Corey Damen Jenkins Will Teach You the Art of Interior Design with MasterClass

Corey Damen Jenkins Will Teach You the Art of Interior Design with MasterClass

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Have you ever wanted to dabble in interior design? Thanks to MasterClass, now’s your chance to learn from the very best.

The streaming platform has announced its newest class with acclaimed interior designer Corey Damen Jenkins, who will be teaching a series of classes that are set to inspire a new wave of design lovers.

In his classes, Jenkins will share his expert tips on how to embrace the opportunity to turn any room into an oasis and your home into a haven. The class will inspire design enthusiasts to feel confident in making the investments, both time and money, and create bold yet functional spaces that reflect their own unique aesthetic.  

“I’m humbled and honored to announce that I’ve been invited to be an Instructor for the renowned MasterClass series,” Jenkins wrote in an Instagram post on July 13. ” I’m going to invite you into my creative process so you can make smart investments in the living space, boldly mix patterns, confidently choose colors and so much more. Whether you’re a homeowner, a creative artist, or an interior designer in the business, this new MasterClass will have something tailored and encouraging for you! Can’t wait to see you all soon!”

In the series, which will be released on Aug. 26, Jenkins will reveal what’s behind the curtain of his creative process through insightful tips and interactive demonstrations, allowing viewers to transform their homes into a haven, just in time for the new season. The classes will inspire design enthusiasts to feel confident in making the investments, both time and money, and create bold yet functional spaces that reflect their own unique aesthetic.  

Honing in on his design philosophy that “the bolder and more exuberant, the better”, Jenkins classes will cover everything from proper space planning to avoid costly mistakes to the importance of lighting which ensures that everything, and everyone, looks good.

“In my upcoming Masterclass, I’m going to invite you into my creative process so you can make smart investments in the living space, boldly mix patterns, confidently choose colors and so much more,” Jerkins explained.

A subscription to MasterClass costs $180 for its annual subscription, which works out at $15 per month. Included in the price, students get unlimited access to a wide range of classes, from design and style to science and tech. In addition to Jenkins’ upcoming interior design lessons, you can learn cooking techniques with Thomas Keller and gardening with Ron Finley. Want to break into Hollywood? Samuel L. Jackson teaches acting while Christina Aguilera will help you fine-tune your vocal skills.

Nate Berkus Is the Most Searched For Interior Designer In the U.S.

Nate Berkus Is the Most Searched For Interior Designer In the U.S.

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For design tips and tricks, one of the most obvious things to do is to seek out advice from some of the world’s most famous interior designers. And it turns out, the U.S. has been doing a whole lot of searching over the past year, which has seen plenty of homeowners switching things up with a pandemic renovation.

A new study from Design Bundles has revealed that Nate Berkus is the number one searched designer in the U.S. Analysing 100 interior designers around the world to discover the ten most sought-after designers in the U.S., the company found that Berkus received a whopping 550,000 searches over the last 12 months, more than double the average number of searches for the country’s top ten designers.

With an average of 50,000 searches per month, Berkus is clearly one of the nation’s most sought-after interior designers, and it’s easy to see why.

Berkus established his award-winning design company over 20 years ago and has transformed countless homes around the world through his design work, home collections, books, television shows, and media appearances. Berkus’ popular product lines include a bed and bath collection sold at Target, a roller shade collection for The Shade Store, and more recently, a sleek and sophisticated furniture collection designed for Living Store with husband Jeremiah Brent.

On social media, Berkus often shares snaps of his own stunning home, along with handy design hints for his 1.1 million followers to take on board.

Second on the list is “Queer Eye“‘s Bobby Berk, who rakes in 40,500 searches a month. Berk often shares insightful posts on his website, bobbyberk.com, touching on everything from cleaning and organization tips to fashion advice, and must-buy products.

Also among the nation’s favorite designers is Jeremiah Brent, Berkus’ husband. The term “Jeremiah Brent” is searched an average of 33,100 times per month, giving him bronze place in Design Bundles’ study. Brent co-hosts the reality TV show “Nate & Jeremiah by Design”, and shares photos of his home and family life over on his dreamy Instagram account.

Finally, taking fourth place is celebrity interiors guru, Kelly Wearstler. Famous for crafting interiors for stars including Cameron Diaz and Gwen Stefani. Wearstler receives 27,100 searches per month, and her dreamy Instagram feed has garnered over 1.6 million followers.

