Furniture Connection makes bold opening statement despite pandemic roadblocks

Kimberley Wray, April 1, 2021
Connie Post Press Release

Furniture Connection’s new, larger store here is off to a strong start with new features, new vendors and dramatic elements designed to wow consumers the minute they walk through the door.

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How Now Brown Squirrel?

Kimberley Wray, Sept 2020
Connie Post Press Release

The key to a successful luxury presentation is context. Take Brown Squirrel in Knoxville, TN, a full-line furniture store that literally sits across the parking lot from the corporate campus of HGTV.

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On the Up and Up

Kimberley Wray, March 2020
Connie Post Press Release

The industry's profitable merchant class is trading in better goods, presentation, customer experience, and convenience.


Connie Post to Reimagine HFA Retail Resource Center

Kimberley Wray, 12/20/2019
Connie Post Press Release

Retail strategist Connie Post and her Affordable Design team have been chosen to re-imagine the Home Furnishings Association (HFA) Retail...


Designer rug to raise money for breast cancer awareness at Pilgrim Furniture & Mattress City stores

Lisa Carberg, 10/16/2019
Connie Post Press Release

Over the course of her years as an owner of Pilgrim Furniture & Mattress City Debbie Albert has come to meet many designers from ...


$7 million Furniture Connection store coming to St. Bethlehem

Jimmy Settle, 9/23/2019
Connie Post Press Release

Clarksville retail furniture entrepreneur Dave Berggren is making a major statement about his hometown by breaking ground this week on a $7 million Furniture Connection store off Wilma Rudolph Boulevard.

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Connie Post to Big Boxes

Underestimate the competition at your peril

Connie Post Press Release

Retail strategist Connie Post has a message for big box brick-and-mortar furniture stores heading into the High Point Market next month: Underestimate the competition at your peril...

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Connie Post to Design New Furniture Connection Store

New Furniture Connection Store

Retail strategist Connie Post and Affordable Design Solutions have been engaged by Furniture Connection to design the retailer’s new, 46,000-square-foot store from the ground up

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Garden City Furniture Rolls Out Fresh New Look

Greg Thompson, 7/23/2019
Affordable Design Solutions

As part of a multi-year refresh and renovation, retail strategist Connie Post has created a new logo package for Garden City Furniture...PATIO AND HEARTH ARTICLE
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Connie Post Designs RP Outlet

Kimberly Wray, 7/15/2019
Furniture Lighting Decor

Retail strategist Connie Post has designed a new format for the RoomPlace aimed at broadening...Furniture Lighting Decore Article

Connie Post Designs New Format for the Roomplace

Nic Ledoux, 7/15/2019
Furniture Today

Retail strategist Connie Post announced that she has designed a new format for The Roomplace... FURNITURE TODAY ARTICLE FURNITURE WORLD ARTICLE

Brown Squirrel completes second phase

of three-part remodel

Cadelaide Elliott, 8/2/2018
The RoomPlace took the upper level of a former Macy's for its first mall store in new market Peoria, Ill.
Brown Squirrel

Brown Squirrel Furniture is bringing four new lifestyle brands, a café and boutique to its store with its latest remodel...READ MORE

The RoomPlace to open 3 stores this year

Will enter Milwaukee by yearend

Clint Engel, 5/9/2018
The RoomPlace took the upper level of a former Macy's for its first mall store in new market Peoria, Ill.

The RoomPlace is back in growth mode this year with plans to open three stores, including its first in the greater Milwaukee market...READ MORE

Rizzy Home Partners with Connie Post on a New

Merchandising Solution for Furniture Retailers

Nic Ledoux, 3/30/2018
Furniture World article on Rizzy Home and Connie Post

Rizzy Home recently announced that it has partnered with retail design strategist Connie Post on a new merchandising solution for furniture retailers. The program kicks off this Market in High Point with Post’s first-ever area rug collection....READ MORE


Just ask anyone!

January/February 2018
Harkness Furniture Article

Just ask anyone! If you happen to find yourself in Tacoma, Washington, and you’re in search of the Harkness Furniture store, there’s no one in the city or environs who can’t direct you to their graceful and dynamic arched neon sign, emerald green, red and gold! It’s an official local...READ MORE


The RoomPlace Races Toward Victory Lane

with a Hot New Design

October 2017
RoomPlace Ad

The turbulence left in the wake of lead Indy car on a race track has a name and it's not pretty: dirty air. Standing in the parking lot of a long-shuttered Levitz warehouse store in Indianapolis, I can only imagine the dust-filled draft Bruce Berman experienced as the building's doors were first pried open, some 20 years after they had been welded shut...READ MORE

Roomplace Gets a Fresh Look with Market-Dominating

Store Design in Indianapolis

Larry Thomas, September 1, 2017

Furniture chain RoomPlace opened its newest store in Indianapolis this summer with a fresh new look hoping to wow customers in their new market on the East side of the city...READ MORE

Steger's Furniture

Remodels One Floor At a Time

Connie Post, August 2017
August 2017

Think that a major remodel requires shutting down your store for weeks or months at a time? Think again. Renovations are not always easy, but it is entirely possible to refresh and even re-brand your store while...READ MORE

Instant Update

Enhance your first and last impression without tearing up your store

Connie Post, June 2017

Research has proven time and again that consumers make a near-instantaneous decision just inside a retailer's front door. Within seconds (ten or less) they scan the environment and decide whether to shop, or turn tail. READ MORE

UPDATED And ready for the MODERN WORLD

Pekin Fabulous!

