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Kristin Sprague

Keeping the E-wolf at Bay

You can huff and puff but you can’t blow this brick and mortar store down. Brick is the new black! Even Amazon has noticed it, which is evident in its October 2014 announcement that it plans to open local store fronts. So why is Brick the n... More

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Kristin Sprague is the Digital Publisher at Progressive Business Media. Her role is to be forward thinking in the digital progression of their clients as well as their publications (Furniture Today, Casual Living, Gifts and Decorative Accessories, Kids Today, Home Accents Today, Home & Textiles Today). An early adaptor to digital marketing, Sprague is committed to educate and inspire by sharing simplified and successful practices on current and emerging trends across the entire digital marketing landscape through this blog. Kristin encourages you to reach out with any digital curiosities or topics you would like to hear about.
Lester

A piece of Thanksgiving comes to life

It’s a Thanksgiving tradition as much as family, football and falling asleep on the sofa after too much turkey at dinner. Across the country, households tune into the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to see marching bands, perfor... More

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Thomas Lester is an assistant editor of Home Accents Today. A veteran journalist and storyteller, Lester will bring the stories behind the partnerships, product innovations and personalities in the home accents industry to life in this blog.
Alexa Boschini

Home accents vendors make way for Marsala

In early December, Pantone Color Institute made its always-anticipated Color of the Year announcement, revealing Marsala as its selection for 2015. The choice caught some by surprise – after years of bold, vibrant hues like Tangerine Tango, ... More

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Alexa Boschini joined the Furniture Today Group in May 2012 as assistant editor for Home Accents Today and Casual Living. 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 has also covered arts and entertainment for Go Triad at the Greensboro News & Record. When she isn't delving into the latest news and trends in home d├ęcor, you can find her at the movies, with her nose stuck in a book or volunteering to help the Triad's homeless animals. You can reach her at aboschini@homeaccentstoday.com
Jenny Heinzen York

The New Classics

Coming off of High Point, everyone wants to know what was the best thing we saw at market. I will leave the specific products and trends to our Style Director Tracy Bulla to share with you in this pair of slideshows (What's Hot and Top Trends), b... More

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Thoughts and musings on the business of home accents.

Michelle Obama Bestows the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award on Publicolor

Publicolor, a not-for-profit, New York-based organization which teaches students through painting and design, received the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award for their design-based after-school program. First Lady Michelle Ob... More

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What's going on in design and fashion.
Susan Dickenson

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Highlights, events, editors picks, what's hot, retailer chatter from the home furnishings markets.

Susan Dickenson

The redeeming qualities of smarter, greener gift cards

For the eighth year in a row, gift cards are the most requested holiday gift item. An October National Retail Federation survey found that 60% of shoppers would rather receive a gift card over items like clothing (52%), electronics (35%) and jewel... More

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Susan Dickenson, Retail Editor, Home Accents Today, @susandickenson