My magpie tendencies mean that I’m a Retailers godsend. If it catches my eye I’m in like Flynn and before you know it I’m parting with my cash for another not to be missed item. It’s often the window display that lures me into a shop and therefore the skill of the visual merchandiser. A classic and useful technique they use is to limit the palette – this is also a key attribute in interiors as well, to lead the eye. My Mother-in-Law used to be a professional window dresser and I love it when she critiques windows – she spots things I never would.
I love the playful frivolity of the Paul Smith window, whilst its product led it has unexpected composition.
In Orla Keily’s Seven Dials shop I was taken with the simplicity of the Christmas scene. It would work really well on a hallway console or maybe on my desk!