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Greener offices make staff happier
The British Psychological Society
Livening up sparse office environments with plants could make employees happier and businesses more profitable, according to a new study from Cardiff University. Researchers examined two large commercial offices in the U.K. and The Netherlands that had been sparsely furnished and recorded workers' perceptions of air quality, concentration and workplace satisfaction. They then added plants and carried out the same tests over the subsequent months. It was found that the green office resulted in significantly boosted job satisfaction and concentration levels.
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5 conference room designs that work
Target Commercial Interiors
The conference room is one of the most important places in an office. Sure, the lobby and foyer make an impact on potential business partners, but the conference room is where the magic happens. It's where deals are sealed, ideas are formed and plans are put into action. So, make sure you're putting your conference room to work with some great design.
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Lobby and public areas emerge as focal points of hotel design
New England Real Estate Journal
How has hotel design evolved in the past few years? One of the main things we are seeing in the evolution of hospitality design is the elevated importance of the lobby and public spaces as focal points of hotel architecture and design. These areas are especially important to the newest and youngest group of travelers: Generation Y.
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  Sherwin-Williams 2015 COLORMIXTM Color Forecast
What color is happiness? Maybe it’s the perfect balance of earthly hues or a supernatural shimmer. Maybe lush shades of the rainforest or international color collaboration. You’ll find them all in the 2015 colormix™ color forecast. Find your inspiration at


Interior designers' right to practice: Fact or fiction?
Are you among those who mistakenly believe all states recognize interior designers' right to practice? Find out how many state governments actually recognize that right — and see how you can help advocate for your profession.
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2nd Annual EdSpaces Innovation Award competition now accepting entries
IIDA, in cooperation with EDmarket, hosts the EdSpaces Innovation Award to recognize manufacturers and designers for excellence in product design for the learning environment. The competition opens Sept. 2, and entries are due Friday, Oct. 10. Click here to enter.
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LEED certification increases hospitality revenue
Hotels certified under the LEED program bring in more revenue than those without the certification, according to a study from Cornell University.
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A unique spin on office design
Commercial Flooring Solutions
When it comes to making an area look clean and inviting, the experts at Commercial Flooring Solutions have helped many offices, schools, buildings and other corporate locations shine like new. Every now and then we will come across some unique office design ideas.
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Salon, Chambre and beyond: France's cool interior designers
France Today
Matthieu Salvaing France is fast becoming the creative hub for some of the world's biggest award-winning names in hotel design, from India Mahdavi to Jean-Philippe Nuel and Pierre-Yves Rochon to Philippe Starck. We spotlight the designers who are most sought after by hoteliers and restaurateurs, for whom having the right artist onboard is crucial to an establishment's success.
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Top 10 reasons to have a 2015 strategic kickoff meeting soon
The Brainzooming Group
Since 2015 planning is right around the corner for many companies, it's the ideal time to look at the value of a 2015 strategic kickoff meeting and include one on your planning calendar.
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Top 7 tips to help students prepare an interior design portfolio
Interior design is one of the most sought-after college courses among students intending to pursue a career in the design industry. The following article shares useful tips to help you prepare your interior design portfolio and boost your career prospects after college.
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