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Bienenstock Library, Barbour Spangle Design
L to R: Christi Barbour and Christi Spangle of Barbour Spangle Design are supporting the Student Design Competition.

Bienenstock Furniture Library Adds Barbour Spangle Scholarship to Design Competition

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American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Leadership Institute
American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Leadership Institute Class of 2022.

American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Opens Nominations for 2023 Home Furnishings Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute will take place in February 2023 at High Point University.

Picking the Best Retail Location for Your Business

Opening a new retail store is exciting. But before the buzz of choosing the decor and inviting customers comes, one question critical to your new store’s success: Where will it be located?

Offices of the Future: Creating Spaces Across Work Styles

With competition for talent high, 61 percent of companies are investing in the design of the office.
Christopher Martin, Makowa Chair
Christopher Martin, Makowa Chair

ISFD Announces INNOVATION + DESIGN Competition Winners

The INNOVATION + DESIGN winners’ and finalists’ projects will be on display Thursdays and Fridays from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Projecting Profit: Design Coaching Success Stories

The coaching market is saturated with people wanting to help others. The key is to find the right person with the right background.

ALA Conference 2022 Provides Networking & Education

The ALA Conference brought leaders and industry professionals together in Austin, Texas from September 11-13 for three days of networking and educa

ICFA Raises Funds for City of Hope at Casual Market

The ICFA has raised more than $25,000 for City of Hope, which specializes in women's cancer research. 

ISFD Innovation + Design Event
See the projects of 49 designers at the September Innovation + Design Awards event.

ISFD Announces Innovation + Design Awards 'Meet the Designers' Event

The Innovation + Design Awards "Meet the Designers" event will take place on September 22.

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The judges for the 2023 ARTS Awards have been named.

2023 ARTS Awards Judges Named

Dallas Market Center and ART have announced the judges for the 2023 ARTS Awards

Best Practices for Your Social Media Platforms

As an industry that delivers inspiring home furnishings and design, we all need to be on social media. Have you developed the strategies and content that maximize your connection potential? These industry insiders share what works for them and why.

Grammar Check: Grammarly Helps Proofread, Edit Documents

Whether you’re working on a business website, blog post or an important email, presenting your ideas with clear, correct language makes a big impression on your reader.

IDS Conference 2022 Recap

The 2022 IDS National Conference in Chicago included a variety of education, networking and experiences — all around the city of Chicago!

Design House Succeeds in Design, Retail & Lighting

Owner Connie LeFevre started as an interior designer, but realized a retail opportunity too. So she opened Design House and Fabric House in the Houston Design Center.

Design Coaching: How to Determine Your Design Fees

Pricing a project should be about the finished product...being able to articulate your product attributes, or benefits to the client, is key to conveying a flat fee and the value you are providing.

Retail Guide: Keep 'Em Coming Back

According to a recent Salesforce retail survey, loyalty is a brand differentiator, and retailers are exploring ways to drive up the lifetime value
Gail Doby Financial Blueprint Challenge
Gail Doby's Financial Blueprint challenge takes place August 22-26.

Gail Doby Readies Financial Blueprint Challenge

Gail Doby's latest Financial Blueprint Challenge takes place from August 22-26. 

Casual Market Atlanta
Next year's Casual Market will take place in Atlanta July 10-13, 2023.

ICFA Refreshes Casual Market Branding Ahead of Atlanta Move

The next Casual Market will be held July 10-13, 2023 at AmericasMart in Atlanta. 

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