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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Joshua Homes design offered in Cedar Hill

The Dallas Builders Association’s Home of the Week is the Joshua Homes design at 2607 Wells Court in Cedar Hill.

Joshua Homes has been in the commercial and residential construction industry for over two decades. In the Lake Ridge community of Cedar Hill, Joshua Homes helps clients take advantage of expansive lake views from the highest bluffs in DFW, said a company spokesperson.

This fully custom home is clad in brick and stone and has a roof accented in copper. The foyer leads to a château-inspired interior with hand-scraped solid wood flooring and white Himalaya marble. The living space has a barrel-vaulted ceiling and opens to a kitchen with double islands, marble counters, stained cabinets, integrated stainless-steel appliances and a walk-in pantry.

The primary wing features a center-stage luxury bathroom with hand-laid marble, dual sinks and an expansive walk-in steam shower.

Across the home is a theater outfitted with leather seating and the finest sound and picture, said the spokesperson.

Joshua Homes provides quality building and service. For more information or to schedule a design consultation, call 888- 854-2415, visit or email

This Home of the Week is presented by the Dallas Builders Association. For details, visit

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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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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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United States Modular Kitchen Market Report 2020-2026: Design, Distribution Channels, Products, Regions, & Company Analysis

Dublin, Feb. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “United States Modular Kitchen Market, by Design, Distribution Channels (Online, Offline), Products (Tall Storage, Floor Cabinet, Wall Cabinet), Regions, & Company Analysis” report has been added to’s offering.

United States Modular Kitchen Market is expected to be more than US$ 9 Billion by the end of the year 2026

The kitchen plays a vital role, and it is one of the essential areas in a home; it has evolved from the traditional kitchen to modular kitchen over the last decade, particularly in the United States. The kitchen is used to store all food items, utensils, spices, and kitchen electronics. Modular kitchens advantages are time-saving, energy efficiency as well as convenience in food preparation.

Growing demand for the personalized and customized kitchen is propelling the modular kitchen market in the United States as they are influencing the purchasing decisions of consumers. As a result, vendors are also providing personalized kitchens with innovative designs. With the rise of IoT devices, the use of technology is growing in the United States’ modular kitchen industry. Connectivity is quickly spreading to the kitchen and beyond from the living room.

Advanced technology integrated into the modular kitchen

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Design Tips for Kitchen Flooring and Cabinets | Home Guides

Families often spend more time in the kitchen than they do in any other room of the home. So it makes sense that a lot of thought and design consideration go into the selection of kitchen cabinets and the flooring. The kitchen cabinets are one of the largest, most visible components of the kitchen design, while the floor needs to hold up to the traffic of the kitchen while complementing its style.

Cabinet Styles

Kitchen cabinets take up a lot of space in the kitchen, with the upper cabinets being right in the line of sight. They often set the tone for the style of the rest of the kitchen. For contemporary spaces, look for slab-style cabinet fronts and sleek, solid finishes with little grain and no glazing. In formal kitchens, think about using a traditional overlay cabinet front, and include decorative filler panels at the ends of the rows. Select a wood species with some character, such as Brazilian cherry, and include a glaze to add depth to the color.

Flooring Materials

Take the material your kitchen flooring is made of into consideration when you select its style. Kitchen floors get a lot of foot traffic and abuse when

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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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Factors to Consider in the Design of a Kitchen | Home Guides

A kitchen is often the hub of your home, so its design requires more thought than picking a few colors and materials. Paint color, appliances and other extras come down to your personal tastes and your home’s style, but design factors such as space, layout, practicality and maintenance are what make your kitchen functional.

Your Budget

A key factor for most homeowners when it comes to kitchen design is budget. The cost of a new kitchen can be astronomical if you don’t begin with a firm budget for the project. Decide on a maximum budget for the project and choose crucial elements, such as flooring, cabinets and countertops, before you select anything else to avoid going beyond your budget.

Needs and Layout

When designing a new kitchen, consider what you plan to do in the space. While cooking is the common answer, this means different things for different people. No matter what your plans are in terms of use, all kitchens should be designed using the triangle theory. This theory dictates that every kitchen should have a natural pathway between the sink, cooktop and fridge and sufficient countertop space between these elements to ensure maximum efficiency. The triangle theory also

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