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West Elm Designtex Performance Fabric Crypton
Designtex and retailer West Elm have partnered on a new performance fabric collection

West Elm, Designtex Partner with New Performance Fabric Collection

Designtex has announced the release of four new textile patterns with West Elm, the fourth collaboration between the two companies. The Designtex + West Elm Collection combines residential look and…
A&B Home New warehouse facility sacramento
A&B Home expects to be fully operational in its new warehouse by the middle of October.

A&B Home Moves Warehouse Facilities to Sacramento

After 17 years of calling Rancho Cucamonga home, A&B Home has announced a major step toward modernizing and growing its business. The home decor company is moving into a new 325,000-square-foot…
home construction rises after coronavirus lag
Housing starts have risen in the last three months after a lull during the height of the coronavirus lockdown.

Home Builders Bounce Back from Coronavirus with Increased Housing Starts

Construction of new U.S. homes increased 22.6 percent last month as homebuilders bounced back from a decline in housing starts caused by the coronavirus pandemic earlier this spring.  The Commerce…
Photo Courtesy Becky Peckham for Houzz
Photo Courtesy Becky Peckham for Houzz

Houzz Reports Increased Demand for Home Professionals in June

Houzz saw a 58% increase in U.S. project leads for home professionals during the month of June, as compared with the same period in 2019. During the warm summer season, searches for outdoor…

Feizy Expands Online Offering Of One-Of-A-Kind Rugs

Manufacturer Feizy Rugs is known for creating on-trend groupings that span style and price spectrums. Over the past 47 years, a discerning clientele has come to expect innovative designs from the…

July Increase in Retail Sales Continues Recovery from Coronavirus Pandemic  

Retail sales continued to recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in July, growing more slowly than the month before but adding to the strong turnaround seen since this spring’s declines…

Hooker Furniture to Continue Virtual Market Initiative

Following the cancellation of Spring High Point Market and ongoing travel apprehension in response to COVID-19, Hooker Furniture and its sister companies, Hooker Upholstery, Bradington-Young and Sam…
Alex Kirsch, vice president of client solutions at FurnitureDealer.Net
Alex Kirsch, Vice President of Client Solutions at FurnitureDealer.Net

FurnitureDealer.Net Partners With Wells Fargo on New Technology

FurnitureDealer.Net — provider of websites, product content and digital marketing services to independent home furnishing retailers — has partnered with Wells Fargo Retail Services to launch new…
ALA Women In Lighting
While supplies last, any woman who signs up for the program will receive a complimentary Women in Lighting reusable fabric face mask.

American Lighting Association Women in Lighting Committee Launches Mentor Matching Program

The American Lighting Association’s (ALA) Women in Lighting Committee has launched a new Mentor Matching program, which is open to any woman who is an ALA member. All segments of the industry and all…
Sam Moore
Sarah Schwarz of The Design Source in Sugar Land, Texas for an adjoining great room and sitting room featuring a pair of Ziggy sofas and two pairs of Zara club chairs.

Sam Moore Announces Winners of Interior Design Contest

Custom upholstery specialist, Sam Moore, has announced the winners of “80 Great Room Designs,” an exclusive contest for the interior design community. Launched earlier this year, the initiative was…