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Home furnishings and lighting retailers face many challenges in this ever-changing economy. From new consumer expectations to online competition, today's retailers work hard to ensure their customers have access to on-trend products and great customer service. In this section, you'll find all things retailing — news, features, analysis and tools — needed to make your retail business a success.

A ‘Small’ Advantage

According to its definition, small means, well, “1. of a size that is less than normal or usual; 2. insignificant, unimportant.” That definition, I believe, has some room for improvement in today’s…

Dallas Market Center Announces June 2019 StyleEyes Trendspotters

Dallas Market Center, the most complete lifestyle marketplace in North America, has announced the June 2019 StyleEyes. The exclusive StyleEyes trendspotting program leverages the expertise and…

Wayfair to Open Home Furnishings Pop-Up Shops

Wayfair, the online home furnishings retailer, will open four pop-up brick-and-mortar retail locations across the U.S. on Aug. 1, 2019. The stores will be open for three months. The Wayfair Decor…

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…

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…

New York Passes Furniture Stability Law

The New York State Assembly passed “Harper’s Law” on Thursday, May 30 – legislation that prohibits retailers in the state from selling clothing storage furniture that does not comply with the current…

Watermark Living Sourcing for 2020 Includes Artwork from Bali

Watermark Living today announced its recent return from a 2020 product sourcing trip to Asia and the acquisition of an extensive line of artwork by artisans from Bali, Indonesia.   During the visit…

Grand Design

Ask anyone in the home furnishings industry to name the top furniture stores in the U.S. based on the availability of luxury brands, customization and superlative design services, and Clive Daniel…

Lavish Brings Luxury Home Design To Raleigh, NC

Tucked into an upscale shopping center in North Raleigh, NC, alongside a Fresh Market, restaurants, boutiques and more, is a pretty little home furnishings shop called Lavish. Step inside and the…

Safavieh Home Furnishings to Open SoHo Showroom

Safavieh Home Furnishings announced the grand opening of its newest retail location at 150 Thompson Street in New York City. This 7,500-square-foot showroom will open June 1, 2019 and is located in…
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