Karol Sullins joins Dallas Market Center

DALLAS – Dallas Market Center has named Karol Sullins executive director of leasing for Total Home & Gift Temps. Sullins joins Dallas Market Center from AmericasMart Atlanta, where she served as a senior manager of Atlanta’s High Design and Antiques collections.

Karol Sullins

Sullins is responsible for the strategic prospecting and leasing of High Style Dallas and Antiques, new additions to the Temps marketplace debuting in June, as well as the Home, Garden, Body & Spa and Him collections. She reports to Jo Ann Miller Marshall, senior vice president of temps leasing.

High Style Dallas, the newest collection at the show, will feature innovative and design-driven, home and lifestyle merchandise from all product categories along with original artwork. High Style Dallas will be located on the 10th floor of the World Trade Center. The Antiques collection will include one of-a-kind antique furniture, accents, original artwork, fine prints, lighting, heirloom jewelry, decorative objects, silver, china, architectural elements and mid-century modern decor. It will be located inside Market Hall.

“Capitalizing on the Dallas momentum, we are creating a breathtaking and expanded marketplace for June, and Karol will be instrumental to the growth and careful selection of exhibitors,” said Miller Marshall. “Her experience

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Fernish names five new executives

LOS ANGELES —Furniture rental company Fernish has added five executives to its team, all in newly created positions.

Evelyn Krasnow

Evelyn Krasnow has been named chief marketing officer. Krasnow was formerly a marketing leader at Bird.

Sydni Gethner, who was previously a regional manager at Interior Define, is Fernish’s new head of sales.

Sydni Gethner

Jorge Montoya

Jorge Montoya has been named vice president of operations. He has more than 20 years of experience and previously worked in operational excellence at Target.

Tessa Peshke has been named head of multifamily, and will be leading more of the B2B2C efforts and focusing more on multi-family buildings, such as apartment complexes. Peshke has more than 20 years of experience and was previously vice president of customer success at Rent Dynamics.

Tessa Peshke

John Praino

And John Praino has been named vice president of partnerships after having previously served as senior vice president of operations at Oakwood.

“We are growing, and to continue to grow, evolve, and perform at the highest level, we added these leaders to up-level our strategy as well as execution, all with a keen eye toward building a team and a culture that is consistent with our vision

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64 industry influencers, interior designers give the latest on color trends

WILLMINGTON, Del. – Fixr, an organization that provides cost guides, comparisons and term cheat sheets for hundreds of remodeling, installation and repair projects, reached out to industry influencers and top interior design experts to compile the latest on paint and color trends.

Sixty-four experts contributed their opinion on the top paint and color trends of 2022, including popular interior color palettes, top colors for each room and the most popular wallpaper patterns, among others.

Key trends and findings

  • Sage green is the top choice for both living rooms and bedrooms.
  • Warm neutrals, earthy colors and neutrals with pops of bold colors are the top interior palettes.
  • Textiles will be the most common way to introduce new colors into the home.
  • Green and nature-inspired themes will be the most popular choices for wallpaper this year.
  • The powder room is the most popular place to include wallpaper.
  • White and off-white are the best colors for interiors and exteriors when selling a home.
  • Black is the top color for front doors.

Warm neutrals and earthy tones

When experts were asked to select three interior palettes homeowners are choosing the most in 2022, they selected warm neutrals, earthy tones and neutrals that include pops

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Is A Corner Kitchen Sink Right For You? Solving The Dilemma

They can be awkward and challenging to work with, but you have to admit, a kitchen corner sink looks awesome.

They may not offer the same advantages as the regular type, but they come with a whole other set of characteristics which we’ll discover together.

What is a Corner Kitchen Sink?

A corner kitchen sink is a sink installed in one of the corners of your kitchen. However, it could also be a sink installed in the corner of the island in your kitchen as well. Corner sinks are an efficient use of space as they take up an area of the underutilized counter and give it purpose.

Kitchen Corner Sink IKEA

A corner kitchen sink might be the best way to go if you have a tiny kitchen. And IKEA has a great corner base cabinet to accommodate a regular kitchen sink.

Kitchen Corner Sink IKEAView in gallery

The cabinet looks like this when you follow the instructions to put it together. It’s simple and easily fits into a corner space. 

Progress on IKEA cabinetView in gallery

And what these owners did was hack the cabinet by restructuring the top boards so they could fit their deep sink in the whole cabinet.

Finished corner base cabinetView in gallery

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LR Home names new VP, e-commerce and direct sales

DALTON, Ga. — LR Home, a leader in the textiles and furniture wholesale industry, has named Dana Stevens as its vice president of e-commerce and direct sales. She will report to Vinamra Laddha, chief operating officer.

