Cowhide Rugs Serve a Great Purpose — Hall of Famer Laura Bohn

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Laura Bohn Laura Bohn Design, New York, NY Laura Bohn was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 1998, and has been featured in Luxe, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, House & Garden, Interior Design, Country Home, Oprah Magazine, HGTV, CNN Style and A&E. Laura is a graduate of Pratt Institute and has taught at Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute. She has been selected twice to design spaces at the nationally acclaimed Kips Bay Decorator Show House. The prestigious Franklin Report gives Laura a four star rating and quotes these three client comments and more: "She is a seasoned professional. What she sketched is exactly what you get, and it is always perfect." "Unbelievable sense of color, every room is gorgeous and exciting. She delivers the highest quality." "I was hysterical when she used six different shades of green in a single space, but she was absolutely right—it looks rich, yet homogeneous and peaceful." Join me as Laura shares with us why she uses cowhide rugs, how she sources designer rugs, what it's like to design internationally, what it was like to do Kips Bay Decorator Show House and much more... Read More

Corey Damen Jenkins Is Over the Beige-Greige-Gray Syndrome

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Corey Damen Jenkins Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates, LLC., Birmingham, MI Since starting his interior design firm in 2009, Corey Damen Jenkins has been a rising star in the industry. Corey has already been featured in Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal, Traditional Home, House Beautiful, Dwell, our own designer rug blog, and more. Corey was voted the winner of HGTV's popular hit series Showhouse Showdown, and in 2012 he won “Designer Of The Year” in the Interiors category by FGI-Detroit. Corey has a rich interior design perspective with a unique ability to make deep connections with his clients and exceed their expectations.  Join me as Corey shares with us current trends he avoids, how he incorporates rugs into his designs, his secrets to exceeding his client's expectations, and much more... Read More

How to Design an Award Winning Show House – Stacey Lapuk, ASID

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Stacey Lapuk, ASID Owner of Owner of Indigo Interiors, Inc. and Stacey Lapuk Interiors, Novato, California Stacey Lapuk is an internationally recognized, award-winning boutique interior designer with clients in San Francisco, Marin, Napa and Sonoma counties who give her a five star rating with comments such as “Stacey has an uncanny intuitive ability to zone in on the client's personality…after one consultation…something I never encountered before—I have worked with designers for over 30 years!” An ASID national award winner, Stacey has been featured in numerous design books and HGTV shows such as Interiors By Design and Curb Appeal and was named one of 10 Designers to Watch by Design Times Magazine.  Join me as Stacey Lapuk shares how a designer rug inspired her show house room, what it takes to connect a room with the views outdoors, the benefits of Biophilic design, designing for divorced men, and much more... Read More

Design Secrets of Martha’s Vineyard’s Top Architect Patrick Ahearn

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Architect Spotlight with Patrick Ahearn FAIA Owner of Patrick Ahearn Architect LLC, Boston and Edgartown, Massachusetts Patrick Ahearn needs no introduction if you live on Martha's Vineyard or anywhere else in the world where they love classic New England architecture that has been updated for modern lifestyles. Patrick's portfolio of exquisite award-winning homes is endless. His impact on Martha's Vineyard has been profound with hundreds of beautifully designed homes and his enthusiastic engagement with the island's community. Patrick has won multiple Bulfinch and PRISM Awards, last year he was the selected architect for HGTV's Dream Home 2015, and is shortlisted for six International Design & Architecture 2016 Awards.  Join me as Patrick shares insights on designing numerous Bulfinch Award and PRISM Award winning houses in Martha's Vineyard and takes us on a tour of one of his recent favorite houses...  Read More

How HGTV is Affecting Clients and Interior Designers – Janice Dietz

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Janice Dietz Owner of The Consulting House, Inc., Atlanta, GA Janice Dietz is an award winning interior designer with an architectural background who's been featured on HGTV and was named Best of HOUZZ 2016, 2015, & 2014. Janice has a long history of curating and purchasing museum quality art combined with business experience as executive of Fortune 500 companies. Join me as Janice shares her insights on how HGTV has changed client expectations, how interior designers are making better use of design technology and finding sources for more unique rugs, furniture, art, and fabrics... 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