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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oriental Weavers names new president

Dalton, Ga. - Oriental Weavers has promoted a 20-year company veteran to head its North American distribution and manufacturing operations. Jonathan Witt is the company's new president, as of last week. Witt originally joined Oriental Weavers in 1997 as assistant marketing manager. Since then...

Oriental Weavers names new president

220 Elm expands its offerings

High Point, N.C. - Featuring 50 showrooms, including the High Point home of Palliser, and an excellent selection of contemporary furnishings, 220 Elm stays at the top of the shopping list for many retail and design leaders. For Spring 2017, custom sofa crafter Gorini, international powerhouse Kinwai...

220 Elm expands its offerings

Progressive Business Media names Silver VP of sales

Greensboro, NC - Progressive Business Media, parent company of Furniture Today, Home Accents Today, Casual Living, Home & Textiles Today, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Home Furnishings News (HFN), and Designers Today has named Catherine Silver to the newly created position of vice president of sales.

Progressive Business Media names Silver VP of sales

Hästens announces collaboration with Bernadotte & Kylberg

Hästens, celebrated Swedish craftsmen of sleep since 1852, announces a design collaboration with the Swedish design duo, Bernadotte & Kylberg. The collaboration, in which the Hästens signature blue check has been completely reimagined, consists of the new Appaloosa and Marwari beds, both of which...

Hästens announces collaboration with Bernadotte & Kylberg

Ethan Allen announces collaboration with Amazon

Officials from Ethan Allen Interiors have announced that the company is collaborating with Amazon to combine “the strength of two iconic brands.” According to Farooq Kathwari, chairman and CEO, the collaboration with Amazon is the second major partnership in Ethan Allen’s 85-year history. The...

Ethan Allen announces collaboration with Amazon