Industry Voices

Designer Kerrie Kelly’s new South Beach Collection for Coyote Outdoor Living is bringing beach vibes to the backyard. The six-piece set, featuring a loveseat, two lounge chairs, two side tables and a… more
New Yorkers in Greenwich Village are used to doing more with less space. For Fauzia Khanani, Founder and Principal Designer at New York-based Studio Fōr, less space means a more design-centric… more
While the majority of companies in the home furnishings industry continue to chase the oft-elusive Millennial customer, Fairfield Chair — a major manufacturer of fine upholstered seating for the home… more
If I’ve gotten to know one thing about attending the magnitude of shows and conferences that our industry participates in — besides the inevitable need for a foot rub — it’s that without fail, I’ll… more
When a young couple asked designer Christina Henck, owner of Henck Design, to tackle their home in a historic Philadelphia neighborhood, she pulled out all the stops. See how her approach to this… more
In 2007, then-lawyer Jeanine Hays launched AphroChic, the design blog that celebrated modern decor and Hays’ African heritage and culture. Two years later, Hays and her husband Bryan Mason… more
When designer and IBB Design Fine Furnishings owner Shay Geyer needs a custom floral arrangement, she calls Shane Friesenhahn of The Botanical Mix. When Friesenhahn needed a designer for a new… more
Designer Dann Foley never shies away from a challenge. When asked to design his ideal “smart” living room, Foley combined rich colors and sumptuous materials and finishes to create a room that feels… more
When Arianne Bellizaire creates a powder room, she designs for the current owner, not the next one. Discover the Baton Rouge, LA-based designer’s approach to packing a lot of style into a small space… more
No one puts designer Celerie Kemble in a corner. Her new collection with Arteriors, which makes its debut at the spring High Point Market, feels at home in a coastal setting or an urban loft. Check… more
New Trad designer Corey Damen Jenkins kicked off 2018 with the debut of a new lighting collection for Hudson Valley Lighting, and he’s not slowing down. Here the Michigan-based designer explains how… more
Three years ago, interior designer Lisa McDennon pitched a lighting collection to Hinkley and they loved it. When it made its debut at Lightovation this January, Hinkley’s showroom became a must-see… more
Lisa Melone Cloughen, Principal Designer at Melone Cloughen Interiors, believes traditional design exudes a sense of timelessness — without being a slave to the past. Here she unpacks her design of… more
Each season, busy designers work tirelessly to bring new products to NY NOW. Before you hit the show Feb. 4-7, go behind the scenes with designers at Bungalow 5, Made Goods and Worlds Away to… more
As the winner of our inaugural First Look at Last Look competition, April Force Pardoe, owner and Principal Designer at April Force Pardoe Interiors, wowed our editors and social media followers with… more
If you’ve traversed the halls in Atlanta, Dallas or Las Vegas, then you’ve probably downloaded and used market center apps to find your way around. But nowadays, these apps provide more than just a… more
A designer with interior decorating in her blood, Sue Thomson, Certified Interior Decorator (C.I.D.) and owner of Decorating Den Interiors in Naples, FL, started her career designing kitchens,… more
Clients come to Glenn Gissler for his style, but they stay for his art expertise. The New York-based designer goes above and beyond to help his clients choose artwork for their homes and has sage… more