West Elm and Minted Are Teaming Up on a Furniture Collection for the First Time

West Elm and Minted Are Teaming Up on a Furniture Collection for the First Time

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The collection consists of 14 mix-and-match upholstered pieces across the categories of beds, headboards, seating, divider screens, and even footstools. With more than 2,000 different combinations of silhouette, fabric pattern, colorway, and leg finish available, any item you choose will provide the perfect custom touch wherever you put it.

You can expect the modern, often cheery, and independent artist-created patterns you’ve come to associate Minted with, only printed on linen-cotton and married with West Elm’s signature furniture silhouettes and wood finishes. “We’re proud to partner with West Elm on our furniture debut,” Mariam Naficy, founder, co-CEO, and chairman of Minted said in a press release. “Our collaboration amplifies the work of a diverse array of artists from around the world.”

New patterns will be added to the line during special edition drops throughout the year. That means more opportunities for independent artists to have their work featured on a product from two major home retailers, which is no small feat for a designer that’s seasoned or just starting out. Minted holds regular design challenges that creatives can enter regardless of formal training, education, geography, race, or age. Designs are voted on by Minted customers, and challenge winners become sellable designs that artists receive ongoing sales commissions for, in addition to a cash prize.

All of the textiles created for this range are brand-new and underwent the same crowdsourcing design and voting process mentioned above. In many cases, the patterns were created from original paintings and illustrations. Chosen colorways were informed by the voting process, too. Each item from the collection is also made to order on demand, cutting down on the extra waste that can be associated with pre-made furnishings.

Right now, the furniture patterns available span lots of trending categories — eyelets, graphic geometrics, painterly brushstrokes, and more — with the 21 designers who created them hailing from places as varied as the United States, Chile, Switzerland, Kenya, India, and Russia. You can see a smattering of pieces in stores, and shop the full collection online. Prices start at $249 for an ottoman and go up to $2,399 for a king upholstered bed, and, as with all Minted products as mentioned above, a portion of every purchase will directly support the independent artist who designed the pattern.

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This Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper Company Is Launching a Travel-Inspired Line

This Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper Company Is Launching a Travel-Inspired Line

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It’s been almost 15 years since Tempaper, the very first peel-and-stick wallpaper, arrived on the home decor scene. In the decade and a half since, the market has exploded with options, but Tempaper always keeps it interesting with things like collaborations with Bobby Berk, HGTV’s Genevieve Gorder, and even Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop. Last year was all about their vinyl floor rugs, but this year they’re back with new wallpaper patterns. Their latest range, Wanderlust, which launches today, features 10 prints inspired by travel and faraway destinations after a year spent in lockdown. 

From a fun squiggle stripe that calls to mind an Amalfi coast cabana to a painterly damask design that feels a bit Parisian, there’s something for everyone in this line. “Wanderlust revives traditional print techniques from around the globe and translates them using a modern approach and rich, earthy tones,” says Jennifer Matthews, chief creative officer and co-founder of Tempaper. “The prints exude a soothing, uninhibited spirit that will breathe new life into your home.”

Matthews personally finds herself drawn to Sunbeam, a smaller scale sun pattern with a retro ‘70s look that’s pictured above. “Paired with the metallic copper, it radiates sophistication yet remains playful, and I love how orderly the repeat is,” she says. “I can see it working nicely in closets, bathrooms, and on ceilings.”

On the other hand, Matthews’ twin sister, fellow co-founder, and Tempaper CEO Julia Au says her favorite is Block Print Leaves. “The palm stripes bring a rhythm and movement to walls that’s striking in the black jade colorway,” says Au of the pattern pictured here above. “Layered with plants and textures, it will create the perfect bohemian setting in living rooms, bedrooms, and beyond.”

All of the designs in this line retail for $39.99 per roll, which covers about 28 square feet of space. I have Tempaper in my bedroom, and I can confidently say it’s easy to apply. So easy, in fact, that I may consider switching up what I originally put up seven years ago when I first moved into my place with one of these new prints.

Danielle Blundell

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Danielle Blundell is AT’s Home Director and covers decorating and design. She loves homes, heels, the history of art, and hockey—but not necessarily always in that order.

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Savannah is a master binge-watcher and home cook. When she’s not testing new recipes or re-watching Gossip Girl, you can find her on Facetime with her grandma. Savannah is a news producer turned lifestyle blogger and professional homebody. She has a bachelors in journalism from Clark Atlanta University, a certification in Digital Storytelling and is earning her Master’s degree from Harvard University. Savannah believes every day is a good day and there’s nothing good food can’t fix.

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