Industry Experts

Licensing Partnerships - Q&A with Libby Langdon

For Libby Langdon, product development and licensing have been integral to her business. She has licensing deals with Fairfield Chair (furniture), Crystorama (lighting), Kas Rugs, Paragon (wall art)…

Designing Partnerships

At a time when sourcing furniture, lighting and home decor has become a challenge for everyone, there is a way to procure product that interior designers should be considering if they aren’t there…
ArchLIGHT Summit
ArchLIGHT Summit has extended its call for speakers.

ArchLIGHT Summit Extends Call for Speakers for Fall Trade Event

ArchLIGHT Summit, the new lighting trade event and educational platform for the architectural, specification and design communities, has extended its call for speakers. The next event, taking place…
You need to ask, ‘what does my brand represent in the market and what am i comfortable attaching my name to?’” - Stacy Garcia
You need to ask, ‘what does my brand represent in the market and what am i comfortable attaching my name to?’” - Stacy Garcia

is product licensing for you?

You design the spaces. You spec the custom lighting, furniture and home decor for some of your clients. We’ve learned that it is the dream of many a designer to launch a product or collection,…

Retail, Design Experts Share 2022 Business Focus Tips

In what has been yet another unprecedented year of twists and turns, we’ve had to pay closer attention to the details of our businesses. Business in the home furnishings industry has been and…
Charles Pavarini III has leveraged his respected interior design brand to do more. He’s written a book, and he has entered product design partnerships with Alora Lighting (above), Samad for rugs, and Swaim for furniture.
Charles Pavarini III has leveraged his respected interior design brand to do more. He’s written a book, and he has entered product design partnerships with Alora Lighting (above), Samad for rugs, and Swaim for furniture.

Taking Your Brand to the Next Level

In today’s digital economy, we know that data and metrics are king and queen. How do we, then, measure the success of any marketing, branding or business development endeavor? Increased revenue?…
ALA virtual symposium
The ALA virtual symposium will take place Nov. 1-4.

ALA Reveals Topics for November Virtual Symposium

The American Lighting Association (ALA) invites everyone in the lighting industry to a free Virtual Symposium, Nov. 1-4, sponsored by ALA-member companies. The event features renowned speakers on…
Phillips Collection's hybrid event, “Live from HPMKT with Mark Phillips & Barrie Livingstone on Navigating Luxury”
Phillips Collection's hybrid event, “Live from HPMKT with Mark Phillips & Barrie Livingstone on Navigating Luxury”

Phillips Collection Market & Events Schedule for Fall HPMKT

Phillips Collection shares their marketing schedule for Fall High Point Market with events focused on social engagement, supporting sustainability and connection within the design, trade &…
Design Coaching Center, LuAnn Nigara, Systems and Processes
In these case studies, LuAnn Nigara illustrates how systems and process can be a game changer in an interior design business.

Can Establishing Processes Up Your Interior Design Game?

LuAnn Nigara shares the accomplishments of some of our colleagues — colleagues who have drawn the line in the sand, taken the time out of their work day, week after week and month after month to…
Women in Lighting, Mentor Matching Program
Thursday, Sept. 30, is the last day for Women in Lighting to sign up for Mentors.

Women in Lighting: Find a Mentor Match Before This Week's Deadline

All women in the lighting industry are invited to participate in the fifth round of the American Lighting Association’s Women in Lighting Mentor Matching Program. Launched in 2020, this program pairs…