Month: August 2020

20 Projects by the Top 100 Giants of 2020

These 20 spaces were created by the Top 100 Giants of 2020firms featured on Interior Design’s annual list per our industry-wide survey.

1. Western Union’s Denver Headquarters by Gensler (#1)

Photography by Eric Laignel.

Gensler design principal and studio director Michelle Liebling emphasized workplace connections—not just among colleagues on a given level, but also for the total population of 1,300 employees occupying Western Union’s vertical campus.

2. Brierley+Partners Headquarters in Frisco, Texas by Perkins and Will (#3)

Photography by Peter Molick.

Graphic wallcoverings help liven up and carve out open


10 Best Interior Design Schools in the US


An education in interior design is getting more and more important for aspiring professionals in the field. In many states, you can’t call yourself an interior designer unless you have a license or a certain level of education.

If you’re thinking about becoming an interior designer, you’ll want to know about the best interior design schools you can attend in the US. Whether you want to work on residential or commercial design, the following programs will prepare you well for your future career as an interior designer. But before we get to the rankings list, let’s briefly go over what


CanWel Building Materials Announces Record Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results Toronto Stock Exchange:CWX


Q2 2020 Financial Highlights(1):

  • Revenues increased 7.1% to $412.9 million
  • Gross Margin increased to 14.3%
  • EBITDA(2) increased 20.1% to $32.8 million
  • Net Earnings increased 62.8% to $12.7 million
  • Total loans and borrowings reduced by approximately $90 million on a year-over-year basis
  • Quarterly dividend of $0.14 per share paid(3)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd. (“CanWel” or “the Company”) (TSX:CWX; CWX.NT.A) announced today its second quarter 2020 financial results(1) for the period ended June 30, 2020.

For the three-month


2020 Vision: Home design trends for the new year and beyond

You may not be old enough to remember the 1970s but you can probably picture the groovy living rooms, wood paneling and shag carpets of the era.

Home and lifestyle design sets the stage for our memories, experiences and collective history. It reflects the mood and attitudes of our times, showcasing triumphs of technology and artistic aspirations. As we look with optimism and hope to a new decade, we address new questions as well: What comes next? Who will we be in the months and years to come? And is farmhouse still happening?

Regarding trend directions for 2020, the answers


26 Popular Architectural Home Styles

Log Home

Log homes originated as small cabins in the 1600s. Originally, they were built as one room using no nails, but now many log homes function as large luxurious getaways. Log homes can now be built in any location, but are most often found in a rural setting. However, the climate of the surrounding area dictates the type of wood that should be used to build the home.

Cape Cod

The first Cape Cod homes were built in the 1600s. They were inspired by Britain’s thatched cottages, but built with steeper roofs and larger chimneys to withstand cold Northeastern