Traditional Home ceases regular publication, cuts most staff

industry insider | June 6, 2019
Meredith-owned shelter magazine Traditional Home will cease regular publication and become a special interest publication. As part of the cutback, the magazine laid off the majority of its employees Thursday morning; only a handful of staffers remain, including editor in chief Jill Waage. By Staff

How the CEO of IMG doubled the size of her ‘fempire’

show & tell | May 16, 2019
Cheryl Eisen is a real estate agent turned stager who operated as a one-woman operation for years before becoming the biggest luxury home design and marketing firm in the U.S. BOH sat down with Eisen to chat business strategy and advice to budding creative entrepreneurs. By Staff

Williams-Sonoma draws first blood in trademark battle with Amazon

industry insider | May 3, 2019
Last year, Williams Sonoma filed a bombshell trademark infringement case against Amazon, alleging that the e-commerce leviathan had established an unauthorized “store” and copied several of its designs. Now we have the first significant decision the case: A California judge has denied Amazon’s request to dismiss the suit. By Staff

It’s official: Robert Allen Duralee has a buyer

comings & goings | April 30, 2019
The Robert Allen Duralee bankruptcy saga entered its final chapter. The auction has ended, and the fabric giant has officially been purchased for a hammer price of $19 million. The buyer? RADG Holdings, an LLC controlled by Tennessee real estate developer Brant Enderle. By Staff

How 4 Houston designers nail the budget conversation

show & tell | April 23, 2019
On April 24, Business of Home editor in chief Kaitlin Petersen will chat with Julie Dodson, Marie Flanigan, Meg Lonergan, and Veronica Solomon at The Shade Store's showroom in Decorative Center Houston about how to educate clients on the value of custom work. Here's a preview of how they’ve found success talking about money, custom, and more. By Staff

Your essential guide to Salone del Mobile.Milano

show & tell | April 3, 2019
More than 400,000 design aficionados will descend on Milan next week for the 58th-annual Salone del Mobile. Our handy guide to what’s happening at the fair will keep you in the know. By Staff
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