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.

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…
Christina Henck gender-neutral nursery design
Neutral color palettes layered with trending textiles help maintain the gender-neutral look in nurseries and kids' rooms.

Nurseries + Nests: Why Today’s Most Stylish Nurseries & Kids’ Spaces are Becoming Gender-Neutral

Nurseries are the sweetest spaces to design, and there’s lately been a radical departure from the typical inspiration that’s always been front and center. Whether you're outfitting a soft, neutral…
Michael Caradine The Mercantile New Orleans
The Mercantile, New Orleans, LA designed by Adrian Caradine Contract Design Inc.

Interior Architecture Inspires Michael Caradine's Hospitality Designs

Michael Caradine is a founder and Principal of Adrian Caradine Contract Design Inc. with over 35 years of experience designing and managing hospitality projects. His talents are enriched by interests…

Kim Radovich Launches New Business of Design Workshop

Interior designer Kim Radovich, Principal of Kim Radovich Interiors and Kim E. Courtney Home and President of ASID NY Metro, announces Design Retreat, a special two-day workshop covering a range of…