Catherine Belisle and Donna Ratliff of Rabbit Rabbit are all about good vibes. Montclair’s diversity and good vibes constantly inspire the duo, and was a big factor in their decision to set up shop here. Despite coming from different backgrounds, the owners’ styles meld together harmoniously, resulting in a store that is chic and well curated. Customers can find anything from window treatments, to rugs, to pillows, to bedding, to home accessories, making their storefront a must-shop stop for locals and visitors alike.
Read on for more of their favorites, and the 2017 design trend that excites them the most.
Why did you decide to open Rabbit Rabbit in Montclair?
We are local residents, and like the vibe and diversity of Montclair.
Tell us about your background and how that helped shape what products are featured in the store:
Before opening a retail store we did special events and local shows, as well as by-invitation home décor events at homes in and around Montclair. We come from different backgrounds of corporate and art design and painting…a winning combination!
What makes for an inspired living space?
Inspiration should not feel manufactured. A space should be personal and unique, reflecting the homeowner’s lifestyle.
Favorite store product:
Fabrics! Fabrics! Fabrics!
Favorite design trend of 2017:
Color and florals are back.
Favorite travel destination:
Favorite way to unwind after a long day:
Spending time with family.
Motto you live by:
Listen to your clients.