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.
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.
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.
Coverings has revealed their lineup of extensive informative sessions for their 2021 conference.
Coverings, the largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference in North America, will be holding their 2021 conference on July 7 – 9 in Orlando, Fla. The event features exciting exhibits from all realms of the tile and stone industry world, as well as informative sessions, some of which will include Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Formica has announced its winning designs from its 2020 student design challenge, the FORM Student Innovation Competition. The creations are truly excellent pieces that could have wide applications in residential, commercial, and hospitality design.