Welcome to The HighBoy's "Eye on Design." Each week we cull through the top design stories from the week and share the best with you.
What you will learn this week: Sublime Spaces by 20 Top Designers, Minimalist Styling Tips, Power List of 20 Influential Interior Designers, Dilapidated Barn Transformed into Beautiful Showroom, How to Put Living Back Into Living Rooms, and much much more.
Top 20 interior designers who know how to create sublime spaces
To celebrate the anniversary of their 200th issue, Wallpaper* expanded their Power 100 list into the “Wallpaper Power 200: the world’s top design names and influencers.” The list includes the likes of Apple’s Jony Ive, Philippe Starck and others of areas of design such as product design, architecture, graphic design and interior design. Here’s Wallpaper*’s “Top 20 interior designers who know how to create sublime spaces” list and slideshow as well as the full Wallpaper* Power 200 list.
New This Week: 3 Living Rooms That Ditch the Tech for Family
With all of the recent studies showing the impact of technology on sleep deprivation, decreased concentration or decreased personal interaction, it is only natural for us to seek ways to detach and reconnect on a personal level. Houzz recently profiled several living rooms by a number of designers, each redesigned to do just that - rooms that remove the tech and restore the personal. Read more on Houzz.com
5 Minimalist Styling Tips for the Modern Home from Emily Henderson
Design Milk writer, Jaime Derringer, asks Emily Henderson of HGTV’s Design Star for some of her secret tips on modern, minimalist interiors. Read more on Design Milk
What to Consider When Reupholstering Antiques
Michaël Menuet converts French barn into a showroom of Brazilian furniture
What do you do when you’re a licensed distributor of designer furniture and you have a dilapidated barn in Aix-en-Provence, France? Hire Michaël Menuet to turn it into a showroom. Read more on Dezeen.com
Australian Grooming Brand Aesop Focuses on Interior Design
AESOP recently launched the new Taxonomy of Design microsite as a digital archive to study and highlight design across its brand spaces world-wide. Read more on Details.com
Interior Designer Jay Jeffers Calls Antiques the Soul of a House
You know we love antiques here at The HighBoy but designer Jay Jeffers takes it one step further: “Antiques, art, and accessories play a huge role in the decoration of a home,” he says. “In fact, they are the very soul of an interior.” Read more here
Modern Bookstore in Colombia Encourages Exploration, Relaxation
There are book stores and then there’s 9¾ Bookstore and Café in Medellín, Colombia. Unlike any other bookstore I’ve seen, this playful space was designed not solely to sell books or coffee but to encourage socialization. Read more at freshome.com
House tour: an interior designers’ home with a constantly rotating collection of antiques and objets d’art
Interior designer Serge Castella and his partner turned their home in Catalonia, Spain from a former farm house into a beautiful 5-room residence in which they periodically rotate their antique collection. Read more in Vogue