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Designing a Mudroom That Combines Form and Function
Designing a Mudroom That Combines Form and Function
A mudroom is the ultimate stomping ground ... literally. In many homes, it's that second entrance space for unloading your shoes, outerwear and gear.
Five Times Green Walls Elevated Interior Architecture
Five Times Green Walls Elevated Interior Architecture
Plant-covered buildings have become immensely popular over the last few years - and understandably so.
Why Do Buyers Love Butler's Pantries?
Why Do Buyers Love Butler's Pantries?
Historically, a butler's pantry is a dedicated space in a large home used to store the family silver, numerous sets of china, and large serving dishes like platters, tureens, and coffee urns. These items were protected by the butler, hence the name. In...
Fanciful Interior Designer Creates Playground On Top of the Harrison
Fanciful Interior Designer Creates Playground On Top of the Harrison
Imagine if that out-there relative of yours designed a social club.
America's Hottest Real Estate Markets in May 2017
America's Hottest Real Estate Markets in May 2017
Temperatures are rising as spring winds down, but there will be no lazy lolling on the beach for would-be home buyers this summer, judging by the state of home buying in the U.S. in May.
The Recyclable And Sustainable Public Space
The Recyclable And Sustainable Public Space
Students from the Parsons School of Design at The New School have created a new temporary public space in New York from recycled fishing net and natural timber.
4 Sleek Flooring Trends For Your Bathroom
4 Sleek Flooring Trends For Your Bathroom
Steering away from the utilitarian zone, bathrooms have become the central point of relaxation in a home space, irrespective of their size or grandeur. Bathroom flooring here becomes crucial, because this aspect can do so much for the space.
Four Factors to Consider When Working with Minimalist Floor Plans
Four Factors to Consider When Working with Minimalist Floor Plans
Many homes are now following the trend of a minimalist modern house plan. As remodelers are called more often to work in these types of homes, they should keep in mind four important characteristics. These homes tend toward open floor plans, yet implem...
This New Hotel Is Designed To Harness Energy From The Ocean
This New Hotel Is Designed To Harness Energy From The Ocean
Hotels everywhere are taking steps to become leaders in sustainable architecture and design. From properties at the base of fjords in the northernmost parts of the world to resorts in tropical islands nestled among coral reefs, travel destinations are ...
Trends in Design and Home Furnishings
Trends in Design and Home Furnishings
Recycling textiles is a thrifty endeavor that is older than rag rugs.
Why Top Designers Are In Love with This Material
Why Top Designers Are In Love with This Material
People might have liked what I was doing, responded to it, bought it, eaten off of it, but it had nothing to do with being an artist-it was about being a craftsman, reflected Betty Woodman in an interview with The Guardian.
U.S. Home Price Gains Accelerated in August
U.S. Home Price Gains Accelerated in August
Home prices grew at their strongest rate in more than three years in August, an indication that despite slowing sales in recent months, demand for housing remains strong. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index, which covers the entire...
Wyndham Hotels Set Out to Engineer the Perfect Night's Sleep
Wyndham Hotels Set Out to Engineer the Perfect Night's Sleep
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts is engineering its hotel rooms around an elusive concept in travel: a really great night's sleep. The brand is teaming up with wellness innovator Delos and famous designer Jeffrey Beers to outfit rooms that inspire rest, comf...
The Productivity Problem In Office Design
The Productivity Problem In Office Design
According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), global labor productivity per employee has failed to markedly rise since the global downturn, despite the media storm that often hails the workplace experience as being the...
Here's How Dubai-Based Sneha Divias Is Telling Stories Through Interior Design
Here's How Dubai-Based Sneha Divias Is Telling Stories Through Interior Design
Located just 20 minutes from Muscat on the shores of the Gulf of Oman in a hidden cove is Barr Al Jissah. A luxury haven known for its exclusive villas and mesmerising landscape, beautifully crafted homes are visually in tune with the surrounding cliff...
9 Hotel Design Ideas to Steal and Use at Home
9 Hotel Design Ideas to Steal and Use at Home
If traveling opens you up to new ideas, then staying at hotels can give you loads of decorating inspiration to use at home, especially when they are enlisting high-profile designers to create a crave-worthy aesthetic. From neon word art adorning an ari...
