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Interior Design Society Designer of the Year Awards
Kirkendall Design won in the $75,000 and up living spaces category in 2020's Designer of the Year Awards.

Interior Design Society Opens Submissions for 2021 Designer of the Year Awards

It's that time of year again, interior designers... dust off your favorite projects completed between May 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020, to enter the Interior Design Society's Designer of the Year…

Home Renovation Market Sentiment Mixed Among Home Professionals in Q1, Houzz Barometer Finds

Houzz Inc., the platform for home remodeling and design, released the Q1 2021 Houzz Renovation Barometer, which tracks residential renovation market expectations, project backlogs and recent activity…
Nathan anthony website
A screen shot from the new website for luxury custom upholstery specialist Nathan Anthony Furniture.

Nathan Anthony Furniture Launches New Website

Luxury custom upholstery specialist  Nathan Anthony Furniture launched a new website this month with improved navigation and functionality for its trade customers. Interior designers and showroom…
storis ecommerce enhancements
Storis has announced enhancements to its eStoris platform to help retailers with ecommerce.

Storis Rolls Out New e-Commerce Enhancements

STORIS has introduced new functionality to its eSTORIS integrated e-commerce platform across logistics, financed payment options and product imagery, designed to assist home furnishings retailers who…
Kichler Lighting the Way Forward, Surreal Events
Kichler hosted a virtual Lighting the Way Forward event to connect with customers.

Kichler Wraps Up Inaugural Lighting the Way Forward Virtual Event

Kichler Lighting LLC recently delivered its inaugural virtual event and showroom: Lighting the Way Forward. The event was held on November 18-19, 2020, including a welcome ceremony and scheduled…
Nourison warehouse
The Calhoun facility will expand with an additional 308,000 square feet, for a total of 744,000 square feet once completed.

Nourison to Expand Georgia Warehouse

Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison has started groundbreaking on their warehouse expansion at 201 Union Grove Road SE, Calhoun, GA.  The Calhoun facility, constructed in…
Future Designers Summit
In preparation for the inaugural event this fall, a logo was designed to brand the annual Future Designers Summit organized by the Bienenstock Furniture Library.

Bienenstock Furniture Library Kicks Off Fundraising for Future Designers Event

The Bienenstock Furniture Library launches an industrywide fundraising campaign to support its inaugural Future Designers Summit, scheduled for Sept. 20-22, 2021. The fall conference is billed as an…
Breakout Grant
Pictured: On Loop by Universal Design Studio. Photography by: Andres Sebastian for A/D/O by MINI

NYCxDESIGN Launches Inaugural Breakout Grant

As one of its first initiatives as a new non-profit organization, NYCxDESIGN is thrilled to announce the launch of The Breakout Grant. Kicking off a year of activations and celebrations to support…
First Tuesday, new website, high point market
The next First Tuesday event is February 2-4, 2021.

First Tuesday Adds Website to Promote Participating Vendors

As the First Tuesday movement continues to gain momentum, the committee is unveiling a dedicated website to support communications between buyers and sellers.  Created by FurnitureDealer.Net, the…
Image by Joseph Mucira from Pixabay
Image by Joseph Mucira from Pixabay

IMC Webinar Series Addresses Diversity in Retail

International Market Centers (IMC) announced that it will present a series of four hour-long webinars highlighting diversity and inclusion issues impacting retail. The series, which debuts on Feb. 1…