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.

High Point Market Announces Fall 2019 Keynote Series

The High Point Market Authority announced its Keynote Series lineup for fall market, Oct. 19-23, 2019. This educational series will bring three keynote sessions to High Point Market, each featuring…
NYSID Kravet Archive exhibition
Moreau & Deminiere (France), 19th c. Sketch reference page Collaged Gouache and ink paintings on paper

New York School of Interior Design, Kravet to Open Archival Exhibit

The New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) announced the opening of Pattern and Process: Selections from the Kravet Archive, on view Sept. 5 through Nov. 27, 2019 at NYSID Gallery, 170 East 70…
Leigh Jones sunroom
(Photo: Dustin Peck Photography)

Last Look With Leigh Jones

With an interior design career spanning nearly 40 years, Leigh Jones, Principal Designer at home furnishings retailer The Very Thing, specializes in comfortable luxury. Here she designed a bright and…
Alicia Kerr
Alicia Kerr with her staple Allie Studio pillows, which drill down to niche neighborhoods to give retailers a unique offering for customers shopping their stores.

Love Where You Live: How Alicia Kerr Celebrates Hometown Pride at Allie Studio

We hear it all the time in the home furnishings industry. The more customized and personal — and different — a piece of furniture or home accent is can make all the difference to the consumer. Enter…

Houzz Introduces Scholarship Category for Residential Construction Trade Students

Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home remodeling and design, today introduced a new category for skilled construction trades within Houzz Scholarships, a program that supports students working…
Adobestock computer software
(Photo: Kaspars Grinvalds - stock.adobe.com)

These Project Management Tools Help Keep Interior Designers Organized

Having a dedicated accounting and project management software platform is vital to help interior design firms stay organized. From creating proposals to handling product purchase transactions, these…
Renaissance Gateway
One of our features this month focuses on designer Lauren Rottet's design work at a cutting-edge airport hotel.

Watch the Subtle Synergies

I love it when an issue comes together. Not when the pages head to the printer (although that’s always a good feeling), but when the realization hits that the stories we’ve written, diverse as they…
Natalie Reddell Commander in Chic
Natalie Reddell, founder of Commander in Chic, shares her eye-catching designs on her Instagram page.

4 Furniture and Design Showrunners Share How They Do Things a Little Differently

In today’s world, where everyone has the ability to become a superstar on YouTube or Instagram, doing something just a little different offers the ability to have an impact. These four companies have…
Houzz Trade Program Regina Andrew
Photo courtesy of Regina Andrew

Houzz Trade Program Adds New Furnishing, Decor and Fixtures Brands

Houzz Inc. today announced the availability of several high-end brands on the Houzz Trade Program. Companies including Bernhardt Furniture Company, Four Hands, Bend Goods, Fermob, Cyan Design,…

Interior Designer Mark Cunningham Introduces MARKED

Interior designer Mark Cunningham today announced the launch of MARKED, a furniture, fabrics and found objects line. MARKED is a distillation of Cunningham’s three decades of practice in luxury…