Kaitlin Petersen

An imperfect union: What went wrong at Robert Allen Duralee—and what’s to come?

weekly feature | May 15, 2019
On May 2, RADG was saved from liquidation by Tennessee–based real estate developer Brant Enderle, who purchased the failing company for $19 million. On the same day, Enderle issued a round of layoffs, letting go of a reported 36 employees, including the entire executive leadership team. BOH analyzes how the brand got here and where it’s headed next. By Kaitlin Petersen

With Perigold, trade brands find a compelling online avenue

digital disruptors | May 9, 2019
Last month Perigold turned heads by adding more designer-favorite trade brands to its platform, including Century Furniture, Lillian August, Start Studio Rugs, Janus et Cie and Lladró. Business of Home caught up with the site’s general manager, Rebecca Ginns, to take stock of the company’s progress—and get a sense of how it plans to grow. By Kaitlin Petersen

Clinton Smith to take the helm at New England Home

weekly feature | May 8, 2019
This summer, former Veranda editor in chief Clinton Smith will take the reins at Esteem Media’s New England Home. The Dallas native tells BOH about his plans for the bimonthly shelter magazine, and the passion project he developed during his time off. By Kaitlin Petersen

With its new registry program, Artemest brings one-of-a-kind artistry to wedding gifting

digital disruptors | March 29, 2019
Something old, something new, something borrowed—something Italian? Earlier this week, high-end online marketplace Artemest launched its own wedding registry program. “As a luxury design destination online, we felt that the market was missing a high-end service with the human touch people really need during such an important moment,” says Marco Credendino, who cofounded the site with jewelry designer Ippolita Rostagno in 2015. By Kaitlin Petersen

Hearst Design Group is now the Luxury & Design Collection

industry insider | March 27, 2019
Last week, Hearst Design Group’s three titles—Elle Decor, House Beautiful and Veranda—joined with Town & Country to form a new sales and marketing group: the Luxury & Design Collection, helmed by VP, CRO and publishing director Jennifer Levene Bruno. By Kaitlin Petersen

Artist Amir Nikravan explores modernist ideals

show & tell | March 13, 2019
Los Angeles–based artist Amir Nikravan caught the attention of the design world by invoking modernist motifs in his sculptures. Next week, he’ll join design pros for a panel on branding during Westweek, a two-day industry celebration. By Kaitlin Petersen

Steele Marcoux on Veranda's next chapter

weekly feature | February 20, 2019
In advance of her first issue, the newly appointed Veranda editor in chief tells Business of Home about her vision for the brand, why returning to the magazine’s southern roots is an advantage, and what differentiates the title from every other shelter publication. By Kaitlin Petersen
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