This article lists a few tips to creating a good space when either remodeling or starting from scratch entirely. The tips they list are immersed colors, they say Navy is basically the biggest neutral color as of now and I am super excited to read that because I love navy, it's definitely one of my favorite colors and probably my favorite shade of blue, I wear a lot of navy to say the least. Navy pairs well with a lot of different colors making it a very useful color in creating a room. Another thing is metal, whether it's aluminum or stainless steel or some people have even been using stone or glass for backsplashes in the kitchen, replacing old dividers and tiles. Macramé and fibber wall hangings are another huge thing, some designers say this will be 'the most blazing pattern' not too long from now. Window sheers are also huge seeing as though many people want more light in their rooms rather than using full, thick curtains many people are turning to sheer curtains to keep the light coming in at all times.
PNo industry has been more transfigured in the past year than retail. Stores now behave like websites, tracking customers as they browse. American malls have pretty much died (but maybe on their way back to life). And in some parts of the country you can have your milk and eggs home-delivered along with your new iPod on the same day. Those who lead the field strike the right balance between physical and digital, experience and affordability, convenience and quality....
This article lists the 10 most innovative companies in retail and on the list are companies such as amazon.com for 'leaving it's competitors in the dust' with it's free 2 day shipping with prime which made the company grow by millions, it created same day grocery delivery business in certain cities and also! Delivery on sundays with its partnership with the US postal service. They also talk about J.Crew being basically the clothing brand of America, combining run way looks with middle class prices, in 2013 their revenue grew by 10% which many people credit to the partnership of CEO Mickey Drexler and Jenna Lyons, president and creative director.
Here are some scans from a 1970s interior design book- House by Terrance Conran, posted as inspiration/cautionary tales depending on your tastes. Some of the stuff in it is really really 70s looking, and some is very clean and timeless-looking.
This shows some scanned photos of some of the design from the 70's. I definitely think looking to the past is a huge part of staying current and interesting. Trends are always repeating, right now being a 'hippie' and kind of grunge/natural is really in and people take a lot of inspiration from the 60's and 70's. Most people now take inspirations from earlier generations to add to their own style. The only thing that changes is we modernize, we take geometric flat designs and are now able to make them 3D and into new versions of the same thing. We take clothing but change the fit or colors or little critiques to make it look new age. The past feeds the future design.
The not so secret secret to retail that I didn't know? Bright lighting. Stores that are bright will attract more eyes and interest, hence more traffic. Successful stores follow the ABC of lighting- A for the brightest spots which are the focal displays and task lighting including lease lines; B for framing the walls and floor units and C just spillover lighting.An example of a store with horrible lighting is Hollister, everyone is always quick to say Hollister is so dim you need a flashlight and it just makes the shopping harder. While Hollister still does get traffic I'd accredit that to the fact that Hollister is an established brand. But I would definitely agree that they would get a lot more traffic with a different set up. Not only is their lighting awful, the floor layout itself is kind of a maze. Simple things that would increase store traffic.
This isn't exactly retail interior design but it totally could be. I just thought this, making thousands of pennies the flooring was an amazing idea. Not only is it really beautiful and unique looking it would also be cost efficient. Although it would take a good chunk of time to lay out the cost of the flooring would just be a penny for every penny and the glue. This idea is definitely someone thinking outside of the box which is what you need to do in interior design, you need to come up with things that no one has thought of before, you have to be able to make your ideas real and beautiful while also taking into consideration cost of building and the needs of the customers.
(New York, April 8, 2014) --- The primal urge to spend money may be one of the reasons why people go shopping at the mall or retail store, but it's not the only reason. In fact, the desire to spend money could be one of the least important factors that motivates customers to go to a particular store.
So, what really makes consumers shop where they do? According to a New York-based retail interior design expert, it's all about the store's atmosphere.
Joseph Demeri is the Chief Executive Officer of Exclusive Retail Interiors. He's spent many years studying consumer shopping behavior, both in America and internationally. Demeri has uncovered reasons why people visit certain retailers and favor specific brands. He's also created product display designs that greatly increase the likelihood a customer will spend money.
Says Demeri, "People need a reason for walking into a store. Consumers identify with the sights, sounds and even smell to associate themselves with a particular brand. The way a store looks from the outside, and what a customer sees, hears and smells when they go inside the store, greatly affects the retail experience."
According to Demeri, a consumer's relationship with a product represents a real culture. The way a customer associates and connects with a brand has a direct correlation to purchases. If stores make the retail experience special for their customers, if they make it unique, if they connect with a customer's sense of sight, sound and, yes, even smell, people will buy more. And, getting customers to buy improves the retailer's bottom line.
Helping stores dramatically improve profit margins is what Demeri's company, Exclusive Retail Interiors, is all about. How does Demeri and his team do it? By using their 75-years of combined experience and state-of-the-art technology capabilities to design new product fixtures, or enhance a store's existing displays.
