Generation Now (June 2015)
An in-depth report about the Baby Boomer generation – their characteristics, spending power, design preferences, the role of retirement in their housing decisions, and how to market and sell to them.
Industry reacts to HB2’s impact on market (April 2016)
An article about the home furnishings industry’s reaction to North Carolina’s House Bill 2, which was passed by the state legislature and signed into law by the governor a few weeks shy of the High Point Market. The controversial law led some buyers to boycott the trade show, while some exhibitors responded by donating a portion of sales to nonprofits serving the LGBT community.
Home Accents Today’s annual color forecast for the year ahead, including insights from color experts such as Pantone, The Trend Curve, Fashion Snoops, The Color Association, Sherwin-Williams and Cotton, Inc.
New Traditionalist (April 2017)
From a special section on high design, a profile about luxury designer Barclay Butera and the evolution of his signature lifestyle brand throughout his two-decade career.
A report about the state of American manufacturing in the home furnishings industry, followed by some product descriptions and trends.
Mastering Your Insta-brand (June 2016)
A column with tips on how home furnishings retailers can leverage Instagram to grow their brand.
Printing the future, one piece at a time (April 2017)
A feature about startup company Print the Future and the growth of 3D printing in home furnishings design.
Make way for the Maker Movement (March 2015)
From my Millennial Musings column, a look at the rising prominence of the Maker Movement – defined by independent craftsmen and handmade creations – as Etsy and The Grommet entered the wholesale market.