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Designer Monica Wilcox shared some lessons she's learned throughout her design career. 

How to sell more furniture is actually pretty simple, but you may have been hiding your retail gold. I meet a lot of furniture retailers who have a valuable team of designers but they aren’t showing… more
tips for design selection process
Help clients make interior design selections with these 7 tips.
For many remodelers (and these practices apply to interior designers), this process has become extremely protracted and complicated; so much so, that a group I work with in California found that the… more
Attendee Gathering Space at BDNY
Gathering spaces for attendees at BDNY were crowded and outfitted by sponsoring exhibitors.
It was fall… and winter… and maybe even a little summer in NY this past week as we headed up for BD|NY, which was held at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan.  While what to wear proved a little… more
High Point fall 2019 Universal
(From left to right): Courtney Garrigan and Teddie Garrigan of Coco & Dash and Ciao, Coco!, Nancy Price of Nancy Price Interior Design, Joni Vanderslice of J. Banks Design Group and Furniture, Lighting & Decor Editor-in-Chief Diane Falvey in the Universal showroom at fall High Point Market. The panel on bridging the retail-design gap for a one-stop experience brought together creative minds for an eye-opening conversation.
Before a recent trends panel at Design Chicago, I had an interior designer tell me she enjoyed the panel because it connected her to like minds. “We tend to work in vacuums,” she said, adding that… more
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(Photo: Unsplash user Danielle MacInnes)

Setting goals for your interior design business in the new year.

Stacy Garcia Studio 11 Summer in NY Coconut Lounge
Coconut Lounge W Downtown. Photo by Marc Richardson
As much as we try to get excited for a change into the cooler seasons, we all know how much we still crave those warm summer days…especially if you’re a New Yorker. But it’s not only the radiant… more
Stacy Garcia Golden Hour Color Crush
This month's Color Crush, Golden Hour, is an energetic yellow hue.
Soak in one of nature’s most glorifying moments with the invigorating feel of our Color Crush, Golden Hour. A vibrant, warm gold, this color is reminiscent of those fleeting moments right before… more
Randall Whitehead Lighting Doctor Accent Lights
Avoid Museum Syndrome by using the right balance of lighting fixtures.
As I have mentioned before, there are four functions of light — Task, Accent, Decorative and Ambient.  Each one plays an important role in creating a cohesive lighting design. Here is an explanation… more
Bobby Berk kitchen
(Photo: Tessa Neustadt)

“Queer Eye” designer Bobby Berk isn’t afraid of going bold, and this kitchen in the Vista Santa Fe community in San Diego is no exception.

pexels blank notebook
It's up to you to tell the story of your brand and connect with your ideal consumer. (Photo: Pexels user Tirachard Kumtanom)
Branding. It’s what differentiates one company from the next. It’s also what connects us to our customers. “Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room,” says Amazon's… more
Kristi Hopper nursery
(Photo by Michael Hunter)
When a Texas couple planned to adopt a baby, they needed a nursery that was as comfortable as it was functional. Designer Kristi Hopper created this neutral-yet-playful space that pairs muted colors… more
Increase your interior design revenues
Raise your interior design rates to reflect the true value of design.

Five simple, fast strategies to boost your bottom line.

Custom Lighting Interior Design Allen and James High Point
The lighting fixture was custom made through Allen and James Interior Designfor this dining room.

A trip to a Greensboro house designed by Allen and James.

Christina Henck gender-neutral nursery design
Neutral color palettes layered with trending textiles help maintain the gender-neutral look in nurseries and kids' rooms.
Nurseries are the sweetest spaces to design, and there’s lately been a radical departure from the typical inspiration that’s always been front and center. Whether you're outfitting a soft, neutral… more
Sahara Oasis Stacy Garcia
Photo Shown Clockwise from Top Left: Photo by Simone Hutsch via unsplash, Photo by Dario Valenzuela via unsplash, Photo by Ruben Bagues via unsplash, Photo by Simone Hutsch via unsplash

Taking inspiration from the desert, this palette juxtaposes the rugged atmosphere with cooling tones.

Randall Whitehead EYE Museum of Film Amsterdam bathroom
This restroom is at the EYE Museum of Film in Amsterdam. All of the private stalls are off to the right (you can see the beautiful wood doors reflected in the mirror) and then people come out to wash their hands. There’s continuous lighting above and below the mirrors to create flattering face light. The pristine cubbies below the sinks are also went with linear LED lighting. Photo by Randall Whitehead.
I have just come back from a trip to Holland and I must say that the bathrooms and the public restrooms were not only spotless, they were also quite beautiful.  Every public bathroom, whether in the… more
Michael Caradine The Mercantile New Orleans
The Mercantile, New Orleans, LA designed by Adrian Caradine Contract Design Inc.

Michael Caradine talks about his career in the industry and the inspiration behind some of his favorite hospitality designs.