo here. Now that we have opened the Shoppe and explored the many avenues of packaging options, product assortments and client experience, the brand has officially arrived to this beautiful place, in which I have never been so proud. This has never felt more like me, more like our clients and more like the business that is growing exponentially every single day. I am so so grateful to be able to design what I love and witness the passion our clients have for the very same things.

I thought it was apropos to officially update our brand style guide and also share a few ways that we have incorporated these elements to our first retail location.

Emily McCarthy Style Guide

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I’ve spent many years designing retail branding for the most fabulous boutiques, and in April, I was able to bring my own vision to life with my first brick and mortar. I applied this concept by adding small touches of my logo throughout the space – notice that our signature greek key pattern (made of the logo on repeat) is used on everything from the fabric on our drapes to the metal panels on the checkout, as well as on tablecloths, trims and borders on packaging. We incorporated the logo subliminally into every aspect of the store without making it too obvious or overly dramatic.

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Note how we incorporated our logo on the laser-cut panels at checkout, on our bar cart and on our console table (in collaboration with Taylor Burke Home)…

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…on the bar stools at the design bar…
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…on our tablecloths…
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…ribbons and tags…
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…aprons…
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…curtains…
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…stickers and boxes…
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…candles…
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…and, of course, our storefront!

Cheers!

Emily McCarthy
(hello@emilymccarthy.com or emilymccarthy.com/brands for more information on branding services)

****Photography by Kelli Boyd

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We have been a little quite around the shoppe and studio lately – and there is good reason why! Hurricane Matthew arrived to Savannah with a vengeance and we hunkered down to protect our homes and beautiful city. Just this past week, we were able to start trickling back to our businesses and homes – some damaged immensely. We consider ourselves extremely lucky – we had very minimal damage and a week without power. Compared to the loss that some families endured, we are thankful to be here and with a roof over our heads.

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The storm rolled in Friday afternoon and we decided to wait it out by staying in Savannah. We felt safe and secure at my in-laws due to the construction of their home – it was definitely built to withstand hurricane-strength storms. We awoke Saturday morning to find a city of destruction. Our beautiful Savannah was hit hard. Very hard. We have spent the last week repairing the damage, clearing roads and restoring power (thanks to thousands of power company linemen that traveled from all over the United States – and my husband!) We were able to return home from many nights with family when we regained power at our home Thursday afternoon.

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Needless to say, we are GLAD to be home!

We decided to uplift spirits and create a moment of Joy in the Shoppe this week with a Power Party! We had coffee, treats and a place for our favorite guests to join together for a happy celebration.

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I was feeling extra thankful today so I thought I would share with everyone. These past couple of weeks has helped us focus on the things that really matter. Not our possessions, not material things, but the moments we are spending together making memories. We have each other and that’s the only thing we really need in this world.

What are you thankful for? Who is in your life that you couldn’t imagine your life without?

Go tell them….today!

I’ll close with one of my favorite inviteJOY cards from the Shoppe:

inviteJOY Cards – Emily McCarthy Shoppe

 Emily McCarthy

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Necessity is the mother of invention, and fabulosity is definitely the mother of this collaboration.

It’s our goal here at the Shoppe to always stay a step ahead of the game so that you don’t have to. From arm candy to cake toppers and finials, we tried to create things that would bring joy and custom aesthetic to multiple areas of your life. Being able to stay forward thinking so that your signature style can evolve in a way to support your classic roots is a gift from this collection to you! Fun yet refined, modern yet sophisticated. We can’t wait to see how you style these pieces in your own way.

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Shop the whole collection on our website! Custom orders are also available to be taken in The Shoppe on Abercorn in Savannah, GA!

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Aren’t these just, ahem, charming?

Emily McCarthy

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Categories: product design, style, the shoppe

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Why “lose” or “draw” when you can just always win? That’s what we think! Have you seen our brand new custom card deck options? Literally, the gift for the hostess who thinks she might just have everything. If hyperbole can be excused for this instance: we’re actually obsessed with these decks!

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The perfect gift for a college student, male or female. We know they’ll get a lot of use… and, in fact, we’d get that student two decks in case one gets (ahem) spilled on.

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A feast of colors are available to keep everything bright and lively – you know how much we like bright and lively!

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Shop all the options online right here! Let us know how you’ll be doubling down on this gift. 

May the odds be good!

Emily McCarthy

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Ask any bride and she’ll agree – she can’t thank her bridesmaids enough for lending support during the most exciting time in her life! Hosting a bridesmaids luncheon is the perfect way to introduce bridesmaids who come from different cities and different friend groups, it’s also a beautiful way to express your gratitude!

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When we were asked to style a bridesmaid luncheon, there was nothing but excitement at the Emily McCarthy Shoppe. Weddings give us life around here, from paper products to custom monogramming and our brand new Registry Programme – they’re practically the tie that binds!

We drew our inspiration from something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. What we loved about this – is that all of these things could be represented in the classic ginger jar. They come in so many shapes and sizes, a centerpiece was born.

