October 09, 2013

Project Personality: Big Announcement Part Two!

Project Personality
with Apple Box Boutique founder Leanne Playter Korsos

Well, hello! It's been awhile...
We've received plenty of email about our post "Here is Part One of Three BIG Announcements!" and we know you are wondering why it has been so quiet on our blog. We've been working hard on something FABULOUS!

First, let me say that AppleBox™ Boutique in Highlands is our beloved gem and while it will remain open (and will always be our charming-little-cottage-chic first love!), we felt it was time to allow ourselves to spread our wings.

I am thrilled to announce that Apple Box Design Studio is opening in St. Albert, AB!

When we were choosing a location, we wanted it to be easily accessible, and found a great space a couple of blocks from the Lois Hole Enjoy Centre.  Our new Studio is just off of Anthony Henday Drive which we've discovered over the last couple of months is a super-fast way to get completely around the city and out to the surrounding areas.

But that isn't all of our BIG news!

As huge fans and stockists of Chalk Paint™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan, we've learned that the woman behind this incredible paint is a down-to-earth gal that truly supports the folks that use her products and everyone that is involved with her company. We're proud to be a part of it, and super-excited about this...

Grand Opening featuring Annie Sloan

Annie Sloan, British decorative paint expert and creator of Chalk Paint™ is in Canada and making a rare appearance at our Grand Opening event.

Judging from her recent stop at the Toronto Home Show, everyone wants to meet Annie and while we wish we could invite you all, our 2300 square feet can only fit so many!  So our Grand Opening will be a private event, by invitation only, and here's how you can attend:

*Send us a note about your project + before and after pictures of the piece you painted with the one and only Chalk Paint by noon (MT) tomorrow, Thurs. Oct. 10th and you'll be entered into a draw for tickets to our Grand Opening including a demo by Annie Sloan and complimentary cocktail reception.

Don't have a painted piece to share?  LIKE our Facebook page for more opportunities to win a chance to attend our Grand Opening featuring Annie Sloan and be among the first to visit Apple Box Design Studio.

Send your submissions by noon (MT) tomorrow to

For more about Apple Box™ Design Studio and upcoming events (like our Studio Launch Party - a public event), visit our website   and be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page!

We're looking forward to your visit!

~♥~ Leanne

*All images and your notes may be published online, in print or at our Boutique and/or Studio.
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  1. Congrats LeAnne, how wonderful to expand and have Annie at your grand opening! Wish I could attend! All the best in this new adventure.

    French Vanilla Home and Garden
    Victoria, B.C.

    1. Thank you, Sheila! We are so excited that Annie will be here. Thank you for your kind thoughts and wishes!

  2. Wow how exciting for you, congratulations, I had the privilege to meet Annie last week and it was wonderful. I applied to be a stockist in August and still waiting for response- so worried going to get turned down. Love the paint and I paint everyday, my shop is running out of room. I was just going through all the stockists and read your great news. Again congratulations and enjoy. Very happy for you.


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