This is part of a year-long ‘Love for Local’ series called NB365: portraits of New Brunswick entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations. Huddle is a media partner with Love for Local. Today, we hear from Patrick Gagnon of Boutique Intemporelle – Home Of Interior Concept Studio in Moncton.
AFTER COMPLETING MY STUDIES IN 2014-2015, THE INTERIOR DESIGN JOB MARKET IN SOUTHEASTERN N.B. WAS NOT DEVELOPED TO ITS FULL POTENTIAL. I DECIDED TO GO INTO BUSINESS STARTING WITH SIMPLE CONSULTATIONS IN INTERIOR DESIGN, COLOUR CHOICES, LAYOUTS, DECOR, AND MORE, WHICH BECAME, SEVEN YEARS LATER, NEW CONSTRUCTION, MAJOR RENOVATIONS, AND LARGER COMMERCIAL PROJECTS.
I have also partnered with Sophie Cassidy over the past year, allowing me to share my vision with another professional in the field. By creating relationships with local businesses, and local suppliers, the economy stays in the region.
It’s a cycle that eventually comes back to us. The people we decide to support will indirectly need our services eventually, or at least talk about them because of the connections we make. Our goal in opening Boutique Intemporelle was to bring in different, aesthetically pleasing, quality pieces and accents that you can’t find everywhere.
Sophie and I are already working with several local artisans in different industries to showcase their creations. Jordan Crowell, Ben Cassidy, Coverdale Ceramics, Sophie LeBlanc, Apple Art Gallery, etc.
The next step for our company is to continue to grow and continue to offer local people the pieces, furniture and accents they will love for a long time. Supporting local businesses has a real impact because it creates bonds of friendship, a sense of belonging and confidence in our community.