Blue Fern Merchant is relaunching this October as Blue Fern, a Design Community — providing a fresh new twist on the traditional event space and co-working environment. With a passion for inspired spaces, the reimagined retail store at 5 Greenville Street has been home to Blue Fern Merchant for the last five years. The new concept is anchored by an open, working interior design studio with modern, comfortable seating to encourage creativity and give people a change of pace from the isolation of working from home amidst the global pandemic.
Owner Lori Duncan has embraced the local community and is always looking for ways to serve and foster a thriving, supportive business district. “We are all about family, friendships, and community — it’s been the foundation of the Blue Fern brand since its inception. We want this to be a place where design enthusiasts can come together and be inspired by all things design, their creative community, and a fabulous space,” said Lori.
The new experience will incorporate full-service interior design and remodeling services, curated home décor products, flexible weekday workspaces, meeting space, small event rental, and monthly workshops and social events. “Our customers were not necessarily asking for something like this; but it wasn’t what they said, it’s how they view the Blue Fern experience that gave us the idea for the change — and with everything that is happening in the world around us, it just seemed like the perfect fit!
“The renovations will be finished by mid-October, with availability to book events or use of the weekday workspace after October fifteenth. Hours of operations are Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Through 2020, we will offer use of weekday workspace for $15 per day which includes free wifi, coffee bar, and definitely the “inspired experience.”