Display is a constant at the shops. Keeping things fresh is key to good retail. The other day was spent freshening up the cases at the Home store. Cases are necessary for several reasons. One, I really like how you can create vignettes on a shelf. It keeps it nice and contained. Secondly, and this is the sad truth, it helps cut down on theft. More expensive items are enclosed and just tougher for those (insert really bad word) folks that come in solely to steal. I try and focus on the first, and the other day was tidying up the assorted cases.
I think grouping ‘like’ items together makes for a strong visual. The assortment of vintage Baccarat drawing your eye up to the top of the 3 tiered glass fronted case. Mix with a little ephemera is always a good thing.
More silver, more John Derian, for the bottom shelf. Too much of a good thing is always a good thing in my retail book. Just by refreshing the cases, it breathes new life into all the goods. I think the same applies for things in your home. A little re-do makes you see your loved possessions in a whole new light. At the shops and at home, bit by bit, rather than an entire re-do makes the whole process much more enjoyable.