Sometimes visual merchandising inspiration pops up when you least expect it. In a continuing effort to EAT & SHOP LOCAL, we stumbled on a gem in Ft. Myers, Florida. Fancy’s Southern Cafe’ is tucked away in the back of a shopping plaza and hardly looks “fancy” from the street, but once inside, I could not get my camera out fast enough to get some pictures!
The horizontal door suspended by ropes and pulleys is clever, welcoming and great for daily specials and social media.
A feature wall greets you as you walk into the front dining area from the entrance and bar area. Old windows have loads of charm and work well in retail settings. Here’s the “before” picture that shows the layout of the frames:
Around the corner is the wall with the restrooms. Problem: The restroom doors are too visible from the dining area. Solution: Hang some more doors from ropes and pulleys. Beautifully executed and problem solved!
Here’s what the doors are blocking and note the cabinet doors and drawer-fronts that cover the wall:
Here’s what it looks like from the back dining area:
Note the detail on the ceiling and the mason jar chandelier in the main dining room:
And yes, we put the camera away and enjoyed a nice meal. I highly recommend the spicy cole slaw and the made-from-scratch mac & cheese! We are going back to enjoy the lovely bar area – will go early so we can get pics there – and for dessert which I hear is made daily, on site.
Note: Several areas were too busy for me to get good pictures, so I included some additional images on their Facebook page. All “before” pictures are from Fancy’s facebook page and website.
Stay display inspired! ~Becky