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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…

The Young and the Extremely Wealthy

All Millennials live in their parents’ basements and eat avocado toast, right? If you could see the basements these Millennials have, you might consider living in their basements instead. Meet the…

Holiday Spending: A Cautiously Optimistic Outlook

Out with the jack-o-lanterns, in with the snowmen. The season of giving starts this month, and research shows that consumers plan to give — a lot. Coresight Research’s latest projections show growth…

Alexa, Do You Know About My Business?

In July, digital knowledge platform Yext announced it would be submitting business listings directly to Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa. Yext, which manages business information (think business names…

What Sofas-in-a-Box Actually Feel and Look Like

After almost two years and hundreds (okay probably tens) of couches sat on, I consider myself to be a couch connoisseur, maybe even a bit of a couch snob. You see, I have a lot of demands for my…

The Suite Solution

In the Tampa Bay area of Florida, affordable housing may be difficult to find, but plenty of pools have their own homes. As a general contractor and President and founder of Goldsborough Company in…

Baby Boomers and Small-Space Living

Millennials love small spaces. Baby Boomers love big spaces. Right? Maybe not. This spring, Lighting & Decor conducted a reader survey to see how retailers viewed small-space living. When asked…

How Showroom Events Could Attract Millennial Males

Katherine Cullen, Director of Retail and Consumer Insights at the National Retail Federation, knew that, in general, Millennials love going to retail events — more than any other demographic. But as…

Pinterest Pinpoints Hot Summer Entertainment Trends

Whether home is a cozy coastal cottage, rustic southern ranch or sprawling eastern seaboard estate, summertime means socializing, celebrations and style. In advance of the Summer Solstice on June 21…

Millennial Men: An Emerging Market for Home Furnishings Retailers, Interior Designers

Spring is in full bloom, as is peak home-buying season. For the Millennial generation — defined as those born between 1981 and 1996 — the dark cloud of The Great Recession that hung over their heads…
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