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.

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…
rawpixel typewriter
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Crafting the Connection

As an editor, it’s my job to ask questions and from the insights craft a story that will connect with my audience. That’s in my job description. By trade, I’m a storyteller. But so are you. As…
ART + IDS Conference
The ART + IDS conference was held in Palm Springs last week.

ART + IDS Conference Offers Networking Opportunities for Interior Designers, Vendors

Hosted by the Accessories Resource Team (ART) and Interior Design Society (IDS), the 2019 ART + IDS Conference was held in Palm Springs, CA, May 1 to 4, 2019. The conference provided a unique…
Courtney McLeod apartment design
(Photo: John Dolan Photography)

Last Look With Courtney McLeod

With each project, designer Courtney McLeod applies a left- and right-brain approach: creative designs with analytical rigor. In this New York City two-bedroom apartment, McLeod brought out her…

Throw Open the Doors

As outdoor living continues to enjoy wild popularity among homeowners — from lush container gardens on a loft patio to expansive decks with vistas across swimming pools to outdoor kitchens for…

Next Level to Host Designer Showcase During NYCxDesign

The second annual Next Level designer showcase will be open May 17 to 24 during NYCxDesign.  Launched in 2018 as an ephemeral design gallery, Next Level challenges traditional profit-led tradeshow…
Made in the USA home furnishings
The advantages of Made in the USA

Custom Design, Practicality Bolster Made in the US Home Furnishings

Home Court Advantage Quality control, customization up the ante for U.S. furnishings manufacturers Gat Creek’s Gat Caperton assesses the sustainably harvested Appalachian hardwoods used in its U.S…

Running Wilder

Five plus years ago, a couple of significant life occurrences caused Josh and Ivy Elrod, two New York City-based creatives, to want a change of career — and scenery. Josh Elrod needed spinal surgery…
Adobestock social media
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How to Prioritize Quality Over Quantity in Your Digital Strategy

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, email …. just reading this list is likely to make your eyes glaze over. Tackling digital marketing and social media for your business can be overwhelming,…