December 27, 2019

Most Viewed Articles of 2019

Interior Design‘s online readers showed a preference for color forecasts, inspiring spaces (notably hotel lobbies and living rooms), sustainably designed buildings, and female designers. See the 10 articles that racked up the most views in 2019.

1. “First Light” is Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year 2020

Benjamin Moore & Co. has revealed its Color of the Year 2020 as a warm, rosy pink named First Light. It’s the company’s first time choosing a pink hue for Color of the Year, and symbolizes an upbeat and hopeful start to the next 10 years. Read the article

2. 22 Cool & Captivating Hotel Lobbies

A hotel lobby’s design can make or break a first impression. Whether it’s a grand staircase or a bold sculpture, the decor undoubtedly sets the tone for the rest of the guest experience. These 22 hotel lobbies captivate without going overboard. Read the article

3. 2019 NYCxDESIGN Awards Winners and Honorees Announced

Interior Design and ICFF are pleased to announce the winners and honorees in the fourth annual NYCxDESIGN Awards. The awards—which celebrate outstanding talent across major areas of design such as architecture, interiors, furnishings, lighting, and technology—were held Monday night during NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s showcase of global design, featuring more than 500 citywide events. Winners and honorees for both Products and Projects in 77 categories were announced during the ceremony at PIER 17 at the South Street Seaport. Read the article

4. 8 Sustainably Designed and Architecturally Significant Buildings in Singapore

It has been only 54 years since Singapore declared independence, but the island nation has grown to be one of the most powerful yet environmentally responsible economies in the world. Walking through Singapore’s vibrant downtown, that meteoric rise in sustainable architecture—much of it constructed over the past decade—is reflected in a cool mix of glass, steel, and lush green edifices that create a rich panorama of structural design. Read this article

5. See the 2019 Kips Bay Decorator Show House

Springtime holds a special place in the heart of New Yorkers; as the city thaws and NYCxDesign draws ever closer, the annual reveal of the Kips Bay Decorator Show House never fails to kick off the season on a high note. This year was no exception. A total of 23 designers overhauled the 22-room, 12,000 square-foot Upper East Side residence chosen to host this year’s Show House. Read the article

6. The Buzz: Herman Miller to Leave theMART and Other News From NeoCon

Herman Miller announced at NeoCon 2019 that the company will be leaving its home base at theMART and venturing to Chicago’s industrial chic Fulton District. As the firm transitions to its new address at 1100 West Fulton Market, it will keep the current Herman Miller showroom open through 2019. The company, which has been in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart for 80 years, is following in the footsteps of Knoll, which launched its Fulton Market showroom at NeoCon 2018. Read the article

7. Sherwin-Williams Debuts 2020 Color of the Year: Naval

Paint brand Sherwin-Williams today named Naval—a rich navy with hints of sapphire, which embodies the dualities of glamour and serenity—its 2020 Color of the Year. In other words: Art Deco, but make it soothing. Taking cues from the decadence synonymous with the 1920s, the bold hue strikes a balance between calm and confident, and pairs well with finishes such as marble and mixed metallics. Read the article

8. 20 Inspiring Female Designers to Know

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we present 20 inspiring women who make up the new face of the design industry. Editor’s Note: This article originally posted in 2018, but a link from a 2019 article on 22 Inspiring Projects by Top Female Designers drove even more traffic its way. Read the article

9. 15 Luxurious Living Rooms

Get comfortable without sacrificing style in these elegant living rooms. Read the article

10. A Concrete Townhouse in Mexico City Marks Studio Rick Joy’s First Ground-Up Urban Building

For years, architect Rick Joy was known mainly for designing houses in the Arizona desert. But that’s changing. “We’ve had a lot of ‘firsts’ in the last few years,” notes the principal of Tucson-based Studio Rick Joy. One was a train station in Princeton, New Jersey, the firm’s first public commission. Another was an 11,000-square-foot, two-family residence recently completed in Mexico City, its first ground-up urban building. “People tend to think of our projects as being out in the wilderness,” Joy says. “This one is squeezed between two other houses.” Read the article

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