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A look at cutting edge ideas designs and new products for the home accents industry.
  • Retail Report: Bricks to Clicks

    Five brick and mortar home furnishings retailers discuss what's involved - and what to expect - when opening an online store. More

  • How well do you see color?

    Last week I blogged about The Dress, that mysterious article of clothing that went viral because an oddly-lit photo of it had some people seeing black and blue and others seeing white and gold. In addition to igniting heated debates across the internet, the dress also sparked a lot of intriguing discussion about how people perceive color. From a design perspective, even the most subtle differences in color perception fascinate me. As it turns out, X-Rite, the parent company of color authority Pantone, has a nifty online test to help you determine your color acuity. The test features four rows ... More

  • Pantone reveals 2016 color trends for interiors

    Pantone View Home + Interiors 2016

    Pantone Color Institute unveiled its annual trend forecast for interiors during this week’s International Home & Housewares Show. More

  • The great dress debate and our perception of color

    Unless you’ve stayed away from the internet for the past several days, odds are you know all about The Dress. You’ve seen it. You’ve weighed in on its mysterious color changing abilities. You might even be sick of it by now. But I for one am still completely fascinated by it, or more specifically, I’m fascinated by the fact that people see the colors in this photo in such drastically different ways. After all, the colorway of a particular home décor product is a conscious choice made by the designer – so what does all this ... More

  • Bassett Mirror promotes three executives

    Keith Weisglass

    Casual dining, occasional and accent furniture resource Bassett Mirror has promoted  three executives to new positions. More

  • Pantone unveils Fashion Color Report Fall 2015

    Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2015

    Pantone Color Institute has revealed its Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2015, a comprehensive overview of designers’ use of color in their upcoming collections. More

  • West Coast ports to resume vessel unloading today

    The Pacific Maritime Assn. suspended vessel unloading at West Coast ports this past weekend. Those operations were scheduled to resume today. More

  • 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

Objet: Fixtures

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Statement-heavy fixtures shine bright. See the photos