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Design Today

See our Design Today Summer 2015 edition!  The latest issue explores products, programs and profitability for designers. Check it out!

Universe Study

Universe Study 2014

The 2014 Universe Study breaks the home accent universe into seven product categories: Decorative Accessories, Accent Furniture, Lamps, Wall Decor, Area Rugs, Lighting Fixtures and Permanent Botanicals. Estimated 2014 and 2013 total sales are provided for each product category. See details!

Sketchbook: Tantalizing Texture

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A marvelous mélange of earthy, begging-to-be-touched materials with hammered, chiseled and faceted metals, sophisticated textural applications stand out this season with show-stopping style. See the photos

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  • Susan Dickenson

    Retail Update

    Susan Dickenson

    July 24, 2015

    VIDEO: Sicily's City of Ceramics, a millennia of maiolica

    Two weeks ago I joined a group of U.S. retailers in Sicily for a tour of the ceramic artists and factories of Caltagirone, Italy's "City of Ceramics," where tin-glazed maiolica and terra cotta products have been produced for centuries. Sicily's unique cultural history (of Arab, Spanish, French, Roman and Greek influences) is evident throughout the city, reflected in Caltagirone's colorful ceramic tiles, art, housewares and architectural elements that incorporate both traditional styles and modern interpretations. The city's name is derived from Qal’at-al-ghiran, an Arabic word meaning "castle or fortress of the vases." The purpose ...

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  • Alexa Boschini

    Millennial Musings

    Alexa Boschini

    July 24, 2015

    Are retailers finding new customers on Facebook?

    Instagram claims about 300 million monthly active users, Twitter reports 302 million monthly active users in Q1 and Facebook boasts 1.44 billion monthly active users as of March 31. Given the sheer volume of people utilizing these platforms, it’s easy to see why more and more businesses strive to connect with current and potential customers there. But are retailers actually converting any of these social media users into new customers? The short answer — yes. According to a new report from the National Retail Federation, social media is becoming an increasingly important customer acquisition channel for retailers, and they ...

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  • Thomas Lester

    An Inside Look

    Thomas Lester

    July 16, 2015

    More on the floor: Five hot looks from the summer rug markets

    With the Atlanta market just completed and plenty of images coming our way for the upcoming Las Vegas event the season's rug trends are coming clearly into focus. For retailers looking to make a statement on selling floors there's plenty from which to choose.  Here’s my take on the season's more noteworthy looks.  Cause for distress?: The well-worn look is still popular among producers, meaning it must be doing something at the retail level. Handmade rugs are being produced with a either a roughed-up look or the intentional weathering is being added after the production process ...

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    Sketchbook: Modern Glamour

    Embrace the luxurious lifestyle with a streamlined, understated look loaded with texture and pattern. Opulent metals such as brass, bronze and copper infuse the earthy, neutral palette with more than a hint of luxury, while exotic snake motifs and richly patterned woods add refined sophistication. — Tracy Bulla

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    USA PREMIUM LEATHER

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