Michelle is an Established Writer and Editor

Her firm, Marketing Directions, Inc., publishes The Trend Curve™ and she is the Editorial Director of this trade newsletter which forecasts trends in color, pattern and design for manufacturers, interior designers and retailers.

She also creates The Trend Curve Colors™ color-and-trend forecasts for everyday décor, spring/summer, fall and Christmas. The Trend Album™ series of European trend reports provides extensive trend insights from her travels to industry major trade fairs. Her blog is in its thirteenth year.


The Trend Curve™


Trend Reports


Color Forecasts

'Tis The Season 2017 - 2018

Michelle Has The Experience

  • 33 years of color and trend forecasting experience, beginning as the first Hardlines trend merchant for Target
  • 33 years of color and trend forecasting experience, beginning as the first Hardlines trend merchant for Target
  • 8 years in store management, buying and trend merchandising with Target stores
  • 3 years as the Merchandise and Operations Manager for Room & Board Stores
  • 1 year as Sales Manager, National Accounts for Rubbermaid’s home-office products division
  • Co-founder and Chair of Marketing Directions, Inc.

She Is An International Speaker, Workshop Leader and Global Trend Consultant

Because of her 30-plus years experience in trend forecasting, Ms. Lamb has been a sought-after speaker at events such as the High Point Furniture Market, The International Gift Fair and Accent on Design, the Las Vegas Market, the American Lighting Association, Furnitex Australia, the marts at Seattle, Denver, Dallas and Los Angeles, Color Marketing Group, Canadian Gift and Tableware Association, Quebec Home Furnishings Association, International Market Square, National Housewares Manufacturers Association, The Interior Design Society, ASID, IFDA, Crafts Council of Ireland, the Royal Thai Government and for numerous corporations where her talks key into design and color trends for home furnishings. 

Michelle is a Quoted Trend Expert

She has been quoted extensively in publications ranging from The New York Times (see Putting Trend Spotters on the Spot), the Baltimore Sun (see Outdoor furniture encompasses environmentally friendly materials and contemporary designs) to the Costco Connection (see A Look Ahead) consumer magazine and Home Accents Today trade magazine (see "A Colorful History" below).

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