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Trend Talk

Our 30th anniversary at Home Accents Today provided the impetus for us to look back at the history of design and trends, while also looking forward to what the next 30 years will hold. The previous 30 years saw a tremendous amount of change and yo... More

About This Blog

Home Accents Today turned 30 in 2016, and we celebrated our evolution from an occasional print supplement ... to Furniture Today ... to the ever-expanding brand that we are today, encompassing print magazines, digital editions, website, newsletters, conferences and events, proprietary research, custom content, videos and more. #HAT30 highlights some of our editors' research and reporting as they pored through the archives.

Appealing to the man of the house

When one thinks of men and home décor, almost always, the first thought to come to mind is of the ubiquitous “man cave,” with its larger-than-life TV, bar-themed décor and lots of sports memorabilia. While there’s ... More

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Thomas Lester is Business Editor for Home Accents Today. A graduate of Emory & Henry College’s Mass Communications program, Lester spent a dozen years working for newspapers in Virginia and North Carolina covering an array of subjects, ranging from community news, government, education, ACC sports and more before joining Progressive Business Media in 2013. As business editor, Lester covers all aspects of business in the home accents world, from the latest news from manufacturers to successful retail strategies and business analysis.

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Alexa Boschini

Predicting the Gen Y lifestyle

While poring through the archives of Home Accents Today for our 30th anniversary issue, I stumbled upon our first article about Millennials – “Gen Y daughters vs. Boomer moms,” from the December 2000 issue. The story focused on ... More

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Alexa Boschini is the assistant managing editor of Home Accents Today. A native of Greensboro, N.C., she graduated from Elon University in 2010 with a degree in journalism. She spent two years as an award-winning education and features reporter with The Sanford (N.C.) Herald and four years covering arts and entertainment for the Greensboro News & Record's Go Triad before joining Progressive Business Media in 2012 as assistant editor for Home Accents Today and Casual Living. She now writes about business, trends, generational dynamics and technology.

Susan Dickenson

A tale of transition

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The best of times, because my fellow editors Alexa Boschini, Tracy Bulla, Thomas Lester and I were promoted to new editorial positions, effective Jan. 1, 2017. The worst of times, because afte... More

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Thoughts and observations on the business of home accents. Susan Dickenson, editor in chief, Home Accents Today. @susandickenson
Tracy Bulla

Taylor Burke Home Debuts TAILORED, a new collection of upholstered chairs and sofas at an attainable price point

Luxury home décor brand Taylor Burke Home has introduced TAILORED by Taylor Burke Home, due to customer demand. Currently encompassing chic, classic upholstered chairs and sofas, the initial 12-piece launch retails at approximately 40 to 50... More

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New and notable in style and design. Tracy Bulla, senior style director, Home Accents Today.
Susan Dickenson

Can retail take a hike?

Most economic and retail analysts are of the consensus that U.S. retail sales will continue to make gains this year. The billion-dollar question is "At what rate, and for how long?" At 2016 year-end, financial forecasting and publishing outlet Ki... More

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News, profiles, technologies and strategies by and for home furnishings retailers and interior designers.  Susan Dickenson, editor in chief, Home Accents Today, @susandickenson