As we look back on the year, January and February seem like distant memories.
One highlight does still stand out, though. Brandie, E&B’s founder, was accepted into the Female Founder Collective, or FFC. The FFC is an organization created by Rebecca Minkoff and other women business owners dedicated to enabling and empowering female-owned and led companies. It’s an honor to be included and has been a great resource to help us through this crazy year.
Because as we all know, in March everything changed.
It’s been a sobering and stressful time, but we continue to be thankful for our health and wonderful clients who have reached out for updates to their homes. With everybody working from—and frankly, stuck at home—our business has fortunately become top of mind for many.
While in past years we concentrated on design-build/remodeling, this year our interior design business grew. We designed patio areas for families to enjoy and safely spend time together outdoors. We also updated many living spaces, offices, and bedrooms, focusing on keeping our clients cozy and relaxed in their homes as the weather turns cooler.
But the E&B Studio in downtown Glen Ellyn takes the prize as one of our most special rooms completed in 2020. We planned to celebrate it with cocktails and treats at a Spring open house, but our party remains on hold for now.
We welcome you to make an appointment and stop by in a mask to see our sitting area, kitchen-dining area, as well as our workstation. If you are in the market for custom dining chairs, stools or a sofa, we’ve expanded our in-house samples so customers can touch and “feel the sit” of various seating options before purchasing.
As many of you know, High Point Market is the largest home furnishings industry trade show in the world, and we were eager to return to North Carolina to seek out trends and new vendors. It wasn’t in the cards for 2020, but we held our own “virtual market,” holding Zoom calls with several companies. One local rep even held a mini market with rug samples in her garage!
So we all creatively adapted as needed in 2020. Thanks for following us through this year, and cheers to a more hopeful 2021!