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
Increase productivity with these four steps

4 Tips to Increased Productivity in Your Design Business

Effective time management is an ongoing challenge for many business owners. But did you know that by using a few tips to increase your productivity, you can improve your efficiency as well?…
Las Vegas Design Center Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2021
Las Vegas Design Center is hosting a color trends webinar with Sherwin-Williams.

Las Vegas Design Center Hosts ColorMix 2021 Webinar

International Market Centers (IMC) announced today that the December installment of Las Vegas Design Center’s (LVDC) monthly “First Friday” webinar series will address Sherwin-Williams’ popular 2021…
Jamie Merida Bountiful Home
Understanding the coastal community where Bountiful Home and Jamie Merida Interiors is located has helped Merida offer a style that resonates with his customers.

Jamie Merida Brings Bountiful Home

If you’re a regular reader of Furniture, Lighting & Decor, you’ve seen Jamie Merida’s name. He’s been a panelist on our virtual seminars, and we’ve talked with him about how he’s built his brand…
Design Model Homes Buyer Profile, Kerrie Kelly Design Labs
What goes into the buyer profile when designing model homes?

KKDL: Designing a Model Home: Creating a Buyer Profile

Often we are asked, “What are the steps you take to design a model home?” For some, simply having a model home is thought to be enough to sell a community of homes. For us, that thought process just…
Nikki Chu Jaipur Living
Designer Nikki Chu had to pivot her business operations when coronavirus hit.

The Art of the Pivot

Though Nikki Chu is a seasoned interior designer — with celebrity clients,  a television show, and multiple product lines under her belt — when COVID turned turned the world upside-down earlier this…
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…
TEXTUR
Greg Terrill says TXTUR furniture is designed to be upcycled over and over again, with credits for customers returning furniture, and discounts on upcycled, refurbished pieces.

TXTUR Takes Sustainability to the Next Level

In an era where sustainability continues to resonate with environmentally conscious consumers, a furniture company has emerged to address this growing concern with a unique business model in the…
Vanguard Furniture
Vanguard Furniture has been crafting American-made casegoods and upholstery for more than 50 years.

Manufacturing Close to Home

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted international supply chains, and now that production and shipping are getting back online, there’s plenty of catch-up to be played. According to the National…
Laurence Carr
Designer Laurence Carr says delivery timelines from local suppliers are currently more reliable.

American-Made Advantages in the Coronavirus Era

For retailers and designers, keeping their clients happy comes down to reliability: ticking off the boxes as the design process moves forward, and delivering a final finished space, furnishings and…
Colleen Waguespack
Colleen Waguespack

Colleen Waguespack Gets Into the Holiday Spirit With Fig & Dove

Colleen Waguespack, Founder of Colleen Waguespack Interiors, didn’t do Christmas decor. Her design start was in a more corporate setting, and when she moved to residential, it wasn’t with holidays in…