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.

theMART Launches Virtual Showroom Series

Design professionals from across the country who are seeking CEU programming will have a new resource with the launch of theMART Showroom Series. Hosted each week, Monday through Thursday at 2 p.m.…
Wendy Yates
Wendy Yates

Interior Designers Share Advice for Facing Coronavirus Crisis

Coast to coast, designers and small business owners are finding ways to adjust their approaches, make the most out of every day and ensure their projects are pushing forward in spite of the COVID-19…
e-design decorist
An example of a design Henle provided to a client.

4 Reasons to E-Design on the Side

Online interior design companies are taking over the internet, with options available at a variety of price points. Their premises are all relatively similar: clients fill out a questionnaire about…

Designers Share How They Define Luxury

“Luxury is a perception, not a price point,” says Dann Foley. At a recent series of panels at the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, Foley and co-panelists Libby Langdon, Kristi Hopper and Toma…
Karen Wolf Design Pop Series
Karen Wolf's Latest Design Pop will focus on home office design.

Interior Designer Karen Wolf Launches Online Trend Series

New Jersey-based designer Karen Wolf and her team are responding to the COVID-19 crisis by offering weekly, educational online webinars dubbed the “Design Pop Trend Series.”  This week’s webinar…
home staging
Adding home staging to an interior design services can add a revenue stream to your business.

Adding Home Staging to Your Interior Design Business

At January’s Las Vegas Market, Kevin Htain, Owner of Identity Home staging+design and International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP) board member, discussed why and how interior…

Jaipur Living Launches Trade Talk Instagram Live Series

Global rug and textiles furnishings company Jaipur Living has launched the Instagram Live series, Trade Talk, running every Wednesday through the month of April. It features design industry…
Melissa Galt
Your attitude and your mindset will dictate your interior design business success.

7 Steps to Safeguard Your Interior Design Business

Have you been watching non-stop news about COVID19? Are you spending your time hunkered down at home, distracting yourself with anything but work? Your interior design business needs you now more…
Control4 operating system
Smart home operating systems, like Control4, manage lighting, security, entertainment, furniture and more throughout a home.

Smart Home Technology and a Healthy Lifestyle

Smart home technology can offer end users the ultimate in comfort and convenience. Whether the technology is exhibited in furniture, lighting or anywhere else in the home, when a person is more…
Fernando Rodriguez Home Office During Coronavirus
For Fernando Rodriguez, working from home is productive and Zoom is his best friend.

Keeping Business on Course in These Challenging Times

This is not my first time facing challenging times. Not too long ago, we were hit by one of the biggest hurricanes in Puerto Rico’s history.  You might remember hearing about Maria. We lost almost…