Industry Voices

As a child, Adriana Hoyos loved seeing what new furniture her grandmother would bring home from her trips abroad. Each one had a story to tell, and those stories fostered Hoyos’ love for art and… more
Julia Buckingham never shies away from color. The Modernique® designer and author is known for blending modern and vintage pieces to create warm, timeless looks. Here, Buckingham reveals her strategy… more
As a child in Cebu, Philippines, designer Kenneth Cobonpue created his own toys in his mother’s furniture workshop. Now as a designer, Cobonpue combines the natural resources and craftsmanship of his… more
For Lisa Elkins of Chicago-based 2 Point Perspective, sustainability happens when all the parts of a design contribute. Here the LEED-accredited architect peels apart this Kenilworth, IL, kitchen to… more
When space is limited, interior designers need to pull out all the stops to find great furniture and storage solutions. Ajay Chopra, founding principal of Echo Design + Architecture, believes in… more
Known for her “Classically Current” style, Houston-based Laura Umansky strives to create luxurious, livable interiors. Her firm, Laura U Interior Design, won an International Design and Architecture… more
Scoring great products is essential to any interior designer, and with trade programs through Houzz and Steelyard, finding them has never been easier. If you aren’t familiar with these two resources… more
You can take the designer out of L.A., but you can’t take L.A. out of the designer. Even after her big move to Chattanooga, TN, interior designer Michelle Workman finds ways to infuse glamour into… more
International designer Steve Leung describes his ideal bedroom as calming, personal and cozy. His new collection for Theodore Alexander epitomizes the “luxury of serenity” and brings beauty to the… more
Wherever Jeff Strasser goes, design inspires him. The travel-loving Chief Creative Officer and Vice President of Interior Design at Marc-Michaels Interior Design Inc. in Winter Park, FL, is a master… more
Producer-turned-interior-designer Brian Patrick Flynn knows what it takes to get good design on TV, and now he’s creating it himself. Discover the inspirations behind Flynn’s new collection for… more
No matter what project she’s taking on – a celebrity home, a new line of luxury home furnishings or a charitable cause – designer Robin Baron of Robin Baron Design Inc. exudes positive energy. Take a… more
Tip 1: Design and conquer Rooms with tall ceilings can be a gift…and sometimes they can be a pain in the butt. How do you make a voluminous room feel inviting? If you install accent lighting —… more
Duo Mark Badgley and James Mischka’s creations have been gracing the runway for decades, but now they’re moving into a new realm of design: furniture. Debuted at spring High Point Market, Badgley… more
“Practical elegance” describes designer Ann Gish to a tee. Known for her detail and construction, Gish creates contemporary silk bedding, decorative pillows and tabletops that fit nearly any style.… more
Let’s face it: High Point Market can be mind-boggling whether veteran or newbie. With so many products and trends, how do you make sense of it all when you get back home? We asked past Style Spotters… more
Lighting designer Nathan Orsman has a unique talent for bringing intrigue to unproactive spaces. Here, the Australian-born designer walks us through his process of lighting this stately outdoor pool … more
I remember attending the KBIS tradeshow in 2010 and overhearing a joke. “Tuscany called, they want their kitchens back!” For 10 years, the Tuscan, Olde World look was radically popular and then,… more