I'm not sure if this has been asked before but here goes....
I'm thinking about seriously opening my own home accent/small furnishing store in the GTA. I love travelling and the store would focus on one of a kind "ethinc", exotic pieces from Africa and South East Asia..pieces like mirrors, vaces, statues, stools, benches, artwork, containers (maybe some fabric) etc...Basically the pieces that are needed to 'finish' a room.
I'm in my early 20's & a new graduate but this is something that I feel very passionate about so I am giving it serious consideration. I have seen one or two stores like this in the GTA but usually the items are priced way out of my price range and that of my friends..which leads me to think there may be a market for people who want to have exotic pieces that make their home unique..but might not be able to afford the high ticket prices of some of these other stores I've seen. Therefore it would be a mid-range store with pieces likely not over $400-$500 (that would be the expensive end)
There are several decorating enthusiasts on this board and I'm hoping to get some feedback as to the feasability(sp?) of this idea..also for those of you who perhaps own your own retail store-do you have any advice about what type of an undertaking this could be-especially the import aspect of it?
Eagerly awaitng responses/advice.