Interior Designers May Disagree but Traditional is Back – Lori Miller

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Lori Miller Owner of Lori-Girl Creations, Long Island, NY While working on Rikers Island as a social worker, Lori Miller started at a wall paper store during her weekends. Her boss there encouraged her to go back to school for interior design, which she did. Upon graduating she worked at a furniture store and for an interior designer. Since 2000, Lori has owned her own interior design company, has been a Best of Houzz for the past two years, appeared in House, on the cover of LIhome, in USA TODAY and more. She holds degrees in both Interior Design and Psychology and is a member of the Interior Design Society and the American Society of Interior Designers. Join me as Lori shares her insights on decorating trends, myths about hiring an interior designer vs. doing it yourself and lots more... Read More

Designer Rugs Add Glamour to Kips Bay Show House’s 10 Best Interiors

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"Maximalism is thriving" proclaimed The New York Times in an article about the 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House. "The house .... reflects the lifestyle of today’s gazillionaires," intoned The Washington Post which was itself bought out by the super gazillionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos just a few years ago. Let us take a look at how the 10 best rooms in this $35 million 1909 mansion were made glamorous, and comfortable by designer rugs. Read More

Interior Design Suffers From Too Much Sameness – Benjamin Dhong

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Benjamin Dhong Founder-owner Benjamin Dhong Interiors, San Francisco, CA Benjamin Dhong has been featured numerous times in House Beautiful as well as in Elle Decor, The Wall Street Journal, NBC Open House, San Francisco Cottages & Gardens and internationally in Architectural Digest/Russia, Elle Decoration/ Germany, House Beautiful/Australia and House Beautiful/Turkey. Benjamin's passion for interior design and innovation is second to none. His popularity in Silicon Valley has landed him such prized commissions as the heads of Sony and 20th Century Fox. Join me as Benjamin shares his insights on interior design, changes brought about by technology, online antiques and designer rug shopping and more... Read More

Designer Barbara Gilbert Knows How Room Colors Affect Emotions

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Barbara Gilbert Founder-owner Barbara Gilbert Interiors, Dallas, TX. After 22 years of owning an insurance agency, Barbara Gilbert decided to leave it all for her dream job as an interior designer. It was an easy change since she was already decorating many of her friends’ and relatives’ homes. She went back to school to study interior design. After a few years, things blossomed for Barbara and she formed Barbara Gilbert Interiors in Dallas, Texas, winning multiple prestigious awards, working as an HGTV Pro Network Designer, and serving on the executive committee of the Interior Design Society. Join me as Barbara shares her insights on interior design and more... Read More

Designer Rugs Enhance House Beautiful’s Top 5 Interiors in April 2016

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It is a mystery why every month one or two design magazine excel all the others in the quality of the interiors. It is hard to predict which magazine will be in the lead next month. In April we are lucky to have two front runners. We cover House Beautiful today and Traditional Home was featured earlier in the month, and if you missed it, you can read it here. I am excited to share my picks for the 5 best interiors with designer rugs in the April 2016 House Beautiful. Read More

15 Old Havana Interiors, Architecture and Geometric Floors

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In celebration of President Obama's visit to Cuba, the first since Calvin Coolidge 88 years ago, we look hopefully to better times for the Cuban people whose creativity and flair is displayed in old Havana's vibrant music, architecture, interiors, gorgeous geometric floors, ballet, food and colorful old cars. Read More

Pinterest Helps Decorator Randy Trainor Share Ideas with Clients

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Randy Trainor Founder-owner C. Randolph Trainor Interiors, Franconia, NH. For over 25 years Randy Trainor has done award-wining interior design for clients while teaching design students and giving lectures. Prior to starting her own company, Randy worked at the highly respected J. Taylor Hogan Interiors in Richmond, Virginia. In addition to her design work, Randy coaches ski racers all over the world as well as in nearby Cannon Mountain. Join me as Randy shares her insights on interior design and how it is changing with Pinterest and new technologies. Read More