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Sagebrook Home Doubles Gallery Space at Dallas Market

Just in time for the Dallas Market, taking place Aug 19-25, Los Angeles-based Sagebrook Home has doubled their size at the World Trade Center. The International home decor brand has expanded its Gallery space within the In Detail Showroom (WTC Suite 500) to roughly 5,000 square feet. This will allow them to feature even more of their stylishly affordable home decor, furniture and lighting collections. 

Aid to Artisans Launches First-Ever eMarket Readiness Program

Aid to Artisans has been running its signature Market Readiness Program (MRP) at the NY NOW trade show for 27 years. With the cancelation of the in-person market this summer, ATA has launched its first-ever eMarket Readiness Program. The eMRP is a 4 half-day online course that will be held Aug 11-14.

IMC Webinars to Address Diversity in Retail and Design

On Aug. 6 International Market Centers (IMC) will present two webinars addressing diversity and inclusion issues impacting the gift, home furnishings and apparel industries. The hour-long sessions will include powerhouse industry voices who will share their experiences as designers, retailers and leaders.

Texas Ikea Store Receives LEED Gold Certification

As a company that is committed to a more sustainable life at home that is better for the planet, IKEA U.S. has announced its Live Oak, Texas store was awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification Gold level from the US Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is the most widely used sustainable buildings rating system in the world and provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving sustainable buildings.

IDS Scholarship Applications Due Aug 3rd

The Interior Design Society’s Student Scholarships, offered to eligible candidates who have been accepted for admission and declared in an Interior Design related major at a fully accredited college or university, are due by Aug. 3, 2020.

Houzz Q3 Renovation Barometer Finds Confidence in Home Reno Market Amidst COVID-19

Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home remodeling and design, has released the Q3 2020 Houzz Renovation Barometer, which tracks residential renovation market expectations, project backlogs and recent activity among businesses in the construction sector and the architectural and design services sector in the U.S. The Houzz Barometer, which was fielded from June 27 to July 10, 2020, reports that nearly all business indicators have returned to pre-pandemic levels, following a dramatic drop in early Q2. It also shows that businesses have a more positive outlook for 2020 than they did at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 LV Market Announces Two FIRST LOOK Webinar Dates

Webinar dates for Las Vegas Market’s signature FIRST LOOK program have been announced. The two 30-minute, CEU-accredited sessions will be presented on July 29 and Aug. 5 in advance of Summer 2020 Market.

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