CLEAN AND CLEVER DISPLAYS
Earlier this year I celebrated Nancy’s birthday with her in Louisiana. In the country, a few days can quickly turn into a few weeks. But we didn’t sit around sipping Mint Juleps the whole time (though there were some Mint Juleps involved). Nancy and I always get caught up in the staging and photographing of the inventory. It’s a lot of work, but a lot more fun. Here are our two go-to staging tips that are just as useful for retail displays as photo shoots (or the house plant shuffle).
Stage Before Planting. We can’t possibly plant all of our pots for shoots, so we stage with plants and bed risers. Once we’ve inserted the risers and plant flush with the rim, we fill with pine needles or Spanish moss. They look just like mature plantings. We recommend risers even if you prefer to pot your displays. They’ll allow you to test them out for a few weeks before committing.
Clever Color Matches. Here are a few of our favorite glaze and finish combos. They’re all Anamese classics we think look pretty smart together.