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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…
Greg Crowley
Greg Crowley of Crowley Furniture & Mattress is one of four award winners.

Home Furnishings Association Announces Major Award Winners for 2019

Howell Furniture, Brakenridge Furniture, Greg Crowley of Crowley Furniture & Mattress and Joe Bright of Dunk & Bright Furniture have won the Home Furnishings Association’s (HFA) top awards…

American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Opens Nominations

Nominations for the 2020 class for induction into the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame, the industry’s most prestigious award, are now open. All members of the American Home Furnishings Hall of…
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(Photo: Unsplash user Erol Ahmed)

Interior Design Society Announces 2020 Conference Location, Dates

The Interior Design Society (IDS) today announced that their 2020 Conference will take place in Chicago from August 6-9. The program will include robust educational sessions as well as city-wide…
Ty Bennett ICFA
Ty Bennett

Ty Bennett to Deliver Keynote at ICFAEdCon2020

“With each conference, I dig down a little deeper, evolving our conversation to build upon the lessons learned the year before,” said entrepreneur, author, and nationally recognized motivational…
WithIt student outreach programs
Student attendees at the 2019 WithIt Professional Conference in Alexandria, VA

WithIt 2019 Student Outreach Programs Support Next Generation of Industry

In a recent analysis, WithIt, the women’s leadership development network for the home and furnishings industries, found that their student scholarship efforts have resulted in a 99% retention rate…