Display Inspirations

On The Cards

Greeting cards include a mix of time-honored staples and newer trends. Here's a look at the latest trends in this important stationery segment. Pop UpBells and whistles in paper engineering make for eye-popping cards.Up With... more »

Glowing Displays

Make sure to use candles to accent lifestyle and tabletop displays. Show off your candlesticks and candleholders. Customers looking for candles end up adding candlesticks; customers looking for candleholders usually add the candles. It's a... more »

Tabletop With a Dash of Zest!

Sometimes a plate is just a plate until you add the accessories. Then it becomes something that the customers can picture in their homes. Quite often they will end up buying the whole set—it's an... more »

Fabulous Folds

Table linens are an attractive part of every table setting. Displaying them with élan will entice your customers to say: "I'll take it just like that!" Heart Shape Retailer Stephen Chou of Bumblebee Linens in... more »

Working Fixtures

Every gift shop has one or two favorite staple fixtures that can be redone to showcase seasonal displays. Here's how one retailer works her favorite antique side table using basic principles of visual merchandising.Retailer Cynthia... more »

Deck the Halls

Cups and mugs do double duty here as ornaments! When your entire store is getting decked up for the holidays, why ignore the dishes? This interesting holiday display for tabletop allows mugs to be strung... more »

Get ‘Em to Your Store

Before hosting her event, retailer Patti Harbin of In-Courage in San Antonio, TX, used promotional materials from Lolita to create this gorgeous invite. Because she was strapped for time, she distributed the invitations at local... more »

Translating Sustainable Practice to Sustainable Design

When Michael Bodziner was first assigned to redesign the McEvoy ranch's retail store in San Francisco, he thought he had a specific task to accomplish: to capture the essence of the nearly 80 acres of... more »

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