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Design Trends
popping visuals blog
Visual Merchandising comes in all shapes and sizes. No matter how small, or temporary, a well displayed collection of merchandise is imperative to capturing the customer’s attention and motivating him/her to purchase. Recently, Retailworks has been working with Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, WI, to assist the temporary Pop-Up tenants set up their wares over 3-day...
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neocon 2021
Heather, Amy and Suzanne attended NeoCon this year at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, IL. They racked up over 10,000 steps each, while seeing all of the trends, color reports, and new product launches that filled the 10 floors of the Mart. Once again, the line between residential and commercial design has blurred, and a...
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HDExpo and Vegas Market Trends 2021
Holley attended both the Vegas Market (mainly residential design) and HDExpo (mainly hospitality design) in Las Vegas August 22 through 25, cramming in as much inspiration and trend-spotting as possible. At Vegas Market, she attended two talks: First Look 2021 Onward and the Sherwin-Williams Colormix Forecast, “Mood.” Both of these talks touched on similar themes,...
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Georgia on our Mind: Atlanta Market
Three of our display artists and visual merchandisers flew south for a week of showroom hopping and trend spotting at Atlanta Market, one of the retail and design industry’s premier gift, décor and lifestyle markets. It featured more than 8,000 brands across multiple categories including home décor, gift, and hand-made as well as holiday decorations. ...
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tile trends
Tiles—whether they are ceramic, porcelain or terracotta, on the walls, on the floors or in the bathroom—can provide a tremendous impact on the look and feel of a space. Coverings, the largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference in North America, shared the following tile trends: Flecked effect. This is the terrazzo look. With...
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LED neon
When you think of a neon light, you think of a light that has a bright, colorful glow. Developed in the early 1900s, these electric signs are produced with neon gases, but did you know that neon signs can also be created from LEDs? The rise in popularity of LED “neon” is due to its...
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acrylic check out
In my 35 years of being in the retail/design industries, I’ve never seen so much acrylic. Acrylic face shields, sneeze guards and space separators, on countertops, showcases and checkouts. Of course, they are important and necessary, but please think carefully before you swiftly click, “buy and ship”. What will these do to your brand and...
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Biophilic Design
With the COVID-19 pandemic casting a shadow on all of us, our appreciation for the sun, nature and the outdoors has increased. It’s said that human beings have an innate attraction to nature. That biological affinity is called biophilia. The term was coined by American biologist, Edward O. Wilson, in the 1980s when he observed...
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Image Source: Stephen Young Space Illumination will make or break your selling environment. The correct lighting will create an atmosphere that reflects your brand, showcases your products, and appeals to your target market – all helping to increase sales.  Here are the top five things to think about when illuminating your business: 1) Natural Light –...
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popup shop
What’s an effective way for a retailer to expand their brand exposure exponentially, increase store locations and customer base, test out new designs and products, and engage shoppers in a fun way? If you said pop-up stores, you’re correct! More than ever, consumers are looking for a personalized shopping experiences and pop-ups provide just that....
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Retailworks, Inc. is an award-winning commercial interior design, display, branding, and consulting firm headquartered in Milwaukee. We create engaging, branded environments, thought-provoking and intentional art, and display installations to positively influence the customer experience.

Retailworks, Inc. is 100% woman owned, and is the parent company of LMF Group.
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