Visual Merchandising – It’s All About Location

Location, Location, Location.   Usually when you hear this it’s in reference to, well, location. A piece of property, a city, a neighborhood. It’s typically when talking about a residential home or a business’ physical location. In the world of visual merchandising, location is the placement of product within a store. And just like

2020 Colour Trend Review : How You Can Use It

Disclaimer: we have not been hired by Benjamin Moore. This is strictly the opinions of the author.  One of the things that fascinates me the most about design is how drastically, and instantly, changing a colour can change a space. How a coat of paint can make something feel completely different than

Open Concept Design : Finding the Connection

When asking someone what their dream home looks likes, majority of people will say: “I want to be able to see the everything from the kitchen”   “I want to be able to see right to the back of the house from the front door”  “I want an open concept”  Open concept floor

How to Design a Pop-Up Shop

Over the last few years, online shopping has given traditional retailers a run for their money; changing the way we shop as consumers. Where you once had to find and then go to a store to get what you needed, now it is available at your fingertips and dropped at your

My House is Your House : Short-term Rentals

Short-term rental properties are a growing trend. It offers an easy way to supplement your income and for a relatively inexpensive startup cost. Then with apps like Airbnb and Home Away, getting people to see your rental is right at your fingertips.   Why is this trend spreading?  Let’s be real.

Retail Design: Visual Merchandising 101

When I started my post-graduate career (after graduating from Interior Design) I started as a Visual Manager for H&M. This might seem like a weird entry level job choice for an interior design graduate but, in reality, there are a lot of similarities between Interior Design and Visual Merchandising. You’re

Retail Design Planning: Guiding Customer’s Through Your Store

When looking at interior design in retail, its more than just paint, mannequins and merchandise. Understanding how your customer uses the space, what your customers’ needs are and then planning the design around these is the difference between a retailer that’s making money and one that doesn’t.   In order to

Simple Must-Do Updates for Any Home

Summer is in full swing and so is the real estate market. Spring through to the end of Summer is prime season for home sales with multiple new listings coming up daily. The market is HOT and the competition is real.  When a home buyer is walking through a house, especially an older

Curb Appeal

Most of the time, when someone talks about curb appeal, it’s when the house is on the market. Yes, curb appeal is important when you are selling your home but it’s not just about selling your home. The idea behind Curb Appeal is to make you home welcoming by creating