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While the lines between the contract, hospitality and residential design businesses were long well-defined — some might say stark — Amanda Schneider, President of Contract Consulting Group — a…

Retail Road Trip: Toronto

ELTE In 1944, Leon Tenenbaum fled Paris. With the ongoing Nazi occupation of the city, Tenenbaum left his home furnishings store Etablissments Elte (established in 1919) and traveled with his family…

All Under One Roof: Furniture Retailers on In-House Design Services

In recent years, big-box chains like Restoration Hardware and Crate & Barrel have started offering their customers interior design services, posing a potential threat to independent retailers.…

3 Big-Box Strategies to Borrow and Improve

Although they are inherently different, independent showrooms and big-box retailers like Restoration Hardware, Target and West Elm compete for consumers’ business, and it can sometimes feel like an…

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…

7 Things to Know About Working With Millennials

Award-winning Chicago designer Anthony Michael, owner of Anthony Michael Interior Design, says about 20 percent of his clients are Millennials, a sizable and growing portion. Here, Michael shares his…

Abbyson Hires New VP of Operations

Abbyson announced this week that it has hired Bill Ashton as its new Vice President of Operations. Ashton will be responsible for managing EDI, fulfillment, inventory planning, order management,…
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