Retail Star spotlight: Metro Lighting

Home Accents Today’s Retail Stars list recognizes independent brick-and-mortar retailers of home accents – including furniture stores, home accessories boutique stores and interior design showrooms – that merchandise creatively, have a positive presence in their local communities and stand out from the competition.

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Metro Lighting

Brentwood, Mo.

6 stores

Home accent and lighting specialist, founded in 1967. Key suppliers include Hooker Furniture for accent furniture and area rugs; Uttermost for decorative accessories, soft goods and wall décor; Visual Comfort, Kichler, Generation  Brands and Phillip Austin for lamps/lighting. Attends domestic shows such as Lightovation and Light Fair to source product. Visual merchandising scheme is designed to showcase how lighting can impact a space, both creatively and with thematic elements. Uses furniture and décor to help create the theme of a space to accompany the lighting. Best idea has been implementing a shipping program that allows vendors to ship directly to customers.

In their own words

Please describe your visual merchandising scheme.

Our stores are set up to showcase how lighting can impact a space, both with the creative aspect as