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What Luxury Loyalists Want — And Interior Designers Need to Know

In the December issue of Furniture, Lighting & Decor, we introduced you to the new aristocracy in our Consumer Snapshot department. This demographic includes both older Millennials and young Gen…

4 Key Takeaways from the 2018 Houzz & Home Report

Each year, Houzz.com releases its annual report on home renovation trends, and its 2018 Houzz & Home Report delivered key findings and helpful insights as to what homeowners are renovating and…

Okay Google, Why Should I Have a Smart Speaker in My Showroom?

Are you Team Google or Team Amazon? New research out last week found these two companies heavily competing in the smart home speaker race. As Canalys reports, Google beat Amazon for the first time…

2018: Year of the Smart Home, Part 2

Light + Building's “Smart Living in an E-House” exhibit was a mockup of an intelligent house, equipped throughout with cutting-edge smart products that provide greater comfort, safety and efficiency…

radiant® Wireless Charger

Legrand's new radiant® wireless charger instantly provides a convenient, clutter-free option to charge at home or in the office. Designed to replace any standard outlet, installation is quick and…

Idea Board: Resourceful Home

Multifunctional, customizable and technologically advanced, these products make life a little easier. ET2 Bring the outdoors inside with ET2’s line of Alumilux Architectural Essentials high-quality…

Living Smart

Designer Dann Foley never shies away from a challenge. When asked to design his ideal “smart” living room, Foley combined rich colors and sumptuous materials and finishes to create a room that feels…

Home Smarts

Back in March, I attended the bi-annual Light + Building fair in Frankfurt, Germany. The show’s tagline, “digital future meets hotspot for design,” accurately depicts the emphasis on both…

What Amazon's Alexa Blueprints Means for Smart Homes

When Amazon first released the Echo with its voice assistant Alexa, many consumers thought "Yeah, this is cool, but do I really need this?" While consumers can connect to their Echo via bluetooth,…

Hydra Smart Fan

At Lightovation last January, Modern Forms, a WAC Lighting company, released a new line of smart fans that could be controlled via Wifi and the Modern Forms app. The Hydra Smart Fan is just one…
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