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Once the centerpieces made their places at the table, filling them with vibrant flowers was the easy touch that could take them from ornamental to truly sensational. As we continued the theme of bright pink to mix with the white and blue, we loved the variety that John Davis Florist selected. Instead of sticking with one type of flower for each ginger jar, we were blown away at the impact that the different types truly made as far as the statement went.

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(Lucite catch-all tray made to order with color and monogram specifics. A gift that will finally be used, and hasn’t been overdone at other weddings)IMG_7050(Custom linen cocktail napkins elevate the scene from a casual party to a real fete)
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(Capri tile invitation custom made // Inquire within!)

Pink, white, and blue on a lush green backdrop. Vibrant, yet not busy. Special, yet completely achievable. Our exclusive Capri Tile print makes its debut here and really steals the show! From the invitations, dinner napkins, and large pillows – this gorgeous print is bold and simple all at once. IMG_7141

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(See the capri tile stealing the show continually! This time in a larger lucite tray.)

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Sweet treats were quite literally the icing on the cake to bring our luncheon above and beyond. The fabulous artists at Gigi’s Cupcakes Savannah not only matched our colors perfectly, they utilized their creative abilities to make a special, sparkling touch. For even more details, be sure to pick up the latest copy of Savannah Weddings Magazine!

What would you like to see in a bridal luncheon?

Emily McCarthy

Photography: Sarah Buck

Florals: John Davis Florist

Linens and Dinnerware: Ranco Tent Rentals

Sweet Treats: Gigi’s Cupcakes Savannah

Hair: Parlor Blow Dry Bar

Make-up: Glow Medspa

Wardrobe: BleuBelle Boutique

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Knock knock, stranger! Did you know that we send out an email every week to let you know exactly what is new and fresh in The Shoppe? Well, we certainly do! (Also to note, by signing up to receive our emails you’ll get 10% off your first purchase.)

Make sure you’re not missing any of the exclusive deals (like the one we announced this week!) and that you’re learning about our new products as soon as they hit the shelves.

Sign up here to make sure your name is always on the VIP list.

 

Emily McCarthy

 

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As you know, whenever something special comes along that we can’t take our eyes off of here at Emily McCarthy Studio… we just have to tell you about it. In fact, it would be unfair to keep it to ourselves! You know that when we are looking for decor and/or furniture pieces – we need something with true character. We need things that speak to us from a different time, a different artistic period, or even a different nod to signature style. This is exactly what we’ve found at The HighBoy!

As a curated marketplace, it’s truly a work of art they’ve created even as a showroom. From fine jewelry to antique furniture and elaborate candelabras – you know that nothing you can get from The High Boy will be replicated in anyone else’s home. What could be better than showing off your signature style with absolute confidence that it’ll never be duplicated?

Emily was able to find so many fabulous finds, but her favorites to style were a set of leopard print arm chairs, a tortoise desk, and a lucite side table (you know how much we love lucite!). Emily wanted to take these pieces and allow each one to shine. The easy thing was, they were already so high end and special, there was no need to find a way to “highlight” them so to speak. Each piece from The HighBoy has its own personality, and it’s honestly thrilling to watch them come to life in your own home.

The tortoise desk was an obvious piece of eye candy that we knew would be the perfect asset to our workspace. It lends itself to all colors and especially, our favorite, gold! We also added one of our favorite trinkets, a brass elephant to bring in some signature style. It’s already the perfect backdrop to write all of our thank you notes and special letters.

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To create a little nook in one of our favorite rooms, these vintage leopard print armchairs were an absolute MUST on every level. Though we believe leopard is truly a neutral, it was a great idea to pair it with the lucite side table so that we could keep it modern and interesting. Add an Emily McCarthy Cocktail Candle on top, gold applique lumbar pillow with your custom monogram, and one of our monogrammed herringbone blankets for an even more elevated appeal.

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Honestly, we’re so excited to see what else we can find in this high end marketplace. It’s a designer’s dream! Even if you aren’t a designer, you’ll feel like one when you can browse the upscale, the elegant, and the unique items that The HighBoy has to offer. Let us know how you style your one-of-a-kind pieces!

Happy decorating!

Emily McCarthy

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We love our Shoppe location in downtown Savannah. It’s convenient, central, and there is always plenty of parking without any hassle.

However, that doesn’t mean that sometimes you don’t need to grab and go! Maybe you’re on your way to a bridal shower and need a gift in a flash – simply call ahead, tell us what you need and we’ll meet you at your car. Maybe you have kids in the backseat and need to make a pick up from an order that’s been delivered, or you’ve got your best canine friend riding passenger and you wouldn’t dare leave him there alone in the Savannah heat. Whatever the situation may be, we don’t mind. We’re happy to work with you and complete any and all transactions as curbside service!

Call us at The Shoppe 912-495-5386 or email us at Hostess@EmilyMcCarthy.com if you need this service, and we’re more than happy to make sure you get everything you need – without any stress!

Cheers to that!

Emily McCarthy

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