In our travels across the country and around the globe, interior designer Kerrie Kelly and I pick up trends, design movements, and little shifts in the way we live. One of them is the rise of rusticated design. “We’ve seen this pronounced interest in older design styles,” says Kelly, CEO and creative director, Kerrie Kelly Studio. “At the end of the day, it’s about texture being preferred over those polished modern fixtures and finishes.” The trend corresponds with observations we’ve made in office-residential conversions, the influence of food and culture, sustainable processes, and more.

Join Kelly and me in this wide-ranging discussion and review of work that exemplifies six key trends—and how it’s informing the future of design. What’s the latest take on biophilic design? How is the idea of customization and individualization evolving? Will circularity become a more important aspect of sustainability? Find out in this Studio Session.

Kerrie Kelly
Kerrie Kelly

Kerrie Kelly founded her California-based design studio in 1995. Today, she serves as CEO and Creative Director of the studio, where she leads a team of designers and has built long-term relationships with brand partners. She is a Fellow, Design Luminary Award recipient, and Past-Chair to the National Board for American Society of Interior Designers (ASID); National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Board Member; Houzz Advisory Board Member; and Zillow Interior Design National Spokesperson. Her work and expertise have been featured in The New York Times, Bloomberg, Forbes, The Globe and Mail, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. In her role as a multimedia consultant, Kerrie guides brands and creates content to help them expand their reach and influence. She also serves on the Editorial Board of Furniture, Lighting & Décor and is the author of Home Decor: A Sunset Design Guide and Pearson Education’s MyInteriorDesignKit.

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