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In our weekly digest, PPG announces 2020 Color of the Year, One Kings Lane pairs up with Minnie Driver, an update on Mexican tariffs, @TheOldHouseBeautiful plans to rebrand, Dmitriy & Co. releases its latest furniture collection, and more. Read on for the announcements crossing the BOH news desk this week.
With summer fully underway, many New York designers have traded their fan decks for beach decks, packed up and headed east. Read on for BOH’s guide to all the design pop-ups hitting the Hamptons this summer.
Last year, Mitchell Gold told Business of Home that he and his partner Bob Williams were searching for a new CEO to lead their eponymous furniture brand into its next chapter. Today, the hunt is over: The pair have hired omnichannel executive Allison O’Connor as the new president and chief executive of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.
Home service behemoth Houzz just released its annual report on the state of the renovation industry. The breakout number? A 27 percent increase in the average spend on kitchen remodels. What’s going on?
Augmented reality platform Rooomy is forging a connection between two tangentially related industries: real estate and home furnishings.
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Networking can often feel like a dirty word—and more than that, it’s a lot of work. For thousands of designers across the country, finding a community, whether in person or online, has become a lifeline.
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While that first meeting with a new client can feel like a nerve-racking audition, it’s also potentially the start of a fruitful, long-term partnership—one that allows designers to take the lead as mentors, instructing on everything from expectations and process to style, price and quality. What’s the best way to educate clients? BOH talked to top designers to find out.
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The design challenges of the 21st century manifest themselves starkly in the halls of design schools, where Generation Z is coming of age. In wide-ranging conversations with deans and department leaders of top institutions across the country, we sought insights on the salient issues of the day.
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