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Bed Bath & Beyond sees a boost, Sheila Bridges’s new kicks, and more

It’s October, and whether or not you find yourself leaning into the spooky season, John Derian is—in a whimsical collection with Target, he’s designed 50 eerie accents and home decor pieces. No matter your mood, read on for headlines, launches and events, recommended reading, and more.

BUSINESS NEWS

Last week, Bed Bath & Beyond reported second-quarter earnings, and the results pleasantly surprised investors. The Motley Fool’s Howard Smith writes that the home retailer reported an increase in comparable-store sales for the first time since 2016, boasting an 89 percent growth spurt in its e-commerce division—despite foreboding cost cuts, store closures and other restructuring announcements a few weeks prior. “Bed Bath & Beyond’s successful quarter reflects the renewed interest in home improvement as consumers continue to spend more time working from home, and adding to the comfort of being at home,” he adds.

Fall High Point Market is just a week away, and the High Point Market Authority has announced that 70 percent of active exhibitors will open their doors for the event. Attendees will be able to plan their itineraries using an updated list of open vendors, available through the High Point Market app or on HPMA’s website.

LAUNCHES, COLLABORATIONS & PARTNERSHIPS

London-based decorative lighting brand Vaughan has kicked off its second “Made in the Shade” campaign in partnership with solar lighting nonprofit Watts of Love. All of the 30 participating designers, from Alessandra Branca to Kit Kemp, have been tasked with creating a unique lampshade for their favorite Vaughan lamp in their local showroom. For each social media post using the campaign’s hashtag before October 31, Vaughan will donate one dollar to Watts of Love. The lamps will be auctioned by Christie’s online through the platform Charitybuzz.

Office systems and furniture brand Knoll has launched its own

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Triangle Parade of Homes kicks off this weekend :: WRAL.com

— Hundreds of homes are available for viewing in the Triangle starting this weekend at the Parade of Homes.

Homes on the tour range from two bedroom to five bedrooms. The most expensive home on the map is featured at $2.8 million.

The smallest home available for viewing is at 800 square feet and the largest home on the list is at more than 9,000 square feet.

Due to the coronavirus, some homes on the tour might not be available for in-person viewing. It’s best to check with each location before you go to make sure the viewing is still open.

To plan your Parade of Homes tour, view the parade of homes map. Click the homes you would like to create your custom tour.

You can generate your parade map through Google Maps.

You can also view the homes virtually. Some presenters are showing homes through a 3D map.

The tours feature more than 200 homes and 113 builders.

The event runs Sept. 26 through the 27, and the first two weekends in October from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

If you’re thinking buying a new home, or if you are looking at revamping your home and need inspiration, you might want to check out this event.

The Triangle Parade of Homes waived entry fee for the Habitat for Humanity of Wake County to “showcase what affordable homes look like in our community.”

Habitat Wake will also be doing a raffle onsite at their locations in Garner.

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