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Casual Market Atlanta
Next year's Casual Market will take place in Atlanta July 10-13, 2023.

ICFA Refreshes Casual Market Branding Ahead of Atlanta Move

As the Casual Market relocates to AmericasMart in Atlanta beginning in 2023, the International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) is refreshing and reimagining the 60+-year-old event. The…
IDS Awards, Barbara Owens, Kitchen
Barbara Owens won for Kitchens over $100,000. Photo by Michael Hunter.

IDS Announces Designer of the Year Award Recipients

On Saturday, August 6th members and guests of the Interior Design Society (IDS) gathered at the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago, IL, to honor the winners of the 2022 Designer of the Year competition.…
Design Coaching Center, Cheryl Kees Clendenon, Designer Fees
Design Coach Cheryl Kees Clendenon talks fee structures.

Design Coaching Center: Determining Your Design Fees

We all know many clients who like to exist in the disturbingly tedious land of catalog decorating. Refusing to punch a train ticket to bore town and encouraging mediocrity in the safe land of the…
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The ARTS Nominating committee has been announced.

ART Names Awards Nominating Committee

Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have announced the members of the ARTS Awards Nominating Committee, a group of independent industry professionals who will…

Last Look: Circle Design Studio

1. Our client for this space was a bachelor with a 6-year-old son. He is also a doctor who works long hours and is a world traveler. We wanted to create a calming retreat for a master bedroom that…
Gift for Life
Pictured (L-R): Lenise Willis, Gifts & Decorative Accessories; Nancy Michael, International Housewares Association; Sheila Charton, Springboard Futures; Angela Jacobson, Stephen Joseph; Landon Metts, Creative Brands; Andrea Padilla, Transpac; Russ Jones, Ivystone; Sarah Mount, Juniper by IMC; Emalee Hoffman, Studio Oh!; Jessica Barille, Paddywax; Peter Schauben, Schauben & Assoc.; Cathy Steel, Steel Associates; and Cole Daugherty, Dallas Market Center.

Gift for Life Celebrates 30 Years

Industry leaders raised a glass to Gift for Life’s 30th anniversary during a GHTA reception on July 14 at Atlanta Market. Since its founding in 1992, the all-volunteer organizations has motivated the…
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CASUAL INDUSTRY PRESENTS AWARDS AT GALA CELEBRATION

The International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) recognized manufacturing and retailing excellence, turned the spotlight on top product designs and honored the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award…

6 eco-friendly decorating ideas for your home this summer

With a huge 94% of Brits saying that buying eco-friendly home products is important to them1, it’s clear that the nation is looking to make conscious efforts to live more sustainably.  With this in…

Wallpaper & Maximalism: A Guide from Design Experts

  Find the Common Thread  "The trick to maximalism is properly mastering the art of ‘pattern-on-pattern’ without sacrificing balance, rhythm, line… the intellect behind it all. The great irony of…

Houzz: Continued, Yet Slowed Growth Across Industry

Houzz Inc. released the Q3 2022 Houzz Renovation Barometer, which tracks residential renovation market expectations, project backlogs and recent activity among businesses in the construction sector…
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