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.

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…
Design Coaching Center, LuAnn Nigara
Register for our conversation with LuAnn Nigara and designers on the value of process.

Learn the Game-Changing Value of Design Systems, Processes

Don't miss this insightful conversation with LuAnn Nigara, Sandra Funk, Arianne Bellizaire and Peggy Morgans!  REGISTER HERE Date: September 2, 2021 Time: 12:00 ET Register Here!    We’ve been…
Jenna Gaidusek
eDesign Tribe’s exclusive rendering tools create photo-realistic designs for customers and can include shoppable links.

Building an E-Design Community

Considering e-design as an addition to your full-service design business or just starting out and looking for some e-design options? Head on over to eDesign Tribe, where you can find the community,…
Ginger Curtis Urbanology Designs
Ginger Curtis, of Urbanology Designs, turned to Zoom in her design business when COVID hit. She learned that video client consultations made valuable training videos for new designers and staff.

Designers Turn to E-Design, Digital Design Tools

How do you see new design clients across the country when you can’t travel? You deliver virtual options — from Zoom discovery calls to realistic digital renderings, design and shopping lists. While…
Image by talha khalil from Pixabay
Image by talha khalil from Pixabay

3 Newsletter Platforms to Reach More Customers

Today’s email marketing platforms are more advanced than ever before. With retargeting, automated communications and e-commerce integration, retailers and designers alike can stay in front of their…
Image by Bob Dmyt from Pixabay
Image by Bob Dmyt from Pixabay

How is Your Support System?

Industry associations, buying groups, Facebook groups, business coaches and more. There’s no shortage of support systems in the home furnishings industry, whatever your role. The question is: Are you…

Alibaba.com: How to Succeed in the Global B2B E-commerce Marketplace

It’s been an amazing year for the construction and remodeling industries in terms of demand. COVID-19 had a huge impact on the volume of business, as well as where and how materials and products were…

Profitability Takeaways from Home Design Business Coaches

In our latest virtual Home Design Business Think Tank, we spoke with experts, retailers and designers about the steps they take to ensure customer/client loyalty and profitability in their businesses…