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May Digital Edition

Casual Living cover for May 2015

Check out the May digital issue of Casual Living, with new products from the HD Expo, the latest in shade and wood designs, plus the 2015 Fabric Showcase. Enjoy the issue!

BLOGS

  • Vicky Jarrett

    Inside Out

    Vicky Jarrett

    May 18, 2015

    First Impressions

    Are you the one making change? In and out of showrooms at the High Point Market during my first couple weeks on the Casual Living team, one question was frequently asked of me: What are your first impressions? Great question. The standout was that everyone attending the High Point event sees great opportunity in the outdoor furnishings category. While outdoor lines are not the top feature of this event primarily attended by full-line stores and designers, the category has too much potential to be ignored by either the attendees or the manufacturers. Clearly, the outdoor room has become a favorite ...

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  • Cinde W. Ingram

    Casually Speaking

    Cinde Ingram

    May 18, 2015

    Catch the season

    At many homes across the nation, thermostats switched directly from heating to air conditioning as spring made its much anticipated arrival near the end of April. During the weeks leading up to that arrival, a sunny weekend was all it took to prompt shopping for outdoor furnishings by homeowners who wanted to shake off the cold and recreate some of the ideas sparked through magazines or home decorating shows, or brought back home with them from their travels. The hospitality category saw a better-than-expected surge in travel and tourism last year. That growth should help to support the upgrades and ...

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  • Storis

    Technology Talk

    Storis

    May 1, 2015

    When Art Meets Science: The Power of Big Data in Retail

    Customers come into your store and instantly gravitate toward the latest patio collection. The attention this display is getting validates that the merchandise is on trend, yet no one is purchasing from this collection. Last year a similar line caused a peak in sales. So what’s going on? Many things could be at play. Is there a problem with customers trusting this vendor? Maybe the weather is colder than this time last year? Are similar lines eligible for a marketing promotion? The real question is “How can you make strategic decisions for the success of your store?” The answer ...

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VIDEOS

  • Design Camps set for Atlanta and Las Vegas markets

    Design Camps set for Atlanta and Las Vegas markets

    Kelli Ellis and Lori Dennis will conduct Design Camps during the upcoming Atlanta and Las Vegas winter markets to help designers learn, network and be inspired. The designers’ complimentary Two-Day Design Camp, to be held Jan. 10-11 at AmericasMart in Atlanta, features a full-day showroom tour and a half day of speakers, including design icon Suzanne Kasler. Their One-Day Design Camp, to be held Jan. 19 in Las Vegas, will feature a welcome breakfast in the Jaipur showroom, an interactive showroom tour and a cocktail party at Natuzzi. To learn more, watch this video about takeaways to be expected at the camps or visit designcamp.com/design-camp-tour.

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  • USA Premium Leather

    USA PREMIUM LEATHER

    The company's newest contemporary home theater group features a raspberry leather cover. USA PREMIUM LEATHER
    C-1440, C-1432

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