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Jamie Merida Interiors
Jamie Merida Interiors developed as an extension of Merida’s success as a home furnishings and flooring retailer.

The Keys to Building a Brand

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Photo by Casper Nielsen on Unsplash

Evolving Your Brand During Challenging Times

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Hearts Awards No Kid Hungry
Silent Auction proceeds for the Hearts Awards will benefit No Kid Hungry.

Hearts Awards Silent Auction to Benefit No Kid Hungry

The Hearts Awards will take place on January 8. The silent auction part of the event will benefit No Kid Hungry. 

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Photo by chrissie kremer on Unsplash

Second Homes and the Affluent Buyer

At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, many city dwellers fled to their vacation properties, but who are these second home owners and what do they value?

Houzz Scholarship
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Houzz Opens 2021 Scholarship Program Call for Entries

Students studying architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, construction management and skilled construction trade programs invited to apply.

home design business think tank
The Home Design Business Think Tank starts September 15.

Register for the Home Design Business Think Tank Series: Maximizing Profitability

Register today for Furniture, Lighting & Decor's Home Design Business Think Tank series: Maximizing Your Profitability.

Brown Squirrel
Retail Strategist Connie Post gets to the cruxe of luxe in home furnishings retail at Brown Squirrel, in Knoxville, TN.

Brown Squirrel Upgrades Presentation, Increases Revenue

A series of luxury merchandise upgrades helps boost this furniture store's bottom line.

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Denys Prykhodov - stock.adobe.com

The 5 W’s (and 1 H) of Pinterest

Pinterest's visual nature makes it a valuable social media tool for designers and home furnishings retailers.

Cory Damen Jenkins ISFD Pinnacle Awards
Cory Damen Jenkins is set to keynote the ISFD Pinnacle Awards

Cory Damen Jenkins to Keynote ISFD's Pinnacle Awards

The keynote speaker and judges have been named for the Pinnacle Awards, to be held on October 19.

interior designer time mastery
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Time Mastery for Interior Designers

Applying these interior design time mastery tips can help you get more done in less time with far less stress.

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Image by Engin Akyurt from Pixabay

The State of Home Furnishings Retail

Mark Schumacher, Executive Vice President of the Home Furnishings Association, offers his take on the state of retail and the resources the association provides. 

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 homes in July exceeded 2019 numbers by 23 percent.

small space lighting
Translucent or other non-obtrusive pendants can help make a space seem larger.

4 Tips for Lighting Small Spaces

Small environments present unique challenges when it comes to lighting.

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Photo by John Schnobrich on Unsplash

Research Shows Lockdown Video Calls Inspire Home Purchases

Around half of U.S. consumers agree that seeing inside other people’s homes in lockdown video calls has inspired them to improve their own living space, according to Nosto.

The Circe Board
The Circe Board from Resource Furniture can be a wall desk by day and fold down to reveal a bed at night, helping to create separate work and home environments in one space.

Small Space Furnishings With Purpose

Sheltering in place in a small space has been a way for clients to evaluate their needs.

The Journey to Brand Loyalty

In retail, the journey to brand loyalty begins with a single purchase.

Copper Mattress Co. copper-infused mattress coronavirus
The Copper Mattress company has introduced new copper-infused mattresses.

Copper Mattress Co Touts New Anti-Viral Mattress Collection

The new mattresses are infused with copper-rich Talalay Latex, designed to ward off viruses such as the coronavirus, according to the company

SFC Brand Ambassadors named for 2020
Nine esteemed designers have been tapped as ambassadors for the Sustainable Furnishings Council.

Sustainable Furnishings Council Names Its 2020 SFC Brand Ambassadors

Nine esteemed designers have been named as the Sustainable Furnishings Council's ambassadors. 

Kimberley Seldon
Kimberley Seldon

Kimberley Seldon Masters the Business of Design

Kimberley Seldon turned her design business into a coaching platform to mentor other interior designers. 

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