Quick Furniture Design Tip #7 From Uma Stewart: Use That Corner!
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Use the existing walls and corner areas in your store to to define areas and illustrate interesting ways that customers can use display and accessories in their homes.
Consumers go to retail stores like yours to not only purchase furniture, but to also get ideas on how to put their rooms together. In spite of this, most furniture stores display furniture arranged in open floor plans that make it difficult to display wall decor, or show customers how they can arrange furniture and accessories in dramatic and creative room settings.
When creating furniture displays you might, therefore, make an effort to either create walled vignettes or use the existing walls and corner areas in your store to to define areas and illustrate creative ways to display furniture and accessories in their homes.
Turn an ordinary corner of the showroom into an inviting space that your customers are drawn to by incorporating seating, lighting, artwork and small accessories. Show customers a way they might not consider to display artwork over a console table or use a patterned lampshade that complements a featured piece of furniture. Again, incorporate walls into you displays and make this consideration a priority. Choose accent pieces with clean lines and avoid bold graphic patterns to please customers with different tastes.
About Uma Stewart: Designer Uma Stewart has gained a following for her signature approach to interior design. Coined "low-toy luxury for the cultured life," this style perfectly captures the modern desire to live both the good life, as well as a life less ordinary. Every project is guided by a fundamental vision of light, space and clean lines. This than becomes the canvas for (ust the right mix of casual and dressed up furnishings, decor, and objects of personal expression to result in a space that is livable and worldly all at once.
Uma founded Furbish Home In 2006 to offer on inspiring showroom environment to the public, while continuing to work on a broad range of design projects with individual clients.
Now, in 2010 Uma launched an eponymous boutique firm, Uma Stewart interior Design, to offer the highest level of creativity and service to her growing design clientele. Uma's design work and showroom have been featured in New Jersey Monthly, New Jersey life. Domino, New Jersey Jewish News, and Mlllburn Short Hills Magazine. Uma's design blog, the Furbish Notes. Is widely read by design enthusiasts and professionals alike. In it Uma explores everything design, but also weighs in on the other passions in her life: writing, family, travel, art and photography, food and wine and more.
Before launching Uma Stewart Interior Design and Furbish Home, Uma worked as an acquisitions editor in book publishing and as a photo editor for a women's fashion magazine. She studied design at Parsons and NYU,and has done graduate work in communications and culture. For more information, visit http://www.furbishhome.com.
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