I love popping into The Conran shop when I’m in London, there is always so much inspiration to be found.
I have noticed a trend building over the last year for using Critall style metal window frames in many stores. But conran have also added simple blocks of colour to some of theirs, i saw lots of stores using colour blocking whilst looking around London.
Conran have continued the colour blocking theme inside their store, using it to great effect on walls, architectural features and fixtures.
They are using it for way finding as well, helping to lead customers on their journey through the store.
I love this trend/style wall they have created in their furniture area, it really stands out and offers customers great simple information.
Love the clash of bright ribbons against this royal blue wall.
Where they do not have a surface to paint they have been inventive and used plants to add the colour.
The Conran Shop – www.conranshop.co.uk
Critall Windows – www.crittall-windows.co.uk
Im in Nice for a few days holiday, but am still always on the look out for inspiration and great things that catch my eye.
This fashion store caught my eye as they had covered the top part of the shopfront with plants, now i did think that it was a real living wall from afar, on closer inspection they had used artificial foliage, but it still looked good and it shows that if you dare to do something different you do attract people.
When it comes to trends in flooring we are definitely talking more evolution than revolution. A timber floor should after all last you a life time and a carpet or rug can serve for many, many years if looked after properly. Nonetheless flooring, being the foundation of any design scheme, needs to feel fresh, current and in keeping with the concept proposed.
At Solid Floor we have always taken great pride in having our finger on the pulse of the dynamic world of interior design and are always game to enable architects and designers to realise their clients’ dreams and ambitions. Therefore we would like to share with you our predictions for the future, as flooring is far from boring.
Read up on what is cutting-edge and happening now in flooring.
Source: Flooring trends 2016
Sonia Rykiel has refitted her London store in a library theme and using a very bold red which contrasts brilliantly against the black store facade.
SONIA RYKIEL LONDON
27-29 Brook Street, W1K 4 HE
+44 (0) 207 493 52 55
Monday to Saturday from 10AM to 7PM
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Love the graphics used in this store
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Tops Tiles have been expanding all over the country on the back of over a 5% sales increase last year.
But they are not only opening large out of town retail units, they have now created a boutique version of their brand, these small intimate stores are all situated in more affluent areas and have been given a really great look.
Heres some photos of the new West Dulwich store.
2 Croxted Road
SE21 8SW, UK
Written by Lyndsey Dennis
Habitat has launched its 35th and largest new Mini Habitat store in Chichester. The 520 sq m concept store is the largest to be opened by the brand since it started rolling out its Mini Habitat project in Homebase stores in 2012.
The space will showcase a new retail concept developed by Polly Dickens, creative director at Habitat; Graham Copeland, creative manager and in-house designer Matthew Long. The store design includes bespoke fixturing designed to enhance the sense of space and light and uses digital technology to create an immersive store environment for customers by incorporating interactive touch screens and video walls. New features include bold, checkerboard flooring, a statement chair wall featuring best-selling designs, a large gallery space and a bold cash desk design.
‘The Mini Habitat project has allowed us to extend our physical presence across the whole of the UK making us more accessible than ever with 38 different store locations,’ says Clare Askem, managing director of Habitat. ‘These stores have supported strong sales growth for us and this year we’re looking to continue this expansion meaning that customers are able to interact with Habitat products and staff more conveniently in locations stretching from Cornwall up to Scotland.
‘As our digital business continues to grow, we’re seeing that there is still a demand from consumers for physical showrooms that allow interaction with product before purchase and allow shoppers to immerse themselves in a Habitat environment. Chichester is a particularly exciting project as it offers us an opportunity to trial a new visual concept for these stores on a much larger scale and means that we can look to incorporate successful new elements from this design into our other Mini and flagship stores in the future.’
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Convenience store design must always start with the customer says Spar head of retail Ian Taylor. Matthew Valentine reports
Spar head of retail Ian Taylor tackled the difficult question of what convenience store customer want, and how that shapes store design, during his conference session at Retail Design Expo.
“What does the customer want from a convenience store? Not surprisingly, they want everything,” he told conference delegates. “They want convenience, whether that is car parking or opening hours; they want value for money, that’s very important. And local products are now playing an ever increasing part in our store design and layout.”
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Retail Design Expo will be back at Olympia on 9-10 March 2016.
Pictures: Matthew Valentine