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Blog: New in High Point

Blog: New in High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C.–The High Point Market has been true to form with something new for just about every taste and style. “The Good Wife” licensed line of accessories, lighting and accent furniture debuted at Interlude Home. The items in the line are seen on the popular CBS show, such as Eli’s zodiac figures or Alicia’s decorativeMore »

Blog: Rug News from High Point

Blog: Rug News from High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C.–The High Point Market has been true to form with something new for just about every taste and style. Jaipur jumped into the accent rug category at market with a naturals group in four color stories. Made of jute, hemp and cotton chenille, “it’s all about texture,” said Kavita Chaudhary, design director. “It’sMore »

Blog: New York Tabletop Show, Day 3

Blog: New York Tabletop Show, Day 3

The New York Tabletop Show wraps up today, winding down what has generally been a positive show (as a side note, a number of manufacturers made a point of mentioning big, noteworthy launches to look out for in April). Among the news from the show, Rogaska launched Rogaska Crystal Luxe, a new grouping of crystalMore »

Blog: Tabletop Show, Day 2

Blog: Tabletop Show, Day 2

NEW YORK–The overall mood of the second day of the New York Tabletop Show was upbeat as vendors continue to look for ways to distinguish themselves and their merchandise in a challenging marketplace. Lladro, exhibiting in its new light-filled showroom at Forty One Madison, greatly expanded its lamp assortment … Arc International, also enjoying aMore »

Blog: Report from the Tabletop Show

Blog: Report from the Tabletop Show

NEW YORK–The New York Tabletop Show got underway as color trends gray and blue corresponded with the cloudy, damp fall weather. Among the news and notables: Lenox celebrated Kate Spade’s 20th anniversary with a slew of new patterns, including the playful and colorful Hopscotch Drive; Lenox also launched an extensive collection with Scalamandre, the decorativeMore »

Blog: How to Strike Up the Brands

Blog: How to Strike Up the Brands

If you have read some of my opinionations over these past few years, you’ve seen me bleat occasionally on how home furnishings companies need to put more effort into the creation and support of brands. An example of just how important brands can be in this business occurred last week with the news of Tempur-Pedic’sMore »

Blog: Report from The New York Home Fashions Market

Blog: Report from The New York Home Fashions Market

NEW YORK-From yesterday at the New York Home Fashions Market: Along with unveiling its new showroom, MindsInSync introduced a new collection of decorative bath mats, all with its signature memory foam as cushioning. One grouping features tufted patterns that are reversible, while another offers intricate patterns made from jacquard looms that are both single-sided andMore »