50 Years Ago, Home Design Got Its Groove On
50 Years Ago, Home Design Got Its Groove On
The year marked a turning point in society, culture, and design, abandoning buttoned-up for exuberant, minimalism for maximalism.
With the Public Hotel, Ian Schrager is Reinventing Luxury Hospitality. Again.
With the Public Hotel, Ian Schrager is Reinventing Luxury Hospitality. Again.
Ian Schrager is an ideas man. The hospitality mogul's sprawling West Village office embodies his frenetic genius: Renderings and design experiments from his projects are tacked onto the walls, hanging alongside well-wishes from celebrity associates ove...
How to Build a Marketing Plan Around Your Target Market
How to Build a Marketing Plan Around Your Target Market
As a business professional, one must take the time to understand their target market. From demographics to behaviors, knowing this or not knowing it can make or break a business.
Tips To Create High-Quality Facebook Live Videos
Tips To Create High-Quality Facebook Live Videos
If you feel like you’ve been seeing more Facebook Live videos, you’re right. Now, 1 in every 5 Facebook videos is live, and the daily watch time for Facebook Live broadcasts has grown by more than four times since 2016.
Multigenerational Households: Making Them Work For Everyone
Multigenerational Households: Making Them Work For Everyone
The number of people living in multigenerational households has continued to rise, even though the recession is well over. In fact, many reports suggest that approximately 20 percent of the U.S. population now lives with two or more generations under t...
10 Converted Homes That Make the Case For Adaptive Reuse
10 Converted Homes That Make the Case For Adaptive Reuse
As we've seen time and again, old barns, churches and warehouses - with their soaring ceilings just begging to be turned into hip loft residences - are prime for spectacular conversions.
The Restaurant Design Trends You'll See Everywhere in 2018
The Restaurant Design Trends You'll See Everywhere in 2018
The rustic-hewn, Anthropologie-inspired era of restaurant design is over, as designers look toward sleek surfaces, rich woods, and greenery to adorn their spaces in the coming year. AD PRO spoke to several masterminds of restaurant design to get their ...
If Your Interior Design Website Is Weak, It's Time For a Tweak
If Your Interior Design Website Is Weak, It's Time For a Tweak
Is your website working? Is it attracting lots of visitors, lots of "buzz," and lots of business? If you are like most interior design professionals, you probably invested a hefty sum for your site. Are you getting a good return on that investment? Is ...
What Makes the Fonzie Flat So Cool?
What Makes the Fonzie Flat So Cool?
Living at home as a grown up kid can be tough - but not when you mix in the latest in home design and trends! The 2018 BUILDER Concept Home, built by Meritage Homes, shows the latest trending forward products and designs in multigenerational homes. Man...
The Pink Zebra: An Eye-Popping Restaurant/Bar Inspired by the Work of Wes Anderson
The Pink Zebra: An Eye-Popping Restaurant/Bar Inspired by the Work of Wes Anderson
If Design Milk could relocate and setup shop in a restaurant/bar, I'm pretty sure it would be this one located in Kanpur, India.
Flower-Clad Home That Spreads "Contagious Happiness" Hits the Market in LA
Flower-Clad Home That Spreads "Contagious Happiness" Hits the Market in LA
A unique new home said to spread "contagious happiness" has hit the Los Angeles market - and it checks all the boxes for walkability, amenities, and even sustainability. Architect and artist Cameron McNall originally designed 4016 Tivoli for his family...
Pinterest's Top 10 Home Interior Trends For 2018
Pinterest's Top 10 Home Interior Trends For 2018
As well as being a go-to for fashion fans, Pinterest is a popular haunt for interior design buffs searching for inspiration. In fact, home decoration content is up 75 percent on the social network. Here are the trends in store for 2018 according to Pin...
The Mylines Hotel in Hangzhou, China Is Designed to Invigorate the Senses
The Mylines Hotel in Hangzhou, China Is Designed to Invigorate the Senses
Situated in Hangzhou, China near the West Lake, the Mylines Hotel is a recently renovated hotel that features a unique theme. Through interior design, exterior design, scale, plan organization, sound and lighting, the hotel focuses on activating four i...
