Industry Voices

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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
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(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
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Photos Courtesy of Echo Design + Architecture

In small space design, interior designers need to maximize space by seeking out furniture and storage solutions.

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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
Here's a behind-the-scenes look at Robin Baron's design inspiration for this Soho space. (Photo: Robin Baron Design Inc.)
Here's a behind-the-scenes look at Robin Baron's design inspiration for this Soho space. (Photo: Robin Baron Design Inc.)
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
high ceiling lighting solutions in a living room space
Ambient light comes from two locations in this living room: Linear LEDs are mounted on top of the horizontal beams, while additional runs are installed above the cantilever that runs along the perimeter of the room. The oversized pendant fixture makes the room feel cozier, while the table lamps create little islands of illumination. (Photo: Russell Abraham)
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
Mark Badgley and James Mischka
Mark Badgley and James Mischka give us a peek at their Old Hollywood-inspired Home Collection.
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
Bed with blue bedspread designed by Ann Gish
Follow the numbers below to see Ann Gish's design process.
“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
Living space designed by Marie Flanigan
Photo: Marie Flanigan
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
Follow the numbers below to see Nathan Orsman's design process.
Follow the numbers below to see Nathan Orsman's design process.
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
Kichler's Jeffrey Dross noticed trends - like this oil-rubbed bronze - seem to be moving faster in the lighting industry. Here's what that means for us.
Kichler's Jeffrey Dross noticed trends - like this oil-rubbed bronze - seem to be moving faster in the lighting industry. Here's what that means for us.
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
Create the perfect outdoor living space.
Create the perfect outdoor living space.
No longer is thoughtful decor relegated inside a home’s four walls. Patios and porches are now extensions of the interior, decorated as such with a new generation of stylish outdoor furniture and… more