October 2018

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Universal Coastal Living living room
The Coastal Living Home Collection: Escape from Universal Furniture highlights mixed materials, like the wrapped rattan above, plus performance upholstery, a must for today’s consumer.
When you hear “coastal,” your mind may automatically go to the beach, but in home decor this style has migrated away from seashells and palm trees to an eclectic, casual vibe at home in the country …
How to Set Up Your Buying Plan for Successful Merchandising Good merchandising starts with a solid buying plan. Here’s what our showroom experts want you to know. Determine your lifestyles, then…
Moore & Giles chair Whistler Denim Blue
A Moore & Giles chair is covered in Whistler Denim Blue, an elegantly distressed suede with a soft, “drapey” hand, velvety texture and vintage aesthetic.
When retail strategist Lee Goodman began his career at Bob’s Discount Furniture in the early ‘90s, “we sold leather packages, meaning a sofa and loveseat for $799. You could get it immediately in…
Jay Shane
Jay Shane
As noted in a recent Goldman Sachs report, some 65 percent of furniture imported into the U.S. is from China, and a 25 percent tariff imposed on another $200 billion of Chinese goods, including…
Today’s machine-made rugs pack a one-two punch of wear-resistance with a luxurious hand, fooling even the most experienced of buyers.    Each of the rugs in KAS’ Papillon Collection is dramatic…
Down to Earth Woodsy neutrals and organic shapes elevate the high-end dining room and kitchen.   Best described as opulent, the Ouray Collection from Feizy translates traditional designs into…
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Earlier this year, we outlined four easy steps to building a strong digital marketing strategy. Once you’ve established your web tools — your website, email list and social media platforms — it’s…
Theodore Alexander Brookshire chest
The Brookshire chest from Theodore Alexander, part of the company’s Custom Palette Collection, allows for options like bright pops of color in paint or smooth and distressed metallic leaf finishes. Shown here wearing Bullion.
Recently, Alex Shuford III, President of the Rock House Farm Family of Brands, which includes Century Furniture and Highland House, read a story in the Wall Street Journal on the Morgan Motor Company…
"I live on Delta airlines,” jokes Bob Maricich, Chairman and CEO of International Market Centers (IMC), when we talk about the ever-growing portfolio of property and projects that his organization…
With speckled patterns, ombre designs and multicolored layers, these table lamps wearing reactive glaze finishes demand to be noticed.    A hand-applied ombre glaze on the Oxblood lamp from Bunny…
Park Lighting and Furniture staff
(From left) Geoff Vogan, Jared Johannesen and Tim Pasma make up the next generation at Park Lighting & Furniture in Edmonton, AB.
For sisters Rachel Lansing Sotoloff and Jessica Lansing, joining the family business at Idlewood Electric near Chicago was never a given.  “We never worked in the business when we were growing up —…
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…