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Susan Dickenson

The bonfire effect

The sun begins to set, darkness falls, and a chill sets in. Someone begins to gather wood for a fire, others help, and eventually everyone in the vicinity is drawn in, enjoying conversation and the warmth of a crackling fire. This communal respon... More

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Opinions and observations.  Susan Dickenson, editor in chief, Home Accents Today, @susandickenson

Thomas Lester

Knowledgeable shoppers, Target on 34th St., Wayfair, credit scores, furniture week

1.) The customer knows best ChainStoreAge.com has a survey conducted by Tulip Retail that shows – among its many findings – that due to online research, 83% of shoppers believe they know more about products than retail store ... More

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A weekly rundown of the hottest stories in business and retail from Thomas Lester, business editor for Home Accents Today.

Alexa Boschini

What Millennials want in interior design

Millennials – those enigmatic consumers born between 1980 and 2000 – are arguably today’s most-discussed demographic. But does this up-and-coming population carry any weight in the home furnishings sector yet? How are they spen... 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. aboschini@homeaccentstoday.com

Tracy Bulla

March Color Wheel: Sky, Blade

Fresh greens for St. Patrick's Day! As discussed in our HAT Chat color talk episode, this month's Color Wheel features "Sky" blue and "Blade" green. Featured: Made Goods, Jiti Home, Howard Elliott, Worlds Away, Jamie Young, Diane James, New Pacifi... More

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New and notable in style and design. Tracy Bulla, senior style director, Home Accents Today. tbulla@homeaccentstoday.com

Making furniture assembly a ‘snap’

Much has been said and written about the adventures that come with assembling pieces from Ikea. In fact, in this space a couple of years back, we looked at a video game that mocked the assembly process. Those concerns have been noted. To that en... 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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