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Feb. 11, 2015

How to Make Your Interior Design Home Page Marketable
Interior Desig+n Community
The design and message of your home page can mean the difference between a bounced visitor (someone who visits no other page on your site before leaving), or a new, bona fide design client. With that in mind here are a number of guidelines to effectively improve the success of websites. More

The Interior Design Infographic Guide to Coloring Interiors
Architecture & Design
Color may be one of the pillars of design, but that doesn't make its use any less complex. A new infographic by Studio 55 explores where best to use certain colors, such as the subtle use of blue spectrum light to promote alertness. Although largely focused on designing for the home, the information could prove useful for interior designers in public, commercial, and educational applications as well.More

Why the Open Kitchen is Here to Stay
The Washington Post
If you’re curious about the newest trends and latest innovations for kitchens this year, the annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas showcased everything new and interesting. But what about trends that have staying power? Open kitchens seem to be in that category.More

Santa Monica, California, Home of Denim Executive Jerome Dahan Fuses Style, Art, Toys
Los Angeles Times
Citizens of Humanity founder Jerome Dahan may be one of the kings of luxury denim, but at home in Santa Monica, California, he cultivates his polychromatic side that's influenced by his travels, regular flea-market visits and his love of 1960s and '70s design.More

Interior Design Licensing Still Being Sought in Oregon
Daily Journal of Commerce
Efforts to create a state-approved licensing program for interior designers have stalled while advocates revamp proposed legislation in hopes that it will be more palatable to Oregon lawmakers. A bill proposed last year, Senate Bill 1521, was backed by Interior Design Collaborative-Oregon and would have required interior designers to obtain a license to work on commercial spaces. It gained some traction, but failed to advance out of committee. More

Twitter Launches New Advertising Tool for Small Businesses
Mashable
Twitter is making it easier than ever for small businesses to advertise on its platform. The company introduced quick promote, a new advertising feature that allows businesses to promote tweets directly from their analytics dashboard.More