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“We put roofs on our houses to protect them, and there’s not a hardwood floor in America that doesn’t have a performance finish, as does every piece of wood furniture sold. But the sofa, which is most vulnerable, is often left naked,” says Liam Waters, Vice President of Design and Marketing, LiveSmart by Culp.”

The Performance Factor

Fact: There are four times more pets in the U.S. than children. According to a Washington Post article on the subject entitled, “Millennials Are Picking Pets Over People,” three-quarters of Americans…
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StyleCraft Distribution Footprint Surpasses 1 Million Square Feet Worldwide

StyleCraft Home Collection announced this week that it will expand its current headquarters in Southaven, MS to 400,000 square feet of warehouse, office and showroom space. The company now has more…
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Sustainable Furnishings Council Update

“What’s it Made of?” Initiative The Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) has joined together with partners American Sustainable Business Council, Center for Environmental Health, Healthy Materials…
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Cur8's Design Activism

In the home decor industry, colors and styles filter in and out every season, but most chandeliers, dining tables and mirrors at markets today function in the same general way they did 10, 20 and…
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Designer Q&A: Jacob Marks

Jacob Marks founded Skram Furniture in 2001 with the goal of creating a furniture design studio dedicated to quality craftsmanship, sustainability and creating products made to last. We spoke with…

Idea Board: Eco Style

Making environmentally friendly furniture, lighting and decor selections will not only affect the planet positively, but it can contribute to personal wellness. This new crop of sustainable products…

My Vietnamese Adventure

I’m home and back to work after a two-week honeymoon through Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Hoi An and Hanoi. While this trip was all play, I got a valuable glimpse into one of our industry…
Shown here in a Cherry Wood finish, the Orchid LED table lamp from PURillume shines bright.
Shown here in a Cherry Wood finish, the Orchid LED table lamp from PURillume shines bright.

PURillume Creates Personal Lighting Experiences

Light matters. The latest research shows that bright light in the morning and low light in the evenings help regulate circadian rhythms, which means more sleep and better health overall. In an…
Sustainable Furnishings Council member Vanguard Furniture sources solid wood, eco-friendly upholstery fabrics, natural filler and certified polyurethane foam that doesn’t contain harmful fire retardant chemicals.
Sustainable Furnishings Council member Vanguard Furniture sources solid wood, eco-friendly upholstery fabrics, natural filler and certified polyurethane foam that doesn’t contain harmful fire retardant chemicals.

“What’s It Made Of?” 5 Answers that Raise a Red Flag

We’ve all heard the saying “You are what you eat,” but many health and design industry experts are concerned that you are what you sit on – and they’re not alone. As we learn more about the harmful…
Diana James cuts the ribbon at the grand opening party of Living Swell on Feb. 16, 2017.
Diana James cuts the ribbon at the grand opening party of Living Swell on Feb. 16, 2017.

How Designer Diana James Launched Her Own Line

Last Thursday night, interior designer Diana James cut the ribbon in her brand new store, Living Swell. Located in Marblehead, MA, Living Swell offers “refurbished mid-century furniture, handmade…