Posts Tagged ‘store display ideas’

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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A store display idea that’s sure to “catch” on.

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Store window display HOW-TO: Retail Details blog. Approximate cost to create a similar display $100-$150.

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What a Catch!

Pictured: Christian Louboutin shoes and accessories – What A Catch!

Supplies: At least 4 jumbo fishing hooks. The 3-pronged versions are called treble hooks and can be found for $20 and up. Colored rope to use as fishing line. Any rope will do, but ski rope comes in fun colors and costs about $24 for the amounts as shown in this picture.

Alternate idea #1: use dog leashes as the ropes since they already have a clasp on the end.

Alternate idea #2: use a small boat or dinghy as the floor of the display

Alternate idea#3: Suspend winter products above jumbo ice blocks. Additional props: igloo and icicles.

Alternate idea #4: suspend the hooked merchandise above a kiddie pool for a summer display of toys, beach towels, sunglasses, hats or flip flops. Additional props: beach balls and sand pails.

You are welcome to use the comments area of the blog to brainstorm more ideas regarding this display idea.

Stay display inspired!

 

Store displays & holiday retail ideas

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Every year, I look for holiday display ideas that are easy-to-implement but eye-catching and effective. This one is no exception. I have used this concept in various forms and it is one of the easiest displays ever:

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All you need is a mannequin (or at least the bottom half of one). Gift wrap some boxes and use gift bags with your store name or store brands on them and stack them as high as possible. Don’t have a mannequin? Get a bicycle and create the same effect with boxes rising out of the basket. Prop variations: red wagon, toy box, sleigh, big red Santa’s bag, sled, hammock (for our warm winter location fans)… you get the idea. This particular image, above, is a window at Moschino.

 

 

Retail Details blog store display ideas Lux Boutique NaplesIn response to several requests for examples of how to cross-merchandise apparel and fashion accessories in a wall display, here’s a well-executed display at Lux Boutique in Naples, FL.  This layout works for slatwall or any perimeter system that accepts hangrods and shelves. If you don’t have a system, you can purchase wall-mount hooks and brackets to achieve a similar merchandise pattern. Note the apparel facing forward for exposure and on the bar for selection. Adjustable height display hooks on stands are versatile, shown displaying handbags and apparel. Every store can use a few of these, as they are idea for countertop and table displays, as well.  Consistent jewelry display forms complete the wall display collage.

Retail Details blog store display ideas camp hollyhockBird cages — new and vintage —  are all the rage for store display these days. You have undoubtedly seen them as jewelry display fixtures, for which they are ideal. This fun idea at Camp Hollyhock in Portland Oregon uses a bird cage to display an infant onesie giving it quite a feature presentation.

 

Stay display inspired!

Retail Details blog, Becky Tyre, Swirl Marketing~Becky

As always, thanks for spending a few minutes celebrating displays with the Retail Details blog. We invite you to submit images of your displays to be considered for inclusion the blog. See contact information in the sidebar of this blog.

 

 

 

5 inspired store display ideas!

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

It’s time to share one of my favorite Halloween retail displays for 2012: The display is from The Shabby Cottage in Oregon City, OR. Surprisingly, in a year when orange (tangerine tango) was the color-of-the-year, most of my favorite Halloween displays were primarily black and white.  The round spider web table topper is the perfect accent for the drop leave sides on the unique table/cart. Nice job Faye!

Another fun Facebook find was Miss I Have Hangups, an entry in the Vote for your Favorite Scarecrow event with proceeds to benefit the Lexington, MO Food Pantry. The scarecrow is made almost entirely from apparel hangers and is the entry from Limrick’s Fine Things.

Bold colored ropes and ceiling medallions are an unusual combo for apparel hangrod displays, but what a fun statement it makes at Swilden’s in Paris, France!Retail_Details_Visual_Merchandising_blog_rope_displaysI know you are going to ask, so I’ll go ahead and answer ;-) … the rope can be wrapped around vertical pipes to keep the hangrods from swinging.

Retail_Details_Visual_Merchandising_blog_airport1_2012One of the more frequent requests I receive from clients and blog followers is for ideas for displaying plush animals. When I spotted this display fixture at the Sea World store in the Orlando airport, I hung up on a phone call to take a picture with my camera.

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Retail_Details_Visual_Merchandising_blog_submitted Oct 2012As you would expect, Retail Details blog is a resource for visual merchandising students. We work closely with several schools to provide content for class discussions and we show up in many footnotes for college projects.  Recently, some students sent me this picture of a store window assignment to thank me for sharing the “inspiration”. I’m not one of their instructors, but I would give them a good grade for execution. However, I would like to see them put their own twist on the window installation. (See original image posted on the blog in 2011 - click here, will open in a new window).

Stay display inspired!

Retail Details blog, Becky Tyre, Swirl Marketing~Becky

As always, thanks for spending a few minutes celebrating displays with the Retail Details blog. We invite you to submit images of your displays to be considered for inclusion the blog. Becky Tyre also writes Display Inspirations articles for GIFT SHOP Magazine and welcomes display pictures submitted for print, as well. See contact info in the sidebar of this blog.