Artisan Enhancements Brand Ambassador Feature: Amanda Peppard & Team at Suite PiecesAmanda Bachelder
We are pleased to introduce Artisan Enhancements Brand Ambassador, Amanda Peppard and her Team at Suite Pieces!
With a background in Interior Design and a passion for teaching, Amanda Peppard opened her first home decor store in 2012. Amanda’s goal was to create a unique shopping experience that offered inspiration for decor as well as the products, tools and guidance customers needed for DIY projects.
Amanda’s first store was such a success that she has since expanded her business! Suite Pieces now has storefronts in Huntington Station, Long Island, and Massapequa areas of New York.
Amanda’s mission to provide customers with everything they needed to easily create an endless array of paint finishes ultimately lead her to the Artisan Enhancements brand. She added Artisan Enhancements products to her offerings shortly after opening her first store. Not having had any previous exposure to faux finishing, she was impressed with how easy the products were to use, even for a beginner. Amanda said that her first official training with Artisan Enhancements was positive and fun! She couldn’t wait to share the experience with her customers.
Amanda developed workshops to inspire and educate her customers on how to use Artisan Enhancement products. An advanced technique workshop, focusing on a wide range of finishes, is a regular offering at Suite Pieces. In the four hour class, customers receive an introduction and have chance to experiment with the full line of Artisan Enhancements products.
New workshops are in the process of being created and will be added to Suite Pieces schedule soon! The new workshops will be more compact with a focus on specific techniques and products.
The Suite Pieces is also known for a wide range of beautifully finished custom painted finishes throughout their showroom. The spectacularly hand painted furniture created by Amanda and her team can be found throughout each Suite Pieces location. These furniture pieces, although for sale, also serve as inspiration for customers looking to reinvent their own home furnishings. The many beautiful examples of paint finish perfection grab the attention of customers in the stores as well as on social media! Suite Pieces has a big online presence, in fact Amanda regularly films paint finish how-to videos which can be viewed on the Suite Pieces YouTube Channel.
According to Amanda, glam is in at Suite Pieces! Whether the customer’s style is Modern Glam, Farmhouse Glam or Traditional Glam, everyone seems to be looking to add some form of elegance to their home decor. A couple of the most popular Artisan Enhancements products at Suite Pieces are Pearl Plaster and Metallic foils. Amanda attributes the popularity of these two products to customers’ desire to add a touch of glamour to pieces quickly and easily.
Amanda describes her own personal style as “Preppy Glam.” Although she loves a clean, tailored look, Amanda appreciates the design balance that comes from adding an element of roughness. Amanda says Crackle Tex really shines for her and is one of her favorite go-to products to create dimension and texture.
Long Islanders are naturally drawn to the driftwood look and glazed effect. Amanda says that even the novice painter can achieve a high-end glazed finish with Artisan Enhancements Scumble glaze, making it another hot seller at Suite pieces!
As Brand Ambassadors, Amanda and her team are consistently coming up with new project ideas and paint finishes, showcasing the versatility of Artisan Enhancements products.
Amanda’s “SUITE-est creation yet” is a baby girl, born in July of 2017! As a new mom, Amanda can relate with other young mom’s who come into the store concerned with finding non-toxic products to update nursery furniture. The Suite Pieces team confidently assures customers that the Artisan Enhancements products they recommend are environmentally friendly and safe for everyone to use.
We are proud to call Suite Pieces an Artisan Enhancements Brand Ambassador!