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.

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…
Las Vegas Market rountable
From left: Toma Clark Haines, Dann Foley, Wendy Glaister, Kerrie Kelly, Diane Falvey, Kimberly Joi McDonald, Fernando Rodriguez, Sarah Grover

How Do You Manage an Interior Design Business With a Creative Mind?

At the January 2020 Las Vegas Market, Furniture, Lighting & Decor hosted its first roundtable discussion as part of the Home Design Business Think Tank Series. The discussion, titled “Left Brain/…

NKBA Launches Live Virtual Forum

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is launching a new live interactive digital forum called Brave New Business, designed to connect, share and inform. Created with industry partners…
kerrie kelly tips for coronavirus survival
Kerrie Kelly Shares Tips for Staying Sane During Coronavirus Lockdown

9 Ways to Organize and Lift Spirits During the Coronavirus Crisis

With the coronavirus news seeping in to our news feed and inbox, canceling all that we enjoy in life — sports, travel, networking, engaging with friends and family, not to mention a night out on the…
Mitzi
Color and dimming capabilities in today’s LED allow for lighting design and use indoors and out. Pictured: The Lola Pendant from Hudson Valley Group’s Mitzi division.

LED Lighting Technology Offers Design, Efficiency Opportunities

What started as an opportunity in energy efficiency for manufacturing and commercial spaces in the mid ‘90s is not the same LED lighting technology we have today. The same energy efficiencies apply,…
Gary Inman
To deliver a complete experience, Gary Inman of Baskervill, says the most important thing is to make the story about them.

3 Interior Designers Share Client Satisfaction Insights

At a time when the ability to work with an interior designer is within the reach of more consumers than ever, thanks in large part to inexpensive online design services, little appears to be changing…
AmericasMart SOURCE
Designers attending an educational seminar at AmericasMart.

IMC to Present Six-Part Design CEU Event at AmericasMart

International Market Centers (IMC) presents SOURCE, a day-long program of education, networking and sourcing for designers on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. The March gathering is the first of four planned…