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.

How Designers, Builders and Architects Can Find Synergy

At this spring’s High Point Market, we hosted a panel with Universal Furniture on how designers, architects and builders can work together effectively on custom projects. We didn’t want our readers…
Libby Langdon small space
Designer Libby Langdon designed this luxury condo in New York City. For more on how she helps clients live large in small spaces, check out our small space living feature in the June issue.

A ‘Small’ Advantage

According to its definition, small means, well, “1. of a size that is less than normal or usual; 2. insignificant, unimportant.” That definition, I believe, has some room for improvement in today’s…

Dallas Market Center Announces June 2019 StyleEyes Trendspotters

Dallas Market Center, the most complete lifestyle marketplace in North America, has announced the June 2019 StyleEyes. The exclusive StyleEyes trendspotting program leverages the expertise and…

Stephanie James and Patti Allen Expand High Point Shopping Tour Program

Veteran designers Stephanie James and Patti Allen of High Point interior design firm, Allen and James today announced the expansion of their exclusive and professionally curated home furnishing…
Kichler Karmarie bathroom lighting
Kichler’s Karmarie collection offers a vanity light wall sconce and mini-pendant in a variety of finishes.

7 Bathroom Lighting Tips from the Lighting Doctor

The bathroom is a space with many functions, from grooming to relaxing, but bathroom lighting design is often treated as an afterthought. Here, Randall Whitehead, IALD, offers seven must-know tips to…
Jean Liu Closing Time
Jean Liu’s “Closing Time.”

Art of the Table: Designers Breathe New Life into Dining with Vintage China

On today’s menu: vintage china. An increasing number of tables in homes and, surprisingly enough, some of the hottest restaurants and cafes across the country, are being dressed in lovely, heirloom…

Markets Embrace 'Resimercial'

If you’re in design, you’ve heard these terms in recent years — resimercial and resitality. As the lines blur between residential design and design for commercial spaces, such as hotels, restaurants…
Fernando Rodriguez hospitality design
Fernando Rodriguez

Hospitality Design 101

We spoke with Fernando Rodriguez, co-owner of Stewart Rodriguez LLC and Aaron Stewart Home with his partner Aaron Stewart, about what to consider when preparing for a hospitality project. …
Clive Daniel Hospitality The Meridian
Capturing the ambiance and amenities of a seaside boutique European hotel, the Clive Daniel Hospitality team ensured there’s nothing common about the “common” areas of The Meridian, an exclusive address on Ocean Boulevard in Boca Raton.

Grand Design

Ask anyone in the home furnishings industry to name the top furniture stores in the U.S. based on the availability of luxury brands, customization and superlative design services, and Clive Daniel…
Jenny Cimino Lavish Raleigh North Carolina
Jenny Cimino opened Lavish three years ago to supplement her interior design business in Raleigh, NC.

Lavish Brings Luxury Home Design To Raleigh, NC

Tucked into an upscale shopping center in North Raleigh, NC, alongside a Fresh Market, restaurants, boutiques and more, is a pretty little home furnishings shop called Lavish. Step inside and the…