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.

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…
Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash
Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Financial Management for Interior Designers

Let’s talk about money! Do you have days where you want to pull your hair out because of your finances and money management? Financial management for Interior Designers (and small businesses in…
Photo by Randall Whitehead 
Updating bulbs can produce a more desirable effect than maybe was possible when you first designed the space.

Lighting Design Changes to Make While Sheltering In Place

Here we are, stuck in our homes. Staring at the same walls, the same art and the same furniture. I think many of us used the first two or three weeks to really give our homes an organizational…
roomLift
A finished room designed with the help of roomLift.

2 Companies Offering Online Design for the Serious Client

For many people, bringing a designer into their home to create a design, select products and coordinate installation is a luxury. Home reno television and aspirational Pinterest boards have put well-…
Melissa Galt 7 Steps to Staying Connected
Melissa Galt shares 7 steps for connecting with clients during COVID-19.

7 Steps to Staying Connected with Design Clients

How you connect to clients is more important than ever before. It’s not enough to send a well-intentioned, carefully crafted statement of your interior design practice’s COVID19 response. Everyone is…

How Designer Christina Henck Uses Pinterest

Since 2012, Philadelphia-based Henck Design has worked with a range of clients, from high-level executives to professional athletes to empty nesters. For owner and founder Christina Henck, Pinterest…
Lisa McDennon
Lisa McDennon

Lisa McDennon Brings a Touch of Nuance to Laguna Beach

California-based designer Lisa McDennon has hit the design industry trifecta, as her resume boasts a 20-year interior design career, a boutique retail space and a collection with a major lighting…