START YOUR SEARCH
The best place to start your search is of course in the press. Design
magazines, trade and general, are the first place to look. The web
is next, with design blogs and Pinterest. While
much of the world uses Pinterest
to save images of cupcakes and
wedding dresses, there are many
amazing sources for furniture,
lighting, materials, accessories, etc.
that can add fresh and new things to
your palettes. It’s important to curate
your account well, having boards
for the kinds of things you want to
reference or specify in the future. Many
design firms have a Pinterest account
and curate boards for inspiration, FF&E,
and finishes that they want to remember.
By Royce Epstein
rowing up in this
industry in the
90’s and 2000’s,
It’s not enough anymore to
let reps bring products to your
firm. Today space in firms is
more limited than ever, as are
billable hours, and of course
everyone needs to rely on their
local reps to bring in the latest
products. However, everyone is
seeing relatively the same thing,
and so it’s necessary to take
research into your own hands.
If you want to find the latest,
greatest products that are
interesting, unusual, and inspiring,
you will have to hunt for them.
Luckily it’s easier than ever
now that design has become
a household word.
24 interiors+sources june2016
i+s Designer of the Year and Mohawk’s Director of their Design Segment, Royce Epstein, let’s us in
Fernando Mastroangelo's beautiful space lends itself
perfectly to eye-catching social media shots.