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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

Augmented reality
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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Coco & Dash
“People come to us for color,” says Teddie Garrigan, co-owner of Coco & Dash.

The Impact of Decorative Pillows on Retail Sales

Why carrying pillows at retail makes good business sense.

ART Conference 2021
Registration is open for the ART Conference to be held in Florida this August.

Registration Opens for the 2021 ART Conference

The ART Conference will be held in Fort Myers, Florida, this August. 

Luly Yang
Multi-award-winning artist and internationally known fashion designer Luly Yang will appear in the series.

Seattle Design Center Launches New Podcast with Designers, Creators 

The seven-episode podcast series will launch May 5, 2021.

Trish Cossart
Trish Cossart founded Cossart Design in 2007.

Cossart Design Markets Main Street

This Georgia home furnishings store revved up its marketing to promote their destination design and retail business.

Home Design Business Think Tank, Bob Phibbs, the Retail Doctor, Gail Doby
Learn profit-maximizing strategies from our experts and panels.

Home Design Business Think Tank: A Focus on Profit for Designers and Retailers

Our next Home Design Business Think Tank takes place on Tuesday May 17 with Gail Doby and Monday May 24 with Bob Phibbs. Read on to register!

High Point Market Authority, Purple mattress, ideastreams
How has Purple developed it's unique brand loyalty paradigm?

High Point Market Authority Partners with HFA, Purple for May IdeaStreams Webinar

Learn Purple's approach to reinventing brand loyalty.

Design Coaching Center, Interior Design Business Experts, Melissa Galt
Melissa Galt shares her top tips for attracting your ideal clients.

Design Coaching Center: How Do You Attract Your Ideal Client?

Join us May 3 at 2:00PM ET for a one-on-one conversation with Melissa Galt about attracting your ideal client! 

REGISTER HERE

 

 

Photo by Tierra Mallorca on Unsplash
Photo by Tierra Mallorca on Unsplash

How Did Coronavirus Impact the Housing Market?

Low mortgage rates and low inventory have driven up prices in this competitive market.

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Photo by recha oktaviani on Unsplash

IIDA Releases 2021 Interior Design Compensation Report

The 50-page report highlights findings to help designers value their skills and experience, negotiate salaries and raises, and make smart choices about their careers.

ISFD, International Society of Furniture Designers, Innovation + Design
Innovation + Design Awards Entries have opened.

ISFD Innovation + Design Competition Opens Entries

ISFD is accepting submissions for 2021's Innovation + Design Awards through June 30.

Image by Hands off my tags! Michael Gaida from Pixabay
Image by Hands off my tags! Michael Gaida from Pixabay

March Retail Sales See Strong Rebound

Furniture and home furnishings stores were up 5.9 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted amid increased vaccination and government stimulus.

Photo by Austin Distel on Unsplash
Photo by Austin Distel on Unsplash

Attracting Your Ideal Interior Design Client

Identifying your hot and buying ideal client is the fast path to design success.

Gail Doby, Business Breakthrough Book
Gail Doby's new book, Business Breakthrough, is available on Kindle.

Gail Doby Shares Business Strategies in New Book for Designers

Gail Doby's Business Breakthrough: Your Creative Value Blueprint to Get Paid What You're Worth is the first in a series of three business books. 

Photo by Hakan Nural on Unsplash
Photo by Hakan Nural on Unsplash

How Will Business Change After the Pandemic?

For home furnishings industry professionals, the end of the pandemic may mean another revamp of your business.

Photo by Tom Hermans on Unsplash
Photo by Tom Hermans on Unsplash

WithIt Launches Industry Book Club, Networking Platform

The first book is The Gifts of Imperfection by award-winning author and motivational speaker Brene Brown.

Photo by Blake Wisz on Unsplash
Photo by Blake Wisz on Unsplash

7 Questions That Need a ‘Yes’ to Close More Retail Sales

Answering your customer's unasked question can be the key to more retail sales.

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Photo by Christiann Koepke on Unsplash

3 Payment Platforms for Retailers and Designers

In an environment where cash may not be exchanging hands, what platforms are you using to accept payments? 

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