Says Demeri, "Our portfolio of work includes projects selected from an array of interior retail design spaces that cover all aspects of product space, from manufacturing to display, and showcasing every detail associated with the specific brand. At Exclusive Retail Interiors, we indulge ourselves into a store's total atmosphere, and work with our clients to create a very special shopping experience for consumers."
Today's retail world is ultra-competitive. That's why the atmosphere in which products are purchased is just as important as the products that are being sold. Retailers who deliver a special, fresh and exciting shopping experience to consumers will come out ahead with a greatly-improved bottom line.
Exclusive Retail Interiors is a world-class custom store fixture provider that caters to both the U.S. and international retail industry. The company offers cutting-edge, state-of-the-art design, engineering, fabrication, project management, and fixture installation, with domestic and import capabilities.
Exclusive Retail Interiors specializes in the comprehensive project management of store fixture programs including designing, store fixture engineering, manufacturing and supplier as well as store fixture installation services and retail store interior design.
The principals at Exclusive Retail Interiors have extensive experience and a proven track record of success in the retail design industry. Some of their recent work includes the completion of 41 Puma Outlet Stores from 2011 to 2013, resulting in an award of 22 Puma Outlet Stores for 2014.
Joseph Demeri can be contacted by telephone at 516-513-1255. More information can also be found online at http://ExclusiveRetail.net
This article explains how to get customers to spend money and buy things which is the goal of any store, therefore the goal of any interior designer working on designing that sore. You want to create an environment that makes a connection with the customer whether that be visually, or through what they hear or even smell. You want it to be comfortable but also to make coming into the store an entire experience that they will remember. You want the experience to be unique. The retail world is so competitive nowadays its not only about what you sell it's about how you sell it.
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This article gives you a step by step of how to design a store in a way that will make customers notice and buy things. As they walk in is the critical time in which they take in how nice the product is and how spendy it is, it's also the area where they will miss most product and signage seeing as though they are still transitioning from outside to inside. Off to the right is where 90% of consumers will unconsciously turn as soon as they've gone through the entrance.You want to have a 'power wall' where you feature either new, profitable or high in demand product. If the store is large enough you create a type of path and then slow them down with product at the end of or inside of aisle's. You want to make sure they're comfortable with seating and comfortable lighting and vibes. Then in the end you want the cashwrap to be in a convenient place where the customer would come across on their way out anyways.
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This blog has a lot of different businesses designed in different countries and I really like it not only because the designs are amazing but I feel liek you can really tell the differences between the countries. The Brazilian one is red and green, really bright and 'spicy'. The few from Japan are very simple yet beautifully structured.The blog goes on and on pages of amazing retail design, there are different tabs for different places like hotels, visual design and merchandising, fashion, and eco designs. There's a huge variety for whatever you're looking for in the interior design world.
This is another video of a children's store just having been designed but this one if greatly different than the last. This one is more of a toy store, it's really bright and fun with a lot of little details on the walls, ceiling and on the tables while the other was more of a clothing and baby necessities store and it was simpler and cuter. All the colors are very vibrant and fun and the artwork is something the children would love and have fun seeing and playing with. They're little creatures, cool painted shadows, stars, the ceiling is the sky, heck the counter where you pay lights up.
Alissa Sutton, sought after interior designer in California, shares her advice on how best to achieve a successful career in interior design. Those looking t...
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Don't be afraid to share your opinion and be honest, she explained that she lost many opportunities being shy and not wanting to be honest about disliking things or sharing her ideas because of the more important people she was talking with. Offering a differing opinion from a different perspective is always worth while. Also, social media is a great way to get yourself out there and recognized and to get your work out there for people to see. New technology has extremely improved being an interior designer because of the programs that allow you to create a 3D model, you can put your idea together and really piece it together before you get to doing the real thing. Nature is one of the biggest inspirations to an interior designer, you have to be constantly aware and observant to be the best. Take ideas from pictures and magazines and from traveling to other places. You have to be organized and work with a lot of specifications, its very detailed oriented and you need to follow a lot of codes. There are so many different kinds of interior design such as residential design, retail design, commercial design, hospitality design, healthcare design which is nice because if you get tired of what you're doing you can switch to another area doing the same job but in a different way.
This isn't exactly retail or retail inter design but in a way it is. Vivienne Westwood a British designer gave her mannequins bruises and black eyes to high light domestic abuse and I just think that was brilliant. Not only is she bringing attention to an awful thing but by doing that she also would attract attention to the store, that being a perk. The fact that she was able to not only able to attract customers but also bring light to an ongoing issue in the world to me I think is breathtaking. She is able to do her job while also doing good and being creative and unique, now I don't know if they had a donation fund going on to help those affected by domestic abuse because the article doesn't say but if I were in her position and had thought of that I definitely would have. The mannequins would bring in customers intrigued by the not so average bodies and not only would they but product from being brought into the store but they would also more than likely donate from the emotional distress of seeing beat up and battered 'bodies'.
