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REFLECTIONS: THE 2018 BIDN CONFERENCE

Keia McSwain is still on a high following this July's Black Interior Designer Network Conference in Atlanta. The attendees I spoke to are right up there with her.

REFLECTIONS: THE 2018 BIDN CONFERENCE

THE DESIGNER EXPERIENCE: ADVENTURES IN THE TRIAD

Designed to foster a creative and collaborative environment, the Designer Experience/NC is where interior designers learn, network and explore a familiar part of the world in a fresh, adventurous way.

THE DESIGNER EXPERIENCE: ADVENTURES IN THE TRIAD

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

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

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!

FIND JANE AT MARKET

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...

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

Reaching Out to Millennials Online

Greensboro, NC - Designers are always looking for a way to be noticed and market their brand effectively. It's no secret that Millennials like their technology. While some utilize it a little differently than others, it's fairly universal that anyone who wants to grab the attention of the younger generations should have a...

Reaching Out to Millennials Online

How Does The Largest Trending Consumer SHOP FOR HOME FURNISHINGS?

How does the largest trending consumer shop for home furnishings? We’re all scratching our heads trying to understand a generation who has grown up with the internet at their fingertips. The millennial generation has an overriding entrepreneurial spirit. The DIY movement is at the forefront of...

How Does The Largest Trending Consumer SHOP FOR HOME FURNISHINGS?

How to Use Tiles to Showcase Your Personality

Many of us use our homes as a way of expressing our individual personalities and tastes. From color schemes and ornaments to wall art and furniture, décor can say a lot about your characteristics. One area that doesn’t seem to be as considered so much is tiles. Whilst they are undoubtedly pivotal to...

How to Use Tiles to Showcase Your Personality

Quick Pick Designer Tips

I like to think of a foyer rug as the fifth wall that can add a wonderful softening and welcoming quality.  Because walls in foyers have a front door opening and possibly stairwells or openings to hallways or other rooms, it can be a challenge to ground the design. incorporating a bench or...

Quick Pick Designer Tips

Create A Marketing Ecosystem For Your Business

According to Quora, “In marketing, a digital ecosystem is the detailed visual of how all digital and social assets of a brand interconnect and interact. When managing multiple platforms, it’s important to understand how they will all work together to achieve the brand’s goal.”

Create A Marketing Ecosystem For Your Business

Behind-the-scenes can make or break a designer

The interior designer has come into her client’s home and captured the vision with a creative plan that includes furniture, accessories, rugs and more. But getting the product from point A to point B is where the project is made and exceptional service is every bit as important as choosing the right...

Behind-the-scenes can make or break a designer

After Market: Places to Go for Good Eats

According to Trip Advisor reviews, there are great places to eat in High Point whether you’re looking for a nice wine and seafood dinner or a quick slice of pizza. Check out seven places to eat near Main Street that reviewers say offer a nice culinary getaway after showroom visits are done for the day...

After Market: Places to Go for Good Eats

From Europe, With Love

In fashion, it’s not uncommon for styles to gain a foothold in Europe and make their way stateside after a period of time.With that thought in mind, Designers Today asked a number of European rug producers to take the pulse of what’s trending across the Atlantic and what it means for the future of American...

From Europe, With Love

Spanning the Product Bridge: From Walmart to High-End

Designer and lifestyle expert Libby Langdon recently launched a line of home décor products for Walmart.com, featuring a product selection on the opposite end of the price spectrum from her more commonly referenced high-end interior projects and work with Braxton Culler, Tiger Rug and Casart...

Spanning the Product Bridge: From Walmart to High-End

Trends You Need to Know for 2016

Mad for plaid! Haberdashery is a leading trend as we head into 2016. The menswear influence comes in the form of suiting material and runway garments from wool plaids to small checks to textural houndstooth designs. Colors enhancing this style include warm and cool grays, heathered neutrals with...

Trends You Need to Know for 2016