• April

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      2018
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    Commercial Design Trends for 2017-18: Material Culture

    Exploring Relevant Cultural Themes and Trends Influencing Commercial Design Our 2017-2018 Color + Design Vision explores four relevant cultural themes and trends affecting design today: Future Folk, Free Style, Material Culture and Return Home. We examine today’s design trends across multiple disciplines to see how they create new visual expression. By looking at these themes,

    • December

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      2017
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    To Buy or Not to Buy: Are Carpet Remnants a Good Deal?

    To Buy or Not to Buy: Are Carpet Remnants a Good Deal?

    What are Carpet Remnants and Where Do They Really Come From?  The term remnant might imply left-over scraps, but contrary to widespread misconceptions, remnants are not the surplus materials from broadloom deemed unworthy by a duped customer. Although some malicious entities practice the art of reselling customer carpet rejects, the idea that remnants are throwaway pieces is outright false. So where do they

    • March

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      2017
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    Everything You Need To Know About Window Treatments!

    Let’s Revisit: What are window treatments? One of the simpler and more cost effective ways to offer an entirely new appearance to a room comprises adding newer window treatments. However, with all these types as well as styles of drapes, blinds and curtains to select from, how do plan on finding which the best products

    • March

      2

      2017
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    Celebrating Student Designers Through D*SCOVER

    Our Durkan D*SCOVER student design competition, in partnership with NEWH, celebrates the talent of designers in the hospitality design field and contribute toward the education of future designers. The contest is held annually and winners are announced at HD Expo as part of a live presentation during the show. Know of a talented young designer

    • February

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      2017
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    Design Discussions with CBT Architects’ Vickie Alani

    Vickie Alani of CBT Architects Talks to Us About Art + Nature, How Her Perspective Is Challenged and Broadened, and What’s Next For Design We continue our Design Discussions with designers who attended FWD, a place where we explore cultural trends and design influencers in an inspirational setting. Between design lectures, trend forecasting sessions and art

    • February

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      2017
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    Scratch Art Made By Students Inspires Mixology Patterns

    Flooring to Inspire Learning: The Mixology Collection Who better to create the next flooring design for the education market than talented, artistic students? And, what better medium to inspire patterns than scratch art? We combined both concepts in our SCRATCH ART Design Contest, which solicited help from K-12 students from across the country to create the next

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