Robin’s Nest Interiors: A Home Accents Today 2017 Retail Star
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HOME ACCENTS TODAY PRESENTS
The Best & The Brightest
BY THOMAS LESTER
Home Accents Today is proud to present its 13th annual 50 Retail Stars list.
Sponsored by AmericasMart Atlanta, the Retail Stars list honors independent brick-and- mortar retailers of home accents and accessories. The list includes furniture stores, home décor boutiques and interior design retailers that are creative in their merchandising, contribute to their communities, and stand out from their competition.
This year’s Stars represents a bit more of a cross section of the country than in recent years, as 27 states have at least one representative on the compilation, up from last year’s total of 25 states. Regionally, the Southeast has the heaviest representation in this year’s list with stores in 11 states, followed by stores in six states each in the Northeast and Midwest regions while five Western U.S. states are included.
California leads the way with eight Stars while Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania and Kentucky have three stores each. Washington, Indiana, Illinois, North Carolina, New York, Maryland, Oklahoma and Louisiana each have two stores listed…
…Interior design services continue to be a sales generator for our stores. In this year’s list, the ratio of stores that offer the services versus those that don’t is around 8-to-1.
Social media is a part of everyday life in America and that’s reflected in the stores’ presence on a number of key channels. All 50 of this year’s Stars are on Facebook while Instagram – with a photo-based platform that plays well at the retail level – is next with 47 users. Thirty-six stores have their own Pinterest pages while 27 are on Twitter…
ROBIN’S NEST INTERIORS Lousiville, Ky.
Estimated 2016 Total Sales: Less than $1 million
Home accent specialist, founded in 2010. Offers middle to upper-middle price points in 2,500 square feet of selling space. Total sales per square foot, $100. Home accents accounted for 50% of 2016 total sales; accent furniture, 20%, other furniture, 30%. Home accents products carried include accent furniture, decorative accessories, lamps, lighting fixtures, wall décor, decorative pillows and throws, top of bed, permanent botanicals and area rugs…Attends Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, High Point Market and Las Vegas Market. Maintains a social media presence through Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+ and Houzz. Offers interior design services. Merchandises with an updated traditional aesthetic and uses lots of texture and natural elements to create an organic feel. Also uses unique accessories to make a statement and add color.
MAY 2017 HOMEACCENTSTODAY.COM