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A Brief History of Old World Weavers

A Brief History of Old World Weavers

Before style icon Iris Apfel became synonymous with her oversized round glasses and beyond-the-beige fashions, she originally worked as an established and successful interior designer with a particular passion for fabrics. It started early. By the age of 12, Iris was...

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No More Waste.

No More Waste.

One of the largest issues plaguing the furniture industry today is a lack of sustainable business practices. To sell affordable furniture, many brands manufacture in factories overseas with inconsistent quality control. However, The Inside has designed a sustainable...

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A Brief History of Chintz

A Brief History of Chintz

INDIAN ORIGINS Courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum. It is hard to find a textile as enduring as the printed floral. Originally imported from India, chintz has gone in and out of style for over 500 years and gets its name from the Hindi word...

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A Brief History of Scalamandré

A Brief History of Scalamandré

The story of Scalamandré is an American story. Born in 1929, the house of Scalamandré started in the home of an Italian immigrant couple and quickly found its way through the doors of The White House. THE BEGINNING Courtesy of Scalamandre Franco Scalamandré immigrated...

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Our 5 Favorite David Hicks Patterns

Our 5 Favorite David Hicks Patterns

A design trailblazer with a penchant for color, David Hicks (1929 -1998) rebelled against the English country style by juxtaposing modern, geometric patterns with antique furnishings (very #beyondthebeige). His motifs boast a controlled precision that feels,...

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12 Interior Designers That Define Design

12 Interior Designers That Define Design

When thinking about your own decorating style, it's important (and delightful) to explore the history of interior design—from the birth of the "professional decorator" to the advent of the "Prince of Chintz" in the 80s and 90s. This list of legendary decorators is a...

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