Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have unveiled the presenters for the 31st Annual ARTS Awards, which will take place Jan. 10 during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market.
The National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics have reported a record 189.6 million U.S. consumers shopped from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year, an increase of 14% over last year’s 165.8 million.
Pantone, the widely-watched color consulting firm and digital solutions provider, has named Classic Blue as its Color of the Year for 2020, according to a report from CNN.com.
Product designer, author and style influencer, Shayla Copas and home décor manufacturer Chelsea House have signed a licensing agreement for 2020. The inaugural Shayla Copas for Chelsea House Collection will include accent furniture, accessories, mirrors and lighting based on Copas’ signature sophisticated yet fun design style. The introduction of the collaboration will occur during the Spring 2020 High Point Market with the full complement of designs on display in the Chelsea House showroom at 200 Hamilton Street.
Rug and accessories producer Surya has announced that its Boston Showroom located in the Boston Design Center is officially open for business. The Boston location will allow trade professionals to interact personally with a high-end selection of Surya accessories including vibrant rugs, lighting, wall decor and accent furniture.
Veteran designers Stephanie James and Patti Allen of High Point interior design firm, Allen and James Designs, have been completing interior design projects with the addition of works by rising artists and artisans. Practicing in multiple genres from paintings to sculpture, local, regional and national artists are being sought by Allen and James and incorporated into design projects and show houses nationwide.
In a recent analysis, WithIt, the women’s leadership development network for the home and furnishings industries, found that their student scholarship efforts have resulted in a 99% retention rate for the home furnishings industry.