Retail interiors are vitally important to the success of the business; consumers need to feel comfortable in an environment that allows them to browse with ease. Although perhaps often unconsciously, the interior should also impart a level of trust and should reflect the quality of the business.
McGowans Jewellers is a 4th generation business with two successful shops in Glasgow’s well known, Argyle Arcade and a brand new one, just opened in Aberdeen’s famous Union Street. We were delighted to be approached to provide the best interior design solution for their latest venture. It was paramount to ensure that the furniture, wallcoverings, soft furnishings and lighting created the perfect atmosphere for clients to enjoy and feel relaxed when visiting McGowans and we were delighted with the outcome. Retail environments are very important and this was considered greatly when creating the designs for the jewellers. Investing in jewellery is often one of the major purchases that people make and it is imperative that the interior is a comfortable space where buyers can take their time to choose exactly the right piece for them. Customers should feel at ease and have trust in their jeweller and the interior of the shop can speak volumes about the business itself and demonstrate the quality of the service and the jewellery itself.McGowans Jewellers Managing Director, Nicola McCann was involved in every step of the process from the design brief, discussing and approving the proposals right through to completion and installation on site. Nicola was happy to tell us how beneficial the service provided at John Dick and Son had been.
“Sally and her team were fantastic right from the beginning. They immediately understood what we were aiming to achieve and very quickly interpreted what we were looking for and provided great initial concepts.
The whole process of opening in an entirely new location was quite daunting and time consuming but they made the whole experience much easier.
Choosing wallpaper, fabrics and furniture was actually a pleasant experience! I was also grateful for the way John Dick and Son were able to assist by liaising with my other suppliers and trades and for the professional service provided when the team arrived on site to deliver, put into place and ensure all the furnishings were looking as they should.
It certainly helped to get the Aberdeen shop open on time and looking as fantastic as it does today!”
We are delighted with the final result. As you will see from the photographs, it certainly is a welcoming and comfortable environment that demonstrates the quality of service you’d expect from a business established in 1895.