Interior Designer Alberthe Buabeng Explains Why Now’s the Time for a More Inclusive Industry

Alberthe Buabeng, known by most as Albie, is a Washington-based interior design content creator and all-around idea machine. Her passion for decoding spaces is the culmination of nearly a decade of working in the retail visual merchandising and marketing industries, sprinkled with a lifetime of experiences. With a background of space design and storytelling, paired with her real-life lessons, Albie creates content to connect her decor-obsessed audience with beautiful and functional design inspiration.

Her desire to contribute to the design community has also manifested in adapting the #SharetheMicNow Instagram initiative for the home industry; self publishing Curate The Home You’re In, an anecdotal and aspirational home book, and hosting The Design Influence, a podcast and community dedicated to supporting other interior designers in the digital space.

In 2020, the home industry, like much of the world, was shaken by the death of George Floyd. As discussions arose on the topic of inequality, diversity and inclusion within the design business, it felt like more of the same conversations, followed by little to no action. By the time the “black boxes” that were intended to symbolize a need for change emerged on Instagram, there were all kinds of panels and

Big Lots takes Broyhill into all home décor

The Broyhill Highland collection includes this sectional, swivel chair and ottoman. The sectional retails at $1,399 and the chair and ottoman retail at $399 and $259 respectively.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — When Big Lots acquired Broyhill in 2018, it was an opportunity for the retailer to carry forward a legacy brand with 113 years of history and name recognition among consumers around the U.S.

Now the retailer, which has about 1,400 stores in 47 states, is carrying this legacy forward with not just indoor furniture re-introduced in late 2019, but also a host of other categories including outdoor furniture, rugs, sheets, towels, curtains and window treatments, throw pillows, candles, lanterns, picture frames, globes, decorative trays and candle holders.

The list goes on as can be seen in both the company’s brick-and-mortar stores and on the company website, The message is loud and clear: Broyhill now represents nearly everything in home décor.

The decision to broaden the line results largely from Big Lots’ research into the brand and how the name could help promote and sell other categories of home décor.

For instance, while the initial intellectual property Big Lots acquired included furniture and home décor such as lamps and accessories,

Assist For The Residence Gardener

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Principally, it is all concerning the look. While fitted kitchens may appear to be a better use of the house, after you have one, you are dedicated to it – and it appears, effectively, fitted. With freestanding kitchens, the look is more relaxed, more particular person, more unique, and furnishings will be moved round and even replaced should you discover one thing that better suits the house. Old houses with their wonky walls could make …