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Trend Poll

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By Karen B Wolf Karen B Wolf Interiors Fellow designers, this is FUN. Test your consumer trends design IQ and see if your answers line up to our poll results. You might just be surprised. Which of these Home Design Trends are Here to Stay and Which will look so 2020 Ten Years from Now?…

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In Pursuit of the Perfect Paint

By Karen B. Wolf Karen B. Wolf Interiors Small batch, slow living, makers movement and all of these lifestyle trends have reached the paint market and the consumer’s demand for better quality, highly crafted product. In the past year there has been a visible focus from paint companies on exclusive colors, branded and collaborative decks,…

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Have You Seen the Mansions in Newport, Rhode Island?

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO and Co-Founder of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Step back into the Gilded Age and relive a time when design was all about opulence and ostentation. Nestled along Newport, Rhode Island’s scenic coast are some the nation’s most magnificent mansions, built for the country’s nouveau ultra-riche around the turn of…

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Digital Deco

By Karen B. Wolf Karen B. Wolf Interiors Our digital world enables us to push the boundaries of any design movement. But the purity of line, form and the geometric shapes of deco design and its inherent acceptance of the machine age is a natural partner to the abilities of digital art. We are seeing…

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Trending-Design Sleep Advisors

By Karen B. Wolf Karen B. Wolf Interiors I am not sure when sleep, or lack there of, became a trend but if you just purchased your first Mattress in a Box you are way behind the mattress movement that has awakened the bedroom category for the design industry. Our sleepless nation is not new…

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Trending: The Aesthetics of Joy

By Karen B. Wolf Karen B. Wolf Interiors I was going to write this blog post about the pursuit of happiness until I listened to Ingrid Fetell Lee’s recent Ted Talk on Joy. As a culture in perpetual pursuit of the holy grail, especially of late, Ms. Lee’s honest embrace of everyday moments, small smiles…

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Trending Now | Aussie COBO

By Karen B. Wolf Karen B. Wolf Interiors From down under, Australian COBO aka Coastal Boho with an Aussie twist is lighting up Pinterest and Instagram with its South Pacific relaxed chic. I am personally crushing on this design style. Think neutral, white infused, layers of texture, natural woods, 70’s rattan, sage, saturated natural light…

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Trends on ​T​heir Way Out ​in 2018

By Karen B. Wolf – Karen B. Wolf Interiors, LLC It is almost impossible to predict if a trend will become timeless, or if it will ​slowly decline. Thankfully, it takes many years for trends to truly disappear and most either wane, ​are reinvented, ​​or evolve but never fully ​go away. That’s great news if…

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What is Your Design Style?

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By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” Coco Chanel How important is it to you to have an easily identified design style? If you feel it is not important, then why is that? And if you feel it is important,…

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