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Design Today Spring 2016

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  • Thomas Lester

    An Inside Look

    Thomas Lester

    June 21, 2016

    What's gaining ground this summer market season?

    It's that time again as we prepare for the summer market season. This week, buyers and designers get their first look at what's new in showrooms at the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market. That show sets the stage for what should be another strong run in rugs. Next month, more new rugs will be on display at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, and again at the Las Vegas Market. It’s one of the busiest times of the year in the rug world, as manufacturers and importers put their best foot forward and stores send their ...

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  • Susan Dickenson

    Retail Update

    Susan Dickenson

    June 20, 2016

    Pantone 448C is the world’s ugliest color?

    So say some. It's called Opaque Couché, and it's a brownish-greenish mix that's been described using words like sludge, filth, tar, and cow excrement. Pantone 448C first won its ugly title back in 2012, when a study by Australian research agency GfK Bluemoon was commissioned to help the country's government develop unappealing cigarette packaging to deter purchasers. The agency asked 1,000 adult smokers to look at a variety of colors, and 448C was selected as the most unappealing from a group that included such hues as lime green, beige, mustard and grey. According to one ...

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  • Susan Dickenson

    Retail Update

    Susan Dickenson

    June 15, 2016

    Creating a licensed collection: Prototype to payment

    Last month’s Retail Update column looked at some of the early steps in the licensing process – the “concept to contract” phase – and shared highlights from an interesting branding and licensing seminar that took place at the spring High Point Market with Glen Peloso, Jamie Alexander, Larry Laslo, Julia Buckingham and Steven Avitable. This month’s column focuses on what comes after – prototypes, production and, hopefully, payments – and picks up with Peloso’s question on the subject: Okay, so the drawings are done, the contract is signed. Who pays for the prototypes and how many "corrections" are usually required? Avitable ...

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Sketchbook: Millennial Mod


As Millennials come of age and make their mark on modern life, this highly educated, tech-savvy generation influences the home with offerings tailored to their lifestyle. Predicated on style but not necessarily an expensive price tag, these design-conscious consumers demand contemporary, fun looks that are both versatile and space-efficient for modish smaller dwellings. See the photos


  • HAT Video Services for Market

    Summer Markets are coming!

    Summer Markets are coming! Home Accents Today can help get your products in front of all your customers, even those who couldn’t make it to market. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your showroom video. Janice Lassiter, Publisher: 336-605-1026

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