It’s an Editor’s Life

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Image by Bob Dmyt from Pixabay

The home design community can work together so everyone can thrive.

In her July editorial letter, Editor-in-Chief Diane Falvey discusses June markets and the issues currently impacting the industry.

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Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay

If this past year has taught us anything, it’s that we have to be ready for any challenge.

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Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay

From supply chain issues to staffing shortages, retailers have recovered quickly from difficulties this past year.

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Photo by Hakan Nural on Unsplash

For home furnishings industry professionals, the end of the pandemic may mean another revamp of your business.

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Photo by sydney Rae on Unsplash

Customers and clients are reasonable as long as they are kept in the loop and know what to expect.

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Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

While 2021 shows promise of a return to something resembling normal, much of what consumers have had to embrace through the last year is likely here to stay.

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Image by StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay

In this uncertain time, it's best to have a backup plan.

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Photo by Casper Nielsen on Unsplash

If there’s a silver lining at all in this strange and challenging time, it might just be that we’ve had the time we need to revisit our brands.

Showing thoughtful appreciation through extra efforts can make your business memorable. 

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Kalalou kicked off 2020 markets with a new showroom at Dallas Market Center and new categories, including rugs and furniture.

Furniture, Lighting & Decor editors traveled the country to see the latest the home furnishings had on offer in January in Dallas, Atlanta and Las Vegas.

What do books have to do with it? Like the book industry, technological advances are changing the way consumers research and purchase home furnishings, and we need to keep up. 

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
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(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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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
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.

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(Photo: Unsplash user Riccardo Annandale)
At Las Vegas Market last month, I had the privilege of attending the CEO Summit, which offered an opportunity to learn about external factors affecting our industries as well as actionable strategies… more
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… more