Great interior design spans decades and countries – as evidenced by some of the things we kept an eye on this week for our link roundup, What We’re Watching Wednesday. If you’re looking to up the ante when it comes to your home’s style level, listen up.

If you love the look of those perfectly designed spaces in magazines (and, ahem, in Kukun’s image gallery) but aren’t sure how to translate that look to your home, check out super-chic new design company Hanover Avenue. Based in Richmond, Virginia, the company provides scaled images of various home products that you can print and arrange on paper. According to Richmond BizSense, Hanover Avenue founder and interior designer Anne Tollett described the process as “grownup paper dolls.” Hanover Avenue’s website also offers plenty of eye candy and, coming soon, a weekly giveaway, making it a super-fun corner of the internet for design lovers to check out.

The East Coast of the U.S. served as inspiration for another entrepreneurial interior designer who launched his first store in 2002 and continues to produce breathtaking home goods. Matthew Izzo sites his upbringing in Bridgehampton at the east end of Long Island and his “love for English horse showing and culture” as the inspiration behind his popular furnishing line. We adore his luxurious furniture pieces.

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From new and newish East Coasters to a downright old (yet awesome) design brand that started in a place we’re guessing a lot of people couldn’t identify on a map, furnishing powerhouse Safavieh has plenty of pretty things to delight design lovers. Check out their very fun decorative pillows on sale, and then read up on this 100-year-old company’s cool history, from its beginnings in Isfahan to its modern eclectic collections of home goods for every style.

Moving from interior design to renovation and ROI news, Australian publication Domain has some expert tips on getting your home ready to sell – quickly and without spending a lot of money. Real estate agent Lisa Bradley tells the story of how she got one former seller to see the dollar signs that come with decluttering, repairing, and neutralizing a home before it goes on the market. And if you’re curious what a home improvement project’s potential ROI is, we can help.  

If you’re a construction superintendent, contractor, or subcontractor, or working with any of these construction pros and want to make their lives easier, there’s a new startup you should absolutely know about. FieldLens saves tons of time by easing communication at a job site, and helps keep everyone in the know about projects and problems.  

Come across something interesting that you’d like us to know about? We’re all ears. Share your favorite interior design, real estate, home renovation, architecture, and art news with us in the comments, or send us a tweet.

Interior Design News, New App for Contractors, and More was last modified: July 18th, 2018 by Sheree Whiteley

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