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From POS and CRM to project management and accounting, we share the tools that help advance businesses and streamline tasks for retailers and interior designers

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Photo: Design Center at Merchandise Mart

Outdoor Design Conference Coming to Chicago in March

In recent years, the line between indoor and outdoor living has blurred. It used to be that these two areas never crossed paths, and they rarely shared the same design styles. Interiors mattered most…

MicroD Launches New Corporate Website

Web technology leader MicroD today announced the launch of a new website for retailers and manufacturers who want to learn about the ways to leverage technology to grow their business. The new…
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Photo: Margaret Wright Photography

3 Takeaways from Houzz's 2019 U.S. Kitchen Trends Study

Next month, manufacturers, retailers and designers will head to the Las Vegas Convention Center for the 2019 edition of the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS). The event promises the latest…

MicroD Announces Featured Online Catalog With Company C

Home furnishings web technology leader MicroD has partnered with home furnishings brand Company C to create a featured online product catalog and brand landing page for retailers on the MicroD…
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This elegant stone wall is dramatically illuminated, using a wall grazer which projects a light straight down the very narrow beam spread. Photo: Randall Whitehead

It’s a Wash: Techniques for Evenly Illuminating Vertical Surfaces

Washing walls with light has become a whole lot easier. Before LEDs came along, you were pretty much stuck with track lights, using flood bulbs or recessed fixtures with reflectors and spread lenses…

Sleep as the Competitive Edge

Sleep Number, a sleep innovation leader, convened a panel of elite athletes, sleep experts and influencers at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to highlight the connection between sleep, technology…
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The Top Social Media Trends for 2019 and How to Do Them Right

Another year gone, another one dawns. As you sit down and think about your digital marketing strategy for the next year, you will likely ask yourself, "What should I focus on with social media?" We'…
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Luxury loyalists are going a little contemporary, like this living room from Caracole. (Photo: Caracole)

What Luxury Loyalists Want — And Interior Designers Need to Know

In the December issue of Furniture, Lighting & Decor, we introduced you to the new aristocracy in our Consumer Snapshot department. This demographic includes both older Millennials and young Gen…
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4 Small Business Webinar Resources to Check Out

For a small business to stay afloat in today's retail climate, staying current on industry trends and best business practices is crucial. While industry markets and conferences offer great…

4 Predictions on the Future of Interior Design

During a High Point Market discussion moderated by the Business of Home’s Julia Noran Johnston, designers Kerrie Kelly and Kimberley Seldon sat with Homepolish founder Noa Santos and pondered the…