Interior Design Partnership Shows How Media Can Bolster Brands
Interior Design Partnership Shows How Media Can Bolster Brands
Architectural Digest and Modsy, a 3-D visualization home design tool, have joined forces in an effort that demonstrates how content can be used to seamlessly extend a brand’s reach and sell related products. The Clever website allows readers to t...
Model Apartments Where Designers Run Wild
Model Apartments Where Designers Run Wild
Compared with the tastefully neutral interiors of so many new condominium buildings, the latest model unit to open at 432 Park Avenue comes as a jolt. The living room fireplace is finished in Venetian plaster incised with an Art Deco-inspired pattern a...
How Homes Support Healthy Lifestyles
How Homes Support Healthy Lifestyles
More and more consumers are looking for ways their homes can improve their physical and mental well-being.
Feuerborn On Leaders Board in Workplace Space Race
Feuerborn On Leaders Board in Workplace Space Race
Open plan. Activity-based working. Change management. Collaboration. These terms have become associated with the world of office design since companies first began the move from enclosed offices and high partitioned workstations to more open and collab...
25 Tips To Become a Quota Busting Sales Leader
25 Tips To Become a Quota Busting Sales Leader
Sales leadership is the ability to lead by example and command respect. To be a successful sales leader you need to be able to sell exceptionally well, coach effectively, and use the right sales metrics to guide activity and expectations. It’s al...
Zillow Unveils App That Offers 3-D Home Tours
Zillow Unveils App That Offers 3-D Home Tours
Home searchers will soon be able to get a 3-D look at properties for sale and for rent just by looking at their cellphones. After more than two years of work, real estate technology company Zillow has announced the launch of 3-D Homes, a first-of-its-k...
7 Kitchen Design Trends That Are Poised To Be Huge in 2018
7 Kitchen Design Trends That Are Poised To Be Huge in 2018
Some people smoke. Some people shop. But our vice? Spending a downright unholy amount of time looking at kitchen porn. Whether you're actually looking to renovate in the year ahead, or like us, just love to drool over design, here are the seven hottest...
Rooms With 'Good Bones': Edith Wharton's Design Legacy
Rooms With 'Good Bones': Edith Wharton's Design Legacy
Edith Wharton, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author famous for novels set in the late 19th century, also wrote an influential book on interior design, long considered a sort of bible of American decorating.
Strong Finish For Architecture Billings in 2017
Strong Finish For Architecture Billings in 2017
The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) concluded the year in positive terrain, with the December reading capping off three straight months of growth in design billings.
4 Tips for Designing a Disaster-Ready Community
4 Tips for Designing a Disaster-Ready Community
With several devastating hurricanes and wildfires in Americans' recent memory, many senior housing providers are taking a closer look at preparing for the worst.
How To Display Those Books, Books And More Books
How To Display Those Books, Books And More Books
Regardless of today's technological revolution, there is no comparison between a tablet or e-reader and a book. Books provide a sensation and look that can't be beat. Well-known author Jorge Luis Borges once said: "I cannot sleep unless I'm surrounded ...
13 Stunning Examples of Graphic Design in the Built Environment
13 Stunning Examples of Graphic Design in the Built Environment
The first time I was introduced to Archigraphia: Architectural and Environmental Graphics by Walter Herdeg, founder and editor of Graphis, was while I was an industrial design student at Pratt Institute. It immediately confirmed a world existed that I ...
Designing For the Deaf
Designing For the Deaf
Deaf is a culture. And deaf culture is rich in social behavior, tradition, values and history - and just like any culture, it has its own language. As a designer of public space, I work with spaces that will be utilized by people who are hearing and by...
How Urban Design Can Make Our Cities Less Vulnerable To Attacks
How Urban Design Can Make Our Cities Less Vulnerable To Attacks
Jon Coaffee is a professor of urban geography at the University of Warwick in England and an expert on the impact of terrorism and other security concerns on the functioning of urban areas. We asked him about what can help mitigate hostile vehicle atta...
