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Kristi Nelson
Color and pattern are making a comeback, Kristi Nelson says, like in the living room pictured here

Lifestyle Changes Impacting Home Design Trends

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The State of Home Improvement Spending

Where did American consumers spend money in their homes in 2020?

Augmented reality
Digitizing your product inventory is the first step in launching augmented reality on your website.

How Augmented Reality Can Enhance Your E-Commerce User Experience

With augmented reality technology, consumers can use their mobile devices to visualize what your home furnishings will look like in their homes.

[email protected] Series Offers Two Days of Virtual Education

The two-day immersive symposium, free and open to the public, will celebrate and discuss the future of design, and debut new products launching in 2021.

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IDS and SFC are collaborating again this year for Sustainable Designer of the Year

IDS, SFC Team Up for Sustainable Designer of the Year Award

SFC and IDS have teamed up again to promote sustainable interior design.

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Jo Panuwat D - stock.adobe.com

Find Your Brand Personality

In January's Design Coaching Corner, Mike Peterson outlines how to identify and shape your brand identity.

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Photo by Igor Miske on Unsplash

7 Tips for Considering E-commerce at Retail

If you haven’t yet added e-commerce, now is the time to be considering this tool to keep your store thriving. 

Houzz 2021 Kitchen Trend Report
Houzz shares what consumers expect in 2021 kitchen renovations. Photo: Margaret Wright Photography @Houzz

Kitchen Storage Tops Wish List in HOUZZ 2021 Kitchen Trends Report

Consumers are updating their kitchens. Houzz shares top trends to expect in 2021.

Karen Brams, International Casual Furnishings Association
The ICFA has named Karen Brams as Chairman of its Retail Council

ICFA Names Karen Brams to Chair Retail Council

Brams follows Colin Stuart, outgoing Chair of the International Casual Furnishings Association Retail Council. 

Christina Anstead
Christina Anstead

3 Designers Share Their Product Design & Licensing Journeys

Christina Anstead, Beth Webb and Stacy Garcia reflect on their product design and licensing experiences.

Henck Design
Christina Henck, Henck Design, opened a physical showroom in Philadelphia this summer to support her design business, and it has exceeded her expectations.

Christina Henck Banks on Design With New Retail Space

The Philadelphia designer opened a retail showroom during a pandemic to showcase her design style to a greater audience.

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Image by Junjira Konsang from Pixabay

Shelter at Home Features That Matter

Consumers identified home features they value in their current homes and the issues they’re facing while sheltering in place.

Interior Design Society, The IDS List
IDS has launched IDS list, a new website connecting homeowners and designers.

The Interior Design Society Launches the IDS List

The new website is designed to connect homeowners and designers. 

American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Class of 2021 nominations
Nominations are open for the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Class of 2021

American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Class of 2021 Nominations Open

The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Nominations for the Class of 2021 are being accepted through February 1, 2021. 

boost your interior design business confidence
Confidence Is An Aphrodisiac for Clients and Cash.

3 Ways to Boost Your Interior Design Confidence

Melissa Galt shares her tips for boosting your confidence, which can lead to more clients.

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Photo by Marvin Meyer on Unsplash

5 Product Design & Licensing Tips

We asked five designers for their top product design and licensing tips for newcomers to the field. 

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Image by cloudlynx from Pixabay

Instagram: About Those #hashtags

We share some key tips and hashtags to help you master the Instagram algorithm.

Virtual Market Center
Virtual Market Center allows users to tour showrooms and shop via a real-time connection with a sales representative.

Virtual Markets Are Here to Stay

Virtual markets offer access to showrooms without in-person contact.

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