How To Design Hospitality Environments That Blend Luxury And Fun—And Encourage Guests To Reconnect By Disconnecting

by Admin June 3, 2024

The McBride Company is setting a new standard in the hospitality industry by blending luxury and fun. Their projects, featuring beloved brands like Nickelodeon and Margaritaville, create unique environments where both children and adults can enjoy unforgettable experiences. Learn how these immersive designs encourage guests to unplug and truly connect. Discover more about their approach…

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IIDA Student Charrette 2024 – IDI students Place 1st, 2nd & 3rd

by Admin May 10, 2024

IIDA invited all Southern California interior design programs to nominate their students to compete in an all-day design charrette. The Charrette is the embodiment of brainstorming and teamwork. It is an opportunity to join students from various schools into a collaborative, unified effort. All Southern California schools are invited to participate on a first-come, first-served…

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Maria Monaci Gallenga (1880–1944) Textile Designer

by Admin April 30, 2024

Working in the early decades of the twentieth century, Italian designer Maria Monaci Gallenga captivated contemporaries with her luminous and richly patterned textiles (L.2018.61.11), which were the basis for striking women’s fashions as well as elements of interior design. Jessica Regan,  Independent Curator, February 2024 Working in the early decades of the twentieth century, Italian…

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5 Unique Ways To Find Design Inspiration For Your Home

by Admin April 8, 2024

Whether you’re staging your home for sale or you’re getting a little bored of your current interior, you might be wondering where to start looking for new ideas. The good news is that there are plenty of unique ways to find design inspiration other than in magazines or on Pinterest. So if you are feeling…

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by Admin March 6, 2024

by Jessica Petruccelli SDSA. Set Decorator Jessica Petruccelli SDSA shares, “You can’t have MEAN GIRLS without pink! But we didn’t want to feel tied to the way they did it in the original. We needed to create an iconic look befitting of queen bee Regina’s personality, with an aesthetic that felt more current.” Images courtesy…

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Upcycling and Eco-Art: Fusing Creativity with Sustainability

by Admin February 27, 2024

In an age where environmental consciousness meets artistic expression, the world of upcycling and eco-art is emerging as a powerful force for positive change. Join me as we explore the fascinating intersection of creativity and sustainability in “Upcycling and Eco-Art: Turning Recyclables into Artistic Masterpieces.” The Art of Transformation Upcycling is more than a creative…

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The Designers Have Spoken: These Are the Top 10 Kitchen Trends of 2024

by Admin February 5, 2024

If the all-white kitchen you loved in 2012—or the Tuscan-inspired one you dreamed of in 2002—is making you want to tear out your cabinets, you’re not alone: Roughly 42 percent of people decided to renovate their kitchens in 2023, simply because they couldn’t stand their outdated style. It was the top reason cited for a remodel, according to Houzz’s…

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7 Exterior Trends That Will Boost Your Curb Appeal in 2024

by Admin January 8, 2024

New year, new trends. While we often have interior design trends on the brain when January rolls around, what about the exterior of our homes? After all, everyone from the dog walker to the mailperson sees it (unlike that bathroom refresh you just completed), so why not give the outside of your home just as much personality…

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Introducing the IDI Student Council

by Admin November 29, 2023

President, Alicia Smith. As the current Student Council President, I am enthusiastic to have the privilege of advocating for the student body. My top priority is cultivating a supportive school environment that prepares students for the real world through educational events focused on professional development. When not at school, I work as a Junior Designer…

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Studio N highlights textured materials with lighting at Dubai spa

by Admin October 29, 2023

Dubai-based Studio N has created a lighting scheme to emphasise the natural materials used in the Sensasia Stories Spa designed by interiors studio Roar in the Kempinski Hotel Mall in the UAE. As the spa has no natural light, Studio N focussed on highlighting the variety of materials used in the space, which includes grey slate, stone, wood and hessian wallpaper. “We…

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