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Product designers, interior designers and lighting designers are working in a changing industry. Competition from online services, DIY and home improvement tv shows, plus changing consumer lifestyles have continued to shift the way business is done. In this section, product designers, interior designers and lighting designers can read news, trend articles and more.

Last Look With Leigh Jones

With an interior design career spanning nearly 40 years, Leigh Jones, Principal Designer at home furnishings retailer The Very Thing, specializes in comfortable luxury. Here she designed a bright and…

Love Where You Live: How Alicia Kerr Celebrates Hometown Pride at Allie Studio

We hear it all the time in the home furnishings industry. The more customized and personal — and different — a piece of furniture or home accent is can make all the difference to the consumer. Enter…

Houzz Introduces Scholarship Category for Residential Construction Trade Students

Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home remodeling and design, today introduced a new category for skilled construction trades within Houzz Scholarships, a program that supports students working…

These Project Management Tools Help Keep Interior Designers Organized

Having a dedicated accounting and project management software platform is vital to help interior design firms stay organized. From creating proposals to handling product purchase transactions, these…

Watch the Subtle Synergies

I love it when an issue comes together. Not when the pages head to the printer (although that’s always a good feeling), but when the realization hits that the stories we’ve written, diverse as they…

4 Furniture and Design Showrunners Share How They Do Things a Little Differently

In today’s world, where everyone has the ability to become a superstar on YouTube or Instagram, doing something just a little different offers the ability to have an impact. These four companies have…

Houzz Trade Program Adds New Furnishing, Decor and Fixtures Brands

Houzz Inc. today announced the availability of several high-end brands on the Houzz Trade Program. Companies including Bernhardt Furniture Company, Four Hands, Bend Goods, Fermob, Cyan Design,…

Interior Designer Mark Cunningham Introduces MARKED

Interior designer Mark Cunningham today announced the launch of MARKED, a furniture, fabrics and found objects line. MARKED is a distillation of Cunningham’s three decades of practice in luxury…

Last Look With John McClain

When the owners of a home in upscale Winter Park, FL, approached John McClain of John McClain Design asking for a Mid-Century, gray-heavy space, he took their vision and infused it with his own…

Architecture Counts for Good Lighting Design

As a lighting designer, I try to integrate the illumination elements into the architecture as much as possible. Too many times we are brought onto a project after the architectural plans have been…
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