Design Trends Made In USA: From Past to Present and Future (Part I), the land of the stars (and stripes) is a paramount source of inspiration for design trends as well as leading ideas that reign the industry at the moment. With limitless, iconic styles, it is impossible not to list New York– and the entire USA for that matter – in any list of the most relevant, ready-to-follow trends. From Jonathan Adler to Ryan Korban, or Ralph Lauren to Wendell Castle – the world is your oyster when it comes to design inspiration made in America. Ready to go on a design trip around the world? Let’s do it!
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Trendsetting American Interior Designers
Jonathan Adler is a New York-based interior designer that first launched his brand after leaving his day job to pursue his biggest love – pottery. Jonathan’s biggest aim was to design pieces that help anyone building a flawlessly chic home. This led to more and more, and today you can find a huge variety of beautiful design trends (that still shape the industry) all created by him.
A great example is the Now House designed by Adler which features a stylish array of furniture, rugs, bedding, artwork, and decor pieces that are complete sell outs on Amazon!
No matter the collection, Jonathan Adler, always brings his signature style – pieces featuring bold graphics, pops of color, textural patterns, and eye-catching details. Adler covers everything necessary – from the large furniture pieces to the smallest of accents – or even a complete revamp of a boring room.
He is also a great designer to pick when you need a decoration plan is needed from scratch. Empty rooms and white walls are like a blank canvas that he can transform into a masterpiece. So, yes, if you’re looking to spruce up your living room, bedroom, dining room; Jonathan Adler can lead the way!
Peter Marino is one of the top New York-based interior designers and architects famous for his irreverent and sophisticated approach to his projects. He founded his architecture company in 1978 and is widely acclaimed for having redefined modern luxury through a harmonious symbiosis between architecture and interior design. So much so, that his work includes award-winning residential, retail, cultural, and hospitality projects worldwide.
He has collaborated with the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Sardina and Four Seasons Resort in Santa Barbara. Not only that, but his ability to conjure a luxury design without excess has made him the architect of choice for developers and luxury brands, including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Fendi.
Marino has always been a pioneer when it comes to design trends; in 1985, the Pressman family – who owned Barneys New York at the time – hired him to design their women’s retail concept. Even though this was his first retail project, the outcome was so satisfactory that he went on to design 17 freestanding Barneys department stores in the U.S. and Japan between 1986 and 1993.
One thing led to another and his work for Barneys put him in contact with other fashion designers for whom he went on to design boutiques such as – Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Giorgio Armani, Ermenegildo Zegna, and Fendi, and eventually Chanel, Dio, and Louis Vuitton.
Need some fresh design trends? Peter Marino never fails to inspire!
When we speak about design trends we also need to speak about Ryan Korban. Why? Very simple, he has redefined luxury for a new generation. His interior design style infuses a timeless sensibility with a sense of lost romance, sex, fantasy, and strong fashion influence.
Korban’s interior design practice has carved a niche within the design sphere for an old-world approach to luxury retail and residential spaces. Amongst his A-list clientele is; Balenciaga, Alexander Wang, and Aquazzura, to name only a few.
His beautiful book ‘Ryan Korban: Interiors’ is filled with more than one hundred full-color photographs and is a great way to spot his incredible approach to design trends. – In the book, you will also learn how to achieve a sense of luxury in your home that is glamorous, yet, highly personal. Must-buy? We say yes!
Yabu Pushelberg is a 37-year-old firm, owned by designer duo George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg- Yabu Pushelberg. They are based in SoHo (New York) and also in Toronto.
They are a leading entity in the market, and the firm’s multidisciplinary approach has evolved to encompass all aspects of design and project management personnel who is specialized in interior, furniture and product design for the hospitality and retail industries.
A great example of their design trends to follow can be seen in the astonishing work at the Moxy Chelsea Hotel. – Yabu Pushelbergwere was in charge of designing the guestrooms. The result is as beautiful as you could expect – they incorporated plenty of whimsical details while also paying close attention to the available space as well as the functionality of everything.
In order to give a sense of warmth and openness, the designers opted for a muted color palette in things like the wood-like floors, the army-green mosaic tile or even the striped drapes. Reigned by efficiency and premium comfort, each bedroom is appointed with custom-designed and multipurpose furniture designs. – All design trends to follow? We think so!
Michael Smith is Californian, and studied interior design at the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. He opened his firm in 1990, and ever since then has expanded his projects from private clients work to his Jasper line of fine furniture and fabrics.
Smith’s is great setting design trends and you could say that his style is a seamless blend of European classicism and American modernism. The most import thing to Michael when he starts a project is the history of the house and the personality of the people living there also. He really aims to create a place that isn’t just a house, but an actual extension, of the place, its heritage as well as the people who live there.
For him, it is very important to evolve and to continuously perfect his craft. For him, living happily at home is living in an environment that is the meeting point of everything you love. – In his own words: “I have a lot of different stuff that I love, much of it modern but some of it not, and I put it in my house in a way that had it all co-exist and live really comfortably.”
Interior designer, author, TV host, and television personality – this is all that defines Nate Berkus. This renowned American interior designer manages his Chicago interior design company ‘Nate Berkus Associates’; has released numerous lines of products, authored several books, and helped lots of avid decor lovers into the do’s and don’t’s of interior design trends.
His timeless style is one of the most distinctive trademarks in his work, not only that, but every project he embraces is one where he really tries to not just “decorate”, but to actually tell a story. Why? Every space or product needs to tell a story in order for us to be able to connect with it.
His bathrooms are particularly beautiful and his secret to creating what he creates with them is quite simple – “the best bathrooms are the ones that are decorated like any other space in your home”. – With heart and soul, a little bit of design trends knowledge!