Alexa Hampton and The Shade Store debut new line

midwest | October 3, 2018
Designer Alexa Hampton is teaming up with The Shade Store on a collection to be previewed at Design Chicago tomorrow during a panel on the significance of window treatments. Her line for the brand will include mini print blackout roller shades and a naturals collection with bamboo materials for ... By Katy B. Olson

Your guide to Design Chicago

show & tell | October 2, 2018
The Midwest’s largest residential design conference, Design Chicago, kicks off tomorrow at the Design Center at the Merchandise Mart (theMART), including boutique design showroom floor LuxeHome, in downtown Chicago. The two-day conference will feature 175 presentations, CEU programs, open houses... By Mel Studach

ModShop partners with Dan Rak Design for launch into Chicago market

industry insider | August 29, 2018
Chicago-based designer Dan Rak is known for his warm, industrial-leaning interiors. This fall, he’s adding modern to the hyphenate with the debut of his capsule collection with furniture maker ModShop. Mixed materials help convey the collaboration’s duality, as seen in the half-walnut, half-Luci... By Melissa Studach

Illinois IKEA receives LEED certification

midwest | August 20, 2018
An IKEA distribution center in Joliet, Illinois, has been named recipient of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). In a first for IKEA properties in the U.S., the distinction means that the center, which is ... By Katy B. Olson

What to watch for at Detroit’s annual Month of Design

midwest | August 16, 2018
Detroit Month of Design 2018 is just around the corner. The citywide initiative features showhouses, galleries and seminars, as well as a Youth Day for children interested in design. Detroit is the only U.S. city to receive the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UN... By Robyn Smith

Interior designers and artists join forces in Chicago

midwest | August 9, 2018
Artists and designers are teaming up in Chicago for an event created to bring together art and design, as the River North Design District (RNDD) partners with The River North Arts District Galleries. The walk will introduce participants to different showrooms, each exhibiting designer vignettes ... By Katy B. Olson

Wayfair to open brick-and-mortar in Kentucky

southeast | August 6, 2018
Wayfair is making waves with its plans to go brick-and-mortar. The city of Florence, Kentucky, announced via Twitter yesterday that the home goods brand will soon set up shop there: “We are excited to announce that Wayfair, one of the world’s largest online destinations, will open a retail outle... By Katy B. Olson

B&B Italia chooses Chicago for its first multibrand U.S. showroom

midwest | August 6, 2018
Contemporary furniture house B&B Italia Group has unveiled its first multibrand showroom in the U.S., a collaboration with longtime retail partner WPA Chicago. The Windy City–based showroom, which showcases B&B Italia Group’s portfolio of brands, including B&B Italia, Maxalto and Arc... By Melissa Studach

Inside Surya's showroom expansion strategy

midwest | July 13, 2018
What began as a small, hand-knotted rug supplier in northern India has developed into one of America’s fastest-growing, privately-held companies with corporate headquarters tallying 1 million square feet. It’s a progression that took fashion-forward rug and accessories brand Surya more than 40 y... By Melissa Studach

STARK goes regional with new Rocky Mountain brand

midwest | July 13, 2018
The luxury carpet brand STARK is partnering with Floor Coverings by CPA, an area rug company that is based in the Rocky Mountain region. The two companies are launching a new brand—CPA by STARK—together which, the partners say, is designed to provide “customers in the Rocky Mountain region a muc... By Katy B. Olson
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