With an extravagant, flashy design, this new Louis Vuitton Concept Store at Selfridges in London is the result of the collaboration between the brand and Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Characterized by flashy colors and polka dot patterns, the overall design of the store will definitely appeal to the Louis Vuitton enthusiasts. The exhibited materials, bags and shoes are all a part of the dot-inspired concept and are well emphasized with the help of a visually powerful lighting scheme. Perforated giant lamps hang over the display tables, which are in tune with the red&white floor and walls. According to the official press release, the store features “twenty four Selfridges display windows dedicated to the Vuitton & Kusama Collection and inside visitors are instructed to follow the red dots along the shop floor leading to the store and a life size, polka dot-clad model of Kusama herself”. Louis Vuitton & Kusama concept store at Selfridges London will remain open until 1 October.
Let’s get started with some styling inspiration from Urban Outfitters, a brand that offers an interesting array of wall-mounted shelving options. Many of them celebrate the best of geo style. Below we see a trio of shelving solutions, including the Bryn Mountain Display Shelf, pictured at the top right of the photo. Note how each of these shelves holds “like items,“ such as rocks, jewelry and other natural wonders. The styling of this Geo Triangle Shelf proves there’s power in empty space. You may be tempted to fill every square inch of your decorative shelving, but remember that sometimes less is more.
And one of my all-time favorite shelf styling tricks is to display plants on the top layer of shelving, which will draw the eye upward, as well as create height and drama. Below we see shelf-top plants in a tour of my retro-modern home office. Last but not least, we shine the spotlight on the challenging task of styling kids’ room shelving, drawing inspiration from the product photography of The Land of Nod. The Zero Gravity Wall Shelf below illustrates a perfect balance of practicality and design flair, mixing carefully placed toys with books in eye-catching colors.