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High Point Market Announces 2020 Style Spotters Team

The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has announced the 2020 Style Spotters team, as follows: Rachel Cannon (LA), Rachel Cannon Limited Interiors Nancy Fire (NY), Design Works International…

High Point Market Releases the Style Report for Winter/Spring 2020

The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has released this season’s much anticipated High Point Market Style Report for Winter/Spring 2020. This 43-page report was developed by eight trend tracking…
Woodham Blooms bouquet
Bouquets made from today’s realistic faux stems, like this bunch from Victoria Richards, owner of Woodham Blooms in Surrey, England, are a new frontier for designers. “With faux you can indulge your creative side, mixing flowers that may not grow in the same season,” Richards says.

Fresher Faux Takes Root

Permanent botanicals, sometimes called faux florals, have come a long way since Nana kept a bowl of pink plastic roses on top of the television cabinet and aggressively turquoise silk daisies in the…

30th Annual ARTS Awards Presenters Announced

Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have announced the presenters for the 30th Annual ARTS Awards taking place on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. The ARTS Awards, hosted…

High Point Market Announces 2019 Style Spotters Team

The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) today announced the 2019 Style Spotters Team, as follows: Shayla Copas (AR), Shayla Copas Interiors Kara Cox (NC), Kara Cox Interiors Cynthia Ferguson (ON…

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…
Dallas Market Center Interior Home + Design Center
The Interior Home + Design Center opening at Dallas Market Center was a success.

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…
Screenshot from Palette & Parlor's website
Palette & Parlor owners John and Ivy Simon set their site apart from the pack with strong content.

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,…
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.

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…