Onward We Go
Nicole Bowling

Well, it’s here: the final issue of Residential Lighting. After a nearly 25-year run, we’re taking the knowledge and experience that has come with publishing such a longstanding, popular industry magazine to embark on another adventure: covering the home décor market more wholly with a new brand, Lighting & Decor.

As so many people have said to me since we announced this evolution — reinvention is good. And it’s needed. Not only to keep yourself moving forward, but to keep the whole industry on its toes. We feel we’re doing our part to breathe new life into lighting and home furnishings — new life that was formed by tracking the pulse of the market and reacting accordingly.

We’re excited to keep providing you with the tools you need to run the companies that keep our industry alive. The new Lighting & Decor team — including Publisher Diane Vojcanin; newly instated Managing Editor Alison Martin; Associate Editor Lynn Tangorra; Integrated Media Consultants Emily Rogier and Jessica Fidrocki; and yours truly, the Editor-in-Chief—brings a fresh perspective to this market, informed by years of publishing experience.

I have also developed a powerful Editorial Advisory Board, including names like Freddie Naimer, owner and co-founder of Montréal Lighting & Hardware; Jodie Orange, owner of Living Lighting on King; Jeff Dross, Corporate Director of Education and Industry Trends for Kichler; and Nathan Frampton, President of Fanimation, to name a few, plus some very knowledgeable folks from the accessories and furniture side to ensure that our edit coverage is timely and on-target.

In our debut issue, look for articles on differentiation and how that’s vital for success; amazing lighting intros from European show Maison & Objet; top bathroom product picks from interior designer Kerrie Kelly; and today’s newest dining room trends, plus more. Retailers who receive Residential Lighting currently will receive Lighting & Decor going forward. You’ll be able to pick up our debut issue in January, first at the Atlanta market (where we have an awesome event happening in collaboration with AmericasMart — see page 68 for details), then at Dallas, where you’ll also see this final issue of Residential Lighting, and lastly in Las Vegas.

If you’d like to subscribe to Lighting & Decor, please visit www.lightinganddecormag.com. This is not “goodbye;” this is “see you next month.” Thank you for being loyal readers for the last 20-plus years, and we look forward to continuing to serve you for the next 20 with Lighting & Decor.

About this author

Nicole Bowling
Nicole Bowling

Nicole Bowling, Editor in Chief, has been with Residential Lighting magazine since 2012. In 2014, she was named one of FOLIO magazine's "20 in Their 20s," recognizing up-and-coming talent in media. She studied journalism at Northwestern University and lives in Boston.

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