Architectural Digest joins Black Interior Designers Network to launch ‘The Iconic Home Virtual Show House’

NEW YORK (WABC) — For 100 years, Architectural Digest has been the leading authority in design. Featuring the work of some of the most sought after architects and designers in the world.

Now, Architectural Digest wants to lead the way in inclusivity, by amplifying the voices of African Americans in the industry. Its major effort kicks off Wednesday.

“Underrepresented voices need to be heard,” said Amy Astley, Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Digest.

Astley joined forces with the Black Interior Designers Network to launch the Iconic Home.

“19 designers from 16 firms, all black designers designing incredible rooms,” she said.

“They’ve been tremendous when it comes to making us feel comfortable enough to make this happen and be creative and be free as we should be,” said Keia McSwain, President of Black Interior Designers Network.

This first of its kind virtual show house features photo-realistic renderings. It gives those looking for inspiration

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Interior designer Fabio Ragona avoids jail for drug supply, possession

An interior designer who moonlighted as a drug dealer would hold onto the IDs of his clients until they paid their debts, a court has been told.

Texts from Fabio Ragona’s phone revealed he had set up an “enforcement” system to ensure he received the hundreds of dollars he was owed for selling the drugs.

While he avoided jail at Brisbane Supreme Court on Tuesday, the Brisbane-based designer now faces deportation.

Ragona, 37, pleaded guilty to seven drug-related charges that included supplying and possessing dangerous drugs, possessing drug utensils and possessing a relevant substance.

The court was told police discovered his drug stash after they executed a search warrant on his unit on December 18 last year.

About 12.5g of pure-weight methylamphetamine, 26g of cannabis, 6g of liquid Gamma Butyrolactone (GBL), a wad of $545 in cash and a number of clip seal bags, pipes and scales were seized.


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Casabella Interiors Sweeps the PRISM Design Awards with Five Wins Across Three Categories

CAPE COD, Mass., Nov. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Casabella Interiors took home five awards at the PRISM Design Awards gala on Nov. 8th –winning more awards than any other firm in this year’s competition. The PRISM Awards recognize the finest projects and outstanding achievements of builders, remodelers, developers, project owners, architects, land planners, marketing/advertising firms, interior designers, and other professionals in the home building industry. 

Casabella swept two categories: The Best Bathroom Remodel Over $125,000 and Best Interior Design of a Private Residence: Bedroom / Bathroom.  Says Michele Chagnon-Holbrook, owner of Casabella Interiors, “The scope of our awards this year, and the projects they represent, from total demolition to new build to renovation, speaks to our capabilities as masters of the concept-to-build design experience.”

Chagnon-Holbrook and her team took home a Gold Award for their spa-inspired master bathroom “A Bespoke Reinvention” that featured floating vanities,

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The best interior design shows to stream

By Maureen Feighan
 |  The Detroit News

A good interior design show is a lot like a cup of hot tea and a warm blanket on a cold day: the ultimate comfort.

And with temperatures dropping and so many of us staying home amid the latest COVID-19 surge, you can binge design shows on a range of streaming services or through your cable subscription to give you some design inspiration for your own home and let you escape.

Whether you’re a “Fixer Upper” fan or “Rehab Addict” fanatic — or love home organizing shows — there’s a show for everyone. And the good news is many are free on demand or available right now through streaming services such as Hulu, Netflix or Amazon Prime.

Below are some of my favorite design shows to stream this fall or winter. Some are classics like “Fixer Upper”; others are new like HGTV’s “Home

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MPGL models showcase interiors by Romanza Interior Design

Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and PR, Special to Naples Daily News
Published 6:00 a.m. ET Nov. 14, 2020


Romanza Interior Design’s expert approach to enhancing living spaces is on full display at Moorings Park Grande Lake, Naples’ newest luxury Life Plan Community. A pair of furnished, luxury residence models featuring grand golf course and lake views display the possibilities for a truly perfect retirement lifestyle.

Romanza designer Luann Powers Gliwski took advantage of the soaring ceilings and light-filled living spaces in the Moorings Park Grande Lake residences to create two distinctive designs.

“We used the foyer spaces to set the tone and preview the palette used throughout the residences,” said Gliwski.

In the Brook model, a 3,905-square-foot residence

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Awards gala to honor San Diego’s top interior designers, home projects on Dec. 4

The public is invited to tune in on Dec. 4 as the San Diego chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) honors the year’s outstanding projects by top designers, in its virtual Design Excellence Awards and Holiday Gala.

