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Valentine display ideas to Love, Luv and <3

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

The New Year’s confetti is barely swept up and it’s time to think about Valentine’s Day in the retail world. Luckily for visual merchandisers, Valentine’s displays are some of the least complicated to create. Here are some of our favorites for your display inspiration.

retail details blog valentines yarn windowSkeins of yarn mimic candy in this fun Valentine window. The pleated candy cups could be filled with scarves, socks, t-shirts or towels.

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Creating an interactive window is a great way to bring people in your store. Include a sign near the spot so that customers can tag your store on social media sites. Foursided in Chicago nailed it with this lighted marquee heart window!

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Quality window graphics attract attention and bring customers in for a closer look.

RD010415-1These two pictures are from the Blue Mountain Arts showroom at Americasmart in Atlanta.

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This final image is from Paper Presentation in New York City. Looking out…

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Happy Valentine’s Day. Stay display inspired!

 

Visual Merchandising Tips: showroom inspirations and store display ideas

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

I’m reviewing display pictures for some visual merchandising projects for 2015. Three distinct themes are evident from the thousands of display examples we gathered during hundreds of store visits this year: nautical, monochromatic and texture. We will explore these themes in detail and share retail displays, but today’s post comes from a wholesale showroom during the Las Vegas Market at World Market Center.

RD-LOF-Vegas2014-6The Margot Elena companies and collections – which include Lollia Life, Love & Toast, Tokyo-Milk and Library of Flowers – were presented in a space so lovely we visited two days in a row to get more pictures.

 

RD-LOF-Vegas2014-5Our photographer thought these dip-dyed sling props suspended by thin ball chains were made from vertical window blinds, but in touching them, I don’t think so. However, I am planning to try this with blinds soon. Framing the display with the watercolors from the products’ packaging creates a cohesive presentation. I’m not usually a fan of such symmetrical displays, but in this case, it works!

 

RD-LOF-Vegas2014-3The simplicity of the unfinished wood fixtures and natural accents allow the products to speak for themselves. This is a lovely example of using multiples to enhance the visual merchandising story.

 

RD-LOF-Vegas2014-2The impact of color in displays: GOLD was the perfect choice! I can’t wait to try something like this in a nautical display. It is begging for a red, white & blue sailboat incarnation.

 

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Nice job visual team. We can’t wait to see what you come up with for the next round of trade shows.

Stay display inspired! ~Becky

 

 

 

 

 

Fancy’s Southern Chic Decor & Display Ideas

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

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!

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The horizontal door suspended by ropes and  pulleys is clever, welcoming and great for daily specials and social media.

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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:

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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!

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Here’s what the doors are blocking and note the cabinet doors and drawer-fronts that cover the wall:

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 Here’s what it looks like from the back dining area:

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Note the detail on the ceiling and the mason jar chandelier in the main dining room:

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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.

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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

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Store displays – just a matter of time

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

The holidays are full of countdowns from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. One of the most common questions asked of the Retail Details visual merchandising staff is “What are some unique ideas for post-Christmas displays?”.  New Year’s celebration windows are fun but retail staff seldom has time for elaborate window changes at this time of year, especially because they will need to change soon for Valentine’s Day.

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That’s why we like to do black and white windows for the New Year. It’s the simplest color palette to work with and it matches whatever merchandise you have to display — apparel, gifts or home décor. For an elaborate presentation, plan ahead and blow up some headlines to paper a window backdrop. Memorable, nostalgic headlines from years past are fun to work with. Add some big clocks, set at midnight if you want to play up the New Year’s theme. Want more color? Add silver and gold shiny props or use magazines instead of newspapers to create jewelry displays similar to the watch display pictured.

We’d love to see your ideas for New Year’s displays. Leave a comment below and link us to your website or social media pages.

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