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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…
Stone wall and iron bookshelf with backlighting
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…

Legrand Introduces Smart Lighting From the Radiant Collection

Legrand, a global specialist in electrical and network infrastructure solutions, today introduced Smart Lighting from the radiant® collection. Demonstrating Legrand’s continued commitment to…
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How to Rethink Your E-Commerce Strategy

The majority of people still prefer to shop for furniture in stores, according to Morning Consult, and more than likely, they feel the same way about lighting. But retailers, don't get comfortable…