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.

U.S. VETS Phoenix facility
U.S. VETS Phoenix facility

Helping the U.S.VETS at 2017 ART +IDS Conference

One unforgettable part of the 2017 ART + IDS joint conference in Scottsdale, AZ, happening May 18-21, is sure to be the community service project benefitting an organization called U.S.VETS.…
Dallas Market Center
Dallas Market Center

Light + Design on Ten Shines at Dallas Market Center

This year, Dallas Market Center opened the new Light + Design on Ten gallery. With 20,000 square feet of space, this stylish gallery shows off the latest in decorative residential lighting from the…
The shower gets an update with U by Moen.
The shower gets an update with U by Moen.

Shower in Style: How U by Moen Is Taking Smart Technology to the Shower

It truly is the time to be alive when you can control your morning shower in between hitting the snooze button. This year, Moen launched the first Wi-Fi/cloud-based app driven digital shower system…
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5 Answers to Tough Customer LED Questions

As LEDs grow in popularity, chances are more clients will be asking tough LED questions that interior designers or even home furnishings retailers may not know how to answer.  We asked experts at…
The Houzz app offers all the benefits of the website in an app.
The Houzz app offers all the benefits of the website in an app.

5 Free Apps Every Interior Designer Needs

Interior designers rarely stay in one place. They’re meeting with clients, attending conferences and browsing showrooms and home decor stores. With all this mobility, they need to be able to work on…
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Live Stylish Daily logo

Our Favorite Interior Design Blogs

We at Lighting & Decor read constantly: magazines, websites submissions, social media posts, the never-ending email streams. Even with all our work, we always make time to read through our…

Idea Board: Smart Home

Living Room Clever mechanics and advanced engineering allow a living room to transform based on user preferences and needs, standing the test of time.   The Elo square coffee table by Christophe…
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Kerrie Kelly's Go-To Bathroom Products

Though not traditionally viewed as the most glamorous room in the home, the bathroom has become a personal oasis — a haven for health, beauty and general rejuvenation. Here award-winning interior…

In an Open Layout, How Can You Light a Kitchen Effectively?

TIP 1: Go with the flow It used to be that kitchens were separated from the rest of the house by doors or a pass-through to the dining room. Because the kitchen was set apart, lighting didn’t…

Last Look with Barclay Butera

1. “With all the stone and wood, I knew that a light fixture with incredible detail and shine would be the perfect exclamation mark for the project. Especially when you deal with neutrals, you’d…