Home Furnishings Retailers

Home furnishings retailers have a lot to contend with these days — online competition, changing consumer expectations, rising retail rents. In this section, find news, products and trends for home furnishings retailers to see continued success.

JBanks timbers
Vanderslice and her design associates create resort-focused retreats for residential and commercial clients on a global scale.

A 'Vacay' Vibe: How J. Banks' Joni Vanderslice Manages Interior Design and Retail Businesses

When it comes to interior design, Joni Vanderslice, President and Owner of J. Banks, does it all. She’s been at the helm of Hilton Head, SC-based J. Banks for more than 30 years, which covers…

Home Furnishings Association Names 22 Awards Finalists

The Home Furnishings Association (HFA) has announced 22 finalists for the association’s annual Retailer of the Year, Emerging Star and Trailblazer awards. The finalists, who range from Top 100…
(Photo: iStock)
(Photo: iStock)

POS: Keeping Up With Retail

For retailers in any industry, a point-of-sale (POS) system is essential to making the sale, taking payment and keeping track of inventory — often across multiple stores or platforms such as a…
dining table and chairs
(Photo: denisismagilov / stock.adobe.com)

Today’s Affluent Consumer: What the Research Tells Us

Affluent consumers are evolving, but having more money doesn’t necessarily mean owning more things. Research has shown that many affluent consumers care about design, and they’re also interested in…
Adobestock sofa
(Photo: scaliger / stock.adobe.com)

Create a Luxury Home Furnishings Retail Experience

When you hear the term “luxury,” images of opulence, haute couture and flashy displays of wealth might come to mind. But these days, luxury doesn’t look just one way, and luxury consumers aren’t just…
Phillips Collection planters
Neutral colors and simple shapes, as seen in the selection of planters from Phillips Collection pictured above, allow the plants inside to stand out.

Today's Planters Bring Style to Trending Natural Design Elements

As the outdoors continues to move in, the desire to bring more natural elements indoors and out continues to climb. Because today’s tech savvy consumers are exhibiting a newfound appreciation of…
pexels blank notebook
It's up to you to tell the story of your brand and connect with your ideal consumer. (Photo: Pexels user Tirachard Kumtanom)

Who Defines Your Brand?

Branding. It’s what differentiates one company from the next. It’s also what connects us to our customers. “Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room,” says Amazon's…

Design by Retail: How the Mother-Daughter Duo Behind Coco & Dash Continue to Evolve Their Business

By now, if you’re in the home industry, you’ve probably heard of Coco & Dash and Ciao, Coco!, the award-winning Dallas home furnishings and accents stores run by mother-daughter team Teddie and…

How Mobile POS Can Take an In-Store Experience to the Next Level

Over the past several years, mobile point-of-sale (POS) has taken off, arming sales associates with mobile devices to meet customers on the floor and close the sale from any location. This technology…
Surya panel
Left to right: Terry Sullivan of Willow Tree Design, Grace Sielaff of M. Grace Interior Design, Katie Wozniak of Katherine Elizabeth Designs and Debbie Auer of Auer Design

Design Chicago Panel Focuses on Interior Design Trends

At Surya’s showroom at Design Chicago last week, Furniture, Lighting & Decor Editor-in-Chief Diane Falvey moderated an engaging panel discussion focused on a key facet of interior design work:…