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Instagram may be the favorite platform for interior designers, but is it — and social media in general — really helping them grow their businesses? Not always, according to research from Unity… more
I am an avid Seth Godin fan. If you don’t know who he is, Google him. He’s an inspiring marketer who teaches through an everyday blog, disruptive marketing books, speaking engagements and coursework… more
For multi-award-winning designer Nina Magon, "minimal" doesn't mean boring. Known for her modern aesthetic that balances bold high design with glamorous appeal and her viral Live Stylish Daily blog,… more
Lighting really does have a language to it. There are terminologies to help us categorize the specific jobs they have in creating a cohesive lighting design. While we are now adjusting to some of… more
When naming their new luxury lighting collection with Dounia Home, Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason of AphroChic chose to honor the collection’s Moroccan roots: “Amur Akush,” the original name of… more
I’d like to introduce myself. I’m Diane Falvey, and it’s so nice to meet you. I’m also the new Editor-in-Chief of Furniture, Lighting & Decor. I’ve been in this industry for some time but this is… more
When her downsizing client asked her to redesign an untouched Toronto condo originally built in the 1980s, designer Cynthia Ferguson had a blank canvas and plenty to work with. See how she designed… more
There are just a few lighting fixture designers that have stayed in the public consciousness over the years. One of them, a favorite of mine, is Isamu Noguchi. His light sculptures, made of simple… more
The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), Feb. 19-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, packs a ton of great products and events for interior designers of all specialties. This year, the boutique-… more
For two sisters on a Friday night, nothing beats tapas and a trip to one of three local HomeGoods stores. In December, I flew to D.C. to visit a few showrooms for the upcoming Retail Road Trip, and I… more
Let’s talk kitchen trends and how people are adding value and one of the most important rooms to revamp in the house. Whether the plan is to update before selling a home or to overhaul the space when… more
The winner of our First Look at Last Look contest, Charley Harold of Dear Charley Designs in Lexington, KY, specializes in approachable, relatable design. Her winning submission, this family room… more
Washing walls with light has become a whole lot easier. Before LEDs came along, you were pretty much stuck with track lights, using flood bulbs or recessed fixtures with reflectors and spread lenses… more
Designer Jeffrey Alan Marks loves to bring the Southern California sunshine into his lighting designs, and while the styles in his new Point Dume Collection for Progress Lighting do have that SoCal… more
One of the best parts of being in the Lighting Showroom Coalition Facebook group comes from reading the oddball questions and answers the associates and managers receive from customers. I worked at… more
When he started working on this historic Hancock Park, CA, home, Steve Pallrand, Founder of Home Front Build, planned to remodel the kitchen, but zoning laws prohibited any additions. So Pallrand got… more
Whenever I return home to Chicago from High Point Market, the seasons appear to have changed since I left. This fall, I came home to find red and gold leaves on the trees and on the ground, and a… more
During a High Point Market discussion moderated by the Business of Home’s Julia Noran Johnston, designers Kerrie Kelly and Kimberley Seldon sat with Homepolish founder Noa Santos and pondered the… more