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.

Houzz Scholarship
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Houzz Opens 2021 Scholarship Program Call for Entries

Houzz Inc., a platform for home remodeling and design, announced the call for entries for the 2021 Houzz Scholarship Program, which supports the next generation of residential renovation and design…
home design business think tank
The Home Design Business Think Tank starts September 15.

Register for the Home Design Business Think Tank Series: Maximizing Profitability

During this time of coronavirus, it's more important than ever to get creative to attract and connect with the customers and clients that support your design or home furnishings retail business. Get…
interior designer time mastery
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Time Mastery for Interior Designers

The bottom line is that when you apply these interior design time mastery tips, you’ll get more done in less time with far less stress. Will you take the challenge? Step One Create your master list…
small space lighting
Translucent or other non-obtrusive pendants can help make a space seem larger.

4 Tips for Lighting Small Spaces

Small environments present unique challenges when it comes to lighting. Chad Rothe, Founder and Owner of Lightform Lighting in Scottsdale, AZ, shared some insights on how to make every square foot…
The Circe Board
The Circe Board from Resource Furniture can be a wall desk by day and fold down to reveal a bed at night, helping to create separate work and home environments in one space.

Small Space Furnishings With Purpose

In urban settings, small space living is a matter of supply and demand. As young — often single — people flock to cities, larger homes sit vacant while studio apartments are scarce. Cities and…
Kimberley Seldon
Kimberley Seldon

Kimberley Seldon Masters the Business of Design

“As creatives we like a certain amount of creative freedom,” says Kimberley Seldon, Interior Designer and Founder of Business of Design, an interior design business coaching program developed from…
Jamie Merida Interiors
Jamie Merida Interiors developed as an extension of Merida’s success as a home furnishings and flooring retailer.

The Keys to Building a Brand

For interior designers and retailers in the home design business, much of their success hinges on the ability to brand themselves in a way that connects with clients and carries through all of their…
Madcap Cottage
This cheerful Catskills, NY, screen porch designed by Madcap Cottage mixes patterns and materials.

How Consumers Are Optimizing Outdoor Spaces in a Time of Coronavirus

Whether a sun porch, patio or balcony, taking advantage of outdoor living spaces has never been more on the radar than now, as the coronavirus pandemic around the globe has canceled travel and…
Melissa Galt Interior Design Business Success
Melissa Galt shares 7 distractions that could be keeping you from moving your interior design business forward.

7 Deadly Distractions Stopping Your Interior Design Business Growth

Nothing is more important than your interior design business growth. You’ve got to invest your time in the tasks and actions, in your practice, that will deliver the greatest impact. There are seven …
connected panels lighting eurofase
Join us for our last Connected Panel: Lighting, It's Technical. Sponsored by Eurofase

Register for Connected: Learn About the Technical Side of Lighting

Join us for the final installment of our successful Connected series of virtual panels with retailers and designers, where we've discussed various topics related to furniture, lighting and decor. Our…