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DESIGN MIAMI.LA 2024 concludes successful inaugural edition 

The inaugural edition of DESIGN MIAMI.LA concluded yesterday, Monday 20 May 2024, following a five day show at a private Holmby Hills estate. The new West Coast fair offered a dynamic program of collectible design, serving as a testament to California’s rich design heritage as an international arbiter of taste.

Victoria McKenney on what it really takes to bring a designer furniture collection to market

Award-winning interior designer Victoria McKenney of Enviable Designs gets candid about the challenges and rewards of creating her debut furniture collection. Get her tips on working with manufacturers, identifying market gaps, managing costs without sacrificing quality, and the emerging trends she’s most excited about.

Designers’ favorites from ICFF New York

Keeping with the fair’s emphasis on original, sustainable design, we asked designers in attendance to share their favorite vendors, specific products, trends or other takeaways from the show. Here is what they had to say.

Sarah Merenda’s wallpaper obsession

As a former wallpaper installer who designs and prints her own wallcoverings, Sarah Merenda knows her medium like few others. And now she’s moving her designs into textiles, too.

Rooms in Bloom: Legends of La Cienega 2024 Recap

Legends of La Cienega returned for its 14th year with candid conversations on heritage and design to breathtaking showroom window displays that bloomed with creativity.

Rise of The Hotel Lobby Home ™

It’s time we bid the modern farmhouse adieu. There’s a new suburban architectural trend that finds its influences from the rise in popularity of vacation rentals and boutique hotels. We’re calling it the Hotel Lobby Home.

Young consumers want “in-house” design services

CIN research shows younger consumers, in particular, think it’s an important service for retailers to offer in-house design services. We dive into this finding and others about how retailers and designer showrooms can lure shoppers.

Whole home health and designing with heart

Austin-based firm Triple Heart Design, led by principal designer Shelagh Conway, has carved out a unique niche focusing on “whole-home health” – integrating principles of sustainability, natural elements, and spiritual wellness into every design project.

Wellness design for your mind, body and spirit with Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith discusses his “Find Your Home Within” wellness design philosophy and how he uses neuroaesthetics to make customized design decisions for his clients and for his new furniture line, Hedra, in collaboration with Model No.

How AI is transforming kitchen design with Isla Porter

Emerging AI technology is set to shake up the kitchen design and renovation, with the launch of new company Isla Porter this spring. The custom kitchen cabinetry company, founded by industry veterans Sharon Dranko and Emily Arthur, pairs powerful AI capabilities with forward design to reimagine the kitchen renovation process.