This Interior Designer Is Cornering an Untapped Demographic—Urban Bachelors
This Interior Designer Is Cornering an Untapped Demographic—Urban Bachelors
After years of collaborating with her mother, Carola Hinojosa of the Miami-based Hinojosa Studio, interior designer Sabrina MacLean has launched her own independent venture, Maison MacLean - a boutique decorating service oriented to what she believes t...
These Italian Sisters and Design-World Stars Will Make You Want to Redecorate
These Italian Sisters and Design-World Stars Will Make You Want to Redecorate
They're the perfect team: Nathalie Droulers is an architect, and her sister Virginie is a visual designer. Together, these Italian sisters founded Droulers Architecture, a Milan-based studio covering the architecture and interior design of both commerc...
Pantone Unveils Autumn And Winter 2018 Palette
Pantone Unveils Autumn And Winter 2018 Palette
On the heels of this year's New York Fashion Week, Pantone has announced 10 fresh "seasonal" hues and five "classic" colors the institute predicts will shape fashion, home decor, and interior design palettes for the fall/winter 2018 season.
How to Create a Successful Interior Design Website
How to Create a Successful Interior Design Website
The days of toting around a physical portfolio, filled to the brim with (real film) photographs and sketches, are quickly fading. While designers still work with physical swatches and samples, much of the design industry, like the rest of the world, is...
How Princess Diana Decorated Her Private Quarters in Kensington Palace
How Princess Diana Decorated Her Private Quarters in Kensington Palace
Everyone agrees Princess Diana was a fashion icon, but she was also so much more. Not only was she was an inspiring humanitarian and a devoted mother, but it turns out she was quite an interior design maven, too.
The Science of Color
The Science of Color
How many colors do you see in the above image? You may have guessed four: one for each of the four squares. But the answer is three. The two small squares are the same color; they appear different only because of their contrasting backgrounds.
Quite A Ride: 3 Trends Driving Change In Senior Living
Quite A Ride: 3 Trends Driving Change In Senior Living
Dean Maddalena writes, "I've been doing interior design for senior living communities for 20 years, which has allowed me to experience firsthand the shift from the institutional 'homes' of the past to the increasingly hospitality-driven senior living c...
Do You Have An Exit Plan?
Do You Have An Exit Plan?
Have you thought about what you'll do when you retire from your interior design career? How many of you have been building a successful business with the thought of selling it when you decide to retire. Many small business owners who are 60 simply clos...
Are You Marketing 10 Hours a Week?
Are You Marketing 10 Hours a Week?
Whenever designers tell me they are not satisfied with the amount of work they are getting or with how much they are earning, my first question is, "How much marketing are you doing?"
The Ultimate Symbol of the Pre-Recession Boom Is Back
The Ultimate Symbol of the Pre-Recession Boom Is Back
If there's anything that typifies the boom times before the Great Recession, it is the McMansion. These sprawling houses proliferated around the country in the 2000s, as banks shelled out easy credit to fuel a housing bacchanalia they thought would nev...
How To Specify Seating For Healthcare
How To Specify Seating For Healthcare
The preferences of patients, families, and medical staff for interiors that mirror life outside facilities' walls is resulting in a healthcare design typology that's colored by retail, hospitality, and other design sectors.
Three Architects on Designing Safe Schools
Three Architects on Designing Safe Schools
The shooting rampage that left 17 Florida high school students dead in February triggered a massive response by young people across the country demanding meaningful gun policy reform from legislators.
Why Scandinavian Design Is So Great For Small Spaces
Why Scandinavian Design Is So Great For Small Spaces
There's something about Scandinavian interior design that sings in small spaces.
Selena Gomez And Elisabeth Moss Are Obsessed With Instagram's Next Big Decor Craze
Selena Gomez And Elisabeth Moss Are Obsessed With Instagram's Next Big Decor Craze
Emerging design trends are finding a new way to make their mark.
Don't Get Bamboozled By These Interior Design Business Blunders
Don't Get Bamboozled By These Interior Design Business Blunders
If your interior design business isn't where it could be and should be this summer, you might blame it on blunders. You may be committing the same sales and marketing missteps that sabotage the success of too many design professionals, too often. For s...
