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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.

Charley Harold Wins 2018 First Look at Last Look Competition

Charley Harold, owner and designer at Dear Charley Designs in Lexington, KY, has won the 2018 First Look at Last Look competition. Her family room photo wowed Facebook fans, racking up a significant…

Michelle Workman Opens a Pop-Up Shop

Chattanooga-based celebrity designer Michelle Workman launched a pop-up shop this week in Lookout Mountain, TN, called Michelle Workman Home.  “We’re really testing the market to see if this is…

Achieving Flow: How Interior Designers Stay Fresh

Since even the most successful and talented can sometimes struggle to fan the creative spark, Surya brought together five leading interior and product designers — Michel Smith Boyd, Toma Clark Haines…

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.…

Commercial Design Comes to AmericasMart

Last summer, AmericasMart Atlanta announced it would be redesigning Floor 5 of Building 1, dedicating it to commercial and hospitality showrooms. The floor is now open, and it includes a lounge…

Top 3 Insights from the 2018 Houzz Bathroom Trends Study

Each year, Houzz.com surveys homeowners who have completed or recently completed a bathroom renovation to get a glimpse of who they are and what they want from their bathrooms. This year's 2018…

5 Digital Marketing YouTube Channels to Check Out

As a small business owner in 2018, there’s no shortage of new things you can learn when it comes to your digital marketing strategy. But you can only read so much in a day, and sifting through…

Capital Lighting Rolls Out Second Volume of Designer’s Choice Style Guide

Capital Lighting has unveiled the latest volume of their style guide, Designer’s Choice. Featuring top trends and design advice from renowned interior designers such as Stacy Garcia, Lonni Paul,…

Bedside Manner

The type of lighting you use next your bed depends on how you want use it. For some people bedside lamps are used for reading purposes. These are the people that still enjoy the feel of an actual…

How to Rethink Your E-Commerce Strategy

The majority of people still prefer to shop for furniture in stores, according to Morning Consult, and more than likely, they feel the same way about lighting. But retailers, don't get comfortable…
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