November 4, 2019

The Creations Of Japanese Designer Oki Sato Are Filled With Simplicity, Lightness And Humor

Oki Sato is really a child at heart. Designing for him is all about having fun, waiting for his ideas to look happy and for his sketches to smile back at him. Take for example the Gacha Gacha miniature capsule toy figurines he designed for Kaiyodo – the type dispensed from vending machines after inserting coins into a slot and turning the knob – or the single-flower vases perched on metal bars for Zens, bringing to mind birds on a wire. There are also the four unconventional hourglasses for INAC with organic-shaped cavities carved from blocks of transparent acrylic, which resemble ant farms – one of 10 different collaborations with Japanese manufacturers such as Blanc Bijou, YKK and Wakazono that examine the notion of movement. They […]
November 4, 2019

How Men’s Fashion Is Inspiring Interior Design Trends

In recent years, feminine decor styles have dominated the market. From millennial pink to palm leaf prints and statement art (Live. Laugh. Why?), many current trends are becoming just a bit tired. But now, the pendulum is starting to swing the other way. Clean, modern looks, inspired by men’s fashion are making a comeback. However, don’t be fooled. This is nothing like the modern looks of the late ’90s and early aughts. Tuscan kitchens, sleigh beds, and chocolate brown walls are behind us (hopefully forever). A sophisticated, gender-neutral skewing look is beginning to emerge. Think mansion, not man cave (even if you don’t live in one). Here are three noteworthy launches paving the way. The Inside The Inside menswear So many prints.THE INSIDE Today In: Business […]
November 4, 2019

Designing Stylish Bedrooms with Yellow Accents

A well-designed bedroom should offer comfort and serenity, as well as energy and excitement. Incorporate yellow accents — from throw pillows and blankets to artwork and lighting — to create a bedroom that does both. Ideal decor for any season, browse 12 interiors from Dering Hall designers that embrace yellow accents. Bedroom with yellow accents, including a yellow bed, yellow headboard, and yellow throw pillows. Soothing gray walls and a neutral carpet are paired with a bright pop of color. NICK ROCHOWSKI PHOTOGRAPHY A mix between yellow and gold, this colorful bed serves as an eye-catching accent in an otherwise neutral space by Studio L London. Yellow Bedroom Accents This cheerful guest bedroom in East Hampton is giving us fall vibes.EMILY GILBERT PHOTOGRAPHY Today In: Lifestyle […]
November 4, 2019

Decorist Introduces Online Interior Design To Millennials With BuyBuyBaby

In 2017 Bed Bath & Beyond quietly acquired the online interior design service Decorist for an undisclosed amount. Prior to that, Decorist had raised $4.5 million in seed funding from home improvement chain Lowe’s, the Women’s Venture Capital Fund and other angel investors. Decorist was founded in 2014 by Gretchen Hansen, who continues as its CEO, after she made a mistake buying chairs for her office. She snapped some pictures and sent them to an interior design friend who worked remotely and returned a design that turned her office into a workable and beautiful space. That was Hansen’s a-ha moment. She figured that many people had similar interior design challenges but didn’t know where to turn. They needed a designer on call. Decorist was born, offering […]