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8 Tips to Increase Retail Profit Margins

Retailers’ profit margins have been more relevant than ever lately. It all started with curbside pickup, the only way many stores could sell their products during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, some…
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3 Graphic Design Apps for Your Home Furnishings Business

In the home furnishings game, it’s important to connect with your customers wherever they are, and these days, that initial interaction will likely be online. You’ll want to put your best photos and…
Varaluz maximalism
For Ron Henderson, President of Varaluz, maximalism is “artful clutter with a healthy dose of eclecticism.” Here the lighting fixture, Socket-to-Me, has “a very early ‘70’s vibe,” and remains impactful while allowing the other elements of the room to shine.

Finding a Balance With Maximalism

Maximalism is a style rooted in personality. Its bold, distinctive nature means it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but those who gravitate toward it tend to go big in their design, patterns, palettes…
Park Hill Collection, ARTS Awards
Park Hill Collection has expanded its product assortment and remerchandised its showrooms.

Park Hill Rolls Out Expanded Assortment, Refreshed Showrooms

Park Hill Collection is celebrating their finalist nomination for the 2021 ARTS Awards as affirmation the company’s reimagined style offering, global expansion of sourcing and more than 700 new…

American Lighting Association Cancels 2021 Conference Due to Wildfires

The American Lighting Association (ALA) has announced that its in-person 2021 Conference, originally scheduled for Sept. 26-28, is canceled due to wildfires in Lake Tahoe, CA. ALA is working to…
Wildwood House
Brittney Herrera and Terry Blaskowsky are tapping the home office market through HBx Studio and Wildwood House.

Pivoting to Home Office Design and Retail

Brittney Herrera has had an affinity for the workspace since she opened her architect and design business, HBx Studio, three years ago, in Portland, OR. Her foundation in that business has been…
32nd Annual ARTS Awards Finalists
The ARTS Awards will take place on January 7, 2022.

32nd ARTS Awards Finalists Announced

Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have announced the finalists for the 32nd ARTS Awards. The finalists will submit materials for judging in the fall, and award…
Image by Csaba Nagy from Pixabay
Image by Csaba Nagy from Pixabay

Leviton Introduces Podcast Series for Electrical Contractors

Leviton announced the launch of its new Contractor Connect Podcast Series which discusses pertinent topics, products and news within the electrical contracting industry, along with new Leviton…
Kitchen & Bath Market Index Q2
The Q2 KBMI shows expected growth in the kitchen and bath renovation industry.

Q2 Kitchen & Bath Market Index: Double-digit Growth Expected Over Q1

The National Kitchen & Bath Association – a non-profit trade association for the kitchen and bath industry providing tools, research, certification, and events to thousands of professionals – and…

WithIt Taps Amber De La Garza as Keynote for Virtual Education Brunch

WithIt, the women’s leadership development network for the home and furnishings industries, announces that their fall virtual education event, sponsored by Myriad Software, will feature productivity…