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FABRIC NEWS

On the heels of Surtex and with Showtime on the horizon, with pattern and performance in mind, here is some of the latest fabric news.

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FABRIC NEWS
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GOING LIVE WITH BUSINESS COACH NANCY GANZEKAUFER

On Friday I was a guest on Nancy Ganzekaufer's Weekend Wine Down Facebook Live show. I hunkered down in the Theodore Alexander showroom with a bottle of Butter. Here is a link that will take you to our video session.

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GOING LIVE WITH BUSINESS COACH NANCY GANZEKAUFER

PILGRIMAGE TO LA CIENEGA

I just returned from Los Angeles with two very heavy suitcases, a sunburn, and plenty of inspiration. I had the pleasure of attending the 10th annual Legends of La Cienega, and as per usual, it did not disappoint.

PILGRIMAGE TO LA CIENEGA
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A GROUP OF DESIGNERS WALK INTO A PRISON

Interior designer Emily Morrow Finkell, CEO of Emily Morrow Home, recently hosted her company’s first Designer Summit. The highlight was the visit to the Turney Correctional Facility’s prison mill where the Finkells’ flooring is made.

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A GROUP OF DESIGNERS WALK INTO A PRISON

WORKING WITH MOTHER

My heart always warms to mothers and daughters who work together. This week, with Mother’s Day in sight, we celebrate the mother/daughter teams at: Paper Chase Interiors, Kelli Ellis, Loren Taylor Interior Design, and The Interior Design Studio.

WORKING WITH MOTHER

STATE OF THE INDUSTRY: POSITIVE, EXCITING, AND NON-STOP CHANGE

Last week we were in Savannah for ART + IDS Annual Conference which included the Interior Design Society’s Designer of the Year Awards. Between the city’s beautiful sense of place, daily poolside cocktail parties and banquet-style meals, business casual dress, and the glorious weather, it was the first time in a very very long time that work felt a bit like a vacation.

STATE OF THE INDUSTRY: POSITIVE, EXCITING, AND NON-STOP CHANGE

IDS 2018 DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

It looked a bit like the Oscars of the design industry as interior designers from across the country gussied up for the Interior Design Society’s Designer of the Year Awards Ceremony.

IDS 2018 DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
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RECENT VIDEOS WITH FRIENDS IN THE INDUSTRY

I keep getting in front of the camera, practicing, asking and answering questions, because I know from what I hear that video is all the rage.

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RECENT VIDEOS WITH FRIENDS IN THE INDUSTRY
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: CURIOUS MINDS WANT TO KNOW

In order to make Designers Today totally awesome, it needs the voice and participation from real working designers. Here's a partial list of some of the ongoing topics we are covering in our magazine and blogs.

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: CURIOUS MINDS WANT TO KNOW

RICHARD KEITH LANGHAM & VICTORIA HAGAN AT DESIGN ADAC

Design ADAC had an amazing lineup this spring — thank you Veranda. The roster of engaging panelists and guest speakers included Hamish Bowles, Susan Ferrier, Patrick Sutton, Elizabeth Ingram, Ruthie Sommers, Mario-Lopez Cordaro, Richard Keith Langham, and Victoria Hagan.

RICHARD KEITH LANGHAM & VICTORIA HAGAN AT DESIGN ADAC

Designers Stage Fantasy Sets at HPMKT

Mixing stylish furnishings and accessories from The Mine and Bassett Mirror with sumptuous textiles from Carleton V, interior designers Michelle Nussbaumer, Sara Ruffin Costello, and George Nunno curated beautiful and affordable spaces inside the Bassett Mirror Showroom at Spring ’18 High Point Market.

Designers Stage Fantasy Sets at HPMKT
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Black and White on the Wall

While dramatic and compelling black and white photography was once the dominant black-and-white art form of choice in High Point showrooms, the fervor for goes-with-everything black and white art now includes lyrical drawings, blackened nature, and silhouettes.

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Black and White on the Wall

Winning Installs from the Howard Elliot Design Contest

When a company like Howard Elliott hosts a design competition, it’s a win-win for all. The vendor gets satisfaction in seeing where some of those thousands of orders have landed and the designers get a chance to share and perchance win a very nice gift card. Here are the results of the 3rd Show Us Your Howard Elliott Design Contest.

