The Art of the Escape

Have you ever thought about the beauty of escape? In the Western culture especially, we have associated this word to mean a gorgeous getaway or retreat. Fortunately, when we use the word “escape” we do not usually mean that we need to escape a physical attack (although we may want to escape bad circumstances), but most frequently we mean we just need a break.


We live in a world of demands and many moving pieces. The “grand escape” many dream of involves warm weather, beautiful scenery, delightful food, refreshing drinks, peace and quiet for an extending amount of time. Many times, especially in busy communities, these elements are required for a good escape, but we should not always force ourselves to wait for the opportunity to take off work and actually travel just to experience it.

Do you have a room in your home away from the noise of everyday life? At Bauer International, we believe that furniture and decor can effectively contribute to an environment of escape. Why not create a room in your house that helps you feel like you’re in a different time and place – where you can forget the demands of life and once again remember the joys of life?

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In this picture above of a room at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, observe how the lighting, fresh flowers, and the image of an open sky gives the room such a relaxing feel. You don’t have to decorate in a tropical theme and you do not need a huge space (check out the pictures below of other theme ideas), but it should look and feel different (and better) than what you experience during your typical work day.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this post! Share your “Getaway Room” ideas in the comments below!

Merchandising Your T-Stand

Need some tips for displaying merchandise on your T-stand? Not a problem. With the adjustable arms and small footprint in your store, you can really make it work anywhere. We’ve gathered a few tips from our 20 years experience in the store fixture industry that might help improve your current T-stand displays and command more eyes to your featured merchandise.

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Spyglass Hill Golf Shop | Pebble Beach, CA

First of all, find that attention-grabber. This varies for different consumers, so you want to consider your target demographic. As a general rule, though, think seasonal, complex, and trendy. Of course, you can always dress up your feature piece with accessories to add more “wow”.

Secondly, pair the attention-grabber with a complimentary piece–the peanut butter to the jelly–the potatoes to the steak. You definitely want something simple in color and texture and contrasting in color and size. If the attention grabber is the shirt, then add pants, shorts or perhaps a vest to the opposite side. This gives the t-stand balance and a strong identity at any angle.

Next, adjust the arms of the t-stand to fit the length of the items and the focal point. To put it simply: keep the arms around shoulder level of your average client. You will not want your customers to have to look up or down while they’re passing your T-stand. Also, for practical and visual purposes, keep the levels within two notches of each other. If not, your display will have too much wasted space and will look empty.


The Polo Club Golf Shop | Boca Raton, FL

Finally,  T-stands look great near fixtures like nesting tables or cabinets where the merchandise folds instead of hangs. This provides a dynamic and balanced shopping experience.

If you have any other tips for T-stand displays, please share your thoughts below! You can also check out more great tips about lighting, color, and balance at “Visual Merchandising 101” on

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