Held from 6 to 7:30 p.m., the online event will offer attendees an up-close look at some of San Diego County’s most magnificent interiors and the interior design community, which includes professional interior designers, consultants, artisans, craftspeople and exclusive showrooms.

Awards will be announced in 23 categories, including residential and commercial design, use of lighting and technology, kitchens, baths, sustainable design, product design and more.

“Our virtual awards celebration will be an easy way for the public to get acquainted with the top interior designers working in San Diego County and enjoy a panorama of their award-winning design projects,” said Suzi O’Brien, president of the local ASID chapter.

“The awards

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Theory Design creating interior for Bal Harbour model at Hill Tide Estates

BOCA GRANDE — Theory Design’s Senior Interior Designer Paula Myette is creating a spectacular interior design for Seagate Development Group’s furnished Bal Harbour model now under construction at Hill Tide Estates, a 9.98-acre gated enclave on the southern tip of Boca Grande being developed by Seagate. Priced at $6,900,000 with furnishings, the Bal Harbour is one of three models available for purchase at Hill Tide Estates.  Seagate’s completed Captiva model is open for viewing and features an interior design by Theory Design’s Vice President of Design Ruta Menaghlazi.  In addition to the Bal Harbour and the Captiva, BCB Homes’ Beacon model is in development.

a pool next to a building: Theory Design’s Senior Interior Designer Paula Myette is creating a spectacular interior design for the Bal Harbour model now under construction at Hill Tide Estates, a 9.98-acre gated enclave on the southern tip of Boca Grande.

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Theory Design’s Senior Interior Designer Paula Myette is creating a spectacular interior design for the Bal Harbour model now under construction at Hill Tide Estates, a 9.98-acre gated enclave on the southern tip of Boca Grande.

Hill Tide Estates’ sales personnel are located in

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Why Luxury Interior Design Market is Booming So Rapidly? Top Players: Stantec, IA Interior Architect

Edison, NJ — (SBWIRE) — 11/12/2020 — A new business intelligence report released by HTF MI with title “Global Luxury Interior Design Market Report 2020 by Key Players, Types, Applications, Countries, Market Size, Forecast to 2026 (Based on 2020 COVID-19 Worldwide Spread)” is designed covering micro level of analysis by manufacturers and key business segments. The Global Luxury Interior Design Market survey analysis offers energetic visions to conclude and study market size, market hopes, and competitive surroundings. The research is derived through primary and secondary statistics sources and it comprises both qualitative and quantitative detailing. Some of the key players profiled in the study are HKS, Jacobs, Areen Design Services, DB & B, HOK, ShimmerScreen, Stantec, CCD, IA Interior Architects, SOM, Callison, NBBJ, Nelson, Cannon Design, Perkins Eastman, SmithGroupJJR, AECOM Technology, M Moser Associates, Gold Mantis, Perkins+Will, Gensler, Leo A Daly, HBA & Wilson Associates.

What’s keeping HKS, Jacobs, Areen

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Mandeville area interior designer faces additional fraud accusations | Crime/Police

The owner of a Mandeville area interior design company who was arrested in February on six felony fraud counts now faces additional claims of contractor fraud, according to St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office news release.

Danielle Matherne Gaspard, who owns Belissimo Interior Design Build, was arrested Friday on additional counts, that bring the total number of alleged victims to a dozen people who were bilked out of a total of $231,613.63, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Mandeville interior decorator accused of bilking customers out of $78K for unfinished work


Danielle Matherne Gaspard

The Sheriff’s Office began investigating Gaspard in early February after numerous complaints for customers who had paid her for jobs that were either not started or not finished.

The investigation into additional claims of contractor fraud continued over the next nine months, resulting in additional arrest warrants for one count of forgery of a certificate of

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Cottagecore is biggest trend in interior design fort 2021

Finding yourself thinking about home improvements for 2021? You’re not alone. All this time at home and lockdowns have Brits, and the rest of the world, turning to Google for inspiration on decor, interiors and upgrades.

But what are the biggest trends for 2021? All is revealed in new research by Roofing Megastore. The research analysed Google Trends data throughout 2020, for a range of different interior design styles, colours, furniture, home improvements and accessories, to reveal which are set to dominate 2021, and which are on their way out.

Cottagecore is the number one style Cottagecore came out on top, with a huge 1,075% increase in popularity since the beginning of the year. Beloved for its return to simpler, more comforting times and a greater connection to nature, it’s no surprise the homely and fairytale style of Cottagecore is proving so popular. The wholesome aesthetic is also mirrored by

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