Lighting Retail Education

Lighting retailers of all sizes in all locations around North America face similar problems and have similar concerns. They need to know the latest industry news and have access to the latest product introductions, always keeping up with what's new and what's next. In this Lighting Retailers section, retailers will have access to news and feature stories to keep them up to date on this evolving industry.

5 Tips for Effective Home Furnishings Store Layouts

*/ Designing a brick-and-mortar retail store’s layout is not an exact science, and what works for one store might not work for its neighbor. There are, however, some best practices that are…

Twin Star Home Launches Retailer Support Initiative

Twin Star Home recently introduced Elevate, a comprehensive marketing program designed to enhance and boost the marketing efforts of Twin Star Home’s retail partners through sales training videos,…
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Unlocking Innovation

At Las Vegas Market last month, I had the privilege of attending the CEO Summit, which offered an opportunity to learn about external factors affecting our industries as well as actionable strategies…

7 Savvy Reasons to Attend High Point Market

High Point Market is the largest home furnishings market in the world, but that’s not the reason you want to go. In fact, what I’m telling you here applies to every design market whether it’s High…
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Do Furniture Shoppers Care About Sustainability?

As the impacts of climate change become increasingly apparent and public discourse about the environment continues to grow, consumers are holding businesses accountable for their sustainability…
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Alicia Kerr with her staple Allie Studio pillows, which drill down to niche neighborhoods to give retailers a unique offering for customers shopping their stores.

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…

Designers Allen and James Debut Latest Showroom Design and Product Development During High Point Market

Designers Stephanie James and Patti Allen of High Point interior design firm, Allen and James, today announced the debut of the most recent results in the firm’s showroom design, curation and product…
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A Retail Expert Shares Tips for Giving Your Customers the Red Carpet Treatment

At the recent WithIt Conference, we had the pleasure of attending a seminar with retail expert and founder of Retail Minded, Nicole Leinbach Reyhle.  She shared statistics on how customers are…
Renaissance Gateway
One of our features this month focuses on designer Lauren Rottet's design work at a cutting-edge airport hotel.

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…
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Natalie Reddell, founder of Commander in Chic, shares her eye-catching designs on her Instagram page.

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…