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Stone, tile conference Coverings releases brand sneak peeks

Coverings, the largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference in North America, has released a preview of some of the exciting products and technologies to be unveiled at this year’s conference. 

The conference, which takes place in Orlando from July 7 to 9, features a wide array of brands and exhibitors from more than 20 countries.

The event has three sponsor pavilions: Ceramics of Italy, Tile Council of North America, and Tile of Spain. 

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New menswear-inspired collection released by Jimmy DeLaurentis

Jimmy DeLaurentis’ newest collection combines the best of both worlds: sexy maturity and playful whimsy. 

JAMES by Jimmy DeLaurentis has released their newest collection, Milan Collection. The collection was showcased at the June 5 – 9 High Point Market in North Carolina.

The new collection features premium upholstery and custom pet sofas. Jimmy DeLaurentis explained where he got his design inspiration.

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Zuo Modern co-founder Luis Ruesga offers post-COVID industry insight

When the COVID-19 pandemic started, no one knew what to expect. No matter the industry, every business was scared and confused by this unprecedented situation.

The home décor industry was no exception, with everything from manufacturers and distributors to designers and contractors being impacted by the global health crisis. While the industry was first impacted negatively by the cultural shift, recently, there has been a shift towards the positive.

“At the beginning of the pandemic, people didn’t know what to expect. Almost every hospitality or residential project was put immediately on hold. There was not that much interest or traction to buy any products for the home or the hospitality projects,” explained Luis Ruesga, co-founder of Zuo Modern, a wholesale contemporary furniture company.

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Jennifer Farrell unveils Calif. vineyard show home ‘Calibu’

Jennifer Farrell, of Jennifer Farrell Designs, has been creating showcase homes for years, but she has never been able to achieve her vineyard dreams. That is, until now.

“Each time I’ve [created a showcase home], I have had this romantic notion of building a vineyard,” she said. “I’ve always been a Francophile and I’ve always loved wine and the South of France and the vineyard lifestyle.” 

While she has considered implementing a vineyard into past projects, it had never been practical, but with her newest project, Calibu, her vineyard dreams are coming true.

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Interior designer John McClain talks new projects, pandemic

One of John McClain’s biggest concerns is transparency, a word that came up more than a few times in House Tipster Industry’s interview with him. 

“I’ve always been a transparent person in life, and I love the fact I can take that into my business,” said the interior designer, owner of John McClain Designs, which is based in both Florida and California.

Two exciting projects have allowed McClain to stay open with his fans and clients: a new coffee table book dissecting the design process, and a new home renovation project. 

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