Interiors

Textile Designers & Material Knowledge

Textile design is a complex, fascinating, and ancient field of study. Every human on this planet is intimately involved with textiles, yet very few people consider textiles much at all. For thousands of years, all over the world, textiles protected us, comforted us, and gave us a way to communicate information about ourselves with the world. Textiles influenced our current banking system and were integral in putting humans into space. The people at the center of textile production are...

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Aga Artka on Designing a Historical Space

Aga Artka is an interior designer who believes every business has a story to tell. Her passion for branding mixes with her work as an interior designer in her projects. The result is interiors that fully tell her client’s story. Recently, she completed a large-scale project designing Badger State Lofts in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Their goal was to turn the site into an apartment community, balancing history with a modern feel. This historical preservation site was previously a tannery campus...

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The Design Pool Wishlist, Your Favorite Tool

Did you know you can create your own wishlist in Design Pool? It's super easy to do a great way to keep track of the patterns you love. We have over 600 designs in our licensable library and that number is growing monthly. Our wishlist feature helps you keep track of the patterns you love so you can find them quickly when you need them. Let's break down how it works. But first, why do I need a wishlist? Remember...

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HCD Expo Happens in Cleveland, Oct. 23 – 26

Design Pool is excited to be exhibiting at the HCD Expo + Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. The event takes place October 23 – 26, 2021 in the Huntington Convention Center in downtown Cleveland. At the event, we will be introducing The Cryptology Collections to interior designers and architects, including our two award-winning groups, Knowledge is Power and Radio Waves. In addition to the designs we debuted at NeoCon, we are introducing sixnew designs based on code, R&R. R&R is a...

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Find Us At Healthcare Design Expo This October

This October we'll be exhibiting at the Healthcare Design Expo (in person!) in Cleveland, Ohio. This show is dedicated to the healthcare design industry and highlights best practices and top healthcare design products. Attendees will be able to attend continuing education courses, network with other professionals, view new products, and impact the industry as it grows and expands. Organizers of this show work hard to put together an event with valuable educational sessions, inspiring keynote speakers, facility tours, and...

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The Rabbit Hole Where Interior & Textile Designers Intersect

Designers Today is a digital and print magazine that promotes itself as the link between interior designers and the home furnishings industry. As part of their goal in pushing the envelope to make the interior design profession stronger and more transparent, they are hosting a yearlong webinar series that interviews experts on their business practices. I urge everyone to check out their upcoming editions. I was lucky to come across their April 21st webinar entitled “Soft Focus: How to Create...

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Four Tips for Combining Neutrals in Home Decor

Recently, I interviewed Lisa Lev, of Lisa Lev Design based in Toronto. I asked her, "What is your most challenging, yet satisfying, project to date?" She replied, "the Clarendon job." This modern rehab of a heritage home for a repeat customer, was challenging for her. This client has a bad reaction to color and Lisa loves starting from the color scheme. But as you can see, Lisa embraced the challenge by combining neutrals to great effect. Photo credit: Alex Lukey Here...

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Introducing Chroma Imaging, Our Newest Partner

All of us at Design Pool are excited to introduce one of our newest partners, Chroma Imaging. This partnership adds yet another option to make customization accessible and easy for interior designers and architects. Based in Herndon, Virginia, with another location in Kissimmee, Florida, Chroma Imaging is a design and production company. They specialize in large format printing and custom visual solutions. They excel at creating unique visual communications for their customers, no matter the timeframe or budget. Any...

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Tour the Nashua PAL Youth Safe Haven

Many of you have followed along with me this past year as I have volunteered with the Building on Hope renovation of the Nashua PAL Youth Safe Haven. My responsibilities included designing the lobby of the building. I knew from the start the lobby is what makes the first impression. Therefore, I wanted to include custom elements and artwork in the Nashua PAL. Earlier this month was the virtual Grand Reveal. As with nearly everything this year, this project experienced...

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Join Us at the Nashua PAL Youth Safe Haven

This past year, I have been volunteering with Building on Hope's renovation of the Nashua PAL Youth Safe Haven. I was inspired to join the project when I heard about the work the Nashua PAL does for the kids in Southern New Hampshire. As well as their need for an upgraded space in which to do that work. If you enjoyed hearing about this project, I hope you'll join us for the virtual grand reveal on Thursday, December 17...

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