coronavirus

Photo by Casper Nielsen on Unsplash
Photo by Casper Nielsen on Unsplash

Evolving Your Brand During Challenging Times

In the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, one word we heard often as it pertained to the designers, retailers and home furnishings companies in our sphere was “pivot.” Pivot to e-commerce. Pivot…
Photo by J. Kelly Brito on Unsplash
Photo by J. Kelly Brito on Unsplash

IMC to Present Webinars on Post-COVID-19 Retail

International Market Centers (IMC) is presenting two webinars exploring post-COVID-19 retail strategy as a planning tool for its summer 2020 markets. Presented together by Atlanta Market (Aug. 13-18…
Madcap Cottage
This cheerful Catskills, NY, screen porch designed by Madcap Cottage mixes patterns and materials.

How Consumers Are Optimizing Outdoor Spaces in a Time of Coronavirus

Whether a sun porch, patio or balcony, taking advantage of outdoor living spaces has never been more on the radar than now, as the coronavirus pandemic around the globe has canceled travel and…
Image by gonghuimin468 from Pixabay
Image by gonghuimin468 from Pixabay

June Retail Sales Increase, Recovery Remains Uncertain Amid Coronavirus Resurgence

Retail sales rose in June, seeing both a monthly increase and their first year-over-year gain since the beginning of the year as more retailers and other businesses closed by the coronavirus pandemic…
Las Vegas Market and Atlanta Market IMC Coronavirus
IMC says Atlanta and Las Vegas Markets will be showroom-only this August.

IMC: August Markets Will Be Showroom Only Due to COVID-19 Developments

International Market Centers (IMC) announced today that its August markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas will run as scheduled, but will be staged as showroom-only buying opportunities – with no tradeshow…
Houzz Barometer Home Renovation, Coronavirus
Houzz Barometer Survey Reports Home Renovation Business Returning to Normal

Houzz Barometer: Home Renovation Business Returns to Pre-COVID-19 Levels

Houzz Inc. has released the Q3 2020 Houzz Renovation Barometer, which tracks residential renovation market expectations, project backlogs and recent activity among businesses in the construction…
Laurence Carr Summer Outdoor Style
Laurence Carr shares her tips for spectacular summer outdoor style.

Styling Outdoor Spaces for Summer

Summertime is best spent outdoors, drinking in fresh air, soaking up vitamin D through the sun’s nourishing rays, dining al fresco, and… well, I would say socializing, but this summer it’s better to…
Kerrie Kelly Design Labs Transforming the front porch
For Kerrie Kelly, the front porch has become another place to work and live.

A Refreshed Outlook from the Front Porch

For nine weeks we have been working from home and social distancing from our clients, friends and family. The first couple of weeks, we thought it was kinda fun to perch ourselves at the breakfast…

2020 ALA Conference Canceled Due to Coronavirus

The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) Board of Governors and ALA staff has made the decision to cancel the 2020 ALA Conference due to the health concerns associated with COVID-19. The event was scheduled…
Melissa Galt 7 Steps to Staying Connected
Melissa Galt shares 7 steps for connecting with clients during COVID-19.

7 Steps to Staying Connected with Design Clients

How you connect to clients is more important than ever before. It’s not enough to send a well-intentioned, carefully crafted statement of your interior design practice’s COVID19 response. Everyone is…