Designer Education

Product designers, interior designers and lighting designers are working in a changing industry. Competition from online services, DIY and home improvement tv shows, plus changing consumer lifestyles have continued to shift the way business is done. In this section, product designers, interior designers and lighting designers can read news, trend articles and more.

Mary Cook Associates Discusses The Role of Color in Interior Design

Chicago-based Mary Cook Associates (MCA), a national, award-winning commercial interior design firm, today published a white paper entitled Show Your True Colors: Elevating The Impact Of Design…
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Fashion and Interior Design intersect on sustainability initiatives.

Fashion, Interior Design Connect on Sustainability Issues

Fashion and architecture are intertwined in more ways than one, from a burgeoning focus on sustainability to a shared resourcefulness in new material development across brands in both disciplines.…
Pearl Collective Interior Designer Survey
Pearl Collective, formerly Gail Doby Coaching, shares results of their latest interior designer survey.

Pearl Collective Shares Results of 2022 Interior Designer Survey

As part of its ongoing mission to help interior design professionals become more successful by providing valuable information about the state of the industry, Pearl Collective, formerly known as Gail…

Offices of the Future: Creating Spaces Across Work Styles

With competition for talent high, 61 percent of companies are investing in the design of the office. Creating a space that truly supports all types of workers and cultivates a sense of community,…

Projecting Profit: Design Coaching Success Stories

The ability to project profit is the key to success. It may not be easy in the beginning but everything you are working toward should include this goal. This month, we share insights from coaching…

Design Coaching: How to Determine Your Design Fees

We all know many clients who like to exist in the disturbingly tedious land of catalog decorating. Refusing to punch a train ticket to bore town and encouraging mediocrity in the safe land of the…
Design Coaching Center, Cheryl Kees Clendenon, Designer Fees
Design Coach Cheryl Kees Clendenon talks fee structures.

Design Coaching Center: Determining Your Design Fees

We all know many clients who like to exist in the disturbingly tedious land of catalog decorating. Refusing to punch a train ticket to bore town and encouraging mediocrity in the safe land of the…

Last Look: Circle Design Studio

1. Our client for this space was a bachelor with a 6-year-old son. He is also a doctor who works long hours and is a world traveler. We wanted to create a calming retreat for a master bedroom that…

6 eco-friendly decorating ideas for your home this summer

With a huge 94% of Brits saying that buying eco-friendly home products is important to them1, it’s clear that the nation is looking to make conscious efforts to live more sustainably.  With this in…

Update Bathroom Lighting to Refresh Design

Following the pandemic, homeowners are looking to refresh their spaces. Changing outdated light fixtures can update a home in subtle, yet meaningful ways. As Randall Whitehead, IALD puts it, “why…
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