Lowe’s Cos. announced the launch of “Lowe’s House of Curators,” a design series that will rollout through the year. Lowe’s will present customers with curated home decor suggestions based on the perspectives of selected “tastemakers.” First will be Iris Apfel, a well-known name in fashion who, like Lowe’s, is turning 100 this year. Apfel’s collection will showcase outdoor living with the “Palm Springs in Your Backyard” collection featuring bright colors and tropical plants, and suggestions for adding bold details. Lowe’s stock is up nearly 24% for the year to date while the benchmark S&P 500 index has gained 12% for the period.

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