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.

Interior Design Career Lessons Learned

No matter the industry, everyone has some cringe-inducing memories they look back on from early in their careers where they learned something the hard way and added another thing to their mental “do…
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Help clients make interior design selections with these 7 tips.

7 Tips to Streamline the Design Selection Process for Clients

For many remodelers (and these practices apply to interior designers), this process has become extremely protracted and complicated; so much so, that a group I work with in California found that the…

High Point Market Authority Teams Up with Design Influencers Conference to Co-Produce Brand Track

The High Point Market Authority has once again teamed up with the Design Influencers Conference to launch and co-produce a brand track for the 2020 conference, to be held in San Francisco on March 1-…

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…