Industry Voices

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
Arianne Bellizaire bathroom
Photo: Chad Chenier
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
Corey Damen Jenkins traditional sitting parlor
Photo by Werner Straube/Traditional Home
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
Lisa McDennon
Lisa McDennon
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 Manhattan apartment design
Lisa Melone Cloughen's Manhattan apartment design. (Photo: Melone Cloughen Interiors)
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
Worlds Away Luisa chandelier
The Luisa chandelier from Worlds Away.
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
April Force Pardoe Interiors living room
(Photo: Vince Lupo, Direction One)
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
Las Vegas Market mobile app
The Las Vegas Market app
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
Sue-Thomson-Naples-Bathroom
Photo: Richard Quindry
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
A New York loft with deep browns and leathers designed by Glenn Gissler
(Photo: Gross & Daley Photography)
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
Adriana-Hoyos-Ten-Upholstered-Chair
The TEN upholstered chair from Adriana Hoyos.
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-Modernique
Photo: Eric Hausman
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
Kenneth Cobonpue High Point Market
Kenneth Cobonpue
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
Lisa-Elkins-2-Point-Perspective-Last-Look
(Photo: Ron Elkins)
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
Anjay-Chopra-Echo-Design-and-Architecture-Design-Notebook
Photos Courtesy of Echo Design + Architecture
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
Laura-U-Interior-Design-Laura-Umansky
Laura Umansky of Laura U Interior Design shares how she designed this child's bedroom.
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
Houzz-Trade-Program
The Houzz trade program launched this summer offers many ways to save.
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