Pekin Fabulous!

Think that a major remodel means shutting down your store for weeks or months at a time? Think again...READ MORE

On Trend with Connie Post in Denver:

The Showroom @Furniture Row

The Showroom @ Furniture Row, May 23, 2017
Connie Post

DENVER, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With more than 20 million square feet of retail and wholesale space to her credit, retail design strategist Connie Post has become synonymous with creating fresh and innovative environments. Post's impressive portfolio...READ MORE

Seeing Orange

Connie Post, May 2017
May 2017

When Geoff Jackson, President of HFA member Mattress and Sofa Warehouse in Morrisville, Vt., decided to expand the retail side of his business (Jackson is also president of furniture maker Vermont Precision Woodworks), he wanted to appeal to consumers with great selection...READ MORE

02142017 Retail Insights:

Connie Post Talks Rugs at Cardi's Cutting-Edge New Store

By Carol Tisch & Lisa Vincenti, February 14, 2017
Retail Insights

WAREHAM, Mass. -- Retail display and visual merchandising guru Connie Post has been specializing in custom solutions for home furnishings retailers for 30 years, and one of her longest-running gigs has been with Cardi's Furniture & Mattresses, a chain of 19 stores in southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island...READ MORE

Winter 2017 Las Vegas Market Delivers Results

Steady Buyer and Designer Attendance

Retail Observer, April 2017
April 2017

Las Vegas Market has announced that the overall attendance surpassed last winter's all-time high, with 13% gains in gift buyer attendance and 3% gains in interior designers, plus traffic increases from categories of strategic growth and from key U.S. regions - Midwest (6%), Southeast (9%) and Northeast (14%). On the resource side, total brands...READ MORE

Moe's Home Collection teams up with Connie Post

Merchandising program based on color

Home Accents Today Staff -- Home Accents Today, October 4, 2016
Connie Post

Whole home supplier Moe’s Home Collection is teaming up with retail strategist and supplier Connie Post to create a color-based merchandising program.

Called Connie Post Select, the program focuses on color-based furniture and accessories and will be unveiled in the Moe’s Home Collection showroom (IHFC D-430)...READ MORE

The New Cardi's Really is Larger than Life

Written by Connie Post in Design & Merchandising, Featured Stories
By Connie Post
September 2016

Converting existing buildings has always presented unique challenges. In the case of Cardi’s Furniture & Mattresses in Wareham, Mass., the challenge came in the form of a 22-foot load-bearing fire wall that separated the first 4,000 square feet of the former big-box home improvement store from the rest of the interior.

Faced with an immense obstacle that could not be moved, I decided to incorporate the wall into my vision, giving the wall a grand, Disney-esque design that’s part casual beach house—with the scale and proportions of a real home covered in shiplap so prevalent...READ MORE

City of Hope hosts home furnishings Women’s Leadership Tour

More than a dozen women visit medical campus and meet researchers

Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, August 12, 2016
city of hope tour team
City of Hope's Sharon Joyce, second from right, joins Initiative co-chairs (left to right) Chuck Reilly, Ellen Gefen, Jena Hall and Connie Post.

LOS ANGELES—-The International Home Furnishings chapter of the City of Hope initiated an exclusive home furnishings Women’s Leadership Tour of City of Hope’s medical campus Aug. 4.

“Our mission was simple,” said Jena Hall, of Jena Hall Designs, co-chair of the initiative and executive member of the International Home Furnishings chapter of City of Hope. “We wanted to provide...READ MORE

Connie Post’s Imax Line Delivers Complete Décor Offering

The Eclipse and Eden collections debut this week in Atlanta

Posted on July 11, 2016 by Andrea Lillo
Eclipse décor from Imax

TULSA, Okla.—Connie Post will launch her latest merchandising concept with Imax Worldwide Home this week, called Concepts by Connie Post.

Focused on developing transformational retail concepts, Post conceived Concepts by Connie Post to deliver a complete décor offering driven by...READ MORE

Cardi's Furniture & Mattresses, Wareham, Mass.

Connie Post and her team at Affordable Design Solutions transfromed a 62,000-sq.-ft. former Lowes Home Improvement store in Wareham, Mass., into the new home of Cardi’s Furniture & Mattresses.