Interior Designers

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Building an email list takes time. Don't be tempted to take these shortcuts. (Photo: AJ Cann)
Building an email list takes time. Don't be tempted to take these shortcuts. (Photo: AJ Cann)

Why You Should Never Buy Email Lists

Every company dreams of having a robust emailing list, daily likes on their Facebook page and glowing online reviews, but when business is slow, it's sometimes tempting to want to jump ahead in line…
These smart lamps will revolutionize home lighting.
These smart lamps will revolutionize home lighting.

Sit Back and Relax! 4 Smart Lamps that Do It All

In every well-appointed lighting design, there are the doers (think recessed ceiling fixtures and undercabinet LEDs) and those like that retro torchiere in the corner or the demure lamp on the…
The key to a good blog is good topics. (Photo: NOGRAN s.r.o.)
The key to a good blog is good topics. (Photo: NOGRAN s.r.o.)

3 Tips for Blog Topic Brainstorming

It's finally time. You have your computer opened, and the cursor blinks up at you from the blank word document. Now all you need to do is write your blog, but the minute you raise your fingers to…
A quote by Italian designer Massimo Vignelli bedecks a busy corner in Chicago’s River North Arts District. Photo by Kate Bauer.
A quote by Italian designer Massimo Vignelli bedecks a busy corner in Chicago’s River North Arts District. Photo by Kate Bauer.

Get Smart! 3 Easily Accessible Educational Seminars for Busy Interior Designers

Emblazoned in black and white against the red brick of an office building on a busy corner of Chicago’s River North Arts District are the words of Italian design master Massimo Vignelli: “Styles come…
It's Complicated Kitchen
It's Complicated KItchen

Inspired by the Movies: Interior Designs We Love

Movies inspire joy, sorrow, laughter and - occasionally - great ideas for interior designs. In honor of last night's Oscars, here are our favorite movie interiors and what you can learn from them.…
Do you know which keywords are really right for your business?
Do you know which keywords are really right for your business?

4 Easy Steps to Better Keyword Research

Let's face it: keyword research is exhausting, especially if you're new to SEO. But if you want to get your showroom or design firm's website high in search results, then you need to play the keyword…
Smith, Sampson, Workman, Bilhuber, Phoenix, Leung
Smith, Sampson, Workman, Bilhuber, Phoenix, Leung

Several New Designer Collections Set to Debut at Spring High Point Market

Product introductions at the spring High Point Market, April 22-26, are highly anticipated, especially with the collections ready to debut from some of the biggest names in the design industry. From…
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Smart Home, Smarter Designer

Technology that can be integrated into the home to make it safer or more convenient (or just cooler) is evolving rapidly. Here, interior designer Sharon Fox of Sharon Fox Designs dishes on her…
Diana James cuts the ribbon at the grand opening party of Living Swell on Feb. 16, 2017.
Diana James cuts the ribbon at the grand opening party of Living Swell on Feb. 16, 2017.

How Designer Diana James Launched Her Own Line

Last Thursday night, interior designer Diana James cut the ribbon in her brand new store, Living Swell. Located in Marblehead, MA, Living Swell offers “refurbished mid-century furniture, handmade…

IFDA Scholarship Competition Open

The Educational Foundation of IFDA, the International Furnishings and Design Assn., has announced that a total of $12,500 in scholarship funding will be awarded this year to seven selected attendees…