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Helen Rutledge, owner of antique shop Bibelot, says mixing antiques like this Georgian Pine Secretary with modern pieces looks fresh and luxurious.

Minimizing Environmental Impact With Eclectic Antique Furniture

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(Photo: Unsplash user Maddi Bazzocco)

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Greg Crowley
Greg Crowley of Crowley Furniture & Mattress is one of four award winners.

Home Furnishings Association Announces Major Award Winners for 2019

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Randall Whitehead Lighting for Apartment Living
Interior Design: Turner Martin; Photo: Randall Whitehead

Optimizing Lighting for Apartment Life

Succession Planning for your business
Are you ready to be "fired" from your business? There is planning involved.

Are You Ready to Be Fired? 5 Tips for Your Business Succession Plan

Melissa Galt shares 5 passive income streams for interior designers.
Melissa Galt shares 5 passive income streams for interior designers.

5 Passive Income Streams for Interior Designers

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Greg Crowley
Greg Crowley of Crowley Furniture & Mattress is one of four award winners.

Home Furnishings Association Announces Major Award Winners for 2019

Howell Furniture, Brakenridge Furniture, Greg Crowley of Crowley Furniture & Mattress and Joe Bright of Dunk & Bright Furniture have won awards.

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Colleen Daly, Vice President of The Howard Elliott Collection

Meet the Furniture, Lighting & Decor Editorial Advisors: Colleen Daly, The Howard Elliott Collection

Meet Colleen Daly, Vice President of The Howard Elliott Collection, a mirror, wall art, decorative accessories and accent furniture manufacturer.

John Dorlini, CIRCLE Design Studio
John Dorlini, Principal Architect at CIRCLE Design Studio, is one of our newest advisors.

Meet the Furniture, Lighting & Decor Editorial Advisors: John Dorlini, CIRCLE Design Studio

Meet John Dorlini, the architectural half of CIRCLE Design Studio, along with his wife Theresa Dorlini, who handles the design work.

How Color Impacts Consumer Purchasing Behavior

Choosing the right colors for your branding and marketing efforts.

Flying Colors: Luxury Retailer Shares Its Secrets

With sustainable, American-made products, retailer Room & Board is marching to the beat of a different drum.

Johne Albanese Hooker Furniture
Johne Albanese, VP of Corporate Marketing, Hooker Furniture

Meet the Furniture, Lighting & Decor Editorial Advisors: Johne Albanese, Hooker Furniture

Meet the experts on our Editorial Advisory Board: First up, Johne Albanese, the VP of Corporate Marketing for Hooker Furniture. 

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(Photo: Unsplash user Erol Ahmed)

Interior Design Society Announces 2020 Conference Location, Dates

The conference is set for August 6-9 in Chicago.

Ty Bennett ICFA
Ty Bennett

Ty Bennett to Deliver Keynote at ICFAEdCon2020

This will be Bennett's third year speaking at the International Casual Furnishings Association Educational Conference.

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Sandra Funk

Designer Sandra Funk to Launch Interior Design Business Program

The new business-to-business program, launching in spring 2020, will streamline business structure and processes for interior designers.

Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping Set Records
Almost 190 million people shopped online or in store between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday

2019 Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping Sets Records

Whether a growing economy or a late holiday weekend, Thanksgiving shopping set a record this year with 189.6 million U.S. consumers shopping from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, an increase of 14 percent over last year’s 165.8 million, according to the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.

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Student attendees at the 2019 WithIt Professional Conference in Alexandria, VA

WithIt 2019 Student Outreach Programs Support Next Generation of Industry

The women's home and furnishings leadership development network's 2019 initiatives have impacted more than 200 students.

ICFA Conference
The Charting Tomorrow Together Conference from the ICFA will be held at the Kona Kai Resort in San Diego.

ICFA 2020 Conference Registration Opens to Record Numbers

The International Casual Furniture Association has opened registration for its Charting Tomorrow Conference in San Diego. Early registration has been robust.

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Get follower insights with an Instagram Business Profile

5 Advantages of an Instagram Business Profile for Home Design Professionals

Is your Instagram account for your home furnishings retail or interior design business an actual business profile? If not, as we head into another new year — a new decade — it might be a task you want to put on your to-do list. After all, Instagram is a marketing tool that can go far beyond posting pretty pictures. 

IFDA Recognizes Honorees from Night of Luminaries and Rising Stars Dinner

The Shuford Family of Century Furniture and Rock House Farm Family of Brands along with 16 design students were honored at a dinner in High Point.

Interior Design Career Lessons Learned

No matter the industry, everyone has some cringe-inducing memories they look back on from early in their careers where they learned something the h

Retail Road Trip: Phoenix

While in town for the American Lighting Assn. conference, we stopped by two very different retailers in the Phoenix area: Lightform Lighting, a lighting showroom with a uniquely modern personality, and Global Home, a home furnishings retailer that carries one-of-a-kind pieces from around the world.  

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Furniture Lighting Decor December issue
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