Thursday, March 11, 2010

The New Rules


Yesterday I attended a lecture that was sponsored by House Beautiful magazine at the Washington Design Center titled Interior Design Today: The New Rules.

Stephen Drucker, the Editor in Chief of House Beautiful, and famous designers Jamie Drake and Celerie Kemble delivered the lecture.
A glamorous living room designed by Jamie Drake. Photography by William Waldron
This beautiful, and fresh living room designed by Celerie Kemble. Photo courtesy of Kemble's site.
It was definitely an insightful lecture. Many topics were touched on in terms of how the design world is changing. The importance of social media, such as blogging, was stressed. The panel indicated how the direction in design is heading toward value, and how people are talking humbly and putting their money on quality and uniqueness.

According to Drucker, Drake and Kemble: Florals, stripes, velvet, linen are in. Chenille is out. Of course “blue is in the air.”

It was certainly exciting to listen to the expert’s point of view- from Drucker, who is creating a new era for House Beautiful; from Drake, who is known for his dynamic interiors and use of bold colors with great flair; and from Kemble, who has launched many product designs, among them the collection of recycled commercial fabrics called Fresh for Valley Forge textiles.

1 comment:

JeanetteS said...

I am enjoying reading about the event yesterday at the WDC. Very interesting on what's in and what's out. This is what makes design so intriguing. Just like fashion.

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