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Design Coaching Center, LuAnn Nigara
Register for our conversation with LuAnn Nigara and designers on the value of process.

Learn the Game-Changing Value of Design Systems, Processes

The Lighting Doctor, Randall Whitehead, Artistic Lighting
The Citizen M hotel in New York is a good example of how lighting creates the ambience of a space.

Lighting's Role in the Perception of a Space

Ginger Curtis Urbanology Designs
Ginger Curtis, of Urbanology Designs, turned to Zoom in her design business when COVID hit. She learned that video client consultations made valuable training videos for new designers and staff.

Designers Turn to E-Design, Digital Design Tools

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The Retail Doctor Bob Phibbs SalesRX2022
The Retail Doctor, Bob Phibbs, has launched an expanded version of his SalesRX training, SalesRX2022

The Retail Doctor, Bob Phibbs, Launches SalesRX2022

Jenna Gaidusek
eDesign Tribe’s exclusive rendering tools create photo-realistic designs for customers and can include shoppable links.

Building an E-Design Community

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Santa Barbara Collection by Classic Home
Santa Barbara Collection by Classic Home

Classic Home Leads Industry as a Whole Home Resource

Classic Home has increased its footprint in showrooms across the United States (High Point Market, Las Vegas, Atlanta and Dallas) to support the co

Aperture Platform Delivers On-Demand Product Photos

The Aperture Platform made its commercial debut at the October High Point Market.

Hammerton sconce.
Hammerton’s Maison sconce is dark-sky approved, juxtaposing contemporary lines with the rugged look of hand-hewn stone in a blown glass lens.

When Brighter Isn’t Better

Artificial outdoor light disrupts the world’s ecosystems — but there are solutions.

National Retail Federation Holiday Shopping 2021
The NRF said Thanksgiving Holiday Shopping was better than expected, with more in-store foot traffic.

NRF: Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping Exceeds Initial Expectations

In-store traffic on this holiday shopping weekend saw an increase from approximately 92 million customers last year to almost 105 million store shoppers this past Thanksgiving weekend.

Charles Pavarini III has leveraged his respected interior design brand to do more. He’s written a book, and he has entered product design partnerships with Alora Lighting (above), Samad for rugs, and Swaim for furniture.
Charles Pavarini III has leveraged his respected interior design brand to do more. He’s written a book, and he has entered product design partnerships with Alora Lighting (above), Samad for rugs, and Swaim for furniture.

Taking Your Brand to the Next Level

How do we measure the success of any marketing, branding or business development endeavor?

manufacturer rep relationships
How can your rep partners help your business?

Maximizing Manufacturer Rep Relationships

Today's manufacturer's rep, particularly in lighting, have taken on expanded roles. How should retailers leverage these partnerships?

ART Conference Logo 2022
The ART Conference will be held in San Antonio, TX, in May 2022.

ART Announces Dates, Location for 2022 Conference

The ART Conference will be held May 12-15 in 2022.

NKBA Kitchen and Bath Design Trends 2021
Since COVID, consumers are trending toward easier-to-clean surfaces in their kitchens and bathrooms.

NKBA Trend Report: COVID and Millenial Influences Drive Kitchen, Bath Design

A move toward Smart technology and easy-to-clean materials are impacting kitchen and bath design. Millennial home buyers are also impacting design trends. 

Roger Bland, AHFA
Roger Bland has been elected chair of the AHFA Board of Directors

American Home Furnishings Alliance Names 2022 Board

Roger Bland has been named the Chairman of the Board for 2022.

IDS, Designer of the Year Awards, Nicole Yee
Nicole Yee took home multiple awards at the IDS Designer of the Year gala, including Whole Home.

Interior Design Society Announces 2021's Designer of the Year Winners

The Interior Design Society held a virtual celebration to announced the Designer of the Year Award winners. 

Angi.com, Home Survey
The laundry room topped the list of spaces consumers can't live without.

What Matters Most to Consumers in Their Homes?

Angi.com surveyed consumers to learn what matters most in their homes, from what they can't live without to what luxuries are necessities. 

Registration Open for Interior Design Society Virtual Awards Gala

The 30+ Designer of the Year categories were judged by an esteemed panel.

Operation Cover Shot
Get your design work on the cover of Furniture, Lighting & Decor's January cover!

Designers: Don't Miss the Deadline to Enter Your Furniture, Lighting & Decor Cover Shot

Operation Cover Shot is open to all designers. Share your images per instructions in this article for editorial coverage in our January issue! The deadline for entry is November 30, 2021. 

Consumer Confidence vs. Consumer Spending
Consumer confidence may be dipping, but spending will continue, according to the NRF.

NRF: Consumer Spending to Continue Despite Consumer Confidence Dip

The Consumer Confidence Index continues its decline, but the National Retail Federation expects spending to remaind steady.

National Retail Federation Holiday Shopping 2021
The NRF says 2021 holiday spending will increase substantially over 2020.

NRF Predicts 2021 Record Holiday Shopping Season

The National Retail Federation says holiday spending could grow 8.5 percent to 10.5 percent over 2020's numbers.

ALA virtual symposium
The ALA virtual symposium will take place Nov. 1-4.

ALA Reveals Topics for November Virtual Symposium

The American Lighting Association is making its virtual symposium free for everyone. Dates are Nov. 1-4. Register now. 

MarketTime, Brandwise Acquisition
MarketTime has acquired Brandwise.

MarketTime Announces Acquisition of Brandwise

MarketTime and Brandwise bring more than 60 years of leadership in providing sales tools to retailers.

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