This shop features very fine ladies' knitwear designed and made in Spain. The distressed, paneled, 7' wide door stays as it's shown here when the store is open and pivots 90º on its center axis, entirely closing off the entry when everyone goes home.
Keeping a shopper in your store is just good business. Offering them a comfortable, relaxing environment is a great way to do that.
Soft, natural materials provide contrast for brightly colored kitchen goodies and cookware. The pine floor is raised off the concrete slab to give that homey, hollow sound.
Custom red oak doors with the store name subtly reiterated in the etched glass center panels.
LADIES CASUAL WEAR & SHOES
The wood paneled ceiling elements blend with the entire space providing a relaxing, soft enclosure for merchandise and shoppers.
A RARE VIEW
This photo was taken immediately prior to merchandise being moved in, allowing an unobstructed look at the layout, materials and custom, handmade hanger racks and space dividers.
A tropical feeling imparted by the bamboo trellis and skylight in this upscale, Palm Beach shop. The center floor tile is hand waxed terra cotta. The skylight was created to enhance the brightness that is typical in the Tropics.
SUMMER ALL YEAR 'ROUND...
...in this Coconut Grove, FL shop for ladies weekend wear.
VERY TALL SPACE
The 20' ceiling in this mall space allowed for the construction of a mezzanine, adding about a third more space for display in this very expensive real estate.
This store is tiny – barely 500 square feet – but the space worked effectively because the entire area was dedicated to retail sales and services. A mezzanine was built for a small upstairs office that was accessed by the custom iron, spiral stair.
A SINGULAR PRESENTATION
PEWTER •• That's all this store sells! Creating a compelling setting for such monochromatic merchandise calls for some contrast. RED LACQUER! Why not?
In this relatively deep shop, a visual divider was created near the entrance – in this case, using the store's own merchandise – to persuade traffic to one side of the shop or the other rather than straight down the middle, where so much can be overlooked.
The brand for this store called for a dramatic image that spoke to its hip, young customer. The plane was stripped of its avionics and engine to lighten it, then suspended in a dynamic pose over the central service counter.
BRINGING THE OUTSIDE IN
On the bottom level of a two-story mall, skylights are out of the question. But one can be simulated to provide the effect successfully for the shopper. In this case, the skylight serves as the visual spine for this fairly deep store.
UP FOR CHANGE
The custom, red oak, modular display system was designed for this shoe store allowing them to quickly change displays with both horizontal and vertical panels snapped into the framework.
US SOCK EXCHANGE
That's it! SOCKS – only socks! But – with a Boom Era interior featuring a live NYSE stock ticker board above the service counter for the upscale, "interested" customer in this Palm Beach shop.
Proprietary cosmetics sales and Day Spa services offered here in this relaxing, contemporary atmosphere. Slight eclectic touches soften the hard edge environmental elements.
ESCAPE FROM THE MALL
Mall stores tend to blur together. This shop presents wide views of what's inside and a welcoming transition space with enticing displays that offer refuge from the Mall chaos.
More than a stair – a place to feature products as the shopper heads toward more good stuff upstairs.
Lots of brick textures, plants and natural materials and colors serve to soften the feeling of this very tall space for dining. The many plants are sustained by a drip irrigation system to keep them in their most beautiful condition.
MULTI LEVEL MARKETING
Levels can be very difficult in a retail setting, but managed well, can provide for visual excitement and departmentalization of merchandise.
CENTER OF ATTENTION
The bar in this restaurant is center stage – three steps above the diners. It keeps this revenue center visible to everyone while segregating it from more peaceful dining pursuits.
DAY SPA SALES
This is the booking area for spa services, backed up by enticing product displays.
SOFT CONTEMPORARY FEELING
Natural materials and warm colors help to make this relatively small shop with a very high ceiling a comfortable place to slow down and shop.