This is a super innovative way to display shoes in stores, anyone seeing this would be completely taken aback by it and I feel like that's what you're trying to do as a designer. You're trying to create something that will live in the clients/customers minds, something they will remember and tell people about. Something beautiful and creative that makes the customers that much more fun and exciting. Many stores are very much the same and one thing I really like about the store I work in(Ralph Lauren) is its very nice and put together, it's not extraordinary but it is very beautiful. Sometimes I've even wished I didn't work there just so I could come in casually and be able to take in how beautiful it is. Being there everyday I always assume that's jsut how every store is and it takes a moment to remind myself that it really isnt.
Interior design companies see big demand gulfnews.com Dubai: International and regional interior design companies say demand for interiors and fit-outs have gone up over the last year with the announcement of a number of residential, hospitality...
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This article just reassured me in my career choice. This article said the demand for interior designers have gone up over the last year and will keep going up with announcements of new projects to be done. If working for Ralph Lauren were to not work out I wouldn't be at a dead end I'd be at the beginning of so many other possibilities or areas to go into and projects to involve myself in. There will always be places around the world up and coming, building new hospitals, stores, houses or needing to renovate. There will never be a time when the world is completely content with where it's at with design. Everyone wants to be the best and the most modern so everyone will continue to renovate and build.
A known thing about retain is you need to display your most popular and/or most expensive products in a way that will catch people's attention. Francois Dumas, a french designer, came up with a way to cheaply and creatively display these shoes in honor of Camper's 20th anniversary. He took sticks, dipped them in paint and cut them and put them together into tables and other designs. He took something so simple, wooden sticks, and made it into something beautiful and amazing that not only was fun to look at but directed your attention right into the shoes. The designs drew your eye in but the shoes were to be the center of your attention.
H&M built a new store in London and this is a picture blog of the visual merchandising designed by their design team. Their design is definitely very modern, there's a lot of gold detailing and it's very slick and chic. The mannequins are very unique, they even have hair and one thing that stood out to me were the lights, they're these huge circles on the ceiling with lights like how you would see around the mirror of a movie star. I feel like the store is very H&M, it suits the store and gives a vibe that the brand and clothing are all about.
Retailers are beginning to put their stores together in smaller location largely because of the economy. While that makes it sound like a downside it really isn't, not only does this allow them to settle down in areas they never though possible but the smaller spaces businesses are choosing allows them more high-profile locations with more customer traffic, higher visibility, and more convenience to the customers making it closer to where they live and a more regular shopped store. Smaller stores require less associates and stock and also are cheaper to build and the building process doesn't take as long. Cabela's is one of the stores that is downsizing and everyone who's been in a Cabela's knows they're huge and are kind of a tourist attraction. Retailers are also converting their businesses to go green, they're trying to create more sustainably developed retail environments.
Michael Kors keeps his stores very subtle and not bright to keep the focus on the product which ranges from men, women's and children's clothing, to handbags and fragrances. The designer drew inspiration for the new store from movies and retail interiors from the 1930's. They originally wanted to create a separate cashwrap counter but decided to concentrate everything into the center table with concealed drawers. There is a beautiful chandelier and it has a very important purpose aside from adding to the room, they would be doing makeup around the center cashwrap counter and that requires a lot of light so instead of setting up separate stations they added the chandelier for taste and practicality.
New interior design store changes the Westheimer scene: Step inside Studio U CultureMap Houston Studio U is housed in an open floor-plan design, flowing over from the seven-year-old interior design firm's cozy brick-walled office at 1840 Westheimer...
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When it comes to interior design you generally only design an entire room, or house or store and that really cuts out a lot of people who aren't looking to completely renovate. Laura U, an interior designer, after realizing she was missing out on a lot of business opened a shop that is also only (shopLaureU.com) where you can purchase just smaller parts of a remodel to accent and brighten up a room. They are 4 different packages, remodel/construct, furnish, detail, and paint.
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This video just show a store they designed in Hong Kong, it's a children's store and I noticed they used yellow lighting in all the cabinets because that's a gender neutral color and if they had done blue and pink like the normal it would have been too contrasting and separating. They had a wide variety of items and seperated and grouped them pretty well i think for the small space they had. They also made the store very child friendly because well it is a children's store, there are small chairs in the middles and it looks to me that a lot of the clothing is at a lower level like the clothes hanging on the left in the videos picture above.
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This article basically summed up a lot of the upcoming colors for interior design and why they're becoming popular. They brought up orchid being matched with gray because orchid looks radiant against a gray and maybe even with a 'not-so-subtle lavender'. Then blues which in the Carolina BLue Sky Market on wood finished and on upholstery, blue has a wide range of hues ranging from baby blue to periwinkle to violet. Lucite is another thing coming back, this time from Mid-Century Modern design and it's a hit on sofa legs, chars and on hardware such as lamps. Prosperous times are back meaning more expensive design such as mirrors and metals made out of silver and nickel are huge, also mercerized glass and gold finishes.
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