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.


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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


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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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Designer at S.W. Collins Co. earns industry certification for expertise in kitchen & bath design

CARIBOU — Lisa Plourde, designer at S.W. Collins Co., has earned the Certified Kitchen & Bathroom Designer (CKBD) credential with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the leading trade association for the kitchen & bath industry. She joins an elite group of professionals that specialize in the design, planning and execution of residential kitchens and bathrooms.

“Lisa has the desire to be the best designer she can and is constantly striving to better herself and the entire team. In working with Lisa, I have been impressed by her attention to detail, ability to manage multiple jobs at the same time, understand customer needs and do whatever she can to make customer’s dreams become a reality,” remarked Clara Collins, manager at S. W. Collins Co. “We are lucky to have Lisa as a part of the S. W. Collins Co. family and look forward to her continued success for many years to come!”

To earn the CKBD certification, designers must undergo a very rigorous process. To qualify for this process, they must have a minimum of seven years of experience in the industry, verify that they have earned required education credits/college coursework and must submit client references and professional affidavits.

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What happens when an interior designer remodels her parents’ home?

Colour is the magic wand of interior design. Wield it well and wonderful things will happen. Colour can lift the spirits or soothe the senses. It can focus the mind. It can make the heart beat faster. It can create a sense of quiet contemplation.

Colour is not limited by size. A single small object of a certain hue can transform a whole room. But, as any Harry Potter fan knows, a magic wand is a dangerous tool in the wrong hands. Hence the extreme caution with which Irish people approach the use of colour in the home. Careful now!

Yvonne Mulligan, interior designer and principal of Nine Yard Design, is good with colour. So is her mum. So, when Mulligan’s parents asked her to design their new home, she knew it was going to be fun.

The trick with colour is knowing where to find it and wallpaper is a good place to start. A book of wallpaper is an adventure in itself and somehow less intimidating than a paint catalogue. But, leaving her mother alone with a stack of wallpaper samples brought unexpected results.

The first wallpaper that her mother chose is the visual equivalent of a holiday

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Inside interior designer Sandra Benhamou’s feel-good Parisian apartment



a room filled with furniture and a fireplace: Freedom of expression, joyous colour and the liberty to break rules are the timely principles at play in this home


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Freedom of expression, joyous colour and the liberty to break rules are the timely principles at play in this home

Since setting up her eponymous interior design studio in Paris almost 10 years ago, Sandra Benhamou has enjoyed creating stylish homes for her clients. When she began work on the interior of her own grand, Haussmanian apartment, however, she was excited to take advantage of the creative freedom and sense of liberty.

‘I wanted,’ she says, ‘to make it a joyful place.’

Originally an office block, the home, which she shares with her husband, Michael, and three children – Mia, 19, Sasha, 17, and Nathaniel, 13 – sits within strolling distance of the French capital’s National Assembly. When she bought it, the place was in a bad state of disrepair, with all of the electrics and plumbing needing to be replaced. This diamond’s shine was not deeply hidden, though.



a living room filled with furniture and a large window: Sandra Benhamou Paris home living room


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Sandra Benhamou Paris home living room

Straight away Sandra noticed its original wood flooring and ornate mouldings. They are features she coveted but was not willing to be restrained by. ‘I wanted to avoid that bourgeoise feeling,’ she says.

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BWW Interview: Designer Neil Patel

BWW Interview: Designer Neil Patel - So Deftly Versatile from Dickinson to KITCHEN & More

Neil Patel, the ever-busy production designer of AppleTV+’s hit period comedy Dickinson, always finds time to design a little (or large) theatre set. Ever in demand, Neil has shared this creative talents in venues all over the world, including those in Mumbai, Tokyo, London and Venice.

Neil took a break from his Dickinson designing to answer a few of my queries.

Thank you taking the time for this interview, Neil!

Before getting down to my questions, would you clarify the terminology of ‘set designer’ vs. ‘scenic designer’ vs. ‘production designer’? I’ve seen all terms listed in theatrical programs, as well as, in ending film credits. Do you wear all these hats?

