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Faux Florals, Fresh Designs

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…

Winners of the 29th Annual ARTS Awards Announced

ART, the Creative Home Furnishings Network, and Dallas Market Center announced the winners of the 29th Annual ARTS Awards at a gala event last Friday. Over 650 members of the lighting and home…

2017 Year in Review

We asked, “How was business in 2017?” Here’s what they’re saying. “2017 was a year of growth and introspection for Terracotta. We completed the expansion of our office, broke ground on some very…

Breaking Through the Noise

It’s near midnight and John and Ivy Simon are still hard at work. While their Chapel Hill, NC, store closes at 6 p.m., most evenings the husband-and-wife team can be found bent over their laptops,…

Storytime

"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…

The DIY Effect: How Home Improvement Shows Impact the Trade

A ripe environment — recession and the rising popularity of reality TV — provided a perfect breeding ground for the explosion of home improvement shows that came onto the scene in the late 2000s. Can…
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