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Image by Harry Strauss from Pixabay
Image by Harry Strauss from Pixabay

Consumers Prioritize Spending on Gifts Ahead of Holiday Season

Purchasing gifts for friends and loved ones is a way for consumers to shift focus from the uncertainty and stress of the pandemic to celebrating the holidays and the promise of our return to a better…
Laurence Carr
Designer Laurence Carr says delivery timelines from local suppliers are currently more reliable.

American-Made Advantages in the Coronavirus Era

For retailers and designers, keeping their clients happy comes down to reliability: ticking off the boxes as the design process moves forward, and delivering a final finished space, furnishings and…
Colleen Waguespack
Colleen Waguespack

Colleen Waguespack Gets Into the Holiday Spirit With Fig & Dove

Colleen Waguespack, Founder of Colleen Waguespack Interiors, didn’t do Christmas decor. Her design start was in a more corporate setting, and when she moved to residential, it wasn’t with holidays in…
credit Rachel Loewen © 2019 Houzz
Photo by Rachel Loewen © 2019 Houzz

Pet Peeves Drive Master Bathroom Renovation Decisions, Houzz Study Finds

An old or outdated space is by far the leading pet peeve for homeowners prior to a master bathroom renovation (69 percent, up from 59 percent in 2019), according to the 2020 U.S. Houzz Bathroom…
Shayla Copas
Shayla Copas, Interior Designer and Founder of Shayla Copas Interiors, brings her love of color into her luxury design as well as her new product collection with Chelsea House.

Shayla Copas' Organic Path to Product Design

Shayla Copas, founder and lead designer at Shayla Copas Interiors, in Little Rock, AR, is launching her second product collection with Chelsea House, as well as an outdoor upholstery fabric line with…
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Andy Dean - stock.adobe.com

4 Digital Rendering & Modeling Tools for Designers

Today’s “new normal” means businesses of all kinds are placing an emphasis on technology and virtual interaction. For designers who rely on delivering an ultra-personal level of service, getting used…
Home Collections Furniture’s Lael Thompson shares tips on good final-mile delivery.
Home Collections Furniture’s Lael Thompson shares tips on good final-mile delivery.

Tips for Last Mile Delivery

Much has been written about the importance of the final mile in successfully (and profitably) completing a furniture sale. Delivering big-ticket products of large size and unusual shapes and…
luxury furnishings
Attention to subtle details that create a rich experience without being over the top, such as this Ann Gish bedding, creates a luxury experience for consumers.

Home Furnishings Manufacturers Rethink the Meaning of Luxury

In today’s more casual environment, where jeans often replace suits, and consumers, particularly younger generations, are looking for a less formal and more comfortable vibe in their homes, what…
ASID board of directors
Top row, left to right: Kerrie Kelly, Carolyn Ames Noble, Jennifer Kolstad, John Cialone, Ellen Fisher, Elizabeth Von Lehe. Bottom row, left to right: Ken Wilson, Margi Kaminski, David C. Euscher, Lisa M. Tucker, Patricia Dominguez

ASID Announces 2021 Board of Directors

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has announced the members of its National Board of Directors for 2021. Consisting of 11 volunteer members with three officers (Chair, Chair-Elect,…
Hearts Awards Honorees
ART and Dallas Market Center have named the Hearts Award Honorees.

Honorees Named for HEARTS Awards

Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have announced the 13 honorees for the HEARTS Awards, taking place January 8. The HEARTS Awards, to be hosted by Carson Kressley…