Interior designers Dani Blake and Gary Inman were about to launch a boutique firm together before the pandemic threw a wrench in the plan. But the slowdown inspired them to reimagine the traditional concept of a business partnership, in which they’ll team up creatively while maintaining individual companies.
In the 37th installment of the 50 States Project, BOH spoke with Portland, Oregon–based Jessica Helgerson about her criteria for choosing projects, balancing residential and commercial work, and why she doesn’t hide her politics on Instagram.
Pottery Barn has launched Pottery Barn Renewed, a line of recycled products made in partnership with The Renewal Workshop. The women spearheading the sustainable collaboration tell BOH how the partnership was born.
In December, Seasonal Living will launch a 3D showhouse with real products selected by 11 designers. CEO Gary Pettitt tells BOH about the process, plus the benefits and drawbacks of a virtual showhouse versus the real deal.
Interior designer Kia Weatherspoon is fighting outdated government policies to bring design to underserved communities. She tells BOH about the challenges she’s facing and why she’s calling on the whole industry to push for change.