Houzz 2021 Kitchen Trend Report
Houzz shares what consumers expect in 2021 kitchen renovations. Photo: Margaret Wright Photography @Houzz

Kitchen Storage Tops Wish List in HOUZZ 2021 Kitchen Trends Report

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Digitizing your product inventory is the first step in launching augmented reality on your website.

How Augmented Reality Can Enhance Your E-Commerce User Experience

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Lightfair, mentorship program, International Association of Lighting Designers
LightFair's Mentorship program will culminate at LightFair 2021 in New York.

Lightfair Launches Lighting Mentorship Program

The six-month mentorship program creates opportunities for experienced and emergent professionals to connect on-to-one, culminating in an in-person networking event at LightFair 2021, October 25-29, 2021 in New York.

lighting for wellness
Using texture and light to create dynamic pattern can mimic natural light. The texture of the green wall is accentuated using lighting, creating dimensionality and dynamic highlights and shadows.

How Lighting Can Influence Wellness

Lighting technologies such as human-centric lighting and biophilic design are boosting occupant wellbeing and productivity.

Barbour Spangle Design
With a multi-faceted design portfolio, Barbour says residential design has helped Barbour Spangle continue to grow during the pandemic.

Barbour Spangle Design Thrives by Diversifying

Christi Barbour and Christi Spangle continue to grow their residential, commercial and showroom design business.

Lynne Jensen-Nelson, WithIt Education
Lynne Jensen-Nelson will speak at WithIt's "Influence, Inspire and Impact" educational brunch.

WithIt Announces Speaker for Annual Educational Brunch

Lynne Nelson-Jensen will headline the "Influence, Inspire & Impact" event. 

What's Your Design Business Mindset?

How are you moving your design business forward? See what mindset you fall into and see strategies that can move your business into a growth mindset. 

Photo by Lucrezia Carnelos on Unsplash
Photo by Lucrezia Carnelos on Unsplash

How Are Consumers Shopping?

Consumer research shows that shopping behaviors were shifting even before the coronavirus pandemic. 

Design Coaching Center, Mike Peterson, Brand Personality
Join us March 2 to learn how these designers have embraced their brand personalities.

Looking to Elevate Your Brand Personality? Don't Miss This Webinar!

Learn how these designers are elevating their "Brand Personality" and how it's helping their businesses. Don't miss the webinar on March 2, 2021 at 3:00 PM ET. Register here!

12th annual showroom of the year awards, lightovation, dallas market
The deadline to enter the 12th Annual Showroom of the Year Awards is March 1, 2021

Lighting Retailers: Enter the 12th Annual Showroom of the Year Awards

The deadline to enter, March 1, 2021, is approaching. Make sure your lighting retail showroom is recognized in this year's Showroom of the Year Awards. Enter here. 

Photo by Mike Petrucci on Unsplash
Photo by Mike Petrucci on Unsplash

January Retail Sales Show Strong Increase

Furniture and home furnishings stores were up 12 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted and up 9.3 percent unadjusted year-over-year.

Interior Design, Client Communication, Nancy Ganzekaufer
Use these tips to increase confidence when communicating with clients.

Increase Your Client Communication Confidence

Dealing with clients can lead to challenging conversations. Engage with clients with confidence with the following tips. 

Research Shows 2021 Planned Home Improvement Projects

In a recent poll, 90 percent of respondents say they will spend as much or more time on home projects this year compared to 2020.

Image by Kaufdex from Pixabay
Image by Kaufdex from Pixabay

Expanding Social Commerce

Selling on social media can be an effective digital retail outlet.

Image by antonbe from Pixabay
Image by antonbe from Pixabay

4 Tips For Using TikTok in Your Design or Retail Business

Whether you’re a designer showcasing your projects or a home furnishings retailer offering decorating tips, TikTok can be a valuable tool to get your brand recognized.

AHFA Solution Partners Scholarship
AHFA has extended the deadline for its student scholarship program to Feb. 26.

AHFA Extends Deadline for Student Scholarship Program

The Solution Partners Scholarship entry deadline is now February 26, 2021.

How Furniture Companies are Providing a Better Online Customer Experience

A February 11 webinar will outline the future of furniture selling and strategies to ensure your business processes are optimized to help your team scale for the future and encourage repeat customers.

High Point Showroom Association, HPxD
Showrooms, such as Splashworks, are part of the HPxD program, about 60 showrooms planning off-market events in High Point.

HPSA, HPxD Showrooms Merge to Create Off-Market High Point Opportunities

The High Point Showroom Association has merged with HPxD under the latter's branding. 

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

All entries submitted by March 3, 2021, will receive an early-bird discount.


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