Industry Voices

With an interior design career spanning nearly 40 years, Leigh Jones, Principal Designer at home furnishings retailer The Very Thing, specializes in comfortable luxury. Here she designed a bright and… more
Vibrant hues are back with Zest! A daring & compelling color, this lime green gives us an invigorating sense of energy, motivating us to be active & alert as we’re influenced by the trending… more
Editor’s Note: We started this journey with Fernando Rodriguez in the August issue of Furniture, Lighting & Decor. Read on to learn the ins and outs of updating a historic Old San Juan home. You… more
When the owners of a home in upscale Winter Park, FL, approached John McClain of John McClain Design asking for a Mid-Century, gray-heavy space, he took their vision and infused it with his own… more
Sparked by the need to reduce our environmental footprint and our desire to be one with nature, urban residents have found new ways to integrate agriculture into a digitalized world. Taking the… more
Are you having fun in your business? When you enjoy something, you are happier (and that makes the people around you happier as well). On the other hand, if you find a task painful, you generally… more
Surface Pattern Designer Stacy Garcia has made a name for herself, sharing her aesthetic through her hospitality textiles company LebaTex as well as licensing her designs across multiple categories,… more
Trends have always paralleled between interior design and fashion worlds. Here are a few of the latest ways furniture design is mirroring the top fashion houses.  Both apparel and interior… more
Before Jason Clifton and Jeremy Bauer of Bauer/Clifton Interiors came along, this entryway didn’t exist. Added as part of an extensive home renovation in Juneau, AK, this small space makes a big… more
Indulge in the pure serenity of Crystal Water as this crisp, aquatic-inspired color takes us to a tranquil, yet exhilarating place. A light, sea glass blue, this tint captures a relaxing aesthetic as… more
At this spring’s High Point Market, we hosted a panel with Universal Furniture on how designers, architects and builders can work together effectively on custom projects. We didn’t want our readers… more
Discover the vibrance and excitement behind Moroccan Sunset, a juicy orange that encourages a sense of adventure. Creating a feel of liveliness and comfort, Moroccan Sunset brightens up our spaces … more
Laura Muller, Principal, CEO and Designer at Four Point Design Build, describes her “Clean Fresh Modern” style as organized, edited, contemporary and geared toward wellness and real living. “It’s an… more
Editor's Note: Pattern Designer Stacy Garcia shares her "Color Crush" with us this month: Willow. For more insights on color, pattern and design, visit Stacy's blog: Life-Styled. Willow: Soothing,… more
Kerrie Kelly has a successful career as an interior designer. Her trademarked motto, “Everyone Deserves Great Design” has served her professional development and her business, Kerrie Kelly Design Lab… more
With each project, designer Courtney McLeod applies a left- and right-brain approach: creative designs with analytical rigor. In this New York City two-bedroom apartment, McLeod brought out her… more
Instagram may be the favorite platform for interior designers, but is it — and social media in general — really helping them grow their businesses? Not always, according to research from Unity… more