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Lexington family room
(Photo: Mark Mahan; Builder: Crawford Builders)
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
Stone wall and iron bookshelf with backlighting
This elegant stone wall is dramatically illuminated, using a wall grazer which projects a light straight down the very narrow beam spread. Photo: Randall Whitehead
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
Unsplash shoppers
(Photo: Unsplash user rawpixel)
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
Steve Pallrand kitchen
(Photo: Cris Nolasco)
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
Unsplash fall leaves
(Photo: Unsplash user Chris Lawton)

High Point Market encourages the industry to look ahead to the year to come.

Designers Kerrie Kelly and Kimberley Seldon sat with Homepolish founder Noa Santos and pondered the future of business as usual for interior designers.

Sculpture with lighting shining on it
When accent lighting is done effectively it moves people’s gaze throughout the space. Recessed adjustable fixtures, using LED MR 16 lamps, help add focus to the art and decorative objects. (Photo: Randall Whitehead)
Good lighting design uses various types of illumination to create an inviting overall environment. As you have heard me say before, the best lighting happens when you layer different types of… more
Theresa Dorlini home interior
Photo: Kip Dawkins Photography
Designer and co-founder of CIRCLE Design Studio Theresa Dorlini specializes in designing spaces from the ground up. In this Charlottesville, VA, home, Dorlini started from scratch to create a home… more
Unsplash desk business forms
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When news broke in September that a 10 percent tariff on Chinese imports would go into effect almost immediately, and on Jan. 1, 2019, that number would jump to 25 percent, a collective groan was… more

Whether for reading or a decorative accent next to the bed, lamps can enhance the design of a bedroom. 

photo wall illuminated
2700K linear LED lighting (made by Aion LED, www.aionled.com), is housed in an aluminum extrusion at the front edge of the shelving, evenly illuminates the collection of photographs. Photography: Dennis Anderson
Yes, I’m totally obsessed with LEDs. Admittedly, we got off to a rough start in the beginning. They got introduced onto the market a little too early. They didn’t have much lumen output, the color… more
Interior designer Denise McGaha would have felt right at home in Jay Gatsby’s mansion. The Dallas-based designer’s new collection for Currey & Company takes cues from the Art Deco and fashion… more
Global Views Chester loveseat
Check out the Chester loveseat and chair from Global Views in our High Point Market preview.
As we were creating editorial for this issue, a topic came up and the question stuck, leaving me pondering it for days and reaching out to people much smarter than I to gain clarity: What is the… more
City dwellers may not have acres of outdoor space, but they go all out with what they do have. In Chicago, outdoor design firm Urban Rooftops specializes in turning boring garage rooftops into their… more

Furniture manufacturers are adapting to the way modern consumers live with tech-enabled home furnishings.