A background in fashion meant Eric Cody and Arel Ramos were committed to treating their Miami gallery, Stripe Vintage Modern, like a sartorial collection. “Since we’re based in Miami, we wanted the gallery to reflect coastal living not in the nautical sense of navy stripes and turquoise accents, but rather in calming neutrals and rich materials that convey a casually elegant lifestyle,” says Cody. To do that, the duo coined the term “Beach Chic,” bringing definition to a look that ranges from “rustic to luxurious, organic to glamorous.”Read More
“With great risk comes great reward.”
Thomas Jefferson obviously wasn’t pondering White House paint schemes and furniture layouts when he uttered those decisive words, but that doesn’t mean his declaration doesn’t ring true in the world of interior design. Today, the spaces drumming up industry buzz are rarely without a bold aesthetic leap. Consider for instance, Under—Europe’s recently-opened underwater restaurant submerged in the North Sea just off Lindesnes, Norway. While not all design risks have to literally defy the limits of oxygen, a risk of any magnitude can reap magnificent creative reward. We recently asked a group of boundary-pushing designers about their favorite career design risks. From 16 foot acrylic rainbows to lacquered black walls, these answers may have you itching to take a design risk of your own!Read More
Living Coral, Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year is decidedly amphibious. Rising from the surf and awakening our desire for all things vibrant and Floridian, Living Coral is a particularly bubbly and invigorating shock of orangey-pink. But don’t let its vibrancy detour you. Living Coral’s power can easily be tampered by the presence of pastels or even a jewel tone. So to inspire all your coral cravings, we’re surfacing ten beautiful products sure to make a splash in any home (sea-front, or not).
Ringing in 2019 means being on the cusp of a new decade and bracing for the wave of innovation that follows. If 2018 was any indication; however, the tides are already churning in the design world. To shine a light on what we can expect design-wise in 2019, we quizzed DECASO president Kendra Frisbie about what hot-button trends she’s loving for the months ahead. From a renewed focus on serene shapes and tactile fabrics to a focus on all things female, these are the trends that will be shaking things up in 2019.