Design Industry's Top Stories
Oct. 12, 2011

Houses of style
ELLE Decor
You've seen their creations on the racks and red carpets. Now discover top fashion designers' most personal creations — their homes. Whether they reside in Milan or Kentucky, the fashion industry’s boldface names retreat to spaces as eye-catching as their work, ranging from tailored and traditional to colorful and eclectic. More

7 homes to wine and dine
FrontDoor.com via HGTV
Tour seven incredible abodes for sale with stunning wine cellars that are perfect for entertaining. For instance, Telluride, Colo., masterpiece — otherwise known as Castlewood Manor — houses a massive wine cellar with room for more than 2,000 bottles. The cellar was designed to mirror Old World European elegance, with hand-laid stone, vintage lanterns, and a sturdy tasting table for intimate gatherings with friends. More

New in home decor trends
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Like most other savvy design professionals, interior designer Lori Fountain of FT Design Inc. in Sarasota, Fla., treks off to North Carolina twice a year for High Point Market, a multi-day international convocation of furniture and accessories manufacturers, home retailers and the press. The conference and showrooms tour in this small town is strictly for the trade — no amateurs and no homeowners off the street allowed. Fountain has been participating since 1980 and the perspective she brings back is valuable to her clients and her business. More

San Francisco interior designer David Mast rolls out the basics of finding the perfect area rug
PR Web via San Francisco Chronicle
More than any other furnishing in a home, the rug defines living spaces-the shape and attitude of the area. The right area rug pulls together all of the other elements of the area into a cohesive presentation. Celebrated San Francisco interior designer David Mast gives tips for choosing the perfect area rug for the location. More

Tea accessories
The New York Times
Barbara Barry, the Los Angeles-based interior designer, has created a range of products, including furniture, tableware, bedding and even luggage. But one of her favorite projects had nothing to do with design. Six years ago, Barry collaborated with the Canadian company T to create a custom tea blend called Orange Grove, and earlier this year her second blend, Citrine, was introduced. More

Creating a white wonderland
Victoria Times Colonist
Darlene Provost is a dedicated follower of her five S rules of design — symmetry, simplify, seamlessness, serenity and a helping of serendipity. Then she follows it up with another: Smart shopping. The veteran interior designer is also partial to white. On this day, she's dressed in white from the baseball cap on her dark hair to the white sandals on her tanned feet. An oversized bag of white leather and is sitting on the white (Zeus Silestone) counter in a white kitchen where cabinet doors hide smart appliances. Even the fresh coffee is served in a white porcelain cup balanced on a white saucer. More

Colorado inspires chichi TV decorator
The Denver Post
Jamie Herzlinger's business has her splitting time between both coasts. But it was this interior designer's Colorado roots and experience that helped her hone her craft enough to recently woo producers of "Open House" on NBC. More

Interior designer thinks outside the box and into the storage shed
The Vancouver Sun
When interior designer Alykhan Velji sets to work, his challenge is often in helping clients think outside the proverbial box. But when he appears at the upcoming Vancouver Home and Design Show, he'll be helping folks to think inside the shed, the trailer — or even the tent. More

This is the world's most insane wallpaper
Fast Company's Co.Design
Three overlapping and primary-colored patterns are placed on the wallpaper panels and, in normal light, create some major visual discord. But here's where the magic happens: Shine a red, green, or blue light on the walls, and different patterns are isolated and made visible. Each colored light reveals its own set of images. More