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Carolyn Kinder to Receive WithIt Legacy Award

WithIt 2013 Annual Conference Keynote Speakers Announced

HIGH POINT, N.C.—Carolyn Kinder, the designer and founder and CEO of Carolyn Kinder, will receive the Legacy Award from WithIt, the women’s leadership development network for the home furnishings industry, during the 2015 WOW Awards dinner and ceremony. The annual awards recognize business leaders nominated by their peers who have contributed to the success ofMore »

Last updated: December 15, 2014

Home and Garden Trading Company a ‘Rising Star’

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DALLAS–An emerging resource for home furnishings and interior design, Home and Garden Trading Company of McKinney, Texas, will receive the Rising Star Award at the 26th annual ARTS Awards next month. The Rising Star Award recognizes innovation and modern excellence demonstrated by a home industry company that has been in business less than three years,More »

Last updated: December 12, 2014

NY Now Jury Selects New Artisans, Designers for Winter Show

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-A new set of artisans and designers has been accepted into two juried sections—Accent on Design and Handmade Designer Maker—for the winter edition of NY Now next month. From 138 applicants for the winter 2015 edition of Accent on Design, 24 were recommended by the Accent on Design Selection Committee for participation. AndMore »

Last updated: December 12, 2014

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