The 2020 International Design Awards (IDA) receives entries exhibiting the highest design standards in its 14-year history

The International Design Awards (IDA) exist to recognize, celebrate and promote legendary design visionaries and to uncover emerging talent in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic and Fashion Design.

Los Angeles, United States – Each year architects, interior designers, product designers, graphic designers, and fashion designers are invited to submit their work for the IDA design competition in order to gain worldwide exposure and enter one of the most respected and prestigious global design awards.

The IDA jury saw entries exhibiting the highest current design standards across the five Award disciplines Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic, and Fashion Design and evaluated submissions from more than 80 countries. Each design entry was evaluated by the professional IDA Jury panel on its own merit.

Among thousands of entries, the jury was able to score and select some of the best and most innovative designs as the main winners of IDA. The Architecture discipline award was handed to One Sino Park by lead designer Qun Wen. The project highlights relationships between architecture, nature, society, and the people of Chongqing, thus enhancing the spatial experience of the building’s visitors through a design-oriented rethinking of modern lifestyles.

By: Russel Carr

Lotus Evija by Russel Carr received the Product

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Alan Carr has awkward moment on The One Show as Priyanka Chopra Jonas mistakes him for interior designer

Alan Carr may be known to UK audiences as one of the nation’s leading stand-up comedians and chat show hosts, but to busy Hollywood star Priyanka Chopra Jonas, he might as well be an interior designer.

Alan Carr standing in front of a computer: During an appearance on The One Show, Priyanka Chopra Jonas mistook Alan Carr for an interior designer.

During an appearance on The One Show, Priyanka Chopra Jonas mistook Alan Carr for an interior designer.

And, to be fair, considering the Chatty Man host was appearing on The One Show to promote the next series of Interior Design Masters, you can definitely forgive Priyanka for thinking that’s exactly what Alan does for a living.

Priyanka posing for the camera: Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra

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Also appearing on the BBC show to promote her new book Unfinished, Priyanka provided awkwardness vampires with an absolute feast when she told Alan that what he does is “an integral part of most people’s lives”.

“We just finished doing up our house, just now in LA,” she began. “And it was the first time in about 15 years that I’ve spent time picking colours and cushions, so I think what you do is such an integral part of most people’s lives. So thank you,

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Introducing The Expert, A New Digital Platform For Interior Design, Founded By Designer Jake Arnold

Entering into a new business with your childhood best friend might sound risky to some, but for British, Los Angeles-based interior designer Jake Arnold and tech entrepreneur and high school friend Leo Seigal it was a no brainer.

The 30-year-old Arnold, who moved to Los Angeles from London years ago, is a celebrity interior designer who has designed homes for Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, Rashida Jones, Aaron Paul and Sophia Bush. When the country began lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the duo moved in together. It wasn’t until Arnold began receiving hundreds of direct messages on Instagram from people all over the world asking for design advice. 

“I was blown away by the number of people every single day messaging Jake with design questions as if he’s design Siri,” Seigal says. “Jake didn’t have the time, as he was working with his retainer clients.”

Seigal, who has helped launch several startups in Silicon Valley and beyond, and Arnold came up with the idea to create Zoom consultations for a fee

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2020 Best of Year Winner for Bar

Photography by Jaime Navarro.

Charged with creating an art-inspired nightclub, Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos interior design director Fernanda Patiño conceived one that looks like a piece of sculpture itself. “We emulated sculptors who start with a solid element and carve it into something new,” Patiño says. “In our case, it was a sensuous, inhabitable void.” A steel structure covered with MDF panels forms the undulating walls; local craftsmen applied fiberglass paste by hand to give the surface a chiseled texture. The organic shell integrates booths and LED strips that pulse with the beat of the music. Guests, who access the second-floor space by way of a moody stairwell sheathed with patinated-steel plates, enter a luxe cave with ceramic stone flooring, a gold-painted vaulted ceiling, and brass details. A pair of boomerang-shape, oak-veneered banquettes sits at the center of the 3,000-square-foot lounge, which is served by a Statuario marble bar; the firm collaborated with Mob Studio on the custom marble-topped steel tables and other furnishings. Blurring the line between art and architecture, Odessa is a creative triumph. ¡Salud!

Photography by Jaime Navarro.

Project Team: Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas; Javier Sordo Madaleno De Haro; Fernando Sordo Madaleno De Haro; Fernanda Patiño; Paola

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Furnishings to help keep your home bacteria and virus-free

COVID-19 has forced us all to think about new ways to avoid germs in the workspace, public places and even in the privacy of our own homes. Fortunately, interior designers and manufacturers are responding to the demand and offering homeowners solutions to reduce the spread of germs and other harmful particles. 

Here, industry professionals share some of the more helpful ideas and innovations currently available.

Easy-to-clean and sealed surfaces

In a survey of designers conducted by the National Kitchen + Bath Association, a trade group, a majority of respondents said that easy-to-clean surfaces would be an influential trend in the wake of the pandemic. “People want something that’s easy to sanitize, such as stainless steel faces on dishwashers and refrigerators,” says Peter Salerno, a certified master kitchen and bath designer and owner of Peter Salerno, Inc. in Wyckoff. “(Decorators) often put panels on them, but non-porous surfaces are easier to clean because they don’t have crevices.”

This Summit dining room has chairs covered with wipeable Crypton fabric that resists mold and bacteria. The room, part of a home in Summit, was designed by Alexa Harris-Ralff, owner of AHR Designs in Maplewood.

