Gray Maher (left) is part of a trio of energetic women who took matters into their own hands to make Posh, their home-accessory boutique and design business, as, well, posh as possible.
Their move in late 2008 from a second-story space in Salisbury to the corner of Midlothian Village Square was a labor of love by Maher, design consultant Debbie Brooks (who runs Posh's design business from its second-story studio) and retail buyer Amy Satterfield — and their spouses.
"Amy's husband installed all the baseboard trim, Debbie's painted the ceiling on the scissor lift and between the six of us, we painted every inch of the store," says Maher, who does the marketing, plus some, for Posh.
What they created was a boutique that's "traditional with a little twist to it," Maher says. She points to two gray-washed lamps in the front of the store and a pair of houndstooth chairs in a fresh coral pattern — items she says appeal to customers "trying to spice up a traditional home."
The spacious shop is organized in chic vignettes, from a living room with a couch and various accoutrements to a dining scene featuring a wood table draped with a green tablecloth and accessorized with items that bring in the outdoors, including an umbrella holder shaped like a pair of ceramic rainboots.
The store, which also sells baby gifts and jewelry, holds its annual Paris Flea Market from Aug. 6 to 14. Maher will drape Posh in French flags, bake French cookies and slash prices 25 percent to 60 percent throughout the store. For more information, call 794-0333.