Weekly Feature

The new rules of marble

weekly feature | July 17, 2019
In 2019, the market for natural stone looks different than it did 20 years ago, with engineered options gaining ground and client expectations shifting. Business of Home spoke to designers and distributors to discover what’s shaping the world of marble today. By Fred Nicolaus

Willa Ford on design, redemption and her new TV show with Scott Disick

weekly feature | July 10, 2019
In her new E! series, Flip It Like Disick, Willa Ford puts her brief early-aughts pop music career firmly behind her, teaming up with the infamous Kardashian ex on a reality-meets-home-makeover show that she calls a comeback for them both. By Robyn Smith

Passing the baton: Interior Define’s founder and new CEO on the next chapter

weekly feature | July 3, 2019
After six years at the helm, Interior Define founder Rob Royer moves into a new role as chairman of the board. BOH caught up with Royer and his brand’s new CEO, Bonobos and ModCloth alum Anthony Nieves—to discuss the company’s growth, brand-building around a strong value proposition, and knowing when the time is right for a big move. By Kaitlin Petersen

Was this year’s NeoCon the last iteration of the show as we know it?

weekly feature | June 26, 2019
At the 51st-annual edition of the venerable contract design show in Chicago earlier this month, attendees buzzed about the departure of longtime tenants Knoll, Herman Miller and Vitra from the Mart. What do these notable brand defections mean for the show, and for the commercial design industry at large? It depends on who you ask. By Kaitlin Petersen

Showroom defections and foreclosure drama: Is DCOTA in trouble?

weekly feature | June 19, 2019
After Wells Fargo filed a $172.9 million foreclosure suit earlier this month, DCOTA is facing a crisis of property value and tenant turnover. Can building upgrades and high-end branding help the Dania Beach, Florida–based design center bounce back? By Kaitlin Petersen

The poetry of a window: Ellen O’Neill joins The Shade Store

weekly feature | May 29, 2019
Ellen O’Neill, former creative director of Benjamin Moore, decamps this week to The Shade Store as senior vice president of creative and visual. BOH asked O’Neill about how her vision fits in with the brand’s ambitious big-picture plans. By Fred Nicolaus

With A-List shakeup, Elle Decor declares design’s future is female

weekly feature | May 22, 2019
"More than a gender issue, this is about talent," says editor in chief Whitney Robinson. "What I want people to take from the new and improved A-List is that the design industry isn’t some kind of elitist echo chamber.” By Arianne Nardo

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
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