‘Manual Labor of Love’ what one furniture brand founder wishes she knew before opening her High Point showroom

Odette Furniture has quickly made a name for itself at High Point Market as a…

Hooker Furnishings appoints Caroline Hipple to Chief Creative Officer & Jeff Behmer to Executive VP of Merchandising

The two positions support the company’s newly announced strategic evolution for its legacy brands – Bradington-Young, Hooker Furniture, HF Custom, M, Sunset West, and BOBO Intriguing Objects.

Bordona debuts state-of-the-art live demo kitchen showroom designed in collaboration with interior designer Wendy Glaister

California retailer, Bordona’s is excited to share details about the debut of their new spectacular state-of-the-art showroom in Oakdale, CA that was designed in collaboration with award-winning interior designer Wendy Glaister and created in partnership with SubZero Wolf.

Hooker Furnishings expands leadership team

Cameron Cook-Sellers has joined the company as vice president – brand marketing & communications. In this new role, she will oversee brand marketing, growth marketing and insights, partnerships and licensing, and global communications.  In her new role, she will report to Johne Albanese, Chief Marketing Officer.

If you do not like change, our industry bids you goodbye

Like red shoes with pressed blue jeans, one must possess verve in a market setting.  I love to feel the exhilaration of “standing in front of a wall selling art.”  I was hooked.  As Mario Andretti is famous for saying, “If everything seems under control, you are just not going fast enough.” I could not wait for the next market and new, shiny objects to sell.  Most of us are entrepreneurs.  Manufacturers and Reps alike run their own business: feast or famine.  

Universal Furniture appoints Kayla Miller director of marketing

Universal Furniture has promoted Kayla Miller to the position of director of marketing for the company. Kayla’s journey with Universal began in 2019 as a creative marketing specialist, where she quickly showcased her talent and dedication to the company’s success.

Industry trailblazer Michael Bauer shares insights on his 1st Anniversary with international rug brand Feizy

nown throughout the home furnishings and lighting industries for his immense warmth and undeniable talent, Michael Bauer is sharing how he looks at all aspects of the business of design, his insights into supporting the national Interior Design Community, and what it’s like to celebrate his 1st Anniversary at his “dream job” as the Director of Trade Relations at International Rug Brand Feizy.

Designing the whole ‘crib’ with Christina Ishida

Ishida began her design career by selling elevated gifts, furnishings, and antiques primarily for nurseries at her petite Cici Crib shop in New York. Her unique and sophisticated approach to children’s rooms facilitated a seamless transition into designing for adults. She is currently the head designer at Splurge Home and the principal of CiCi Crib Interiors, the prominent design firm in Pittsburg, PA, specializing in transforming the whole ‘crib.’ Our conversation not only explores her shift from nurseries to comprehensive home design and from shop ownership to interior design but also delves into topics such as establishing trust with clients and considering the personality of furniture and architectural elements within a project.

Interior Design Society Announces 2024 Board of Directors

The Interior Design Society (IDS) is pleased to introduce its elected 2024 National Board of Directors. The 12-member volunteer board is comprised of individuals from many sectors of the design industry.

Ryan Saghian’s latest real estate venture

His first foray into home rehabbing involved gutting and re-envisioning a 1920’s residence in Beverly Grove. Once on the market, that home received multiple offers and sold within a week. With his latest real estate investment, 8671 Clifton, Saghian has a bold new concept: His goal is to sell the Beverly Hills home, then stay on as the interior designer, working every step of the way with the new owners to create a truly customized dream home.