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5 Ways for Retailers to Protect Against Industry Disruption

This week, Retail Dive asked, "Is home goods the next industry ripe for disruption?"  The answer? Yes, almost definitely. Just a few notes on some happenings in the past year: - Global Views…
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What Consumers Want

One of the best parts of being in the Lighting Showroom Coalition Facebook group comes from reading the oddball questions and answers the associates and managers receive from customers. I worked at…
Mock-up of the new IKEA Planning Studio in New York City
This rendering shows what the new IKEA Planning Studio will look like in New York City. (Photo: IKEA)

What Retailers Can Learn From IKEA's New Small Space Strategy

Many jokes and sitcom plots have been written about navigating the big-box maze that is an IKEA store. Couples fight and get lost, but the stories usually end with meatballs — and occasionally…
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This perforated metal fixture by Susan Durazo (suesilluminationscreations.com) adds a lot dimension to the walls and ceiling. It's amazing how something so simple and beautiful can have such impact.

The Importance of Lighting for the Ceiling

When people are designing the lighting for their homes, they're thinking about lighting the art and the table tops or illumination for the bathrooms and in closets, but what they may not be…
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Why You May Not Have To Pay For Augmented Reality

Free augmented reality (AR) services. Let that sink in. It may sound too good to be true, but right now, developers at Mozilla, creator of the Firefox browser, are working on developing an AR tool…
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…
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Luxury interior designers are no longer design gatekeepers. (Photo: Classic Home)

A Disturbance in the Design: New Study Finds Disrupting Trends in Interior Design

Dramatic disruptive trends have reared their heads in the luxury interior design industry, according to a new study from Unity Marketing and The Home Trust International.  To-The-Trade Interior…
Amazon's newest furniture brands are available online
Amazon's newest furniture brands are available online.

Amazon's New Furniture Brands and What They Mean for Your Showroom

After months of speculation and a few trade market appearances, Amazon officially entered the furniture game this month with the launch of two new private label brands, Rivet and Stone & Beam.…
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Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? IKEA Place app makes augmented reality easier than ever.

Decorate the Lighting & Decor Atrium with IKEA Place

In some ways, augmented and virtuality reality tools are old news when it comes to furniture. Wayfair's app lets buyers preview furniture in their homes before buying, and Lowe's and Pottery Barn…
Millennials want good furniture. It's up to the industry to teach them how to buy. (Photo: Caracole)
Millennials want good furniture. It's up to the industry to teach them how to buy. (Photo: Caracole)

5 Blog Topics to Teach Millennials About Buying Furniture

The comments sections of news articles can be some of the most enlightening places on the internet (provided you stay off hard news comment sections). A comment from the article "Why Does This Couch…