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Sheila Bridges's Harlem Toile resonates beyond interiors

industry insider | July 23, 2019
Harlem-based designer Sheila Bridges created her famous Harlem Toile in 2006. Thirteen years and many iterations later, she’s released a new version of the pattern in collaboration with menswear brand Union. By Robyn Smith

How do you re-energize a heritage luxury brand? Quickly and carefully

industry insider | July 22, 2019
McKinsey consultant Nathalie Remy took the helm at French tabletop giant Christofle in March of last year. Since then, she’s been on a tear, re-imagining the 190-year-old maison as a nimble 21st-century brand. Remy shared with Business of Home the changes she has made at Christofle—and what’s next. By Fred Nicolaus

Fuigo closes co-working studio, shifts focus to tech

industry insider | July 19, 2019
In 2016 the brothers behind fabric house Fortuny, Maury and Mickey Riad, opened a unique coworking space in Manhattan’s Flatiron neighborhood—Fuigo. Today, the Riads have announced that the space will close, and they'll be focusing full time on their project management software. By Fred Nicolaus

Two students go around the design world in 40 days

industry insider | July 18, 2019
Architecture students Nino Chambers and Claire Lin took the idea of extracurricular experience to a new level this summer, visiting 30 design companies in eight cities over five weeks as part of the fourth-annual Be Original Americas Student Design Fellowship. By Haley Chouinard

Inside a new shelter magazine for black interior designers

industry insider | July 15, 2019
Last year, Atlanta designer Celeste Alexander put her three-decade-long career on pause to launch Curated Quarters, a quarterly print and digital magazine featuring the work of African-American designers. By Kaitlin Petersen & Robyn Smith

Gil Walsh on how to recession-proof your business

industry insider | July 15, 2019
West Palm Beach–based designer Gil Walsh takes pride in running a solid business, not just offering good design. She shares with BOH why hiring consultants each year, hosting a "visioning day" with her team, and investing in advertising and marketing are essential to her business's longevity. By Haley Chouinard

Holland & Sherry streamlines distribution and sampling with Maryland facility

show-rumors | July 12, 2019
Late last year, the 183-year-old British textile house consolidated its facilities into a 20,000-square-foot warehouse 20 miles outside Baltimore. The move certainly provided more space, but it was also about investing in the company’s core strategy: collaboration with the trade. By Jessica Dailey

Why you need to hire a technologist for your next project

industry insider | July 8, 2019
Jetson-esque smart tech features aren’t just for MTV Cribs or James Bond. Here’s why you should consider a technology integrator, the new key tradesperson no project should start without. By Jessica Dailey
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