Industry Voices

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
For multi-award-winning designer Nina Magon, "minimal" doesn't mean boring. Known for her modern aesthetic that balances bold high design with glamorous appeal and her viral Live Stylish Daily blog,… more
When naming their new luxury lighting collection with Dounia Home, Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason of AphroChic chose to honor the collection’s Moroccan roots: “Amur Akush,” the original name of… more
When her downsizing client asked her to redesign an untouched Toronto condo originally built in the 1980s, designer Cynthia Ferguson had a blank canvas and plenty to work with. See how she designed… more
The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), Feb. 19-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, packs a ton of great products and events for interior designers of all specialties. This year, the boutique-… more
Let’s talk kitchen trends and how people are adding value and one of the most important rooms to revamp in the house. Whether the plan is to update before selling a home or to overhaul the space when… more