Courtney Porter

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Is it okay if the art matches the sofa?

By bridging the gap between artists, galleries, and designers, Moss ensures that remarkable art finds its way into beautifully designed interiors.

Antonia Caicedo on emotive art, sensorial luxury, and collaborating with design industry giants

Interior designer Antonia Caicedo brings her global perspective to her recently launched “Antonia Collection” – a curated line of case goods, upholstery, and lighting that forges a stylish bond between Art Deco and Mid-Century modern aesthetics. The collection is the result of collaborative partnerships between Caicedo and three respected industry brands: artisan atelier JIMECO, EJ Victor and Fine Art Lamps. 

Globally Chic design with Vani Sayeed

IFDA New England Interior Designer of the Year, Vani Sayeed wants “people to enjoy the world in a way they’ve never enjoyed it before” through her designs. This week on Disruptive Design, DNN Editor in Chief Courtney Porter sits down with Vani Sayeed. Together they delve into how her background in art shapes her standout spaces for clients around the world and resulted in her new Globally Chic rug collection with Landry & Acari.

The Evars Effect: reimagining the trade showroom experience for the modern age

After successful stints in public relations and launching her own interior design firm, Nancy Evars founded Evars Collective in 2020, which includes two multi-line showrooms in the California Bay Area that serve as a creative hub for the design community and have quickly become togo-to trade resources in the bay. 

ArtSeen celebrates 30 years of bridging the gap between designers and artists

Leonardo Ledesma, founder of the LA-based art curation company ArtSeen, has spent three decades collaborating with top designers and sourcing art works from a global array of talented artists.

Victoria McKenney on what it really takes to bring a designer furniture collection to market

Award-winning interior designer Victoria McKenney of Enviable Designs gets candid about the challenges and rewards of creating her debut furniture collection. Get her tips on working with manufacturers, identifying market gaps, managing costs without sacrificing quality, and the emerging trends she’s most excited about.

Designers’ favorites from ICFF New York

Keeping with the fair’s emphasis on original, sustainable design, we asked designers in attendance to share their favorite vendors, specific products, trends or other takeaways from the show. Here is what they had to say.

Rise of The Hotel Lobby Home ™

It’s time we bid the modern farmhouse adieu. There’s a new suburban architectural trend that finds its influences from the rise in popularity of vacation rentals and boutique hotels. We’re calling it the Hotel Lobby Home.

Whole home health and designing with heart

Austin-based firm Triple Heart Design, led by principal designer Shelagh Conway, has carved out a unique niche focusing on “whole-home health” – integrating principles of sustainability, natural elements, and spiritual wellness into every design project.

Wellness design for your mind, body and spirit with Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith discusses his “Find Your Home Within” wellness design philosophy and how he uses neuroaesthetics to make customized design decisions for his clients and for his new furniture line, Hedra, in collaboration with Model No.