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Nostalgia Home to Offer Downton Abbey Bedding

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NEW YORK-Nostalgia Home Fashions will produce and market a collection of bedding branded as Downton Abbey, based on the PBS/Masterpiece television series, according to a statement from Knockout Licensing, which serves as the series’ licensing agency. The collection will include comforters, comforter sets, duvet covers, duvet cover sets, quilts, quilt sets, bedskirts, pillow shams, coordinatingMore »

Last updated: December 12, 2014

NPD: More Holiday Shopping Taking Place Online

NPD Group

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.-Much of the shopping for holiday gifts during this season will occur on online retail portals, according to a survey by CivicScience whose results were released by The NPD Group. The study found that 27 percent of U.S. consumers plan to do as much of their holiday shopping as possible online this year.More »

Last updated: December 12, 2014

Students Suggest Ways for Lalique to Grow

Lalique CEO Maz Zouhairi, center, with LED scholarship winners

NEW YORK-Design and business students from Columbia and Parsons have proposed ways that Lalique can expand into home interiors, as part of a collaborative program with The Luxury Education Foundation. In their final presentation here earlier this week, the students identified potential marketplaces for Lalique, along with developer partners, design ideas and other opportunities thatMore »

Last updated: December 16, 2014

Holidays Boost Retail Sales in November

Census Bureau

WASHINGTON-With consumers firmly in holiday shopping mode, U.S. retail sales in November rose 0.7 percent over October and 5.1 percent over November of last year, totaling $449.3 billion, according to this morning’s report from the U.S. Census Bureau. Commenting on the Census Bureau’s numbers, Matthew Shay, president and CEO of the National Retail Federation, saidMore »

Last updated: December 11, 2014

Restoration Hardware Q3 Net More Than Doubles

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CORTE MADERA, Calif.-As the company’s top line continued on its growth trajectory, Restoration Hardware (RH) posted a 103.5 percent increase in third-quarter net income, which totaled $19.4 million. Net revenues for the quarter, which ended on Nov. 1, reached $484.7 million, a 22.4 percent gain over the third quarter of last year. As Gary Friedman,More »

Last updated: December 11, 2014

Carleton Varney to be Honored as Design Icon in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS–Carleton Varney, one of America’s best-known interior designers, will be honored as the 2015 Design Icon during the Winter Las Vegas Market, Jan. 18-22. Varney is president of New York-based Dorothy Draper & Co. Inc., one of the oldest established interior design firms in the United States. His design philosophy stresses the use ofMore »

Last updated: December 11, 2014

Couristan Expands, Renovates Showroom in Atlanta

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Fort Lee, N.J.-Rug manufacturer Couristan has upgraded and expanded its showroom in the AmericasMart building in Atlanta, adding 1,400 square feet of space to its location on the Floor 6 of Building 1, 6-D-11. It will debut to the market at the Atlanta International Area Rug Market next month. Couristan will celebrate the new spaceMore »

Last updated: December 11, 2014

Surya Honored with Niryat Shree Award

The President of India presents the award to Surya Tiwari.

CALHOUN, Ga.—Surya recently received the Niryat Shree Award for outstanding performance in exports, which was presented to Surya founder Surya Tiwari by the President of India, Honorable Shri Pranab Mukherjee, during a ceremony held in New Delhi at the beginning of December. The awards are given out by the Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO),More »

Last updated: December 11, 2014