Edison continues his occasional series on interior design, this time he looks at the inspiration and styling tips to be gleaned from window displays which you can be applied to your home.
You may have noticed that window displays are big business these days, particularly at established departments stores such as Selfridges and Harrods. These displays can often be flamboyant, whimsical, avant-garde or be created as an art installation in itself.
Many well-known artists and designers are invited to create these one-of- a-kind installations. Primarily to act as an enticement to passers-by, window displays are also meant to cause a reaction, be aspirational, create illusions and inspire creativity.
Many window displays access different disciplines which are often mixed together such as architecture and fashion, fashion and graphic design or interior design and engineering.
What is great about all of this is that you can take inspiration for free and apply them to yourself and your home. Take reference from forms, colour, scale and the placement of objects and explore these in your own time and space.
These two examples from fellow Chelsea Design Quarter member Guinevere Antiques, use their window displays to maximum effect. Bold patterns and forms, and a mix of classic modern vintage and antiques, grabs the attention and showcases what is achievable.
Our window display during LDF week was well received and not only tells a short story about the relationship between art, materials and colour but it also emphasises how we skillfully mix colours to create a carpet that will compliment your interior space.