Trends

Colors of the year, color palettes and color trends are all part of the interior design and retail experience in home furnishings. Get inspired by what's trending and why.

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…
Big Ass Fans
The i6 for Big Ass Fans uses SenseME technology to offer smart operation, compatible with multiple platforms.

WiFi Upgrades Smart Home Technology for Ceiling Fans

Smart home technology has come a long way since its inception, and as it becomes more mainstream with consumers — Tech Crunch predicts that more than 55 percent of American homes will have at least…
Control4 operating system
Smart home operating systems, like Control4, manage lighting, security, entertainment, furniture and more throughout a home.

Smart Home Technology and a Healthy Lifestyle

Smart home technology can offer end users the ultimate in comfort and convenience. Whether the technology is exhibited in furniture, lighting or anywhere else in the home, when a person is more…
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…
Ronald McDonald House
Charles Pavarini III and J.Randall have designed with wellness in mind at Ronald McDonald House and Kips Bay.

Interior Designers Embrace Wellness-Focused Design Opportunities

Few in the home furnishings field would dispute that good design simply makes us feel better. Now there’s a term for it — Design Harmony — and all indications are that it represents a healthy…
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…

2020 Houzz Study Reports Positive Sentiment Among Home Renovation Professionals

Houzz Inc. today released the 2020 Houzz U.S. State of the Industry report, which provides an outlook on 2020 and review of 2019 performance for residential renovation and design businesses based on…

Style Board: Smart Home

The Epitome adjustable bed base from Kingsdown has a built-in sleep tracker. It also includes an adjustable massage function, under-bed lighting, dual USB ports and a wireless remote control with…
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…
Classic Blue Stacy Garcia
Images Shown Clockwise from Top Left: Chloe in Blue Suede by Gary Inman of Baskervill for LebaTex, Photo by Ricardo Gomez Angel via unsplash, Stacy Garcia Commercial for Durkan Hospitality – GA51859-MW438, Photo by Matteo Minoglio via unsplash

Stacy Garcia's Color Crush: Classic Blue

We’re heading into 2020 with clear vision as Pantone’s Color of the Year, Classic Blue, brings us back to the basics, re-centering our thoughts for a clear and focused mind. Inspired by the sky at…