You may not actively think about the way a store looks when you’re more focused on what’s inside, but it has a surprising impact on your purchase habits. Stores with strong branding will do better than most, because it catches your eye. There are so many little moments in commercial design that make me smile, and it’s made me so much more appreciative of the stores themselves.
Although probably none of these images are very relatable to residential design, I still love the way that well-planned commercial design translates into a beautiful shopping experience. Scrolling through the images, you can tell that my personal taste shows very clearly: classic, a lot of black and white, and simple but with touches of modern and bold accents. Think about the stores you like – what do they look like, and does it change the way you shop?