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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

Burrow, Muji and more opening doors this season

show-rumors | July 8, 2019
It’s sizzlin’ outside, which is all the more reason to step into these cool new shops. In our monthly showroom roundup, all the expansions and openings to have on your radar. By Robyn Smith

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

A new design center arrives in Westchester

show-rumors | June 24, 2019
In an age when design centers always seem to be in some kind of trouble, Julie Owen explains why the time was right to open a new 3,000-square-foot to-the-trade showroom floor in her Westchester shop, Cocobolo. By Fred Nicolaus

Ann Gish is closing her New York store—for now

show-rumors | June 21, 2019
As she prepares to close her Flatiron store and move her order fulfillment to Massachusetts, beloved New York–based linens resource Ann Gish looks back on her namesake brand’s journey—and tells Business of Home what’s next. By Haley Chouinard

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

Digital, meet traditional: Floyd expands partnership with West Elm

show-rumors | June 12, 2019
The sustainability minded, Detroit-based startup’s furniture, including flat-pack sofas, tables and beds, are now available through West Elm’s online retail channel, as well as in physical stores in three cities—New York; Austin, Texas; and Santa Monica, California. By Robyn Smith

Why this LA textiles designer opened a showroom in Kentucky

show-rumors | May 17, 2019
Versailles, Kentucky, unlike the French city of the same name, is pronounced phonetically: ver-sales. It’s home to many things, namely a number of bourbons and horses, both of which the state is known for. But it’s also home to textile designer Alex Mason, a Kentucky native who lived all over the world before moving back and opening her first permanent shop. By Robyn Smith
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