Get tips for making your interior design career greener.
Sustainability Is Hot
Like other design fields, interior design is inextricably tied to changing styles—what’s hot and what’s not.
Whether the ultimate design goal is decoration, renovation or architectural detailing, all interior designers must stay abreast of current trends in the field.
In the design industry, the fastest-growing segment is the incorporation of sustainable or “green” interior design. From the use of rain water collection to supplement waste water needs, to using sustainable materials such as bamboo, innovation is high when it comes to designing a sustainable space.
Focus on Sustainability
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) believes that sustainability should be an essential part of every designer’s approach, from energy efficiency to reducing environmental impact. Interior design schools now incorporate sustainable design into their curriculum to prepare tomorrow’s professionals.
Six Tips for Environmentally Friendly Interior Design
If you’re an
For many of our favorite designers, great style started at home. In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked everyone from Bobby Berk of Queer Eye to designer and author Justina Blakeney about the design lessons they learned from their moms (or grandmothers and other mother figures).
What are the tips they picked up from the most important women in their lives? They learned how to stay organized, mix high-end and vintage pieces, incorporate art into a space, and more. Some of them, like Nate Berkus, were lucky enough to have moms who were interior designers themselves. Read on for the best lessons that continue to guide these designers today.
Bobby Berk, interior designer and television personality
One of the big ways my mother, Connie, influenced me is my organization and cleanliness. From
At Hoskins Interior Design, we are your partners in designing one that could only belong to you. Good listening helps us clarify your vision both aesthetically and functionally. We take the time to discover what you truly desire for your space, as well as how you live, your project goals, and your design challenges. Whether you are building a new home, or remodeling or refreshing the home you live in, our goal is to help you create welcoming and beautiful interiors that celebrate your life and family.
Our firm places an emphasis on designing beautiful spaces that will stand the test of time. Our Interior Design Process is geared toward making it an enjoyable experience for you, prioritizing where and how to best use your budget while ensuring you get the home you are envisioning. We approach design pragmatically, protecting the investment in your home by avoiding costly mistakes and
We’ve been receiving numerous emails from readers who want to be interior designers, decorators and architects but just don’t know where to start. So we’ve decided to help them out by compiling a list of institutions that are renowned for their design courses. But before we get to that, lets discuss the difference between the three professions.
While many people use the terms “interior designer” and “interior decorator” interchangeably, there are key differences between the two. For instance, an interior decorator works with architects to design the entire interior of the space. They work in collaboration with the architects to decide on how the space should be divided, where the walls should be built and what kinds of flooring and ceiling material will work best.
When it comes to interior decorators, the general rule of thumb is that a home owner, developer or residential/commercial architect hires an interior decorator to
A group of Long Island-based interior designers have formed DesignGivers, a new nonprofit organization coordinating design industry professionals to give back and support communities during the coronavirus pandemic.
Design Givers offers virtual interior design consultations while collecting donations to support the most pressing needs facing local communities. Its focus is providing aid to families struggling with food shortages due to COVID-19 by supporting Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization with a network of 200 food banks nationwide, including Island Harvest.
“While walking my dog, I visualized the people in the houses I passed who now had to work or study from home and how their homes needed to function differently than they did prior to the coronavirus outbreak,” said Annette Jaffe, founder of DesignGivers and principal designer at Annette Jaffe Interiors.
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From pristine white kitchen cabinets to shiplap-covered walls, it feels like the same design ideas have been showing up everywhere from the pages of magazines to the shelves of your local big-box stores these past few years. But with a new decade upon us, there are a host of new interior design trends on the horizon—and now’s the time to start putting them to use. Want to know the colors, floor plans, and furniture that’ll be cropping up all over your favorite HGTV shows soon? We’ve talked to interior designers to round up the top home design trends you’ll be seeing everywhere in 2020.
Geometric furniture—like those gilded hexagonal tables that have been popular over the past decade—is rapidly going out of style. “You will start to notice plenty of arches in furniture and home design,” says interior designer Leanne Ford. From chairs to arched doorways, this trend
Interior design trends say a lot about the times in which they emerged. From the opulent gold accents of the Gilded Age to the vibrant psychedelic patterns of the 1970s, décor mimics what’s going on in society at large. But that doesn’t mean all of these trends are nice to look at. We’ve spent some time uncovering the worst design trends of all time. Read on to find out why you should consider a remodel if any of these 40 looks are in your home.
Pink bathrooms were huge in the middle of the 20th century, largely thanks to First Lady Mamie Eisenhower. She famously redecorated one of the White House bathrooms in pink, which eventually resulted in the nickname “The Pink Palace.”
Pam Kueber of Retro Renovation says that approximately 5 million out of the 20 million homes built between 1946 and 1966 had at least one pink bathroom.
Each and every year brings new trends, new ideas and new techniques for the home, and while many elements of décor will never go out of style, interior design trends come and go.
Whether you’re a trendsetter or follower, you can’t deny the impact trends have on our decorating decisions at home.
As we move closer towards 2020, we can’t help but wonder about the next interior trends to dominate in the year ahead. Here, Australia’s top interior experts tell us their predictions.
Peek inside an interior designer’s home:
1. Wall panelling
Kate Lawrence, interior designer and founder of Kate Lawrence Interiors, predicts the current popularity of wall panelling will soar to new heights in 2020.
“Whilst already present in 2019, wall panelling is a trend that will remain strong right through 2020 and beyond,” she says. “It is an affordable design solution that gives a space ‘wow-factor’, but doesn’t