March 6, 2015

Raw Sugar, Starry Night and Smoked Quartz are among the new designer-inspired colors for Fusion Pro Single Component Grout.

February 4, 2015

From 1945 to 2015, a tradition expands

January 8, 2015

Dunn-Edwards Paints has added 300 new colors to its Perfect Palette color system, packaged together as the "Then, Now & Forever" collection.

October 27, 2014

Armstrong World Industries, a designer and manufacturer of floors and ceilings based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, reported a slight decline in third-quarter sales.

The company said lower volumes in Europe and in resilient and wood flooring in the Americas more than offset favorable price and mix. 

Net sales of $728.3 million were down 0.2% from the third quarter last year. Net income was $31.8 million, down from $55.9 million a year ago.

October 23, 2014

Los Angeles-based paint company Dunn-Edwards bolstered its How-to-Paint YouTube series with a few new videos for the slightly more advanced do-it-yourselfer. 

September 22, 2014

Canton, North Carolina-based BarkClad, maker of bark siding, announced a deal with Moss Creek, a custom designer of rustic American-style homes, to be the “strategic provider of bark building materials.” 

BarkClad will offer its signature Natural Poplar Bark and new SmartBark engineered bark siding for use in MossCreek home design projects. The companies had partnered in the past on projects, and the new deal cements the relationship, the companies said. 

September 3, 2014

Phoenix, Arizona-based Western Window Systems has been included in Inc. Magazine’s 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. The designer and manufacturer of door and window systems made the list with three-year sales growth of 236%. 

August 14, 2014

American Standard Brands is investing in its design team via three new hires at its Piscataway, New Jersey headquarters, where the design studio is located.

Emilie Williams, Greg Reinecker and Gabriela Ravassa have joined the team, reporting to new VP design Jean-Jacques L’Hénaff.

Williams has been brought on board as associate design director for faucets. Previously, she served as senior designer at Ignite USA, working for the Contigo and AVEX housewares brands. She also had roles at Delta Faucet and Masco Corporation.

August 11, 2014

Syracuse, Indiana-based Poly-Wood, Inc. named Megan Pierson as the new director of sales and marketing for the designer and manufacturer of high-performance, eco-friendly casual outdoor furniture. 

April 25, 2014

A new Houzz study examines the many motivations behind landscaping projects in 2014, and they range from the purely practical to the pleasure-seeking.

Among the findings were that 56% are improving their yard for entertaining purposes, and 55% are seeking to problem-solve (that's 41% to protect against flooding, 25% to protect against sun exposure, and 23% to create more privacy). Additionally, 30% of homeowners in the West are attempting to find drought-related solutions.

March 13, 2014

General Tools & Instruments, a Manhattan-based tool manufacturer with a storied history, has been acquired by private equity firm High Road Capital Partners.

Founded in 1922, General Tools & Instruments is a designer and developer of precision specialty hand tools and handheld test instruments for consumers and professionals.

March 4, 2014

How to make your bathroom shine above the rest.

January 7, 2014

LG Studio, the kitchen appliance segment of LG Electronics, has teamed up with decorator and product designer Nate Berkus, who will serve as artistic adviser on the company's premium products.

December 27, 2013

Paint manufacturer Benjamin Moore accepted the HYLAND Award from designer Christopher Hyland.

Hyland called Benjamin Moore paint "An American original" and said "Benjamin Moore has always been, is now and will always be designer paint" in a speech at the ASID NY Metro Chapter's annual party at Holiday House, Traditional Home Magazine's designer showcase, which this year benefited The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

December 9, 2013

New Berlin, Wis.-based FirsTime Design Limited named Christopher Bering, 39, president and CEO, effective Nov. 30.

The company does business as FirsTime Munfactory, a designer, marketer and distributor of timepieces and home decor products sold through national and regional retailers.

December 3, 2013

Honeywell has unveiled its new Designer Series Cool Moisture Humidifier, which help alleviate dry indoor air conditions in a sleek, decor-friendly format.

The Designer Series runs for up to 48 hours at a time and shuts off automatically when it's empty, making it ideal for use in medium to large rooms.

Using ultrasonic technology, the humidifier creates a fine mist that can be reguated using various moisture controls.

It also features filter-free technology and a contemporary design that fits easily beneath a faucet for refilling.

November 15, 2013

Tom Moser, founder and designer of furniture company Thos. Moser, has been inducted into the New England Design Hall of Fame in the Specialty Design category.

"I never thought of myself as a designer, but rather as a builder working closely with form," Moser said. "The funny thing is that I learned my woodworking technology from people who preceded me by hundreds of years, doing restoration and repair work."

October 8, 2013

Sears and Shop Your Way will be in attendance at the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival, presented by Food & Wine this Oct. 18-20. 

The retailer will be showcasing patio furniture, grills and entertainment with Sears designer and TV personality Ty Pennington.

"I'm all about outdoor entertaining in style," Pennington said. "So join me at the Sears lounge where you can kick back in style or try your hand at bag toss, table tennis and billiards."

August 22, 2013

Globe Union has appointed Debbie Banaszak as brand manager for Gerber Plumbing Fixtures and Danze.

For Gerber, Banaszak will manage integrated marketing campaigns and new product introductions focusing on the plumbing professional and industry influencers.  For Danze, she will lead overall brand development and strategic planning as it relates to builder, designer, wholesalers, showrooms and other industry professionals, as well as consumer audiences.

August 8, 2013

Modiani Kitchens and Interiors has hired a new kitchen designer. Linda Klein, Allied ASID, NKBA member (National Kitchen and Bath Association), is an expert in residential and commercial interior design and space planning.

July 3, 2013

Thanks to its creative handling of storage space, Charlotte-area custom home builder New Old, LLC gained the national kitchen of the week spotlight at for the week of June 26 - July 3. 

Homeowner, designer and builder Mary Ludemann was responsible for the innovative storage ideas that initially caught the site's attention. Ludemann's team whipped up a cottage kitchen layout out of a basic tract home design, showcasing New Old's innovative approach to remodeling.

March 19, 2013

Launching across HSN and HGTV's multiple platforms on March 19, HGTV Home Outdoor Living will redefine the outdoor living retail landscape with top HGTV experts appearing on HSN, including Designer John Gidding, star of "Curb Appeal."

November 16, 2012

Distribution America and PRO Group, Inc. presented the following awards during the Executive Planning Conference, held Nov. 12-14 in Tucson, Ariz. 

Best New Product awards went to:

Electrical: Designer’s Edge – Rechargeable Work Light w/ 24 Hi-Intensity LEDs

Hand tools: Goldblatt Tools – Ram Rod Impact Tool w/ 1” Chisel Bit

Housewares/seasonal: Newell Rubbermaid – 32 Gallon Brute Trash Can w/ Lid

June 4, 2012

Architectural Gardens of Lake Forest, Ill., has won an Excellence in Landscape Award transforming a featureless backyard into an urban-like outdoor living area.

AG's award-winning project was styled to bring the feeling of an urban rooftop garden to a standard suburban backyard.