Design Inspiration

3 Printable Coloring Books to Soothe and Inspire You While Social Distancing

After more than a month working, living and playing from home, everyone — children and adults alike — is looking for something to do. Some designers and manufacturers have broadened their creative…
madcap
“We love to mix patterns in unexpected ways that, ultimately, come together harmoniously,” Madcap’s Nixon says. “In this space, greens and blues are the dominant colors and carry through the room.”

Pattern Play: Designers and Retailers Encourage the Creative Use of Patterns 

It’s often said that fashion trends influence home trends, and as maximalism reigns supreme on the runways, it’s making its way into homes in the form of patterns and prints on upholstered furniture…
Interior Design: Wright-Simpkins. Photo: Christian Wright
Interior Design: Wright-Simpkins. Photo: Christian Wright

Decorative Lighting Fixtures Enhance Traditional Design

For a while there, it seemed like traditional design had taken a backseat to stark, clean modern design. It’s fun to see a resurgence of traditional interiors, interpreted in a new way. I had the…
Armoniosa
Outdoor spaces were just as important as indoor at Armoniosa in Las Vegas.

Showing Off: Designers Make Their Mark With Showhomes

"Stretching your creativity.” “Great marketing opportunity.” “Collaborating with other designers.” “Cementing relationships with suppliers.” “Giving back to the community.” These are some of the…

Last Look With Sandra Asdourian

Sandra Asdourian started out as a New York City fashion model. Now an award-winning interior designer in Naples, FL, and Babylon Village, NY, Asdourian is known for clean, open, textured designs…
Progress Lighting
This Cherish Hall common area gets a dramatic custom lighting look by using multiples of the same Progress Lighting overhead fixture throughout.

Designing for Hospitality Common Spaces

For Carrie Fusella, Owner and Lead Designer at Design Alternatives, in Toms River, NJ, designing common spaces — hotel lobbies, restaurants and clubhouses — while lucrative and exciting, also present…
KingsHaven
Lauren Wylonis has established KingsHaven through interior design, retail and her product lines.

Lauren Wylonis Shares the Inspiration Behind KingsHaven

There’s a new lighting collection coming to High Point Market next month — KingsHaven — and while the line may be new to the North Carolina home furnishings market, its founder/designer is not new to…

Last Look With Judy Gooch

Recent empty nesters, these busy Oak Ridge, TN professionals wanted to upgrade their 25-year-old master bath with a large shower, aging-in-place amenities and a relaxing environment. Designer Judy…
sustainable interior design
Designer Sheree Vincent wove her client’s love of nature into this home in Avon, MN, making sure to consider indoor air quality, energy efficiency, durability and ease of maintenance while making selections. The project won her an Interior Design Society Designer of the Year award for Sustainable Design last year. (Photo: Ben Clasen)

A Focus on Sustainable Interior Design

When Sheree Vincent began her interior design career in the early ‘90s, sustainability wasn’t much of a hot topic. Growing up in Minnesota surrounded by nature, she had always had a personal…
Clodagh
Clodagh believes her wellness-designed spaces should appeal to every sense and provide refuge from the world outside, even in an urban setting like this Upper East Side apartment in New York City.

Clodagh Leads Life-Enhancing Design Movement

Clodagh, the internationally acclaimed head of New York-based Clodagh Designs, began exploring how design supports well-being and can transform peoples’ lives long before the field was considered a…