Between glorious new designs coming up in our 2016 Signature Collection (check our next blog post to get a glimpse) and a bunch of awards we've been showered with this summer on all sorts of accounts, - several awards for product design, one for business leadership and one for our company culture, there is really a lot to celebrate.
It’s summer, and we yearn for a lifestyle simplicity that’s luxurious and cozy at the same time. We want to surround ourselves with furnishings that speak of nature, of subtle connections with the outdoors energies and organic vibes.
Great design should be nurturing our spirit and enhance our wellbeing. Great dining design even more so. With spring beckoning a new zest for life and fresh standards for our well being, glamorous dining styles aim for new heights. We want our lifestyle to be the best it can be, we want our homes to make us happy when we walk in, we want our family dinners to make our life feel luxurious and say, "la vita e bella".
We don’t change our furniture and interiors as often as we change our wardrobe. Why is the interior design industry so eager to catch up with the latest design trends when every furniture designer's dream is to create timeless designs? When do passing trends cross path with timelessness?
What I would like American design to bring from Maison is the thrill of transatlantic ships coming from France at the turn of the last century, with glamorous ladies making their grand arrival with travel trunks and hat boxes full of the latest Paris fineries… the longing and anticipation of new luxury… the outrage of society matrons upon examining scandalous new fashion… the sparkling excitement of young ladies walking about in their new outfits and the stunned look on men’s faces…
We love the new trends in boutique hotel design because these days sky is the limit in creativity, when it comes to hotel interiors and furniture selections.
Fall is a time for harvest, and in the design industry, a time to let your year's work shine. What's new and next in our Signature Collection has arrived. The Nobu Dining Table, the Nobu Buffet and the Marquetry Flip top Table are completing our 2015 Signature Collection with refreshing innovation in design, engineering and finishing.
Summertime, and the livin' is easy...
Almost mid-August and still time to move outdoors, if you haven't done it since May. Long beautiful sunsets, refreshing cool evening breezes that will keep you a bit longer outside, a vacation feel in the night air even if you've been working 14 hours. Well, make sure you have a comfortable spot on the terrace / balcony / garden to enjoy it.
The alchemy of transforming interiors forever involved its rightful dose of mystery. Design principles and formulas seem to miss some essential ingredient, slippery and hard to pinpoint, that makes a room actually come alive with feeling. We call it the art of the designer.
Decorating for the holidays is a big part of the celebration itself. Nothing builds up the holiday spirit with all its anticipation and excitement like getting your home ready for celebration.
Bringing home the Christmas tree, getting your decorations from storage and opening the boxes, handling old ornaments and revisiting memories, running out for new lights at the last minute or browsing through stores for weeks for those special new touches... it is all fun, and especially once you start adorning your home.
Color foundations, color perception, the psychology of color, how color affects light and how light affects color - all topics of fundamental importance in interior design... Join us for a CEU class with Benjamin Moore and color expert Amy Figueroa on October 30, 2014, 9-10:30 am at the Cliff Young showroom.
There are many tricks of the trade in interior design and each designer develops his or her own trade secrets, with every room they design. Tonight, we'll learn from Michael Boodro and the incredible designers he invited on his panel what it takes to make a room memorable.
Last night, at the NYC&G Innovation in Design Awards Gala at the Harvard Club, our Live Edge Burl and Steel Cocktail table received the highest honor with the Innovative Product Design Award. THANK YOU NYC&G for the award and the glamorous gala!
Every September, the What's New What's Next event in the NYDC is a building-wide showcase of top furniture introductions and brings a flurry of design panels, presentations and book signings by top names in the industry.
For a company designing furniture, furnishings and interiors for over 46 years, creating a signature rug collection started as an anniversary gesture. Our 45th anniversary prompted a huge design celebration in all directions, with new furniture collection pieces for every room, re-invented showroom displays, new materials, new finishes, new partnerships with amazing craftsmen.
If you missed our Social Media for Designers Seminar with Constant Contact last week, here are the most important tips how to market your interior design firm with social media.
How lucky I feel to have had Valerie Moran in my life. I deeply share the grief and the love of her family and friends upon her passing. Her brilliant mind and always cheerful smile will remain a guiding light in my business, but also touched me personally and transformed my life with love.
With a cultural heritage and traditions going deep in history, Tibetans have long established themselves as luxury rugs craftsmen of the world. For people who live so simply and humbly in sync with nature and its seasons, becoming the epitome of luxury tells a lot about the true attributes of luxury: authenticity, meaning, extraordinary craftsmanship and quality.
Developing their craft within centuries, Tibetans have nurtured it with every generation, bringing each step and technique closer to perfection every time.
The brand new Cliff Young Signature Rug Collection is in, and to celebrate, June will be The Tibetan Rug Month, with 10% off designer net pricing on all rug orders and beautiful floor samples available on sale. Make an appointment with our sales and design team today!
The Cliff Young Tribute Mentorship Program continues the series of student roundtables with Materials in Design, with mentors Laura Bohn, Tim Button and Carl D'Aquino.
Vacation is just around the corner - here are some tips on how buy furniture and decorate your vacation home to be a relaxing retreat.
To honor our founder and celebrate our 45 years of great design, this year we are inaugurating our "Tribute Mentorship Program" in connection with our "CYL - Create Your Line" Design Competition, that will bring together design students and established design professionals to help the young professionals to achieve real industry experience and start great design careers.