August 2019

07/25/2019
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Commercial Focus The commercial design industry heads to Chicago for NeoCon 2019. Covering 10 floors of The Mart in Chicago, NeoCon is the place to be to see the latest in commercial interiors.…
Andreea Braescu lighting
Romanian interior artist Andreea Braescu used fine bone china to create this bespoke lighting sculpture. When lit up, each handcrafted petal and leaf emits a warm light, capturing the essence of living nature.
While some might say that all lighting is a form of art in its own way, some lighting fixtures are especially artful, designed to catch the eye and add visual interest even when they’re not switched…
Renaissance Gateway hotel
(Photo: Eric Laignel)
Lauren Rottet — Founding Principal of Rottet Studio, and the first woman to be a fellow of both the International Interior Design Association and the American Institute of Architects — is well-known…
Leigh Jones sunroom
(Photo: Dustin Peck Photography)
With an interior design career spanning nearly 40 years, Leigh Jones, Principal Designer at home furnishings retailer The Very Thing, specializes in comfortable luxury. Here she designed a bright and…
Adobestock plant in hands
(Photo: sarayut_sy - stock.adobe.com)
As the impacts of climate change become increasingly apparent and public discourse about the environment continues to grow, consumers are holding businesses accountable for their sustainability…
Alicia Kerr
Alicia Kerr with her staple Allie Studio pillows, which drill down to niche neighborhoods to give retailers a unique offering for customers shopping their stores.
We hear it all the time in the home furnishings industry. The more customized and personal — and different — a piece of furniture or home accent is can make all the difference to the consumer. Enter…
Adobestock computer software
(Photo: Kaspars Grinvalds - stock.adobe.com)
Having a dedicated accounting and project management software platform is vital to help interior design firms stay organized. From creating proposals to handling product purchase transactions, these…
Adobestock shopping bag
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At the recent WithIt Conference, we had the pleasure of attending a seminar with retail expert and founder of Retail Minded, Nicole Leinbach Reyhle.  She shared statistics on how customers are…
Renaissance Gateway
One of our features this month focuses on designer Lauren Rottet's design work at a cutting-edge airport hotel.
I love it when an issue comes together. Not when the pages head to the printer (although that’s always a good feeling), but when the realization hits that the stories we’ve written, diverse as they…

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