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Blog: What’s Happening Now, Part 2

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NEW YORK–NY Now, which wraps up today, has been chock-full of news and new products. Here are a few highlights: Royal River Trading is highlighting its Tea Toile bed ensemble, a chinoiserie design that includes a comforter, a coverlet and matelasse decorative pillows … With 2016 being the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service,More »

Last updated: August 20, 2014

Blog: What’s Happening at NY Now

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NEW YORK–A positive vibe is running through the Jacob K. Javits Center here, where NY Now is taking place this week. Etsy is debuting Etsy Wholesale, its new online wholesale division that launched earlier this month, and about 20 manufacturers in the program are highlighted along the corridor leading to the Handmade Designer Maker areaMore »

Last updated: August 19, 2014

Blog from Las Vegas Market: Introductions Galore

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LAS VEGAS–Surya debuted several collections, including Marinda, a wool flatweave line that incorporates metallics into geometric designs. The company expanded its naturals as well, including Boca, made with 60 percent jute and 40 percent polyester, and Laurel, constructed of 80 percent jute and 20 percent cotton. Other looks include felted wool in a collection calledMore »

Last updated: July 29, 2014

Blog: Hot Introductions at Las Vegas Market

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LAS VEGAS—Color, natural materials—and signs that price points are inching up—are only some of what is on tap at Las Vegas Market, which opened yesterday. “Colors are big; we’re trying to make a statement on color,” said Rick Spicer, vice president of sales, Pacific Coast Lighting. Accessories such as lighting are the perfect avenue forMore »

Last updated: July 28, 2014

Restoration Hardware: In the Black

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Gary Friedman, Restoration Hardware’s CEO, owes me $5. Upon returning from my vacation, I found a massive, black block wrapped in plastic on my dining room table. My dogsitter had left it there with the rest of the mail. After quite a bit of effort to rip apart the wrapping, I discovered the approximately 12More »

Last updated: July 24, 2014

Blog: Worldly, Distressed Looks Proliferate in Atlanta

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ATLANTA–In Atlanta, plenty of new rug designs are distressed—a positive attribute in the rug category—as consumers love the worn, zero-pile look. Worldly influences such as tribal and plaids are also popular looks at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, which ends tomorrow. Dynamic Rugs incorporated both a distressed and a tribal look in a newMore »

Last updated: July 11, 2014

Blog: First Day Wraps up at Atlanta Rug Market

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ATLANTA–The Atlanta Area Rug Market kicked off yesterday and manufacturers are using the market to debut new constructions, new price points and plenty of color. Mohawk Home brought new brands—and new looks for the company—to the show. It marked the official debut of its Bob Timberlake licensed line, which includes wool, nylon and SmartStrand rugs,More »

Last updated: July 11, 2014