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What's My Line: Entrepreneurs Who Are Connecting the Dots of Design

"They all said yes and on 17 December 2015 I recorded my first interview, a process I would repeat 35 times over the coming two months. Leveraging my social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) I launched the podcast on March 1, 2016, with no idea if anyone in the world would listen."

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What's My Line: Entrepreneurs Who Are Connecting the Dots of Design
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5 Things to Know About Verellen

1. Tom and Sabine Verellen started the company in fall 1999. Tom had been working in the fabric industry for years and sourcing from around the world, realizing how important it was to have a company with more control of the manufacturing process. "We really wanted to create something more unique than...

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Product Profile: Sleep, Perchance to Dream...

Maree, a luxury custom bed manufacturer, specializes in beds that accommodate larger-than-standard sized mattresses, and the company has developed a loyal following of athletes, celebrities and business leaders. Ranging in price from $12,000 to $100,000+, Maree beds are built to accommodate the...

Product Profile: Sleep, Perchance to Dream...

Designer Snapshot: Carleton Varney

One is always inventing and reinventing. One must remember to learn and grow and readapt but never lose sight of who you are and what you know and what your passion is. Mine is a look for magical color - nothing boring. I am aware of changes in color from place to place.

Designer Snapshot: Carleton Varney

Surya to open seven year-round showrooms across the Country

As part of a regional expansion strategy to be closer to its customers, Surya will be opening several showrooms across the country over the next year. Surya’s first new showroom will open this September at the Design Center at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Three additional showrooms...

Surya to open seven year-round showrooms across the Country

Designer Profile: Barclay Butera

Very early in my career I realized what look I loved, what I gravitated towards. I have always worked with pattern on pattern, glamorous yet comfortable furnishings and décor. Symmetry makes me happy and animal prints of course! I do think my look has evolved, but the instincts and basic taste were there...

Designer Profile: Barclay Butera

Howard Elliott's Brian Berk, on Wall Decor

Decorative mirrors with unique finishes have helped establish Howard Elliott as a “go-to” resource for trendsetting options in dressing bare walls. Now the company is hoping for the same strong results with its first collection of wall art. Distinctive and eye-catching, the wall art...

Howard Elliott's Brian Berk, on Wall Decor

Bobby Berk Talks Residential Housing Trends

Bobby Berk’s professional roles include furniture designer, retailer and manufacturer. In recent months, Berk has also served as creative director for Builder Magazine’s Responsive Home Project featuring two show homes for the Las Vegas International Builder Show and produced in coordination with Hanley...

Bobby Berk Talks Residential Housing Trends

Lighting Margins Illuminate Potential Profitability of Category

Once upon a time, chandeliers were considered the crowning touch of foyers and grand living rooms, but the attention on lighting has expanded beyond traditional boundaries of style and square footage. Now added into the design equation for bedrooms, kitchens and even bathrooms, chandeliers offer...

Lighting Margins Illuminate Potential Profitability of Category

Desitination Design Brings Global Culture to U.S. Consumers in a New Furniture Line

The Destination Design showroom in High Point’s Union Square building is taking visitors on an abbreviated tour of the culture, people and materials of India for spring High Point Market, but the company principals are planning to become global product ambassadors of a sort for a variety of...

Desitination Design Brings Global Culture to U.S. Consumers in a New Furniture Line
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Bunakara Continues U.S. Outreach

LISBON, Portugal – As it continues to extend its U.S. sales outreach, Bunakara, a line of upscale furniture, home accents and textiles, has named Tamara Lockman to the newly created position of sales manager.

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Designers Market: Showtime Collections Feature Familiar Faces

HIGH POINT — The fashion of furniture starts at Showtime — the twice annual textile market — for many manufacturers, and the summer 2017 edition included key introductions from established designers, innovative product construction and an eye firmly fixed on consumers...

Designers Market: Showtime Collections Feature Familiar Faces

Merritt Designs Unveils New Printing Technique on Collections For 2018 at Summer Markets

Casual tableware designer and manufacturer Merritt Designs is set to unveil its 2018 collections during multiple summer gift and home markets. Merritt will debut a new printing process for the casual yet elegant tableware that allows for encased sheen as well as added texture to the printed elements on the award-winning, heavy-weight melamine. For the first time in two years, new holiday and winter designs are to be introduced at markets in Dallas, Atlanta, Las Vegas and Chicago.

Merritt Designs Unveils New Printing Technique on Collections For 2018 at Summer Markets

SFC accepting 2017 #GetYourGreenOn entries

Edenton, N.C. – The Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) is accepting entries for the 2017 #GetYourGreenOn design competition, a program that rewards sustainable choices in residential interiors. The deadline for 2017 entries is Friday, June 23.

SFC accepting 2017 #GetYourGreenOn entries
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Modern Makers

In 2005, when an explosion of elite technological tools became available to hobbyists, the tech and DIY communities converged in the Bay Area to become the Maker Movement. The Maker Faire grew out of this evolution to showcase makers’ work and share knowledge at flagship events in...

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Modern Makers