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.

Design by Retail: How the Mother-Daughter Duo Behind Coco & Dash Continue to Evolve Their Business

By now, if you’re in the home industry, you’ve probably heard of Coco & Dash and Ciao, Coco!, the award-winning Dallas home furnishings and accents stores run by mother-daughter team Teddie and…
Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2020 First Light
Benjamin Moore has announced it's 2020 Color of the Year - First Light.

Benjamin Moore Announces 2020 Color of the Year — First Light

Benjamin Moore is the latest paint purveyor to share its 2020 color of the year with the world as we head into the latter part of 2019, and it’s a somewhat surprising departure from what we have seen…
Kristi Hopper nursery
(Photo by Michael Hunter)

Last Look With Kristi Hopper

When a Texas couple planned to adopt a baby, they needed a nursery that was as comfortable as it was functional. Designer Kristi Hopper created this neutral-yet-playful space that pairs muted colors…
Surya panel
Left to right: Terry Sullivan of Willow Tree Design, Grace Sielaff of M. Grace Interior Design, Katie Wozniak of Katherine Elizabeth Designs and Debbie Auer of Auer Design

Design Chicago Panel Focuses on Interior Design Trends

At Surya’s showroom at Design Chicago last week, Furniture, Lighting & Decor Editor-in-Chief Diane Falvey moderated an engaging panel discussion focused on a key facet of interior design work:…
Increase your interior design revenues
Raise your interior design rates to reflect the true value of design.

5 Fast Strategies to Increase Your Design Revenues

Whether you are an independent interior designer, or you head a small firm, you want to increase your design revenues. Often you make it much more complicated than it needs to be. Money loves…

Steelyard Adds New Tools and Features

Just in time for the October High Point Market, Steelyard has announced new time-saving features and tools. Of note, Steelyard has developed, refined and added a new Collaboration feature, a one-…

Barbour Spangle Design Expands Staff

Award-winning firm Barbour Spangle Design continues its trajectory of growth with the addition of three new designers added to their residential and showroom design teams. Co-founders and partners…

Martyn Lawrence Bullard to be Honored as 2020 Design Icon at Las Vegas Market

Martyn Lawrence Bullard, an award-winning interior designer recognized internationally for his broad range of styles and eclectic yet sophisticated and inviting interior designs and licensed…

Gina Hopkins Joins High Point’s Allen and James Designs

Allen and James Designs announced that Gina Hopkins has joined the High Point design firm as an interior designer. With seven years of experience working on residential projects nationwide, Hopkins…
Thom Filicia
Thom Filicia opened his eponymous firm in 1998.

Twenty Years of Thom: A Look at Thom Filicia’s More Than Two Decades in Business

When Thom Filicia was in sixth grade, he was enrolled in an advanced art class. This setting is where he first started designing houses, and this served as the initial spark that brought design into…