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  • Ethan Allen provides furniture, décor for HGTV Dream Home

    Ethan Allen Dream Home 2015

    Ethan Allen is the primary source of furniture and décor for the HGTV Dream Home 2015, marking the ninth consecutive year of partnership between Ethan Allen and HGTV’s signature design showcase. More

  • 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, Emerald and Radiant Orchid, Marsala is an earthier, more muted tone. According to a press release from Pantone, Marsala is “a naturally robust and earthy wine red” that makes for an “elegant, grounded statement color when used on its own or as a strong accent to many other colors.” In interiors, the color institute expects Marsala to translate well to accent pieces, accessories, paint ... More

  • Design Today Winter 2014 is here!

    Design Today December 2014

    In the second issue of Design Today, a quarterly B2B digital magazine for interior designers produced by Progressive Business Media, designers, as well as furniture industry retailers and manufacturers, are talking about many of the subjects that impact your business. More

  • Loloi offering nine new rug collections in Atlanta

    Rug and pillow manufacturer Loloi has nine new rug offerings on tap for buyers at next month’s Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. More

  • Oriental Weavers introducing Pantone Color of the Year area rugs

    Oriental Weavers Marsala

    Oriental Weavers has designs in Pantone’s recently announced 2015 Color of the Year ready to go thanks to an exclusive product development relationship with the color institute. More

  • Pantone reveals 2015 Color of the Year

    Pantone Marsala

    Pantone Color Institute has unveiled its Color of the Year for 2015. More

  • Personal taste drives decorating decisions for homeowners of all ages

    According to a report by The Boston Consulting Group, Millennials account for $1.3 trillion in direct annual spending. A multitude of drivers influence Millennial spending habits in the home décor sector, but one that I hear about repeatedly is a desire for personalization, the need for something different that reflects one’s own personal taste. In a special report in our March issue about the Millennial consumer, Jason Dorsey, a Gen Y speaker, retail consultant and chief strategy officer at The Center for Generational Kinetics, and Mat Herman, co-owner of e-tailer Apt2B, both emphasized the value Millennials place ... More

  • Trend Ahead: The thrill of the hunt

    Trend Ahead_Chequers

    If it is, indeed, “only the details” of how we live that distinguish us, perhaps those details become no more apparent than in our choice of home décor and design. More

  • Pantone looks ahead to color in Autumn/Winter 15/16

    The slowly turning leaves haven’t quite given way to fall, but Pantone is already looking ahead to autumn 2015 and beyond. Last week I attended a webinar hosted by the renowned color institute, “Engaging with Color in Autumn/Winter 15/16,” that offered a glimpse at the wide array of shades projected to influence fashion, interiors and more a year to 18 months from now. Laurie Pressman, vice president of Pantone Color Institute, highlighted several key color palettes that appear in the Pantone View Colour Planner Autumn/Winter 2015/2016, as well as other color and pattern trends on ... More

  • Ambella Home to introduce first upholstery this fall

    George Moussa

    Ambella Home is launching an upholstery division. More

  • Sherwin-Williams’ Colormix conveys optimistic outlook for 2015

    The summer 2014 markets are just kicking off, but that doesn’t mean designers, manufacturers and suppliers aren’t already looking ahead to 2015. Earlier this month, I attended the Showtime fabric fair in High Point, where textile producers showcased the fabric designs we’ll see next year in the form of upholstery, pillows, top-of-bed and draperies. There were bright colors and eye-catching patterns aplenty, and you can take a look at some of them in my show report in our July issue. Sherwin-Williams also had its sights set on 2015 at last week’s Neocon in Chicago, where the ... More