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The sales approach of a rug specialist

As any smart retailer will tell you, a great way to make furniture vignettes pop is with accessories. Rugs, lamps, pillows, throws and more can turn an ordinary brown sofa into a true eye-catcher. Those who get this are no doubt setting themselve... 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

Connecting with customers via the e-tail experience

Many of the educational seminars at the fall High Point Market focused on the future of the industry, from the evolving role of designers to the next generation of consumers. One such seminar on Oct. 20, moderated by Home Accents Today Editor in C... 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 décor, 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
Jenny Heinzen York

Is ‘Pure-Play’ Dead?

What do I mean by pure-play? I mean web-only, brick-and-mortar-only, catalog-only retail. As the retail world continues its evolution, it turns out you really can’t have one without the other. In the March issue, Susan Dickenson wrote an in... 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

Try a little reverse intelligence

Every now and then I stumble upon an app or tech tool that is so cool I have to write about it. Especially when it looks like something that could be of use not only to retailers, but to designers, manufacturers, marketers and consumers as well. A... More

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