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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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Are You ‘Small Business Saturday’ Ready?

Credit card processing firm Paysimple shares tips to optimize business and  to maximize connections and profits.

Andrew Bowen's photographic interpretation of the Chaos Lamp.
Andrew Bowen's photographic interpretation of the Chaos Lamp.

ISFD Announces INNOVATION + DESIGN People’s Choice Photography Winner

The winner shot the Large Pendant Chaos Lamp which was designed by Ashoke Chhabra.

IDS logo.
IDS is adding a member lounge to its High Point headquarters.

IDS Expands Headquarters to Include Member Lounge

The lounge will open on October 15 for High Point Market.

Phillips Collection's hybrid event, “Live from HPMKT with Mark Phillips & Barrie Livingstone on Navigating Luxury”
Phillips Collection's hybrid event, “Live from HPMKT with Mark Phillips & Barrie Livingstone on Navigating Luxury”

Phillips Collection Market & Events Schedule for Fall HPMKT

One live event will be shared on Zoom with in-person participation from Phillips Collection’s headquarters.

Two in five homeowners report using their renovated bathroom for rest and relaxation.
The “U.S. Bathroom Trends Study” is an online survey fielded to U.S. Houzz users between June and July 2020.

Houzz Study: Homeowners Seek Spa Feel in Bathroom Renovations

Two in five homeowners report using their renovated bathroom for rest and relaxation.

Bob Gaynor, Creative Director, Business Development and Brand Management Specialist.
Bob Gaynor, Creative Director, Business Development and Brand Management Specialist.

Reaching Your Clients Through Communication & Marketing

There are many ways to reach your ideal clients, and with communications opportunities growing exponentially.

COVID-19’s Impact on Millennial Home Buying

This demand for new homes was partially fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thermador, Interior Design Society, Diversity in Design Pipeline
Student recipients have been named in the inaugural Diversity in Design Pipeline program.

Thermador Names 'Diversity in Design Pipeline' Student Recipients in Partnership with IDS

The Diversity in Design Pipeline pairs deserving design students with seasoned mentors in the design industry.

Design Coaching Center, LuAnn Nigara, Systems and Processes
In these case studies, LuAnn Nigara illustrates how systems and process can be a game changer in an interior design business.

Can Establishing Processes Up Your Interior Design Game?

LuAnn Nigara shares interior designers' stories where creating systems and processes has made a huge difference in these businesses. 

Samal Screen, Currey & Company, Pinnacle Awards
The Samal Screen from Currey & Company is a finalist in the Pinnacle Awards Accessories category.

ISFD Names 2021 Pinnacle Award Finalists

The Pinnacle Awards Ceremony will be held on October 18, 2021 at the COHAB space in High Point.

Women in Lighting, Mentor Matching Program
Thursday, Sept. 30, is the last day for Women in Lighting to sign up for Mentors.

Women in Lighting: Find a Mentor Match Before This Week's Deadline

The ALA's Women in Lighting Mentor Matching Program sign-up deadline is September 30. 

Caroline Hipple, Norwalk Furniture, ARTS Acadamy of Achievement
Caroline Hipple will receive the Academy of Achievement Honor at the 2022 ARTS Awards.

Caroline Hipple to Receive ARTS Academy of Achievement Award

The ARTS Awards will take place on January 7, 2022, during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market and Lightovation.

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Visual Generation - stock.adobe.com

8 Tips to Increase Retail Profit Margins

Bob Phibbs shares his steps for growing your profit margins.

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kalchenko - stock.adobe.com

3 Graphic Design Apps for Your Home Furnishings Business

These apps can help take your photo-editing and graphic design to the next level without a photography or graphic design degree.

Varaluz maximalism
For Ron Henderson, President of Varaluz, maximalism is “artful clutter with a healthy dose of eclecticism.” Here the lighting fixture, Socket-to-Me, has “a very early ‘70’s vibe,” and remains impactful while allowing the other elements of the room to shine.

Finding a Balance With Maximalism

Maximalist design helps showcase a client’s personality in a big way, but there should be a method to the design madness. 

Park Hill Collection, ARTS Awards
Park Hill Collection has expanded its product assortment and remerchandised its showrooms.

Park Hill Rolls Out Expanded Assortment, Refreshed Showrooms

Park Hill has been nominated for an ARTS Award in the Home Accents category.

American Lighting Association Cancels 2021 Conference Due to Wildfires

The conference, originally planned for later this month, will be held virtually, with details to be announced at a later date.

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October 2021, Furniture Lighting & Decor
Stock Smart, High Point Market Preview, Blended Styles.