New home store explores the past while offering beautiful objects in the present

Picture 9Bucking commercial trends and whims, business-owner Joanna Van Dijk casts a global eye on all things home and design, bringing her eclectic mix to the Falls warehouse district.

Van Dijk’s vision is to offer a unique and inviting environment where everyone can find an item they love within their budget. The Yellow Canopy carries objects d’ art, Buddha’s, hand-made jewelry, beautiful nickel and aluminum statement pieces, and accent furniture imported from around the world; Van Dijk says “every piece, new, vintage or antique, has a story behind it, a depth beyond its exterior beauty”.

But, what truly makes The Yellow Canopy stand apart is its broad vision for contemporary collaboration, mixing vintage with modern, and classic with bourgeois, best exemplified by their focus on shabby chic and baroque-style furniture.

The Yellow Canopy’s unique bold baroque collection is an extraordinary escape from the ordinary, modern interpretations made with a reverence for tradition and fine craftsmanship, designed to define your personal space and express who you are. Classic baroque furniture best characterized by its elegant and opulent style is interpreted with metallic finishes of gold and silver and richly upholstered with animal prints and artistic fabrics.

What you find to be beautiful has everything to do with where you have been and what you’ve seen. Undoubtedly Van Dijk’s European background inspired her sense of style but also her love for comfort and timeless pieces that invite you to sit down and curl up with a good book and a cup of tea. The Yellow Canopy’s selection of French-style shabby chic includes elegantly understated pieces with distressed finishes, soft textures and muted tones of blue, pale greens and soft gray, furniture that is smoothing and makes you smile.

Business owner, Joanna Van Dijk was born in Holland and holds a degree in psychology from the University of Utrecht. After practicing psychology for more than fifteen years, Van Dijk opened her own real estate agency in the south of France where she specialized in selling high-end properties; her experience in real estate ignited a passion for interior design, later Van Dijk went on to work for an airline company that allowed her to travel the world gaining a global appreciation for design, but it was not until she moved to Miami with her family that she was able to combine her keen understanding of consumer psychology and sales experience with her passion for design and open The Yellow Canopy in the Bird Road Art District three years ago and now in the Falls Warehouse District.

French-born Galliane Puechavy, works with Joanna to create a charming European feel in the store, both are customer-oriented and love giving advice on how to transform your house to into a home. Puechavy says “We encourage our clients to mix different styles to create a unique and personalize home “.

To celebrate their new location The Yellow Canopy is offering a 20% savings on any one item through November 30th. The Yellow Canopy will be closed on Thanksgiving Day but will be open on Black Friday (11/29) and Small Business Saturday (11/20) offering shoppers a welcome respite.

The Yellow Canopy is located in the Shops by the Falls at 8787 SW 132nd Street, Miami 33176. Store Hours: Mon – Fri: 11 am – 6:00 pm | Sat 11 am – 5:00 pm | Sun 12 noon – 4:00 pm. For more info please call 305.252.2266 fb: The Yellow Canopy 

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