Industry Voices

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
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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
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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
Photo by Gregory Han
(Photo: Gregory Han)
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
(Photo: Kim Sargent)
(Photo: Kim Sargent)
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
Photo: Brian Patrick Flynn
Photo: Brian Patrick Flynn
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