The New York Times published an article about innovation in Interior Design and how the trade is evolving with today’s culture. Check out the article to read about new concepts popping up in an age-old industry and, of course, our unique SpeedDesign process!
“Niche businesses like color consultation, art hanging and personal shopping for specific rooms are popping up across the country as designers try to gain an edge. Kimba Hills, 56, a designer and owner of the shop Rumba in Santa Monica, Calif., wanted to reach people who needed a second pair of eyes but not a costly long-term relationship with a decorator. She came up with Speed Design, a concept that is both educational for the client, and fast. She goes to a client’s house, assesses what should be kept or sold, offers advice and resources to change a room instantly, and typically finishes in less than a month. Her fastest turnaround so far has been three days.
“It’s really more about teaching a client how they can reinvigorate a room by changing the placement of the furniture, maybe hanging the art on the wall differently, or simply have a few tired chairs reupholstered.”
Ms. Hills is known in the design world for her expertise in local art and her eclectic array of midcentury collectibles; she sells through 1stdibs.com, a site that many top decorators use to buy items for their clients.”