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.

Laura Muller kitchen
Photography by Riley Jamison

Last Look With Laura Muller

Laura Muller, Principal, CEO and Designer at Four Point Design Build, describes her “Clean Fresh Modern” style as organized, edited, contemporary and geared toward wellness and real living. “It’s an…
Color Crush Willow Stacy Garcia
Stacy Garcia shares her latest Color Crush: Willow.

Stacy Garcia's Color Crush: Willow

Editor's Note: Pattern Designer Stacy Garcia shares her "Color Crush" with us this month: Willow. For more insights on color, pattern and design, visit Stacy's blog: Life-Styled. Willow: Soothing,…
HD Expo 2019
The Oval Lounger Bouquet by Kosta is designed for indoor/outdoor use with a stainless steel and brass plate wrapped in woven sea grass-inspired resin and flowers filled with Dacron. The base is made of steel and teak.

HD Expo 2019 Showcases the Latest in Hospitality Design Trends

Though plenty of conversations touched on the challenges associated with increased tariffs at HDExpo 2019, the real emphasis was on elevated product designs and opportunities for growth beyond the…

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market to Present Global Artisan Showcase

Dallas Market Center, in partnership with the International Folk Art Alliance (IFAA), will serve as the exclusive host of the International Folk Art Market|Collection, June 19-23, during Dallas Total…

Ivy Launches Room Boards Tool

Ivy, a business and project management platform for interior design firms and other home design companies, announced the launch of Room Boards, a tool that enables designers to conceptualize and put…
(Photo: Unsplash user Milivoj Kuhar)
(Photo: Unsplash user Milivoj Kuhar)

Home Renovations: When to Call the Professionals

With the popularity of home renovation shows, it comes as no surprise that more homeowners are taking on some big renovations themselves these days. That doesn’t mean opportunities to advise, assist…
High Point Market Style Spotters
Photo courtesy of the High Point Market

High Point Market Authority Accepting Submissions for 2020 Style Spotters Team

The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) is accepting submissions for its 2020 Style Spotters team. Comprised of eight home fashion leaders who showcase the top new styles of each Market, a new Style…
Ballmont Lazy River
(Photo: Joe Traina)

Ryan Hughes Design Build Project Named People’s Pick in the 2019 HGTV Ultimate Outdoor Awards

Ryan Hughes Design Build today announced that one of its recent projects, The Ballmot Lazy River, has been selected as the People’s Pick for the Waterside Retreat Category of the 2019 HGTV Ultimate…
Interior Design Society Designer of the Year Awards
First place in Kitchens $50,000 and Above: Mary Norris Interiors

Interior Design Society Announces 2018-2019 Designer of the Year Award Recipients

On Saturday, May 4, 2019 members and guests of the Interior Design Society (IDS) gathered in Palm Springs, CA, to honor the winners of the 2018-2019 Designer of the Year Awards. The awards were…
Kerrie Kelly of Kerrie Kelly Design Labs
Kerrie Kelly is a Board Member of ASID and on the editorial advisory board of Furniture, Lighting & Decor

Kerrie Kelly Talks Business and the Power of Community

Kerrie Kelly has a successful career as an interior designer. Her trademarked motto, “Everyone Deserves Great Design” has served her professional development and her business, Kerrie Kelly Design Lab…