It’s an Editor’s Life

Shaw Hospitality
Shaw Hospitality's Community Broadloom rug collection was on display among other new products at the HD Expo hospitality show.

When it comes to home design trends, thinking ahead is just as important as learning about what's new and exciting. 

Libby Langdon small space
Designer Libby Langdon designed this luxury condo in New York City. For more on how she helps clients live large in small spaces, check out our small space living feature in the June issue.
According to its definition, small means, well, “1. of a size that is less than normal or usual; 2. insignificant, unimportant.” That definition, I believe, has some room for improvement in today’s… more
rawpixel typewriter
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Audience engagement best practices from High Point and beyond.

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Connecting with customers who share your values and goals.

woman leaping
Embracing new adventures and taking risks can be exhilarating — and good for business. (Photo: Unsplash user Sammie Vasquez)
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
Michael Alan Furniture & Design vignette
At Michael Alan Furniture & Design in Lake Havasu City, AZ, owner Chris Cooley creates an experience for customers by shopping for one-of-a-kind pieces like those shown here.
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
Unsplash shoppers
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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
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High Point Market encourages the industry to look ahead to the year to come.

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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
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
Marble coffee table from Palecek
Big news from the market centers this month. Don't miss Palecek at Last Vegas Market at the end of the month.
It’s July, which for us is synonymous with summer Atlanta and Las Vegas markets. But this time around, things will have a different air because back in May, International Market Centers and… more
Back in March, I attended the bi-annual Light + Building fair in Frankfurt, Germany. The show’s tagline, “digital future meets hotspot for design,” accurately depicts the emphasis on both… more
Alden Parkes chair set
Alden Parkes keeps its upholstery manufacturing stateside.
Heard of Brendan Ravenhill? What about Rich Brilliant Willing? Or Tracy Glover Studio?  Besides the fact that they’re all talented designers with beautiful product, they also have another connection… more
Tempaper Kimono wallpaper
The Kimono wallpaper from Tempaper channels a vintage chinoiserie look.
At a time when contemporary furniture, edgy LED fixtures and minimalistic, modern style has permeated mainstream home decor, there is a still a yearning for traditional design. In fact, all signs… more
Bolando-Cop-table
Metallic finishes like the one on this Bonaldo Cop table are still on the rise.
All of a sudden I looked up and it was December.  OK — not really, but that’s what it felt like. This year, the first year of Lighting & Decor, has flown by, and now at the precipice of a new… more
Consort-Showroom
Today's home's are collected, meaning they combine items from chains, family heirlooms and products from showrooms like Consort, pictured above.
In this issue, we’re diving into the topic of “today’s homes,” tackling how we live in this day and age and the products that help us do so.   In gathering content for the issue, I was pleasantly… more
It’s very timely that I’m writing an editorial for the High Point Market issue, with a special focus on color, after just getting back from a two-week voyage through Vietnamese culture where local… more