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.

Jo Panuwat D - stock.adobe.com
Jo Panuwat D - stock.adobe.com

Find Your Brand Personality

Are you a brand? Do you think of yourself that way? We live in a world of brands. They surround us. They influence us. We don’t drive cars; we drive BMWs. We don’t stop for coffee; we stop for…
Christina Anstead
Christina Anstead

3 Designers Share Their Product Design & Licensing Journeys

Whether a designer is looking for a specific product they can’t find anywhere else, wants to share their aesthetic with a larger audience or just has a passion for product design, partnering with a…
Henck Design
Christina Henck, Henck Design, opened a physical showroom in Philadelphia this summer to support her design business, and it has exceeded her expectations.

Christina Henck Banks on Design With New Retail Space

Necessity is the mother of invention — and growth — as in the case of Christina Henck, founder of Henck Design, which now incorporates a new home furnishings retail showroom in Philadelphia. “I would…
boost your interior design business confidence
Confidence Is An Aphrodisiac for Clients and Cash.

3 Ways to Boost Your Interior Design Confidence

Confidence is an aphrodisiac that can lead to clients and cash, and it is essential to your interior design business success. It’s a mindset muscle you can train with the exercises presented here in…
Photo by Marvin Meyer on Unsplash
Photo by Marvin Meyer on Unsplash

5 Product Design & Licensing Tips

Product design often is a next step in an interior designer’s career. We asked five designers for their top product design and licensing tips for newcomers to the field. One theme stood out: trust in…
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…