When the world emerges from its current state of surreal suspension, the home furnishings retail landscape will look tremendously different. Warren Shoulberg lays out 10 ways to expect the industry to transform.
With the passage of a $2 trillion stimulus deal, we spoke to Bryan Soukup, ASID’s vice president of government and public affairs, to find out what’s in the package that could offer a boost to interior design businesses.
As social distancing measures have been implemented across the country, for now all interior design is e-design. Traditional firms exploring the practice are discovering new opportunities online—and facing new challenges.
When Catherine Connolly became CEO of Merida in 2007, she didn’t know that the Fall River, Massachusetts–based rug company was hurtling toward an identity crisis. Facing an unsustainable retail landscape in the wake of the Great Recession, Connolly made a not-so-popular decision to pull the brand out of retail entirely—a move that ended up paying off big-time.
Designers across the country are rethinking the equation when it comes to their fees. Thinking about making a big change of your own? BOH uncovers why the most important ingredient might not be how you charge, but rather how you talk about it with your clients.
No one becomes an interior designer because they love spreadsheets. Problem is, a bad spreadsheet can tank a project just as dramatically as the wrong shade of pink. Accountants, financial advisers and project managers for some of the industry’s top talents explain how to streamline a design firm—and avoid common money mistakes.