Christmas Window at Brothers Salon Oxford

One of the projects I've been really excited about this year are some decorations I made for the Christmas window at Brothers Salon in Oxford. I had secretly wanted to do some visual merchandising work for a while, it must be the ex buyer in me I still love a bit of retail so was thrilled when this came along.

Aveda Christmas gift packaging pattern
My initial sketch ideas

My initial sketch ideas

I used the simple white on brown pattern on their packaging as a starting point. I had just bought myself a new recycled paper sketch book so decided to sketch ideas with a white pen for a change, I quite like using it but it does get clogged up quite easily, so am now looking for the perfect white pen! 

The bags of Christmas confetti

The bags of Christmas confetti

The Window from outside Brothers Oxford

The Window from outside Brothers Oxford

The window from inside Brothers Oxford

The window from inside Brothers Oxford

If you look closely you will see my confetti on the table!

If you look closely you will see my confetti on the table!

The Aveda gift packaging

The Aveda gift packaging

Carol at Brothers  had seen my  hanging wedding decorations & Christmas bunting, and asked if I could make some giant ones for them. Brothers are an Aveda salon so stock all their lovely hair and skincare products, Carol  asked me to make something that complimented the Aveda Christmas gift range in colour and style. The paper Aveda use for the gifts is made in Nepal and they are proud to be making a difference in the communities they work in. 

The wedding garlands that inspired this project

The wedding garlands that inspired this project

Final artwork produced, Brothers choose 3 of my new designs (centre) plus two exiating ones.

Final artwork produced, Brothers choose 3 of my new designs (centre) plus two exiating ones.

I settled on a simple flower motif which I repeated in different ways across different shapes and sizes of bauble, and Carol chose a couple of my existing designs to compliment them. We chose a rich red and dark green card to cut them from, Brothers used the branded Aveda ribbon to hang the decorations from in the window and also around the salon. I also made some matching flower, leaf and heart confetti which was used inside the gift packs.

Decorations sorted and ready to be delivered

Decorations sorted and ready to be delivered

Brothers salon Oxford Aveda Christmas window
Another confetti flower decorating the cosmetics

Another confetti flower decorating the cosmetics