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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28 Best-Selling Things From Wayfair Anyone With A New Home Should Check Out

Moving may suck, but now at least you’ll have everything you need for your new digs.

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A wide, square-armed sofa that’s sleek and simple enough to fit in with any decor. This elegant piece can fit all of your guests (once we’re able to have them again), or simply provide enough stretch-out room for an afternoon nap.


Promising review: “Incredibly comfortable. Truly comfy. So many sofas ‘look’ good but aren’t really for lounging. This is. Also has lower height and skinnier profile. Not a behemoth. Very happy.” —Anne

Price: $959.99 (originally $1,380; available in four colors)


A lift top coffee table because no matter the size of your home, storage is key. Create a tabletop for working from home or for your delivery and Netflix binge…we’ve certainly done it.

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Use the double drawers on the side to keep

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