An expert in analytics and sales veteran, Stevens began her career in the consumer electronics industry, where she led sales teams with Fortune 500 companies such as Sprint, Dell and DirecTV over the course of a decade.

Most recently, she was director of e-commerce for Amer Rugs. Previously, she had worked with Bradburn Home, a luxury lighting and home décor wholesaler.

Vicky Jarrett has worked with various furniture industry publications — including Furniture Today, Retail Ideas, Our State magazine and Casual Living — for more than 20 years and rejoined Furniture Today as Managing Editor in 2016.

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Beatriz Ball to move corporate offices and warehouse

New Orleans— Beatriz Ball currently operates in three buildings in New Orleans, but will consolidate operations in one new facility. The company’s warehouse will move this month and the office in February, after office renovations are complete. Warehouse space and shipping operations will increase greatly, the tabletop company said.

“We are in the process of hiring for every one of our departments and it is wonderful to see the atmosphere around our office, everybody is happy and cannot wait for 2022. We are very excited about this new chapter of Beatriz Ball,” said David Rive, general manager.

Beatriz Ball highlighted more than 100 new products recently in Dallas, Atlanta and Las Vegas and received the ARTS Award for the tabletop category in Dallas.

Lauren Roses is Home Accents Today’s product editor, responsible for selecting and compiling product and trend stories, and for overseeing product submissions and coverage of intros and market debuts. Lauren studied at the University of Arizona and has lived in San Diego, California and New York City. Prior to joining Home Accents Today, she worked in marketing and project management for several prominent interior design and real estate professionals. In early 2018 Lauren moved back to her

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Rove Concepts introduces new vegan fabric

Rove Concepts new vegan fabric, shown here in the Strato color, is machine washable in cold water and resistant to cracking and discoloration.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Rove Concepts, a direct-to-consumer, modern furniture company based in western Canada, has added a new sustainable fabric to its collection called Venice Vegan suede.

The fabric is composed of more than 50% recycled polyester and 5% spandex which results in an eco-friendly and cruelty-free alternative that’s made to last, according to the company.

“Unlike genuine leather, this high-quality vegan suede is machine washable in cold water, making it low maintenance and family friendly,” the company said in a statement.

The fabric is also resistant to cracking, fraying and discoloration, the company said, since it consists of millions of tightly woven synthetic fibers that are treated to be more water and stain proof than natural suede. Venice Vegan suede is also OKEO-TEX certified, meaning it is free of formaldehyde and other harmful substances.

The fabric is available in Caspian, Chiffon, Cider, Latte, Sage, Sepia and Strato colors and can be used on pieces in collections from Rove Concepts including Luca, Arya, Porter, Angelo, Aubrey, Mia and Nova as well as on the Ophelia and

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Hall of Fame Foundation opens nominations for Paul Broyhill Future Leaders Award

HIGH POINT — The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation is seeking nominations for the Paul Broyhill Future Leaders Award, which will be presented during the April High Point Market.

The Paul Broyhill Future Leaders Award, named after one of the industry’s leading families and a company that focused on executive training, is given annually to five emerging leaders.

Each candidate must be under 40 years of age and will be selected based on a points-based evaluation of the candidate’s leadership, potential for personal growth, communications skills and their commitment to the industry.

“The future of the home furnishings industry sits on the shoulders of these bright young leaders and will be determined largely by their goals, creativity and determination,” said Caroline Hipple, president of the Foundation board of directors and president of Norwalk Furniture.  “These interactions set the stage for future conversations and relationships, which in turn benefit the industry for years to come.”

Paul Broyhill Future Leaders will gather with inducted members of the Hall of Fame during an intimate evening designed to bring together the today’s young leaders with the experience and wisdom of inducted members of the Hall of Fame.

A reception and dinner are

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ART Conference registration open | Home Accents Today

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — ART, the creative home furnishings network announces that registration is open now for its annual conference on May 12-15 at the St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio.

The 2022 program will feature programming that includes seminars, hands on workshops, social events. ART also plans a community service project in the San Antonio area during the conference.

The 2022 program will be led by co-chairs Santhi Yarlagadda, of Kas Rugs, and Colleen Daly, of The Howard Elliott Collection.

“We’ve put together a curated schedule that we believe addresses challenges many home furnishing businesses face today”, said Yarlagadda. “We’re excited for the opportunity to build productive relationships among our members and the industry.”

“We are grateful for the support of a stellar group of sponsors so far,” said Daly.

The conference details are available here.  Registration will be open through April 14.

Thomas Lester is Retail Editor for Furniture Today and Digital/Managing Editor for Home Accents Today. A graduate of Emory & Henry College’s Mass Communications program, Lester spent a dozen years working for newspapers in Virginia and North Carolina covering an array of subjects, ranging from community news, government, education, ACC sports, professional baseball and more before joining

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