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Martin Roberts Design’s new store in Trinidad!

Martin Roberts has designed the new store “Dwellings Home” which opened earlier this month. Customers will immediately notice a new concept Martin calls “Wallscaping”. This is achieved by specially designed fixtures which allow more items to be displayed at eye level. Then a color story of merchandise is selected to enhance the customers experience of

Martin Roberts Shares a Video Testimonial from Furniture Mall of Kansas

The Furniture Mall of Kansas entered the greater Kansas City market with the opening of its showroom in the former 160,000 square foot Benchmark Home Furnishings space to a great reception. In this video, the owners, give a video testimonial of what it was like to work with Martin Roberts during the design process.

A Store’s Makeover Changes Its Bottom Line, Too

Riley’s Furniture and Mattress Store in Monroe, Ohio had a 30,000 sq. ft. two‐ story “piecemeal” showroom that had been remodeled and added to throughout the last 45 years one area at a time creating an inconsistent look and feel. Mattresses were tucked away in the far back upstairs corner. Furniture was arranged in brand

Furniture First Announces the Approval of 29th & 30th Mattress 1st Stores

Last week the Furniture First Board of Directors approved the 29th and 30th Mattress 1st retail stores for Members Wilson Furniture and Bears Furniture and Mattress Den. Wilson Furniture, located in Bridgeport, Ohio, has been a member of Furniture First since the beginning of 2013 and Bear’s Furniture, with stores in Franklin and Cranberry, Pennsylvania,

Finding the Right Product Mix

Last year my team at Martin Roberts Design re‐planned and re‐merchandised more than one million square feet of retail space in 30 or so stores around the country. As a retail designer, I’ve helped hundreds of store owners rethink their showrooms. When merchants ask me to revitalize their space, they frequently say it’s because it’s

Martin Roberts Designs Develops “Sleep Simple” Experience for America’s Mattress® Stores

America’s Mattress®, the largest independently owned and operated sleep shop network in the United States, wanted to create a customizable retail program that would maximize the customer’s in-store experience. They contacted retail design specialist Martin Roberts to help them achieve their goals. The America’s Mattress leadership team and Martin Roberts Designs (Roberts) reviewed the floor

Is a Breakthrough on the Horizon?

As we begin the New Year, the big question on my mind is: Will 2016 mark the tipping point in consumer spending on outdoor living? We’ve all heard that this is the fastest growing category in the home furnishings industry. Even though that’s true, statistics show that sales in the multi‐billion‐dollar outdoor living market have

Two Park Home Furniture Stores Combine Under One Roof

Park Stores, a family owned chain including Park Furniture & Appliances and Park Audio Plus, announced that it plans to combine its two Altoona-area stores under one roof with the help of Martin Roberts Design. The groundbreaking to expand the existing Park Audio store is set for January 2016. Published first in Furniture World Magazine

Ignore Rumors of the Death of Brick-and-Mortar

“Designer Martin Roberts walked attendees through his biggest project this year, the Furniture Mall of Kansas in Olathe, Kansas.” While some are proclaiming the death of brick-and-mortar furniture stores, designer Martin Roberts remains unconvinced. Just this year “Nebraska Furniture Mart built the largest store in the western hemisphere, which is all about furniture.” Published first

Palliser Taps Martin Roberts Design for Pinnacle Seating

New to the showroom of upholstery producer Palliser Furniture at market is signage created by retail design veteran Martin Roberts. Palliser tapped Roberts to create high impact in the showroom and on retail floors for their luxury brand, Pinnacle Seating Studio. The manufacturer wants to create an environment that stands out from the rest of