Join us for the final installment of our successful Connected series of virtual panels with retailers and designers, where we've discussed various topics related to furniture, lighting and decor. Our final lighting panel will touch on the technical side of educating customers and clients about their lighting purchases. Our panelists are experts in this area and will be sharing their insights and tips for best practices at lighting retail and beyond. Stay tuned for more details and sign up at the registration links below. Tuesdays in July at 2:00 PM ET. In conjunction with Las Vegas Market Center and International Market Centers.
Lighting: It’s Technical
Lighting decisions are about more than just design. Lighting can impact consumer health and well being; it can make or break a home environment; and it paves the way in smart home technology. It can also be pretty permanent. What do consumers, designers and builders need to know before installing those fixed fixtures?
Retailers share their strategies for educating their customers on the nuance of lighting technology — from LED to dimming technologies to Smart Home and more. What do consumers need to know, how do retailers educate their staffs, and how can suppliers support these efforts?
Panelists: Stephen Miller, Dulles Electric Supply; Randall Whitehead, The Lighting Doctor. Moderated by Diane Falvey
Sponsored by Eurofase, International Market Centers
Tuesday, August 11, 3:00 PM ET
Our previous panels
Furniture: How Might COVID change sourcing for designers and retailers?
Furniture, Lighting & Decor asks home furnishings retailers and designers how they anticipate sourcing furniture in the coming months, following a global pandemic and other unrest. Will Made in America become even more important and why? Will quick-turnaround from stocked warehouses matter more? What do retailers/designers anticipate their customers will be looking for? And how can their furniture suppliers — domestic and imports — assure them that stock will be ready when they are.
Panelists: Shayla Copas, Shayla Copas Interiors; Michael Baty, Chestnut Hall; Tanna Edler, Tanna by Design; Lisa McDennon; Nuance Home
Moderated by Diane Falvey, Editor-in-Chief, Furniture, Lighting & Decor
Sponsored by Currey & Company, and Universal Furniture
July 14, 3:00 PM (ET)
Watch Part 1 On Demand (Designers & Retailers)
Watch Part 2 On Demand (Currey & Company)
Watch Part 3 On Demand (Universal Furniture)
Decor: The Power of Pop
Consumers may tend toward the neutrals in big home design purchases. But the pillows, a wallpaper pattern as an accent, beautiful area rugs, mirrors, artwork and more. That’s where personalities and design can shine. How do designers and retailers choose the accessories that elevate their merchandising and client’s homes? What do they look for? How do you know a piece will have staying power? And where do you suggest clients/customers make the spendy choices?
Panelists: Kristi Hopper, Kristi Hopper Designs; Teddie and Courtney Garrigan, Coco and Dash; Patti Allen and Stephanie James, Allen & James. Moderator: Diane Falvey, EIC, Furniture, Lighting & Decor
Tuesday, July 28, 3:00 PM ET