Anthropologie, Wayfair Interior Designer Discusses ‘Decade of Home’

All eyes are on retail’s “hot spots” as the market has cooled — and for creatures of comfort during COVID-19, that means steeper spending on athleisurewear, alcohol, and, naturally, interior design and home furnishings.

Coined “the decade of home” by designer, entrepreneur, investor and author Christiane Lemieux, the concept is that consumers can engage in a “360-degree view” of interior design that involves a deeper, more sensory experience woven throughout purchases, renovations and other aspects of creating or changing a space.

That’s why Lemieux’s soft-toned, minimalist collection “Artisanal Modernism,” which recently launched at Anthropologie under her brand Lemieux et Cie, is apropos. The designer is also the founder of Dwell Studio, which she later sold to Wayfair; founder of The Inside, a direct-to-consumer home furnishings brand, and a three-time published author.

Now Lemieux looks ahead to a double debut of a New York-based in-person atelier à la showroom and design laboratory, alongside an “amped-up” virtual showroom, where consumers can shop directly with a personalized look and feel, sans decorator. Both projects are in the works, and slated to launch later this year under the Lemieux et Cie brand.

Lemieux told WWD, “As we entered 2020 and the

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