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.

Kichler Karmarie bathroom lighting bathroom lights
Kichler’s Karmarie collection offers a vanity light wall sconce and mini-pendant in a variety of finishes.

7 Bathroom Lighting Tips from the Lighting Doctor

The bathroom is a space with many functions, from grooming to relaxing, but bathroom lighting design is often treated as an afterthought. Here, Randall Whitehead, IALD, offers seven must-know tips to…
Jean Liu Closing Time
Jean Liu’s “Closing Time.”

Art of the Table: Designers Breathe New Life into Dining with Vintage China

On today’s menu: vintage china. An increasing number of tables in homes and, surprisingly enough, some of the hottest restaurants and cafes across the country, are being dressed in lovely, heirloom…

Retail Road Trip: Washington, D.C.

Hudson & Crane Before anything can be said about Washington, D.C.-based Hudson & Crane, one distinction must be made. Hudson & Crane is an interior design firm with a brick-and-mortar…
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3 Strategies for Retail Customer Retention

Customer acquisition is important for any business — the more customers you have, the more products you’ll sell, right? Not necessarily. Even more important, and more cost-effective, than finding new…
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Crafting the Connection Through Audience Engagement

As an editor, it’s my job to ask questions and from the insights craft a story that will connect with my audience. That’s in my job description. By trade, I’m a storyteller. But so are you. As…

[email protected] Opens Facility in San Francisco

[email protected], a luxury installation specialist and logistics company specializing in servicing design professionals, today announced the opening of its fourth U.S. facility in South San Francisco.…

U.S. Lighting Manufacturers Find Competitive Edge with Custom Designs

The greatest example of what it means to be American may be hanging in foyers, dining rooms and lighting showrooms across the country in the form of U.S.-made lighting fixtures. Each part — from the…
Kittles Smith Brothers of Berne fabric
American-made Smith Brothers of Berne offers Kittle’s customers 1,000 fabrics and 100 leathers from which to choose, with delivery of custom upholstered furniture in four weeks.

Custom Capabilities in Uphostery, Casegoods a Competitive Advantage in Luxury Home Design

In the furniture business, the word custom has typically carried a certain connotation, most often used to describe exquisite, bench-built furnishings specified by elite designers for their masters-…
Made in the USA home furnishings
The advantages of Made in the USA

Custom Design, Practicality Bolster Made in the US Home Furnishings

Home Court Advantage   Gat Creek’s Gat Caperton assesses the sustainably harvested Appalachian hardwoods used in its U.S.-made furniture.  We’re makers, not middlemen,” says Gat Caperton, CEO of…
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How Generation X Consumers Shop for Home Goods and Tips for Capturing Their Business

Generation X may be described as the middle child, caught between Baby Boomers and Millennials, but this generation has plenty of buying power and some unique needs.  For example, Generation Xers —…