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Sarreid Executive Team, Brad Cates
Clockwise from top left: Brad Cates, Karen Wheeler, Travis Coley and Larry Sandwick.

Sarreid elevates long-term employees into executive roles. Company owners continue in board of director roles.

The nonprofit will celebrate New York City's design scene through creative year-round activations and programming.

 

During Design West, a panel of three designers will discuss the future of design, trends and how they may have longevity, and new opportunities that come from the changing health guidelines.

UK company Rated People found that Scandinavian styling is increasingly popular for home office design, with neutral colors, houseplants and simple furniture as key trends for 2021.

Sunbrella
Consumers are prioritizing comfort and function in their outdoor furnishings, investing in upholstery that will stand up to the elements, like Sunbrella’s performance fabrics.

Outdoor living needs have evolved and home furnishings manufacturers are keeping pace.

LightFair Innovation Awards 2021
LightFair has opened submissions for its 2021 Innovation Awards.

Winners will be announced at LightFair in October 2021. 

Shea Pumarejo, Owner & Designer, Younique Designs
Shea Pumarejo, Owner and Designer for Younique Designs, won the Best Overall Bath award.

The annual competition recognizes excellence in design and performance; natural tones, sculptural elements and textural accents were among the elements featured in this year’s winning designs.

The Virginia report, which examines a range of professional regulation recommendations, enforces the importance of state certification for interior designers. 

Howard Elliott Digital Catalog
The five digital catalogs will be organized by category.

The five Howard Elliott catalogs are organized by home furnishings category. 

KBIS Virtual, KBIS Next
The exhibitor platform for KBIS virtual has been postponed.

The NKBA Voices From the Industry conference and Design + Industry Awards event, as well as the KBIS NeXT Stage and Pavilions programming, will continue as scheduled, but will move to NKBA.org.

Gift for Life, Cole Daugherty, Ari Lowenstein
L to R: Cole Daugherty and Ari Lowenstein to head the board for Gift for Life.

Industry veteran Ari Lowenstein has been named Vice-Chair for on the Gift for Life Board.

The top recipient of the NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship is Amaiya Sims, a senior at Columbia College Chicago.

In a recent poll, 90 percent of respondents say they will spend as much or more time on home projects this year compared to 2020.