Stunning furniture deserves an equally beautiful backdrop.
That’s why we chose the iconic Main Street Train Station for this 2020 photoshoot. One of Richmond’s most notable landmarks, Main Street Station does not disappoint in its grandeur. The architecture is spectacular, both inside and out.
From ArchitectureRichmond.com: “For those pedestrians walking under Interstate 95 or drivers passing the building on Main Street in Shockoe Bottom, it is not the clock tower but a grand staircase that welcomes them to the station, lifting the heavy stone base. A Pompeian brick body rests above, seven bays wide with terra cotta accentuations. The loggia, complete with Corinthian capital columns and carved roses on the lower face of the arches, is capped by a steeply pitched red clay tile roof with two rows of dormers. The bright orange and red colors of the building’s skin announce its presence vibrantly in Richmond’s downtown collage. The train shed behind the station is also of significant engineering merit for being one of the last gable-roof train sheds in America as well as one of the first to employ the widespread steel truss system and boasts the largest intact train trestle system in the country, upon which the platform rests.”
And it’s not just a Richmond Landmark! Main Street Station was recently chosen by the USPS to be featured in their “Historic Railroad Stations of the United States” Postage Stamp collection, along with four other “architectural gems” nationwide. When asked about the selection, USPS Communications Specialist Philip Bogenberger had this to say:
“Main Street Station is just that iconic place. It’s a Richmond landmark. It’s an East Coast landmark. It blends the history and the architecture of something new and something old.”
We loved the way Nick Davis captured our furniture in this iconic space, and the way the materials worked together. The velvet from the chair and sofa, combined with the softness from the pillows and rug, created such rich contrast with the smooth concrete floor and beams throughout the space. The wood, leather and greenery brought a natural touch to an otherwise industrial space. And the COLORS [heart eyes]! Palette perfection.
This shoot was one of our favorite collaborations to date, and we think it’s a beautiful homage to our hometown and its rich architectural history. What do you think?
For more info on the furniture featured in these photos, give our Richmond store a call.
Be sure to read about our most recent photo collab with Nick Davis at the Taylor Estate Garden for another peek into iconic (and historically significant!) Richmond places!
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