Winning Installs from the Howard Elliot Design Contest

Blue & White: Post Script

I'm  S  L  O  W  L  Y  weaning myself off of blue and white. Actually, that's a little white lie. I don't think I will ever be weaned nor would I want to. As a post-script (or a continuation) to Spring's Designers Today (aka the Blue & White Issue) here are 17 blue and white moments (including the one above from Legend of Asia) from Spring High Point Market.

Blue & White: Post Script

The Soles of Market

Chances are you've had a preview of the new introductions at High Point Market, but what about shoe introductions? Let it be known that Designers Today has the exclusive footwear preview to HPMKT, provided by very experienced Market goers who know that style and sustainability go hand in hand (or make that "foot in foot").

The Soles of Market

Someone to Know: RACHEL MORIARTY

Rachel Viloria Moriarty is a designer, podcaster, coach and first-time author. That’s the short list. What also defines her, besides a killer wardrobe and fantastic Instagram feed, is her VISIBILITY WARRIOR status. Rachel, private banker turned designer, understands what being the “face of the business” is all about.

Someone to Know: RACHEL MORIARTY

FIND JANE AT MARKET

This is my first High Point Market as Editor in Chief of Designers Today and to make it extra special I am aligning and allying with a host of amazing people at an array of events. I've listed them here and provided a brief summary of each. Hope you can join for one or better yet...all!

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ZUO'S NEW HOSPITALITY DIVISION

International brand ZUO is bursting into Spring with  800 new items for High Point Market, PLUS an entire new showroom devoted to the ZUO Hospitality division which will feature commercial grade indoor & outdoor furniture, lighting and home décor. 

ZUO'S NEW HOSPITALITY DIVISION

Nicolette Mayer Takes Delft Digital

Nicolette Mayer has played a very active role in the Ginger Jar Evolution. After a lifetime of harboring an obsession for blue and white china and nurturing a collecting habit, she developed an exclusive collection of fabrics and wallpaper for Royal Delft. The Nicolette Mayer - Royal Delft Collection is available to the trade through Scalamandre.

Nicolette Mayer Takes Delft Digital

Be Part of an Ensemble Cast at #HPMKT

There are many ways to experience High Point Market, and striking that fine mix between work – and play has never been easier. In fact, HPMKT goes out of its way to engage knowledgeable and extremely well-connected industry experts from interior and product designers to other uber creatives to show you a good time. Here are some options for getting through Market with an ensemble cast.

Be Part of an Ensemble Cast at #HPMKT

Ivy + Houzz: One week later

Last week when Houzz acquired IvyMark for $30+ million, there was a jolt felt in the interior design community. If you weren't one of the 2400 or so Ivy interior designers using the business management tool nor a close friend of such, nor a passionate advocate for protecting the design trade, then you could have easily slept right through it.

Ivy + Houzz: One week later
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JUSTIN SHAULIS NAMED DESIGN AMBASSADOR FOR HOWARD ELLIOTT

Howard Elliott Collection, Inc., a designer, manufacturer, and importer of decorative mirrors, accessories, accent furniture and decorative pillows, has agreed to enter into an agreement with New York City based Design Consultant, Justin Shaulis to serve as Howard Elliott’s Design Ambassador.

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JUSTIN SHAULIS NAMED DESIGN AMBASSADOR FOR HOWARD ELLIOTT

"RECIPE FOR PRESS DESIGNER EDITION" TOUR LAUNCHES IN HIGH POINT

When Amy Flurry wrote Recipe for Press in 2011, it opened a lot of eyes. Essentially dubbed the quintessential DIY PR book, Amy, a former editor who had covered design, fashion, and lifestyle and had been pitched thousands of times had a wealth of experience to impart. She laid it out in simple language, broke it down into attainable steps, and entrepreneurs drew close. Many of those creative self-starters were interior designers.

"RECIPE FOR PRESS DESIGNER EDITION" TOUR LAUNCHES IN HIGH POINT