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Nicole Fuller
Designer Nicole Fuller says high-end designers have new challenges in today’s climate. “How do we make your home the most comfortable place, the safest place that it can be and beautiful beyond your wildest dreams at the same time? We have a big responsibility and it’s really important to deliver.”

Reimagining Luxury in the Time of Coronavirus

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Photo by chrissie kremer on Unsplash

Second Homes and the Affluent Buyer

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Denys Prykhodov - stock.adobe.com

The 5 W’s (and 1 H) of Pinterest

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Dallas Market Center Speakers Archlight summit
Dallas Market Center has issued a call for speakers for its September ArchLIGHT summit.

Dallas Market Center ArchLIGHT Summit Announces Call for Speakers

The ArchLIGHT Summit will take place in September 2021. 

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Image by StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay

7 Interior Design Marketing Strategies

Applying these tips can help you acquire more leads and, ultimately, more clients.

Jamie Merida Bountiful Home
Understanding the coastal community where Bountiful Home and Jamie Merida Interiors is located has helped Merida offer a style that resonates with his customers.

Jamie Merida Brings Bountiful Home

From classic pianist to managing a busy pizza chain, Jamie Merida's route to home furnishings has been anything but ordinary.

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Nominations are open for the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Future Leaders.

American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Opens Future Leaders Nominations

Future Leaders recognizes rising stars in the home furnishings industry. 

Design Model Homes Buyer Profile, Kerrie Kelly Design Labs
What goes into the buyer profile when designing model homes?

KKDL: Designing a Model Home: Creating a Buyer Profile

What needs to be taken into account when you're designing a model home? 

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deagreez - stock.adobe.com

HENRY: The Demographic to Watch

High Earners Not Rich Yet make up 25 percent of U.S. households but account for 40 percent of spending.

COVID-19 Holiday Retail Strategies

Offering appointments and multiple fulfillment options make the list of top tips for holiday retail during a pandemic. See what else the experts say.

Nikki Chu Jaipur Living
Designer Nikki Chu had to pivot her business operations when coronavirus hit.

The Art of the Pivot

How to pivot as an interior designer — and carry new business models into the future.

IFDA Crystal Ball Seminar panelists, home design 2030
Panelists for IFDA's Crystal Ball Seminar (l to r) include Anthony Carrino, HGTV; Al and Mary Giaquinto, Plum Builders; and journalist Warren Shoulberg.

IFDA Panel Assesses Home Design and Style in 2030

What will home look like in 2030? Smaller in size, modern in design, reconfigured to meet new multi-tasking demands, and that’s not all that’s going to change…

TEXTUR
Greg Terrill says TXTUR furniture is designed to be upcycled over and over again, with credits for customers returning furniture, and discounts on upcycled, refurbished pieces.

TXTUR Takes Sustainability to the Next Level

This American manufacturer uses upcycling for a sustainable furniture refresh.

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Image by Jan Vašek from Pixabay

The Post-COVID Consumer

Research shows the consumer shopping behaviors that will stick around when COVID-19 is gone. 

Vanguard Furniture
Vanguard Furniture has been crafting American-made casegoods and upholstery for more than 50 years.

Manufacturing Close to Home

Short lead times and customization give domestic manufacturers a leg up — before, during and after the coronavirus crisis.

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Image by Photo Mix from Pixabay

Furniture Retailers Expect Sales Surge to Continue, Survey Finds

The survey,  conducted by Piper Sandler and the Home Furnishings Association, indicated that upholstered products were the leading sales category in Q3.

Dallas Market Center, ArchLIGHT, architectural lighting
Dallas Market Center has opened exhibitor registration for ArchLIGHT.

Exhibitor Registration Opens for ArchLIGHT Summit

Dallas Market Center has announced the start of registration for its new ARCHLight summit, set to take place in September 2021. 

ISFD Announces 2020 Pinnacle Award Winners in Online Ceremony

ISFD announced the iconic home furnishings design awards in a streaming ceremony on its YouTube channel. 

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Image by Harry Strauss from Pixabay

Consumers Prioritize Spending on Gifts Ahead of Holiday Season

Sixty percent of shoppers surveyed by the National Retail Federation said they plan to purchase holiday gifts online. 

Laurence Carr
Designer Laurence Carr says delivery timelines from local suppliers are currently more reliable.

American-Made Advantages in the Coronavirus Era

Is coronavirus amplifying the advantages of American-made?

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