It’s an Editor’s Life

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
Phillips-Collection-Lighting-and-Decor-September-issue
Photo: Phillips Collection
I have a hard time saying “Go Green,” as the pride for my alma mater Michigan will never fizzle out, but I’ll make an exception for this issue. The environment has been in the news a lot these days… more
I’m home and back to work after a two-week honeymoon through Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Hoi An and Hanoi. While this trip was all play, I got a valuable glimpse into one of our industry… more
Showroom-of-the-Year-Awards
We all have a story to tell. In this issue, check out our profiles on the Showroom of the Year Award winners, where they offer their thoughts on the future and share the biggest risks they've taken.
"Tell me a bit about yourself.”   No matter how many times I’ve been asked that question (or a variation of it) in networking circles, I will unabashedly say that my inner monologue still hesitates… more
On Saturday, July 29, the 17th Annual Goombay Bash will take over Chicago's Navy Pier Grand Ballroom in Caribbean-style fashion to raise money for cancer research. Organized by nonprofit The H… more
Eurofase
(Photo: Eurofase)
Another successful High Point Market is in the books. I had several people tell me that from a product standpoint, this was the best edition they had been to in quite some time — the introductions… more
ART + IDS Conference
ART + IDS members after completing the community service project with U.S.VETS.
I attended the ART + IDS joint conference in Scottsdale, AZ, the week before last, and besides the fabulous resort and great company, I really enjoyed being a part of this year’s community service… more
If you have at least five minutes, skim this BuzzFeed article titled "How One Generation Changed the Way We Think About Furniture" before reading on. Our Managing Editor Alison came across it while… more
Nathan Anthony swivel chair
(Photo: Nathan Anthony Furniture)
This month, our Idea Boards focus on contemporary living. I’m sure an image popped into your head when you read those words — for me, at this moment, it conjures up scenes from my current obsession… more
We’ll be heading to High Point next week (!), and among other things, I’m looking forward to seeing the new directions for textiles this spring — color, pattern and texture are the best eye candy.… more
Eaton lighting controls
Eaton Z Wave Collection, www.eaton.com/wiringdevices
The Lighting & Decor team was on the road this week, making a stop at LEDucation to check out the latest offerings in the LED lighting arena. While there, I sat in on a session called “Is LED… more
Badgley Mischka Monterey console
Badgley Mischka Monterey console
Fashion lovers, brace yourselves: Your home can soon wear Badgley Mischka too. Known for glamorous eveningwear and accessories, the brand is making a foray into the home with the Badgley Mischka Home… more
Your home's outdoor space is part of your sanctuary, today more than ever. Photo: Kannoa
Your home's outdoor space is part of your sanctuary, today more than ever. Photo: Kannoa
As a resident of the Northeast, I get to enjoy the outdoors for approximately four months a year. During the other eight, I regularly get to escape to warmer climes for work and thus I’m never able… more
As we’re gearing up to debut our new supplement, Millennial Home, in April, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be a Millennial — what defines us as consumers, what makes us different… more