Design Inspiration

IDS Designer of the Year Awards
Interior Design Society 10th Annual Designer of the Year Awards are underway

IDS Designer of the Year: A Decade of Interior Design Excellence

Many designers are looking for that something that helps them stand out from others. Saying you are an award-winning designer can do just that. It separates you when speaking with potential clients…
Nanimarquina rug
Natural materials help achieve the textured look many clients are asking for. Nanimarquina’s Wellbeing rugs are handspun, made of natural and local materials with no bleach or dye.

Textured Rugs Add Visual Interest to a Space

Good design involves creating a multi-sensory experience. Sure, we want our rooms to look great, but we can also fill them with items that offer interest beyond the visual. From upholstery to wall…
Surya vacation rentals
This Surya room vignette showcases elements, such as seating and colors, that can be easily photographed for online vacation rental sites.

Online Vacation Rentals Offer Home Design Opportunities

Where are the opportunities in home design headed? One opportunity that shouldn’t be overlooked is vacation rental properties. As consumers continue to trade in traditional hotels for more “authentic…
Instagram influencers
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10 Design Influencers to Follow on Instagram

For designers, Instagram can be a treasure trove of inspiration. Ever wonder who the pros are following? We spoke to three interior designers to see where they’re getting their Insta inspiration. We…

Last Look with Katherine Wozniak

In this home that has a “place for everyone,” every room bids a heartfelt welcome. Designed by Katherine Wozniak, owner of Katherine Elizabeth Designs, all possible uses for this dramatic yet cozy…
Simeone Deary firehouse
The bar area of the Detroit Foundation Hotel features a monumental chandelier cum art installation illuminating the interior and beckoning from the exterior.

Where There’s Smoke: Simeone Deary Transforms Adaptive Reuse Projects

When it comes to adaptive reuse, Chicago-based Simeone Deary Design Group, co-owned by Lisa Simeone and Gina Deary, is on fire.  Take the Detroit Foundation Hotel for example. Located in downtown…
one-of-a-kind home furnishings
Blue Ocean Traders, whose found pieces are pictured above, sources products from all over the world. “It is at the heart and soul of our brand,” says owner Jason Mulvene of the brand’s found objects. “We draw direction and inspiration from the design and handicraft that has come before us.”

One-of-a-Kind Furnishings, Antiques Bring 'Wow' Moments to Showrooms

We’re living in the Age of Experience. Consumers are looking for the next Instagrammable moment and are looking to show the world the things they’ve done and the things they have that make them…
Stacy Garcia design trend chromatic
Photo Shown Clockwise from Top Left: Nhow Marseille Hotel by Teresa Sapey + Partners, Stacy Garcia Commercial for Artline Studio – Wavelength, Ambrose Chua via unsplash, Felix Dubois-Robert via unsplash, Robert Katzki via unsplash, George Kedenburg via unsplash

Trend Story: Chromatic Palettes Play Up Playfulness

Envision a world devoid of complexities and full of colorful abstractions and artistic expressions. An embodiment of Miami’s Art Basel and influenced by the ‘you do you’ perspective, Chromatic…

Last Look With Wendy Glaister

Wendy Glaister of Wendy Glaister Interiors was taught to use an artist’s eye for home design at an early age. She brings a discerning eye to each project, fusing practicality and playfulness,…
Historic Home Interior Design Fernando Rodriguez
Fernando Rodriguez and his team were mesmerized by the history of their most recent design project in Old San Juan.

Old San Juan Home: 500 Years of History — Inspiration and Getting Started

Editor's Note: Stewart-Rodriguez is renovating a 500-year-old home in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. On the historic registry, projects such as these can be equally inspirational and challenging. This…