Designer Education

Product designers, interior designers and lighting designers are working in a changing industry. Competition from online services, DIY and home improvement tv shows, plus changing consumer lifestyles have continued to shift the way business is done. In this section, product designers, interior designers and lighting designers can read news, trend articles and more.

Nancy Ganzekaufer Business Coaching
Nancy Ganzekaufer shares social media strategies for interior designers.

5 Tips for Interior Design Social Media Success

What is your biggest challenge as an interior designer? According to a Unity Marketing poll attracting new clients is problem #1 across the board.  Social media marketing seems to be the go-to…
Steelyard
Steelyard, continues to add features to the platform to streamline the interior design process.

Steelyard Digitally Connects Designers, Home Furnishings Resources

When it comes to interior design, inspiration, organization and collaboration with clients pretty much sum up efforts needed for a successful outcome. If only there were a platform that could help…
Home Design Business Think Tank Nancy Ganzekaufer Melissa Galt
The Home Design Business Think Tank for May is all about brand messaging.

Home Design Business Think Tank: Week 2 Focuses on Client Communication

Whether just starting out or a veteran in your design or home furnishings business, the brand message you convey to your customers/clients changes often. Take the time we’re living through now. Are…

Universal Furniture Virtual Market Recordings Available

In light of the postponement of High Point Market, Universal Furniture hosted a Virtual Market for its retail and design customers, April 22-27. As part of the Virtual Market, on April 24, Universal…

theMART Launches Virtual Showroom Series

Design professionals from across the country who are seeking CEU programming will have a new resource with the launch of theMART Showroom Series. Hosted each week, Monday through Thursday at 2 p.m.…
Wendy Yates
Wendy Yates

Interior Designers Share Advice for Facing Coronavirus Crisis

Coast to coast, designers and small business owners are finding ways to adjust their approaches, make the most out of every day and ensure their projects are pushing forward in spite of the COVID-19…
e-design decorist
An example of a design Henle provided to a client.

4 Reasons to E-Design on the Side

Online interior design companies are taking over the internet, with options available at a variety of price points. Their premises are all relatively similar: clients fill out a questionnaire about…

Designers Share How They Define Luxury

“Luxury is a perception, not a price point,” says Dann Foley. At a recent series of panels at the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, Foley and co-panelists Libby Langdon, Kristi Hopper and Toma…
Karen Wolf Design Pop Series
Karen Wolf's Latest Design Pop will focus on home office design.

Interior Designer Karen Wolf Launches Online Trend Series

New Jersey-based designer Karen Wolf and her team are responding to the COVID-19 crisis by offering weekly, educational online webinars dubbed the “Design Pop Trend Series.”  This week’s webinar…
home staging
Adding home staging to an interior design services can add a revenue stream to your business.

Adding Home Staging to Your Interior Design Business

At January’s Las Vegas Market, Kevin Htain, Owner of Identity Home staging+design and International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP) board member, discussed why and how interior…