Salerno also praises non-porous countertops such as quartz, which, unlike marble, limestone and granite, doesn’t have small fissures, veining or indentations. A combination of pulverized stone and resin, “Quartz is poured in a mold, and doesn’t have nature’s flaws,” he says. “It cleans like

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Mercedes-Benz design chief Gorden Wagener on the EQS’ Hyperscreen: ‘Bigger the better’


The Hyperscreen will be optional on the upcoming EQS.


This story is part of CES, where our editors will bring you the latest news and the hottest gadgets of the entirely virtual CES 2021.

Mercedes-Benz on Thursday unveiled the Hyperscreen, a massive single-piece infotainment screen that will be available on the upcoming EQS electric luxury sedan. Gorden Wagener, Daimler’s chief of design, talked to reporters in a virtual roundtable to explain more about the Hyperscreen and how it became a reality. 

Wagener says the idea for the Hyperscreen first came about years ago, and it all started with a sketch on the wall at Mercedes’ now-shuttered interior design studio in Como, Italy. (Mercedes has since opened a new design studio in Côte d’Azur, France. Nice work if you can get it.) “I saw the sketch and said, ‘That’s amazing, let’s make that happen,'” Wagener says. “And we did make it happen! We made it feasible with a partner, and that really amazes me. We have a vision, a little sketch there, and we made it a reality.”

The Hyperscreen spans 56 inches in total, the entirety of the dashboard, and it has about 377 square inches of

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B.S. in Interior Design | College of Arts & Sciences

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Residential Degree in Interior Design

Get the practical, hands-on experience you need for a successful career in the interior design industry.


The Bachelor of Science in Interior Design degree at Liberty University prepares Christ-centered professionals to design innovative, functional, and environmentally responsible interior environments.

Learn through architectural and design courses, career-focused tours and field trips, and accounts from local professionals as they share their work experience. Through courses such as AutoCAD, you will get the skills and knowledge you’ll need to navigate the multifaceted field of interior design.

The graduating class of 2018 had a 100{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c} placement rate in interior design-related positions.

This degree is offered through the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences.

Academic Information

Courses You Could Take in Interior Design

  • Materials and Specification (FACS 345)
  • Decorative Arts for Interiors (FACS 245)
  • Housing: Consumer & Community (FACS 340)
  • History of Interiors (FACS 445)

Career Opportunities in Interior Design

  • Space Planning
  • Construction/Project Management
  • Specialty Design: Lighting, Flooring, Historic Preservation
  • Home Staging
  • Commercial Design
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IMC Presents February 2021 Market Insights Webinar: “How to Design a Happy Home”


During the Feb. 17 edition of International Market Centers’ (IMC) Market Insights program, designer, podcaster and author Rebecca West will present “How to Design a Happy Home,” an hour-long webinar addressing how designers can help their clients achieve the homes they crave.

“Connecting designers with the right products to meet their clients’ needs is the primary goal of IMC’s markets and Open Year Round design centers and our Market Insights programming provides education to support that objective,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC’s chief marketing and customer officer. “We look forward to seeing designers use these lessons while sourcing and shopping with IMC in Atlanta, Las Vegas and High Point.”

During the webinar, West will provide insight into design psychology fundamentals and alignment of designs, product selections and marketing. Participants will discover the eight categories of well-being that meet emotional and psychographic needs and related products and collection ideas. The goal of the session is to spark new design and marketing ideas for designers, retailers and manufacturers, helping clients feel truly happy at home.

Rebecca West is the founder of Seattle-based design firms Rebecca West Interiors and Seriously. Happy. Homes., podcaster for Creating Your Happy Place and author of Happy Starts

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Interior design tips for young millionaires | Jack Marshall’s column

Ferran Torres (credit @ferrantorres7 Insta)
Ferran Torres (credit @ferrantorres7 Insta)

It was a picture of Ferran Torres, a young Spanish professional footballer who recently moved to Manchester City from his hometown club of Valencia.

Here was a young man with the world at his feet. Employed by one of the world’s biggest sporting entities and one of the brightest talents Spain – a country to football what Switzerland is to watchmaking – has, his weekly wage amounts to something in the tens of thousands of pounds.

But the picture was tragic.

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In a city-centre apartment bursting at the seams with the kind of square-footage that a 20-year-old simply does not have the first clue what to do with, Ferran sits desolately on a sofa so silver, gaudy, and garish only a footballer could voluntarily purchase it. Next to him is what looks like an errant bed pillow masquerading as a sofa cushion.

The rug under the couch is Manchester-sky grey and in the worryingly austere background is the discarded box for a PS5, a solo gaming kit designed for swift pack-up-and-go, and a gaming chair that probably cost more than my house.

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The 14 Best Interior Design Websites

Interior design websites aren’t just for Marie Kondo and Joanna Gaines types. Sure, they’re full of amazing interior design project inspiration and helpful hacks for all kinds of DIY projects, but they also have broader appeal, too.

For one, they can walk you through home repairs and renovations. Whether you’re fixing a hole in the wall or just need help refinishing that old furniture, interior design sites have you covered.

They’re also a goldmine for home flippers, offering valuable insights into current design trends, renovation ROIs, and other important parts of the business.

As with anything, though, interior design websites aren’t all created equal. Are you on the hunt for DIY inspiration, decorating ideas, or renovation projects for your next home or investment property? Here are the 14 best ones to look at:

Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy has it all: quality design photos, helpful DIY tips, and even resources for gardening, home repair, and maintenance. If you want extra inspiration, its house tours section is a particularly good spot to look. You can filter by home type (apartments, houses, studios, and even tiny homes) as well as location.


Houzz is designed with home inspiration in mind. You can use

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