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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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 well as thematic elements that truly expand on the design of a space. We incorporate décor and furniture that align to a certain theme and give an idea of the variety and the versatility of products we carry. We aim to inspire individuality and creativity with our pieces.
What sets you apart from others in your market?
We carry a unique and technologically advanced array of lighting, décor and peripherals to update and upgrade lighting throughout the home and professional spaces. With an exclusive line designed by the Metro team itself, Philip Austin, there are luxury items and pieces available for every budget.
Thomas Lester is Digital/Managing Editor for Home Accents Today. A graduate of Emory & Henry College’s Mass Communications program, Lester spent a dozen years working for newspapers in Virginia and North Carolina covering an array of subjects, ranging from community news, government, education, ACC sports, professional baseball and more before joining Home Accents Today in 2013. Reach out to me with your story ideas, tips and more at [email protected].