2021 Design & Construction Week Moves to Virtual Event

After evaluating multiple safety and travel concerns related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) recently announced its intention to move the 8th annual Design & Construction Week, which features the International Builders’ Show (IBS) and Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) to a robust, all-virtual event platform.

While Design & Construction Week was originally scheduled to take place on Feb. 9-11, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., the new all-virtual DCW 2021 will still take place the week of Feb. 8 with extended programming.

“Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety of our exhibitors, attendees and the thousands of onsite workers who support the premier event of the residential construction industry, we feel the only prudent course is to make this year’s show a virtual event,” says NAHB chairman

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How better design will improve the spaces where we work and live | Free to Read

A thoughtful middle-aged white man gazes across ranks of designers. For most of my career, this has been the image of a successful architect. Now, the pandemic, the climate emergency and the Black Lives Matter movement have fused to force a revolution in architectural thinking and practice. This may, in turn, change the way homes, work and public spaces are designed and constructed.

While the trend to work from home accelerates, architects worldwide are experimenting with ideas and concepts for a more integrated, resilient and Covid-proof workplaces. 

Two decades into the 21st century, the successful architect’s office is akin to the image of a 19th-century factory, with banks of screens instead of machines. A dollop of modernist creativity is added, by way of primary colours in fixtures and fittings — lime green carpets, yellow feature walls and orange swivel chairs. Architects and assistants converse in hushed tones, only moving when

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Kitchen Design 101: What You Should Know to Make a Fabulous Kitchen

Many of us, due to the obscene periods of isolation imposed upon us by our governments as a consequence of the SARS-CoV-19 virus, have turned to interior designers. We have begun repainting and redecorating throughout our homes, changing old features, and adding new ones. Interior design can be very uplifting and redecorating your home can be a fantastic way to alleviate some of the burden of isolation and the depression and anxiety that it causes. Redesigning your kitchen can be a lot of fun, providing you have the financial backing, and the means to carry out your redecorations. This page will hope to tell you what you should know about making your kitchen fabulous. This page will also discuss the fundamental aspects of what will make your kitchen gorgeous – three main points: flooring, appliances, and lighting.


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Design: Here’s how to think about decorating your living room

Open-concept living spaces—like in this condo in the Blum building—offer different decorating challenges than formal living rooms did long ago. (Photo courtesy of Everhart Studio)

The living room has historically been an over-decorated room used mainly to receive and impress visitors. This room was a status symbol for outside guests, which is why the decor was typically dressed up or done to the nines.

But the American living room has changed a lot in the last two or three decades. In today’s homes, we see less and less the idea of a formal living room—aside from older homes or exceptionally large homes, where square footage and budgets are of no consequence. For the rest of us, lifestyles have evolved, and formal living rooms are things of the past.

Today’s living room has morphed into a grouping of several different rooms into one. The living room, dining room and kitchen have

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On the Market: Contemporary Westport home offers custom design

WESTPORT — Although Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist Michael Bolton chose the town of Westport in which to raise his children, Bolton Lane is not named for him and he never lived on this street.

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More time at home means more opportunity for you to design your personal kitchen, bath :: WRAL.com

Every year we consider the colors and styles homeowners are gravitating towards when personalizing their new home kitchen and baths. The 2020 season, more so than ever, has given us the most poignant glimpse into how everyday living can affect our design choices. 

The global pandemic we continue to experience has resulted in families spending more time at home, altering both their needs and wants with regards to aesthetics, technology, innovative design options and energy-saving features.  

Buyers may have also found a little extra time to spend on Pinterest or watching HGTV to get inspired on the design of their new home.

“I have buyers that come in after months of being stuck at home with social distancing/COVID restrictions and they have learned what they don’t like,” said Rachel Anne Phelps, design consultant for Drees Homes.  “Through staying home,

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Karl Lohnes: Home design trends to look forward to in 2021

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After almost a year of spending the majority of my time at home, I’m ready for some changes in 2021. The new year, although still a couple of months away, will bring new decorating opportunities, and now’s the time to plan out what changes you want to prioritize to make your home look fabulous and function better for how you use it now.

Ready for a new look? Nothing can freshen your space faster than incorporating a few new trends. So, if you’re like me and ready to say goodbye to 2020, then say hello to these three big 2021 trends.

Industrial surfaces

To add a sense of earthy comfort, look for rustic and natural finishes for surfaces like bathroom shower walls, kitchen counters and fireplace mantels. This week, quartz surface manufacturer Silestone launched the Loft Collection, with five new colours inspired by industrial design and features found

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Theory Design creating modern interior for Burrata model at Miromar Lakes

Caffrey & Associates, Special to Naples Daily News
Published 6:01 a.m. ET Oct. 10, 2020


Theory Design’s Vice President of Design Ruta Menaghlazi and interior designer Adriene Ged are creating the interior design for Seagate Development Group’s furnished Burrata model in the Ancona neighborhood at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club.  Priced at $3,295,000 with furnishings, the Burrata model includes 4,068 square feet under air and a massive outdoor living area measuring 1,058 square feet.  The open-concept plan features a living area that includes a spacious grand room, an island kitchen, and a dining area.  The plan’s study can be tasked as a formal dining room.  The grand room and the dining area have pocketing sliders that open to an outdoor

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Romanza Interior Design elevates waterfront estate in Port Royal

Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and PR, Special to Naples Daily News
Published 6:01 a.m. ET Oct. 10, 2020


Inspired interiors from award-winning Romanza Interior Design will elevate a new London Bay Homes luxury custom home that showcases commanding views of Doubloon Bay in the prestigious Port Royal neighborhood.

Located at 4155 Cutlass Cove, the 6,569-square-foot estate is a London Bay Homes-led creative collaboration with Kukk Architecture & Design, Romanza Interior Design and Architectural Land Design. The home features a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor living spaces and an interior design ideal for both easy everyday living and gracious entertaining.

“Wide expanses of glass with fully retracting pocket doors showcase the cove from the great room, master suite, club room and VIP suite,” said

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Looking for Escapist TV? Try Home Design Shows

A few minutes into an episode of “Dream Home Makeover,” a home improvement series premiering on Netflix on Oct. 16, an anxious homeowner frets about a minor flaw in the family-room fireplace, an asymmetry that the wife describes as “pretty dramatic.”

If you’ve watched enough home improvement television, you know this scene is meant to cue the eye rolls. But Shea McGee, the show’s perky co-star and the creative force behind the Salt Lake City design firm Studio McGee, cheerfully downplays the issue, promising the couple that the half-inch error will fade into the background once their grand 7,900-square-foot home is complete.

Her down-to-earth approach soothes her clients’ nerves, but also threads a needle for Netflix, which has decided that the salve homebound Americans need right now is an escapist lineup of shows about how to make the homes we can’t escape look prettier. In recent months, the network has

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