Making Your Small Place Feel Like A Big Space

Few people are fortunate enough to live in their dream home, which means most of us have to make the best of our living situations. In many cases, this means living in a space that may be a little smaller than we would like. Unless you have serious storage, issues or have to share one […]

My Design Chat Takeaways on the Podcast Wives Winedown Wednesday

I recently appeared as a guest on the podcast Wives Winedown Wednesday to share the latest home interior trends and decorating tips and tricks. To listen to the full podcast, available on SoundCloud, click below: While sipping wine with hosts Angela Bell Deems, Mitzi Hoag, and Lauren Graham White, the ladies wanted to hear about […]

Innovative Design Find: The Two Way Chaise Lounge

I’m always on the lookout for innovative design finds and my latest discovery is the Two Way Chaise Lounge because it offers a better way to sunbathe. Invented by interior designer Kate Clarke, the Two Way Chaise Lounge is designed to raise up or down on either end so you can follow the sun’s rays […]

The Glass House: 2018 Metro Designer Showhouse 

The Glass House: 2018 Metro Designer Showhouse opens its doors through June 30. The showhouse pairs leading designers with distinguished national and global home furnishings brands including Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Design Within Reach, Pera Design, Williams Sonoma, Lazzoni, and The Italian Design Center at Michelangelo, features 12,000 square feet of waterfront on-trend living spaces. The […]

EnLightening Trends For Hip Home Style

Expert Insight on The Latest Lighting Trends from Jeff Dross, Kichler Lighting For the latest looks in lighting, I recently spoke with Lighting Trends Expert, Jeffrey R Dross, Kichler Corporate Director, Education and Industry Trends. Here is his take on light styles in 2018 and beyond.  What are the latest lighting styles/designs/materials resonating with consumers […]

3 Design Trends You Need to Know

Hygge: The most talked about lifestyle trend of 2017, Hygge is a way of being and decorating comes from the Danes and is firmly anchored in their culture. Hygge ( pronounced “hoo’gah” —who knew?) The style philosophy stands for coziness and peace of mind. The soothing color scheme is typically Scandinavian hues of soft beiges […]

Four Spaces Driving Design

Space-Shifting for the Future  A recent statistic by Heimtextil, the global textile trade fair, estimates that by 2030, the world will have 41 megacities with over 40 million inhabitants. This demographic shift is known as “the great urban migration” and will shape how we live, work, consume and socialize. As designers, architects and urban planners […]

Interior Design Ideas From Around The World

This is a Contributed Post with affiliate links There is nothing worse than running out of inspiration when it comes to your home’s interior design. If you think that one of your rooms is looking slightly drab or no longer on-trend, then you will no doubt want to update it as soon as possible. However, […]

On Location with Wellborn Cabinet Inc at KBIS 2018

https://youtu.be/NbBT2y4rNOw The Design Tourist explores the latest looks & trends in kitchen and bath design from Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. Check out new design ideas and product launches revealed at KBIS from Wellborn Cabinet Inc. including coplanar doors, three-toned wood cabinets, glass face cabinets, frameless cabinets, the retro-mod look and much more.  

Man Glam Design Finds at ICFF

Man Glam Design Finds with just the right dose of testosterone discovered at ICFF, The International Contemporary Furniture Fair, the highlight of NYCxDesign. Click on the link to read the full article. Man Glam Design Finds at ICFF

ICFF Luxury Design Finds & Trends

  What’s new and next in luxury interiors. Cool products and design finds from the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City. Automotive Inspired Furniture: Sleek, sexy yet masculine, the coveted Lamborghini sports car becomes the muse for a furniture collection by the lifestyle company Tonino Lamborghini. Arm chair drivers can immerse themselves in […]

Tile Trends for Surface Style

The Design Tourist Karen LeBlanc at The Coverings Show

The Design Tourist Karen LeBlanc travels to the Coverings Show in Orlando, Florida, the largest, the global show for tile and stone bringing together tile producers from Italy, Spain and North America. Check out the latest looks in surface style and design ideas to create custom living spaces with tile as surface cladding and architectural […]

Design Finds & Trends at The Architectural Digest Design Show

The Design Tourist, Karen LeBlanc, at The Architectural Digest Design Show

The Design Tourist Karen LeBlanc traveled to New York City for the Architectural Digest Design Show that brings together makers, artisans and luxury brands. Discover some of the latest trends in interior design and home decor and unique design finds to create authentic spaces.

ILVE Creates Kitchen Couture with Designer Ranges

The Design Tourist checks out the latest designer appliance debuts from ILVE at The Architectural Digest Design Show

ILVE, the Italian manufacturer of luxury cooking appliances debuts its new 40-inch induction ranges providing more design flexibility for gourmet cooking capabilities and counter space. ILVE, with its rich legacy of Italian-crafted, fashion-forward ranges, offers the creative freedom to custom design your range with more than 200 custom colors and a mix of metal trims. […]

Amerock Shares Design Ideas to Update with Designer Hardware

Amerock St. Vincent Collection

Get a handle on the latest styles for kitchen and bath hardware with Amerock as the trendsetting company shares some of the latest looks in kitchen and bath style from faceted to farmhouse chic and crystal to champagne gold. For more, check out www.Amerock.com

Armstrong Flooring Debuts Diamond Particle Collection

Armstrong Flooring launches its new Vivero Collection of Flooring made of cultured diamond particles in 33 True-to-Life Colors. Vivero with Diamond 10 Technology is 100 percent waterproof so no swelling or buckling with planks are exposed to water. Watch as The Design Tourist Karen LeBlanc puts Vivero with Diamond 10 technology to the test against […]

Rising Design Star Bobby Berk’s Big Reveal at Coastal Shower Doors

  Rising Design Star & HGTV Personality Bobby Berk reveals his new collection of fashion-forward shower doors for Coastal Shower Doors. Berk talks with The Design Tourist Karen LeBlanc about his inspiration for these functional works of art that turn the shower door into the focal point in the bath. Coastal Shower Doors is a […]

Surface Pattern Trends Spotted at Surtex

The Design Tourist, Karen LeBlanc, brings you an insider’s look at the latest Surface Pattern Design Trends from Surtex, the largest trade source for sourcing original art and design. Learn why Imperfect is the New Perfect, many patterns have the blues and Animalia is all the rage. Watch interviews with artists and designers who are […]

Lady Gaga’s Furniture Muse

Meet Lady Gaga’s furniture maker muse, globally recognized artist and TEDx Speaker Benjamin Rollins Caldwell repurposes items from our throwaway culture into sculptural furniture. I met Caldwell during Art Basel where he was showcasing his Binary Collection of sculptural ‪furniture made from pallets of obsolete computers. His BinaryChair is featured on a Lady Gaga’s album […]

ICFF On Location

Learn why Maximalism is the Next Big Thing in Design as you join The Design Tourist, Karen LeBlanc and Bill Indursky, Founder of Design Life Network as they go trend scouting at ICFF (The International Contemporary Furniture Fair) held annually in NYC.

Twist Modern Customizable Furniture

The Design Tourist Karen LeBlanc goes on location at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) scouting unique design finds and discovers a new company Twist Modern offering the design freedom to customize your furniture without the custom price tag or long wait time. The concept is revolutionary and completely relevant since the latest looks in […]