Coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak is impacting businesses across the country. Here you'll find the latest developments, including event cancelations and postponements, larger impacts to the home furnishings and interior design industries, and solutions businesses are implementing to stay operational.

The Company Store Donates to COVID-19 Relief

The Company Store, the home goods shop known for its quality bed linens, has stepped up to support those in need amid the coronavirus pandemic. The brand has donated over 9,000 units of a variety of…
Wendy Yates
Wendy Yates

Interior Designers Share Advice for Facing Coronavirus Crisis

Coast to coast, designers and small business owners are finding ways to adjust their approaches, make the most out of every day and ensure their projects are pushing forward in spite of the COVID-19…

IMC Survey to Reveal State of the Industry During COVID-19 Crisis

International Market Centers (IMC) announced a survey of 200,000+ home furnishings, gift and apparel buyers that will result in a real-time representation of the state of the industry during the…

Spring 2020 High Point Market Canceled Amid Continued Coronavirus Impacts

Due to ongoing impacts, government restrictions, and economic difficulties stemming from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the High Point Market Authority announced the cancellation of the Spring…
Bedgear is donating masks and pillows to health care workers during the COVID-19 Crisis
Bedgear is donating masks and pillows to health care workers during the COVID-19 Crisis

BEDGEAR Details 'Clean' Retail Guidelines, Donates PPE, Pillows During COVID-19 Crisis

While some furniture and mattress retail stores remain open amid the coronavirus crisis, BEDGEAR, the fast-growing Performance® bedding company with a focus on health and well-being, has created “…
Karen Wolf Design Pop Series
Karen Wolf's Latest Design Pop will focus on home office design.

Interior Designer Karen Wolf Launches Online Trend Series

New Jersey-based designer Karen Wolf and her team are responding to the COVID-19 crisis by offering weekly, educational online webinars dubbed the “Design Pop Trend Series.”  This week’s webinar…
(Photo: J. Kelly Brito on Unsplash)
(Photo: J. Kelly Brito on Unsplash)

IMC Announces Free Business-Building Webinars for Buyers, Exhibitors

As part of its ongoing support of the design and retail community during the COVID-19 crisis, International Market Centers (IMC) is presenting a series of free webinars for gift, home and apparel…

ITA Cancels June 2020 Showtime Market

Based on the effect of COVID-19 on the home furnishings industries and current business conditions, International Textile Alliance has canceled its spring Showtime market. Initially rescheduled to…

Pacific Coast Lighting Removes Drop Ship Fees, Minimum Order Requirements in 
U.S.

Pacific Coast Lighting, a portable lighting manufacturer, announced that it is waiving dropship fees and minimum order requirements for retail customers until further notice. Pacific Coast Lighting…
Melissa Galt
Your attitude and your mindset will dictate your interior design business success.

7 Steps to Safeguard Your Interior Design Business

Have you been watching non-stop news about COVID19? Are you spending your time hunkered down at home, distracting yourself with anything but work? Your interior design business needs you now more…