Wondering what’s going on at your favorite antique and consignment shop? Big, exciting changes are in store.
The members of the Northgate Group, who operated Laurel House Antiques for 63 years as volunteers in support of the Marin Art & Garden Center, held their final meeting last month, and the store closed for renovations on February 29th.
MAGC board president, Diane Doodha, addressed the group at this farewell luncheon and expressed the deep gratitude of the Marin Art & Garden Center for the dedicated and generous service of the Laurel House members over the years. Laurel House is a beloved part of our community, and this tradition will be carried on when the store re-opens later this year.
In addition to a curated and constantly changing array of antiques, the new shop will feature a mix of merchandise related to the arts, gardens, and nature, with an emphasis on locally-sourced and sustainably produced products. Some of our favorite authors and artists will be partnering with us to bring you distinctive items not available elsewhere in Marin.
The Laurel House volunteers, led by Candis Coleman, teamed up to help kick start our renovation of the store and auxiliary spaces, giving the former Asian Room a new coat of paint.
Noëlle Forfota & Candis Coleman
Designer Rhonda Campbell and architect Jessica Fairchild have created a modern and engaging look for the shop, and there will be a welcoming seating area for guests to enjoy coffee and tea.
Our renovation is on hold during the shelter-in-place order, but we hope to get started as soon as that is lifted and to re-open to the public later this spring. We will be enlisting volunteers to help us run the shop and there are opportunities for many different kinds of assignments. Watch for our volunteer recruitment and announcements of our “soft” opening for friends and family, and plan to join us!