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.

WithIt Announces 2022 Conference Speakers, Lineup

WithIt’s Professional Conference is entitled, “Empowering Leaders to SOAR,” and is being held June 22nd – 24th at the Westin Hotel in Alexandria, VA.  The two-day program offers industry…
Bienenstock Library, Barbour Spangle Design
L to R: Christi Barbour and Christi Spangle of Barbour Spangle Design are supporting the Student Design Competition.

Bienenstock Furniture Library Adds Barbour Spangle Scholarship to Design Competition

The Bienenstock Furniture Library has announced a new scholarship and rebranding of its annual student interior design competition to reflect a $7,500 contribution from High Point-based Barbour…
JuniperMarket Webinar
Join Mary Moore and Diane Falvey for a conversation about how JuniperMarket can help streamline your business.

JuniperMarket 101 Webinar: Streamline Your Business

The right digital tools can streamline wholesale buying and ease you into your retail future. Mary Moore, owner of The Cook's Warehouse and SVP Operations for Juniper, tells us how she uses the…

January Last Look: Armoniosa Showhouse

Kimberly JOI McDonald of Designing JOI Donna Moss of Donna Moss Designs   1. We were very thoughtful to source and specify the right scale of low, modern furniture that would not obstruct the…
IDS, KBIS VIP Designer Experience
IDS and KBIS are partnering to bring a VIP Design experience focused on kitchen and bath.

IDS Announces KBIS VIP Designer Experience

The Interior Design Society (IDS) has announced its upcoming KBIS VIP Designer Experience, which takes place Feb 08-09, 2022 in Orlando. The planned two-day experience will feature a multi-event…
Lauren Andersen, Houzz
Lauren Andersen, Houzz

Pantone's Color of the Year Home Design Tips

Following Pantone's 2022 Color of the Year announcement, Houzz has compiled a list of ways to incorporate the color, Very Peri, into home design based on their community of 65 million homeowners, and…
Design Coaching Center, LuAnn Nigara, Systems and Processes
In these case studies, LuAnn Nigara illustrates how systems and process can be a game changer in an interior design business.

Can Establishing Processes Up Your Interior Design Game?

LuAnn Nigara shares the accomplishments of some of our colleagues — colleagues who have drawn the line in the sand, taken the time out of their work day, week after week and month after month to…
Varaluz maximalism
For Ron Henderson, President of Varaluz, maximalism is “artful clutter with a healthy dose of eclecticism.” Here the lighting fixture, Socket-to-Me, has “a very early ‘70’s vibe,” and remains impactful while allowing the other elements of the room to shine.

Finding a Balance With Maximalism

Maximalism is a style rooted in personality. Its bold, distinctive nature means it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but those who gravitate toward it tend to go big in their design, patterns, palettes…

WithIt Taps Amber De La Garza as Keynote for Virtual Education Brunch

WithIt, the women’s leadership development network for the home and furnishings industries, announces that their fall virtual education event, sponsored by Myriad Software, will feature productivity…
Design Edge Boston
Design Edge Boston will take place September 22-23.

Design Edge Company Announces Lineup for Design Edge Boston

Design Edge Company has announced programming details and sponsors for its inaugural two-day event, open to qualified interior design professionals, at The SoWa Power Station located at 540 Harrison…