Callwey‘ s Best Of Interior 2018 book is out. You might remember the past two years I had participated as a jury member together with Igor and Ricarda selecting the best blogger homes we considered should be featured.
This year the concept has changed including architects and interior designer who submitted their work too, so did the jury, and you can expect to find an interesting mix of styles and budgets.
The launch took place last September, and during the event I was giving a trend lecture on Lifestyle Trends 2018 (if you are subscribed to the newsletter, you will see a few images from that day). During a following panel discussing I had much fun moderating, I asked Bettina Billerbeck, editor-in-chief of Schöner Wohnen, Retail Manager Annaelena Tietjen from Bolia, Viki Kitzig, Architect from Kitzig Interior Design, Jules Villbrandt, photographer and art director from Herz und Blut, and Tina Schneider-Rading, author of the Best of Interior book, which of these 2018 trends are already integrated in their professional projects. Just to give you a quick insight on one point they all would agree on: glamour is back big time with rich dark colors and noble materials, being velvet, brass, fine tanned leather and marble key players.
One of my burning questions was if they would share ‘secret’ sources of what has been inspiring them lately or where they get information from to stay updated. These were the answers:
1// Trade shows and design events
2// Print and Digital
Interior magazines such as Elle Decoration UK, InsideOut (Australia), Nytt (Norway), Vogue Italia. Illustrated books about artists like Pablo Picasso where you can get a glimpse on his home. Society Family featuring cool & smart families online.
3// Public Spaces
Recent open hotels in any larger city, preferably by independent hoteliers (did you see the last post on this topic?). The Tate Modern in London and its extension commissioned to Herzog&Meuron which will be a new landmark to the city. Material libraries such a ConneXion.
I hope you find a couple of new names here or go back to same source you haven’t visited in a while (loved the idea of browsing in artist’s books checking on not so not-obvious insights. I mean, who reads a Picasso book looking for interior inspiration?).
Now, back to our book and a few hard facts:
90 submissions, 21 selected interior design projects, 208 pages, one final winner and three special mentions, 4 jury members. Please note the book comes in German. Come over to my stories on IG to see more images.
This is what I’d like to ask you to do to participate. Make sure you follow ALL four steps to enter:
1// leave a comment below (one step)
2// go to Callwey’s IG account and follow (one step)
3// go to my IG account, like the giveaway pic and follow (these are TWO steps, I am realizing many accomplish one of the two)
The winner will be contacted through email. The giveaway runs from October 04 to 12, 8pm (GMT) and is open to the European market. Best of luck!
UPDATE: The lucky winners have been notified via email (16 October 2017).