Set or scenic designer is the title given for theater and opera, and I really don’t think there is a difference, just a preference sometimes by the producing entity or the designer. Production Designer is specific to film and television. The production designer is responsible for the whole look of the film, and since the scale of the job is so much larger, they would supervise a whole team including art directors, set designers, location managers, graphic designers, set decorators etc. Creatively it is similar, but the

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Lauren Rottet, FIIDA, FAIA – Designer Directory

Lauren Rottet is one of the most-celebrated interior architects in the world today with an extraordinary record of awards, publications, lectures, juries and honors. Rottet is the only woman in history to be elevated to Fellow status by both The American Institute of Architects and International Interior Design Association. She also holds the coveted titles of Interior Design Hall of Fame and Interiors (now Contract) Designer of the Year and Lifetime Appointee to the U.S. General Services Administration’s National Register of Peer Professionals for Design Excellence. In 2006, Rottet was inducted as an Inaugural Member of the Women in Design Hall of Fame. In 2010 she served as a juror in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award and in 2012 was named Boutique Design Designer of the Year. Most recently, in 2014, Rottet was inducted into Hospitality Design magazine’s legendary Platinum Circle, the magazine’s highest honor for design professionals. Rottet’s furniture and product designs have earned her four gold medals for Best of NeoCon and a Chicago Athenaeum Award. After graduating with a bachelor’s of Architecture degree from the University of Texas with Highest Honors, Rottet began her career in San Francisco, where she practiced with the accomplished residential design firm

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Celeb Interior Designer Megan Weaver Reveals Leonardo DiCaprio’s Home Used to Be Decorated with ‘Titanic’ Items

Bravo’s Flipping Out star and celebrity interior designer Megan Weaver says she one time stayed in Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Malibu beach house and made a huge reveal about the space.

Megan says she once worked for the superstar and his mom actually let her stay at the home.

“When I was working for Leo…his mom let me, his mom was so sweet. Irmelin… let me stay at his beach house in Malibu for a weekend. I was dating somebody who was living in Canada, having a long distance relationship, and he came to town and they let me have the beach house and I didn’t tell him where we were going,” she said during her podcast appearance on Behind The Velvet Rope with David Yontef.

She continued, “And we walked in and you walk into this beach house and everything was Titanic, Titanic towels, Titanic poster, Titanic, you know, everywhere. And so he did look at me and he was like, is this Leo‘s house? Yes. That’s Leo‘s house. So that was, that was pretty amazing.”

She added, “I don’t think that’s something he would do now, but back then, and again, this was

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Top Sea Island Luxury Interior Designer, VPI Design, Explores the Visual Impact of a Gallery Wall

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Sea Island Luxury Interior Designer, VPI Design by Dina Varner, discusses creative ways to incorporate different elements to display on a gallery wall, and its visual impact.

SEA ISLAND, GA / ACCESSWIRE / February 3, 2021 / A Gallery Wall is a curated mix of photo, print, fine art, and/or sculpture display. Additionally, lighting and wallpaper can be incorporated to enhance the wall display. The gallery wall can be personalized to showcase the personality of the homeowner, but also can tell a story via the collaboration of the elements chosen.

A gallery wall helps add style and character to a home. Breathe life into a home by selecting pieces that have meaning, and a story behind them to make the space inviting and intriguing. This display wall can add sophistication to your décor, while still expressing your interests.

Gallery walls can suit any space to create a visually immersive experience. Implement one in the foyer, kitchen, office, library room, living room, and so on. It can also provide a solution to make use of large horizontal, or vertical spaces. A

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Exhibit celebrates ‘Black Panther’ costume designer; Puppies on Parade in Quincy

From “Selma” to “Do the Right Thing,” an exhibit of Ruth E. Carter’s cinematic costumes will be on display starting May 1 at the New Bedford Art Museum.



Ruth E. Carter wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: In this Jan. 15, 2019 photo, designer Ruth E. Carter poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)


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In this Jan. 15, 2019 photo, designer Ruth E. Carter poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)



Ruth E. Carter holding a sign posing for the camera: Ruth E. Carter poses with the award for best costume design for "Black Panther" in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)


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Ruth E. Carter poses with the award for best costume design for “Black Panther” in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Carter, a Springfield native, made history in 2019, becoming the first Black person to win an Academy Award for costume design for her Afrofuturistic designs in Ryan Coogler’s blockbuster film, “Black Panther.” It was her third nomination.

The exhibition, titled “Uncommon Threads: The Work of Ruth E. Carter,”  will explore Carter’s groundbreaking 30-year career and showcase costumes from past movies, including “Dolemite is My Name,”  “Do the Right Thing” and “Malcolm X.”  Sketches, mood boards and other items representing Carter’s creative process will also be on view.

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