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.

Media room decor that includes Mid-Century Modern furniture and lighting from Eurofase
Nowadays, media rooms have more to consider, but the lighting techniques haven't changed too much. (Photo: Eurofase)

How to Light a Media Room

These days, it seems everybody’s got a high-def, flat-screen TV, a PlayStation, an Xbox and a pile of games — and a media room to enjoy them in. Lighting is especially important, and tricky, in…

Florence de Dampierre Discusses Her Designs for John-Richard

Florence de Dampierre: I want to create an interior that reflects the individual, that’s affordable and not cookie-cutter, and that has personality. My inspiration is classic with a modern and…
Phillips Collection, Las Vegas Market Events
From left: Barclay Butera, Bobby Berk and Dann Foley will be a part of Phillips Collection events happening during the January 2017 Las Vegas market.

Phillips Collection Reveals January Las Vegas Market Events

Phillips Collection has announced its events happening during the January 2017 Las Vegas Market, January 22-26. Bobby Berk Meet & Greet Bobby Berk will talk about what’s new and hot in home…

Color Temperature vs. Color Rendering Index

Q: Just as I understand the concept of color temperature (Kelvin), now CRI is being bandied about as LEDs come into the market. What is it exactly? A: I am right there with you. From the beginning…

Best Color Temperature for Ambient Lighting

Q: How important is color temperature in ambient lighting? Should this be a concern if you are using fluorescents or LEDs for your ambient lighting? A: Frankly, I think color temperature is…
Concrete ceiling lighting ideas for a work space with concrete ceilings and hanging pendants
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How to Deal With Concrete Ceilings

Q: We have moved into a fantastic high-rise condominium, but we have a problem: The ceilings are concrete and we just have one junction box in the main room. How do we do anything beyond track? A:…
Bedroom with furniture from Hooker Furniture
In the bedroom, color temperature makes all the difference. Photo: Hooker Furniture

The Right Lighting Color Temperature

It's tough getting the right color temperature for a space, but luckily, the Lighting Doctor, Randall Whitehead, is here to help! See how Whitehead's advice helped this reader better understand the…

Color Temperature for CFLs, LEDs

Q: Color temperatures are very important as we transition from incandescent bulbs to CFLs/LEDs. I am finding more problems with CFL and LED light sources than what is being portrayed. True color…

Avoiding Reflection From Undercabinet Lighting

Q: What is the best way to avoid glare on a granite counter when using under-cabinet lighting? A: While highly polished granite counter tops are still popular, what we are seeing in the design…

Libby Langdon Introduces Collection With Bradburn Gallery

Interior designer, author and makeover television personality Libby Langdon is partnering with Bradburn Gallery to introduce her first collection of lamps, accessories and accent furniture set to…