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Michelle Lamb

IMC Talks Leveraging Retail Reconnaissance in Webinar

International Market Centers (IMC) is encouraging an examination of the value individual stores bring to local communities in its October 5 Market Insights “The Art and Science of Store Checks”…
Pantone mug Living Coral
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How to Interpret the 2019 Color of the Year Picks

With Pantone’s recent announcement of Living Coral as its 2019 Color of the Year, all the major paint companies have now made their picks. Here’s a roundup of the selections from Pantone, Sherwin-…
Global Views Chester loveseat
Check out the Chester loveseat and chair from Global Views in our High Point Market preview.

The Upper End

As we were creating editorial for this issue, a topic came up and the question stuck, leaving me pondering it for days and reaching out to people much smarter than I to gain clarity: What is the…
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How to Think Critically About Style Reports

The major markets in Atlanta, Dallas, High Point and Las Vegas make style reporting a focal point of their programming and literature. Market goers can always expect to find some type of style-…
Living room space with blue wall, framed wall art, herringbone flooring and wooden shelving
Wall art and herringbone flooring are on trend. (Photo: Pexels user Huseyn Kamaladdin)

Pinterest Predicts the Top 10 Home Decor Trends of 2018

With the holidays behind us and market season right around the corner, it’s time to get up to speed on the latest trends for 2018. At the close of 2017, Pinterest put together a report on trends to…
Pratt & Lambert Paint's new Color of the Year for 2018 is Heron

High Point Introductions Reflect Pratt & Lambert's 2018 Color of the Year

While buyers filtered in and out of High Point Market, Pratt & Lambert Paints announced its 2018 Color of the Year: Heron. This midnight blue hue mixes well with trends spotted at this fall's…
The Sherwin-Williams pick, Oceanside SW 6496, is sure to make waves next year.

2018 Color of the Year Announcements Are Underway

The 2018 Color of the Year announcements from paint companies have started to roll in, and from the looks of it, 2018 is going to be one expressive year. From brooding black-blue to confident red,…
Holmegaard vase
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From Paris to Frankfurt

Michelle Lamb, international trend forecaster and editor of The Trend Curve™, scoured January’s Maison & Objet in Paris and February’s Ambiente in Frankfurt for styles sure to come our way. Here’…

Paris Lightens Up

A new, fun-loving mood was at the heart of many lighting introductions at September’s Maison & Objet show in Paris. Shapes were playful, materials were unexpected and design inspirations were…

Pantone Names 2017 Color of the Year, Michelle Lamb Weighs In

Pantone announced its 2017 Color of the Year: Pantone 15-0343 Greenery. A shade described as "refreshing and revitalizing," Greenery symbolizes new beginnings. The color embodies the first days of…
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