Associations

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

WithIt Launches Industry Book Club, Networking Platform

WithIt, the women’s leadership development network for the home and furnishings industries, has leveraged its networking capabilities on the Mighty Network platform. “The Mighty Network is a cross…
High Point Showroom Association, HPxD
Showrooms, such as Splashworks, are part of the HPxD program, about 60 showrooms planning off-market events in High Point.

HPSA, HPxD Showrooms Merge to Create Off-Market High Point Opportunities

HPxD and High Point Showroom Association have announced that they have merged under the HPxD moniker. The merger brings about 60 unique designer-brand showrooms together under the HPxD umbrella.…

Home Furnishings Association Names 2021 Officers

The North American Home Furnishings Association (HFA) held its annual membership meeting Thursday, January 21. Usually, members would meet for breakfast at the January Las Vegas Furniture Market, but…
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

Members of the International Furnishings & Design Association (IFDA) and other experts in the U.S. home furnishings and design business will share that homes will get smaller, more modern and be…
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,…

ASID Releases 2020 Interior Design Resiliency Report

As all industries tackle the ongoing effects of COVID-19, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has sought to understand the resiliency of the design industry and profession through times…
Shannon Williams
Shannon Williams

Shannon Williams Named COO of Home Furnishings Association

The Home Furnishings Association (HFA) has named Shannon Williams its Chief Operating Officer. The announcement was made by Mark Schumacher, the association’s CEO. Williams previously served as vice…
Cory Damen Jenkins ISFD Pinnacle Awards
Cory Damen Jenkins is set to keynote the ISFD Pinnacle Awards

Virtual Pinnacle Awards Takes Place October 24, Corey Damen Jenkins to Host

It is Pinnacle Award time again. Who will capture the industry’s highest design honors this year?  Join the International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) and nationally acclaimed interior…
Image by Engin Akyurt from Pixabay
Image by Engin Akyurt from Pixabay

The State of Home Furnishings Retail

After months of stay at home orders and social distancing, retailers across the country are reopening their doors to customers, but the state of retail looks different now than it did before…

2020 ALA Conference Canceled Due to Coronavirus

The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) Board of Governors and ALA staff has made the decision to cancel the 2020 ALA Conference due to the health concerns associated with COVID-19. The event was scheduled…