Ed Logan joins Crestview Collection

Ed Logan joins Crestview Collection
Ed Logan Industry veteran Ed Logan has joined Crestview Collection, and will serve in the newly-created position of national sales manager/vice president of sales. Logan most recently spent a decade with Fusion Furniture, as both national sales manager and sales support administrator. “Jerry, Anne and David Lee are wonderful business people,” said Logan. “Through their hard work, they have grown Crestview significantly, and they continue to move the company forward. With the extensive product assortment Crestview represents, and supportive company culture the Lees have fostered, I am truly blessed to become part of their talented team.” In his position, Logan will head up all sales operations, including the development of new markets. Home Accents Today provides industry news, product trends and introductions, exclusive industry research, consumer data, store operations solutions, trade show news and much more. … Read More

Deadlines extended for August issue

Deadlines extended for August issue
Home Accents Today will continue to accept product submissions for a pair of features for its August issue. The deadline for submissions for our Objet and Portfolio: Decorative Accessories features is Friday, July 24 at 5 p.m. ET. For Objet, we’re seeking storage baskets. Products can be uploaded via our submissions portal here. As part of the August issue, we’re shining the spotlight on decorative accessories in our Portfolio series. Products for the feature can include tabletop, bowls, plates, glasses, serveware, candleholders, vases, sculptures, paperweights, bookends, boxes and indoor planters. Suppliers are asked to submit decorative accessories here. Check the Editorial Invitations link on our homepage often to see what products, styles and colors we’re featuring in upcoming issues. Thomas Lester is 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 … Read More

Melrose International debuts virtual showrooms

Melrose International debuts virtual showrooms
Home decor and holiday product supplier Melrose International announced the launch of its virtual showrooms, enabling buyers a new way to procure product this market season. Customers will be able to shop by collections, walk the entire showroom, make wish lists and place an order. The Home & Holiday showroom is available now and the 2021 Home & Garden showroom will be available in mid-August. “What a year! 2020 has been a completely unprecedented time for everyone. Melrose International has been working hard on creative solutions to help buyers meet their business needs,” said Brad Gullion, VP of sales and marketing. “But not just meeting our customers’ needs. Melrose International wants to reinvent the shopping experience while also making it safe for you.” The Melrose 360˙ Holiday Showroom has an all new shopping experience. This showroom will feature 12 holiday collections from the company’s 2020 line. In addition, all the... Read More

IMAX introduces personalized, live digital showroom experience

IMAX introduces personalized, live digital showroom experience
Home accessory supplier IMAX Worldwide Home launched IMAX Connect, a way for customers to preview product digitally. Using video conferencing, customers experience a personalized, in-depth product review as a sales representative takes them on a guided live excursion of the Tulsa, Okla.-based company’s showroom at Dallas Market Center. IMAX Connect offers a face-to-face connection without the risk and cost of traveling, offering customers the opportunity to discover new products and feel more confident about their selections at any time. “While we cannot replace the in-person showroom experience,” said Arda Bulak, VP of marketing. “IMAX Connect offers our customer an amazing alternative that is safe, cost-effective, and convenient. We’ve gone to great lengths to ensure our customer is delighted- and the reception has been fantastic.” Customers can make an appointment with their sales representative, with time slots available Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. CST and on weekends... Read More

Pendulux adds Steven Yarbrough as creative director

Pendulux adds Steven Yarbrough as creative director
Home décor maker Pendulux has added industry veteran Steven Yarbrough as creative director and launched its first collection with him last month. Yarbrough brings close to three decades of experience to this new role, and most recently served as creative director for Studio A Home, part of the Global Views family of brands. Yarbrough said the decision to move onto this new venture with Pendulux sprang from wanting a new challenge and build the five-year-old brand up. “I saw in this opportunity to join Pendulux to use my years of experience as a designer and product developer. It’s not every day one gets the chance to be a part of building and expanding a company into a total home provider,” Yarbrough said. “Pendulux was already a little gem in the industry and had a solid message in their product which was rooted in history, I love history. I draw inspiration... Read More

New virtual Total Home Market goes live

New virtual Total Home Market goes live
Total Home Market, the recently announced virtual complement to disrupted physical markets, has formally launched and is now available for use at totalhomemarket.com. Developed by BridgeTower Media, the publisher of Home Accents Today, Furniture Today, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Home Textiles Today, Designers Today, Home Furnishings News and Casual Living, the new virtual marketplace brings together companies across a broad spectrum of home furnishings, gift and housewares business segments and offers manufacturers an opportunity to showcase their products and programs to a diverse buying audience. Total Home Market offers a new year-round, easily accessible, digital sourcing solution for manufacturers and suppliers that want to showcase new products, highlight key licenses or relationships and offer educational information to retailers and designers interested in their products. Users can view offerings by company or product category with 15 umbrella categories being featured at the launch. Additional categories and sub-categories will be added … Read More

Zuo’s Ruesga to talk product on Zoom broadcast

Zuo’s Ruesga to talk product on Zoom broadcast
Home furnishings designer and supplier Zuo is teaming up with DesignerInc.com for a Zoom conversation focused on the launch of its 300 piece spring collection. “We are doing everything possible to keep up with electronic tools and communications to facilitate our customers to explore the Zuo Line, providing digital content such as product videos, 3-D Files, CAD files and digital showrooms to help the design community to find the perfect piece for their next job,” said Luis Ruesga, Zuo founder and CEO. The broadcast will take place at 2 p.m. ET on June 10. Preregistration is requested at https://designerinc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEocuCtrTkiGtEW-O6oikpRqlGwUmjZZG1p. Home Accents Today provides industry news, product trends and introductions, exclusive industry research, consumer data, store operations solutions, trade show news and much more. … Read More

Sagebrook Home announces launch of new PPE resource

Sagebrook Home announces launch of new PPE resource
Home accessory, lighting and furniture manufacturer Sagebrook Home announced the creation and launch of Comfort & Care Health Co., a sister company that offers personal protective equipment resources. Marketing Director Serena Martin said the company built on its 35 years of importing and began sourcing PPE in February in order to provide those resources to the trade community and to support customers. “We offer wholesale PPE supplies in bulk to all our Sagebrook Home customers and to other resale businesses,” Martin said. “Whether our customers want to ship a small amount of PPE with their home decor orders or if a business is strictly looking for a wholesale resource for PPE, we offer drop ship or LTL shipments from our Los Angeles distribution center.” Products offered include facemasks, face shields, gloves, isolation gowns, safety glasses, touchless thermometers, hand sanitizers and more. As states begin reopening, Martin said helping customers feel... Read More

Furniture Today, sister publications unveil Total Home Market

Furniture Today, sister publications unveil Total Home Market
HIGH POINT – BridgeTower Media, the publisher of Furniture Today, Home Accents Today, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Home Textiles Today, Designers Today, Home Furnishings News and Casual Living is leveraging the power of the home furnishings and gift industries’ leading brands to launch Total Home Market, a new media platform to connect buyers and sellers disrupted by the recent wave of market cancellations. “At a time when the industry is confronting unprecedented challenges and is finding it more difficult than ever to connect in person, we felt it was critical to provide a platform that offers critical product and merchandising information and simple, user-friendly ways to connect buyers and sellers,” said Robin Martinez, Group Publisher. The industries’ leading B2B brands will bring their respective communities together into one comprehensive network to provide product, merchandising and trend information along with access to product suppliers across a broad spectrum of home furnishings,... Read More