These Are the Top Interior Trends For Autumn 2017
These Are the Top Interior Trends For Autumn 2017
It's been a bemusing year so far in the world of interiors.
10 Fabric & Wall Covering Standouts From NeoCon 2017
10 Fabric & Wall Covering Standouts From NeoCon 2017
Fabric and wall covering that caught our editors' eyes at this year's NeoCon.
A Niche Can Make You Rich, So Start Specializing Now
A Niche Can Make You Rich, So Start Specializing Now
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Wonky Desks, Giant Fig Trees And Mindfulness Classes: Is This the Office of the Future?
Wonky Desks, Giant Fig Trees And Mindfulness Classes: Is This the Office of the Future?
Oliver Wainwright writes, "A wall of transparent plastic has been stretched across the gap between two mews houses.
Sneak Peek: The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Reveals the First Half of its Ultra-Glam Makeover
Sneak Peek: The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Reveals the First Half of its Ultra-Glam Makeover
Perched on an ultra-prime stretch of real estate in one of London's poshest neighborhoods, the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park has long been a favorite home base for travelers looking for an oasis within the bustling city.
Infusing Hotel Comfort And Style in Healthcare Facilities
Infusing Hotel Comfort And Style in Healthcare Facilities
The healthcare carpet range from Godfrey Hirst Australia represents a revolutionary change in the way healthcare environments are being designed, an important goal being to minimize the institutional feel. Until recently, interior design in hospitals a...
3 New LinkedIn Features Your Company Should Use
3 New LinkedIn Features Your Company Should Use
If you're a social media marketer or a recruiter, get ready for a change you'll love. LinkedIn is getting the updates it desperately needs. Beginning now, using the platform will be smoother, easier, and more intuitive.
8 Inexpensive Materials That Can Transform an Interior
8 Inexpensive Materials That Can Transform an Interior
The interior design world isn't lacking in options - we've perhaps never had better access to a range of raw materials and technologically advanced surfaces - but sometimes the most interesting options are right under our noses.
Can 'Hardening' Our Schools Keep Our Kids Safe?
Can 'Hardening' Our Schools Keep Our Kids Safe?
In the wake of the Parkland shooting and the March for Our Lives movement, the question of school safety has gotten renewed focus.
Why Do So Many Millennial Women's Bathrooms Look The Same?
Why Do So Many Millennial Women's Bathrooms Look The Same?
Well-lit, surprisingly large spaces in which every possible surface is covered in flawless white marble. Diptyque candle jars, their waxy remnants scooped out, used to hold assortments of lipsticks and makeup brushes.
Four Reasons Why Your Website Should be Responsive
Four Reasons Why Your Website Should be Responsive
With 60 percent of Internet users now using their mobile devices to search, remodeling companies need to start maintaining a responsive web design on their website.
The Intersection of Hospitality and Retail
The Intersection of Hospitality and Retail
Jackson Thilenius writes, "The intersection of hospitality and retail has become a hot topic, and many clients are now asking about the implications.
Meet the Terrazzo Spin-Off That's Taking Over Interior Design
Meet the Terrazzo Spin-Off That's Taking Over Interior Design
Terrazzo is back and better than ever, says Pinterest (and zero janitors). But with any great revival comes a solid reinvention: Enter Marmoreal, an engineered marble that’s slowly coming to a countertop near you.
Cozy Marries Contemporary To Create Tomorrow's Design Trend
Cozy Marries Contemporary To Create Tomorrow's Design Trend
Home is where the hygge is. That's what developers and design experts are discovering is a huge hit with buyers and renters, who more than ever want to feel at home - in every part of a residential building.
Outdoor Living, Multi-Gen Features Top AIA Design Trends Survey
Outdoor Living, Multi-Gen Features Top AIA Design Trends Survey
Findings of the quarterly AIA Home Design Trends Survey released this week indicate that consumers continue to put emphasis on practical features that expand the functionality of their home via heavy investment in outdoor living spaces and accessibilit...

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