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.
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 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.
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.
Three of Atlanta Market’s Shop the Show influencers are sharing insights live from their homes in exclusive webinar content presented as part of the “Shop the Show: Alumni at Home Edition” programming. Retailer and lifestyle influencer Monika Hibbs, stylist, author and entertaining expert Annette Joseph and TV host, chef and author Kelsey Nixon will join Victoria de la Camara, Rue Magazine Market Editor for “From the Lifestyle Experts: How Consumer Needs Have Evolved & How to Stay Ahead” presented on July 23 at 1 p.m. ET.
A photo submission of a 1947 classic wing chair and matching ottoman has been chosen as the winner of Sam Moore’s “Search for Vintage” social media contest.
Home design expert Christina Anstead, star of HGTV’s Flip or Flop and Christina on the Coast, is partnering with Spectra Home Furniture to create Christina Home Designs, an easy-living lifestyle collection designed for today’s busy families. The approximately 30-piece California modern upholstery and occasional accents collection offers families fashionable looks at affordable prices. The collection is scheduled to debut in the Spectra Home showroom, 200 N. Hamilton, at the October High Point Market and be available on retail floors by the end of 2020.