When the world emerges from its current state of surreal suspension, the home furnishings retail landscape will look tremendously different. Warren Shoulberg lays out 10 ways to expect the industry to transform.
In a volatile global landscape, COVID-19’s effects on the design industry are rapidly evolving and hard to predict. But there are some fundamental shifts that can be anticipated in light of the flood of canceled trade shows and markets.
The race to select a color of the year has become its own cottage industry within the home business. Warren Shoulberg explores the history of color trend predictions, and why a bevy of brands have gotten in on the game.
While bedrooms and living rooms often get all the attention, the smallest room in the house may be worth a second look. Warren Shoulberg explains why modern American homes are undergoing a bathroom boom.
Major store closings at Pier 1 Imports, Kirkland’s, Bed Bath & Beyond and others mean a lot of business is in play in 2020. Warren Shoulberg unpacks how the shift will impact retail in the months ahead.
After 21 quarters of consecutive losses, the online home furnishings retailer is facing reality as it tries to find a way to make some money—one way or another. Warren Shoulberg unpacks the brand’s latest round of layoffs, tumbling stock price and attempts at profitability.
As the virus spreads, cities go on lockdown, and government-mandated quarantines increase, home industry events such as trade shows, business meetings and travel are put on hold—and the worst effects may be yet to come.