December 2019

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Decked in a tall white opal glass surrounded by a brass ring, Melrose from Corbett Lighting shows why lighting can be one of the most intriguing elements in a room. www.corbettlighting.hvlgroup.com…
lighting for health
Layering light sources adds visual interest to a room, but it also helps reduce eye strain and set the mood of a space, helping inhabitants relax and unwind.
Lighting, often called the jewelry of the home, can transform the aesthetics of a space, but it also has a major impact on health and wellness. Research has shown color temperature can affect sleep…
For interior designers, the challenge can be what’s coming next, what niche needs filling, where do we find growth opportunities, and how do we work together in our industries to raise everyone up?…
Jeff Dross
Jeff Dross, Corporate Director, Education and Industry Trends, for Kichler
Jeff Dross has worked for Kichler for more than 45 years, beginning with a part-time drafting job while he was in school. Since then, his roles have included production engineer, quality assurance,…
Instagram influencers
Studio McGee - @studiomcgee
For designers, Instagram can be a treasure trove of inspiration. Ever wonder who the pros are following? We spoke to three interior designers to see where they’re getting their Insta inspiration. We…
These sculptural animal figurines bring the outside in with style and whimsy.   The whimsical Bird on Crystal Rock from Global Views was inspired by a vintage high-fashion brooch. Made of solid…
Back in the late ’90s, I worked for the direct marketing arm of a large, well-known publishing house. We sold books. Along came this little startup, which by that time was starting to make a name for…
Melissa Galt understands the design industry. She cut her teeth in hospitality management. She runs an interior design firm.  She comes by her predilection for interior design quite naturally — her…
Smart technology and other energy efficiencies help these ceiling fans lower electric bills without sacrificing performance or style. The Energy Star- and wet-rated TriAire Custom from Fanimation…
Bradington Young Ottoman Display
Bradington-Young showcased its customization capabilities in a number of ways in its High Point showroom to help retailers and designers see the possibilities for custom design and merchandising.
Ottomans, pillows and chairs, oh my! Today’s consumers are looking for their own style of home furnishings options in one of the more categories out there, but they aren’t always adept at visualizing…
Kristina Christopher Fanimation
Kristina Christopher
Kristina Christopher began her journey in the lighting industry in 2002 with Osram Sylvania and immediately found a passion for lighting and the overall impact that lighting can bring to any space.…
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(Photo: Unsplash user Maddi Bazzocco)
Influencer marketing is a relatively new and somewhat mysterious form of advertising. Influencers are individuals or brands who have built large social media followings, earning the trust of their…