Kathy Ireland Worldwide (kiWW) is moving up in the world via Nourison with a new luxury brand. The Kathleen Marie New York, which launched last week at Licensing Expo, is a new upscale program spanning a collection of unique works of art interpreted as rug designs for interior spaces. More
High-end sport-fishing yacht builder Jarrett Bay Boatworks is bringing its coastal lifestyle brand to home furnishings in a licensing partnership with seven high-end resources encompassing multiple categories for Jarrett Bay Home. More
Jonathan and Drew Scott, also known as HGTV’s Property Brothers, usually attract a crowd wherever they go — whether shooting on location for their television series or introducing the 300-SKU Scott Living collection in the Las Vegas showroom of Coaster Co. of America. More
Accent, storage and entertainment furniture vendor Atlantic Inc. has a new licensing collaboration with designer Kathy Fielder to launch a collection of ready-to-assemble home furniture solutions. More
In mid-2005, Top 100 company Rooms to Go made a big splash in licensing with its Cindy Crawford collection as well as four Disney themed youth bedrooms. More
Lexington Home Brands is launching its newest Tommy Bahama Home collection, Twin Palms, here this week, which includes 40 wood pieces and 40 pieces of upholstery. More
Legacy Classic Furniture has partnered with Rachael Ray to design three collections to be revealed at April’s market. Every room has been covered, from dining room to bedroom, and a mini-mudroom. Rachael Ray’s collections will each include a dog bed and kitchen island. Don Essenberg, president of Legacy, said Rachael Ray examined and approved every piece offered, and there is over 300 pieces in this line. More
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- From the Coaster showroom in Las Vegas, Jonathan and Drew Scott talk about their furniture collection, upcoming book and Mom. (Video coverage sponsored by Acceptance Now.)
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