Staying Resilient in Tough Times

No one is going to argue that these past three years have been exceptionally difficult for many people around the country and around the world. My latest Trend Spotting for Kitchen & Bath Design News features many of the hardships our colleagues and clients have faced, and some solutions proposed by professionals who have successfully endured.

Traditional kitchen with light grey painted cabinets, floral backsplash and architectural hood.

Designers who stayed flexible, organized and kind have become more resilient through their crisis experiences.
Photo: Shannon Ggem Design Co / Photographer: Sevak Hakoyan



I’m at Coverings this week! I’ve been attending these expos for more than a decade. It’s a great event to see the latest in global tile trends, styles and technologies without a passport. The top three tile regions of the world for bringing tile to the US are Spain, Italy and North America, so rather than travel across a continent and ocean to Bologna or Valencia, I can hop a plane to Orlando or Las Vegas. This year, for the first time, I’ll be leading a Wellness Tour and presenting my WELLNESS ADVANTAGE presentation.

Here’s a 2023 Coverings Show link for design and building industry colleagues to register and attend. My talk is at 12:30 PM TOMORROW on Thursday, April 20 with a book signing before (Noon) and tour afterward (2 PM).



Woman in Japanese soaking tub looking out at desert scene.


What other topics do you want to hear about in the new year? Comment below and let me know.



Here are links to Clubhouse recordings from past sessions.

2023 Recordings:

kitchen with leaf design on wall tile, modern blue cabinets and open wood shelves.

2022 Recordings:

2021 Recordings:


Gold Dust will return next week!



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Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS,  MCCWC

Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC
San Diego, CA

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