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Why Annie Selke broke up with Houzz

industry insider | February 22, 2019
In order to prevent constant promotions from undercutting wholesale partners, Annie Selke Company is rebooting its e-commerce strategy, ending major relationships with Houzz, Neiman Marcus and Horchow. By Fred Nicolaus

With inaugural spring show, Field + Supply will focus on garden

show-rumors | February 21, 2019
This year, interior designer Brad Ford will launch a spring edition of his popular outdoor Field + Supply maker’s market in Kingston, New York. The event, to be held over Memorial Day weekend, will feature the same mix of high-end handmade goods, live music and good vibes as the fall edition—only with a slightly different mix of sellers. By Fred Nicolaus

1stdibs’s new location hints at where the company is headed

show-rumors | February 15, 2019
The day before the new 1stdibs Gallery opened to the public on New York’s west side, we took a quick tour of the 45,000 square foot showroom to find out how the space heralds what’s next for the home furnishings platform as it enters its second chapter of physical retailing. By Fred Nicolaus

How online influencers open (offline) shops

digital disruptors | February 15, 2019
Business of Home grilled three Insta-famous designers who have opened up shops in the past year to get the inside story on their challenges, successes and how online and offline businesses intersect. By Fred Nicolaus

All your questions about the RAD Group bankruptcy answered

industry insider | February 14, 2019
Days after Robert Allen Duralee Group filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Business of Home examines what led to this move, the company’s prospects, and the ripple effects on designers, creditors and the industry at large. By Fred Nicolaus

How Scalamandré and The Inside struck a deal

digital disruptors | February 13, 2019
In a world where exotic brand crossovers are a daily occurrence, at first glance the partnership between the venerable fabric house and the digital startup seems like a matter of course. However, a deeper dive into the collaboration reveals the nuanced politics—and enormous opportunities—that heritage brands navigate when experimenting with new business models. By Fred Nicolaus

Inaugural BADG event showcases work by black designers

industry insider | February 12, 2019
Last November, artist, designer and entrepreneur Malene Barnett founded the Black Artist + Designers Guild (BADG) to address a lack of visibility for black artists and designers in the interior design industry. Months later, the network has grown from 30 to 77 members, and the BADG is hosting a spring preview pop-up at Decor NYC. By Fred Nicolaus

Required reading: Vincent Darré, AB Concept, and off-the-grid hideaways

on the beat | February 8, 2019
In this month’s roundup, we take a look at three design books that caught our eye: Surreal Interiors of Paris by Vincent Darré, a monograph on Hong Kong architecture and interiors firm AB Concept, and Off The Grid, a paean to self-sufficient homes. By Fred Nicolaus

The new gatekeepers: How to work with owner’s reps

industry insider | February 6, 2019
Owner’s representatives are becoming an increasingly common part of the design process. Designers and reps weigh in on how to work together to deliver successful projects to clients—without stepping on each other’s toes. By Fred Nicolaus
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