We all know that Anthropologie has some of the most amazing displays this world has to offer. They are always incredibly creative, resourceful, and believe it or not, done on a pretty reasonable budget. I found an article recently that revealed a bit about their process, and I find it so inspiring!
What I love most about their displays is how resourceful they can be. I read in the above article that themes are decided upon and then shared with all of the stores, and each store's styling team is then responsible for bringing the theme to life in their own way. The following displays are my favorites based on access to materials and overall attention to being green.
This first one uses pieces of broken or thrifted furniture brought together by color and attentive styling. I love how cohesive and festive it turned out to be, and that despite all of the broken bits it still exemplifies the idea of HOME. It shows that sometimes a simple thing like color can bring an idea together.
While this one probably took a lot more time to acquire the materials (and may have gotten more than a few a bit tipsy), I love how green this idea is. This team could have stopped at collecting thousands of corks, but they turned it up a notch by dyeing all of the corks to give the whole idea more impact.
This idea is about as easy to execute as they come, and yet it has so much intrigue and beauty. Sandwich bags, dirt and sprout seeds! Fantastic. The wonderful thing about this concept, is that it continues to grow and change creating an organic display that will bring customers coming back to check on the progress.
From what I can tell, this display is mostly constructed with cardboard and bottle caps. It is magical and delightful in all the best ways!! I really believe you can do just about anything with cardboard. It's so versatile and relatively easy to acquire.
This last one is pure magic. I am unsure of the materials, but isn't it so whimsical? Can you imagine walking along the street in the dead of winter and happening upon this feast for the eyes?
I hope that these images give you some inspiration, and the next time you tackle your display ideas you are not bogged down by a lack of materials. There are treasures everywhere! Next time you're in a bind, check your recycling bin and grab a few bottles of paint or dye!