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.

Design Project Magic: Erinn Valencich Turns Heads With StyleRow

Erinn Valencich’s recently launched StyleRow project management and marketplace tool is turning heads in the design community.  As an interior designer, the act of designing a space is only half the…
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(Photo: Unsplash user Danielle MacInnes)

Goal Setting for Interior Designers in 7 Steps

It’s almost time for goal setting for the new year! The final quarter of the year has launched. What were the goals you set back in January? Are you on track? Did you back your goals up with…
Randall Whitehead Lighting Doctor Accent Lights
Avoid Museum Syndrome by using the right balance of lighting fixtures.

The Right Light Balance Puts an Accent on the Positive

As I have mentioned before, there are four functions of light — Task, Accent, Decorative and Ambient.  Each one plays an important role in creating a cohesive lighting design. Here is an explanation…
JBanks timbers
Vanderslice and her design associates create resort-focused retreats for residential and commercial clients on a global scale.

A 'Vacay' Vibe: How J. Banks' Joni Vanderslice Manages Interior Design and Retail Businesses

When it comes to interior design, Joni Vanderslice, President and Owner of J. Banks, does it all. She’s been at the helm of Hilton Head, SC-based J. Banks for more than 30 years, which covers…
House Beautiful Castelle
The Savannah Collection is the latest introduction from Castelle and Barclay Butera.

Castelle Collection Featured in House Beautiful Show House in Nashville

The second annual House Beautiful Whole Home Concept Show House has opened its doors in Nashville, TN with the outdoor spaces adorned with furnishings from the Savannah Collection by Barclay Butera…
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Today’s Affluent Consumer: What the Research Tells Us

Affluent consumers are evolving, but having more money doesn’t necessarily mean owning more things. Research has shown that many affluent consumers care about design, and they’re also interested in…

Klaussner Home Furnishings Announces Strategic Partnership with Stacy Garcia

Klaussner Home Furnishings has announced a strategic partnership with sought-after designer and trend forecaster Stacy Garcia, to establish important credibility among designers for two of the…
Phillips Collection planters
Neutral colors and simple shapes, as seen in the selection of planters from Phillips Collection pictured above, allow the plants inside to stand out.

Today's Planters Bring Style to Trending Natural Design Elements

As the outdoors continues to move in, the desire to bring more natural elements indoors and out continues to climb. Because today’s tech savvy consumers are exhibiting a newfound appreciation of…
Bobby Berk kitchen
(Photo: Tessa Neustadt)

Last Look With Bobby Berk

“Queer Eye” designer Bobby Berk isn’t afraid of going bold, and this kitchen in the Vista Santa Fe community in San Diego is no exception. See how Berk layers textures to create a space that feels…
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It's up to you to tell the story of your brand and connect with your ideal consumer. (Photo: Pexels user Tirachard Kumtanom)

Who Defines Your Brand?

Branding. It’s what differentiates one company from the next. It’s also what connects us to our customers. “Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room,” says Amazon's…