Industry Voices

Kitchen with white cabinets and a gold linear pendant
Philadelphia-based designer Christina Henck shares what she's seeing in kitchen trends. (Photo: elan)
Let’s talk 2019 kitchen trends and how people are adding value and one of the most important rooms to revamp in the house. Whether the plan is to update before selling a home or to overhaul the space… more
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
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
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
During a High Point Market discussion moderated by the Business of Home’s Julia Noran Johnston, designers Kerrie Kelly and Kimberley Seldon sat with Homepolish founder Noa Santos and pondered the… 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
Americh Stover sales
An Americh tub from Stover Sales.
Last summer, AmericasMart Atlanta announced it would be redesigning Floor 5 of Building 1, dedicating it to commercial and hospitality showrooms. The floor is now open, and it includes a lounge… more
Tempaper Floral Fields swatch
Floral designs like on this wallpaper from Tempaper have seen a resurgence at markets this year, but designer Christina Henck asks: What's new this time around?
At every High Point Market and local designer showroom, designers are faced with droves of patterns and motifs. How can we tell new from old? Where did textile and wallpaper patterns originate, and… 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
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
Contemporary furniture is ever-changing to suit our needs and requirements. These days there are multi-purpose smart couches, transformable study desks and so many other innovative pieces of… more
Designer Kerrie Kelly’s new South Beach Collection for Coyote Outdoor Living is bringing beach vibes to the backyard. The six-piece set, featuring a loveseat, two lounge chairs, two side tables and a… more
Fauzia Khanani kitchen
(Photos: Garrett Rowland)
New Yorkers in Greenwich Village are used to doing more with less space. For Fauzia Khanani, Founder and Principal Designer at New York-based Studio Fōr, less space means a more design-centric… more
While the majority of companies in the home furnishings industry continue to chase the oft-elusive Millennial customer, Fairfield Chair — a major manufacturer of fine upholstered seating for the home… more
2018 Showroom of the Year
2018 Showroom of the Year recipients celebrated their wins at Dallas Market Center.
If I’ve gotten to know one thing about attending the magnitude of shows and conferences that our industry participates in — besides the inevitable need for a foot rub — it’s that without fail, I’ll… more
Christina Henck Philadelphia bedroom design
(Photo: Sean Kane)
When a young couple asked designer Christina Henck, owner of Henck Design, to tackle their home in a historic Philadelphia neighborhood, she pulled out all the stops. See how her approach to this… more
living room and dining room in house designed by AphroChic
Photos: Patrick Cline
In 2007, then-lawyer Jeanine Hays launched AphroChic, the design blog that celebrated modern decor and Hays’ African heritage and culture. Two years later, Hays and her husband Bryan Mason… more
When designer and IBB Design Fine Furnishings owner Shay Geyer needs a custom floral arrangement, she calls Shane Friesenhahn of The Botanical Mix. When Friesenhahn needed a designer for a new… more