59 min

Trends: Where Do They Come From and Why Do They Die‪?‬ The Render

    • Design

*Be sure to check out the visual companion to this episode: https://blog.modsy.com/uncategorized/the-render-episode-4-visual-companion-interior-design-trends/
Welcome to the fourth episode of The Render, a podcast hosted by Modsy’s very own Alessandra Wood and Maddy Warner, that is all about the untold stories from the world of interior design.
In this episode, Maddy and Alessandra are joined by special guest Danielle Walish, the creative director of furniture company The Inside. The three chat about the history of interior design trends, unpack some iconic examples (think avocado kitchens and mason jars), and dish their best tips for spotting the next big trend. Then the episode wraps with a fun game of Love It or Leave It, trend edition.
We hope you enjoyed the show! Share your thoughts on this show and your ideas for future ones at therender@modsy.com, don’t hesitate to slide into our Instagram dm’s @modsydesign and tune in next time.
This podcast is sponsored by online interior design service Modsy, the impossibly easy way to design your home.
About
Danielle Walish is the Creative Director and Co-Founder of The Inside, a digitally native home furnishings brand that's making furniture fun, with access to more design for more value. She holds her MA in design history from Parsons, The New School for Design and has taught courses on the history of Main Street, rebranding post-war Italy, and the history of objects. She is an interior designer by trade, and prior to The Inside, Danielle co-owned an interior designer studio whose work has been published in Architectural Digest, Vogue, Refinery29, and Southern Living. Danielle truly believes in the power of design as an agent for change and the joy of decorating. Her personal mission is to help leave the world more beautiful than she found it.
Find out more on The Inside |LinkedIn |Instagram
 
Dr. Alessandra Wood is VP of Style at Modsy as well as a design historian with an eye towards the future. She studied design history & theory and is obsessed with applying that knowledge to understand what makes products beautiful/useful/successful, and what inspires people to love those products.
*The source of your next cocktail party banter.
Find out more on Twitter|LinkedIn|Instagram|Website
 
Madeline Warner is the Senior Brand Marketing Manager at Modsy as well as a one-woman content show. A writer and editor as well as a design enthusiast, she’s been working in the design industry for five years and specializes in bringing the expertise of an interior designer to the good laypeople.
*Resident furniture pun expert.
Find out more on LinkedIn|Instagram
 
The Render is edited and produced by Rachael Tellerman. Rachael is a graphic designer at Modsy and is fascinated by the many ways people tell stories. She is also an artist, avid media consumer, and excited to be entering the world of podcasting.
*Makes a delicious baked ziti.
Find out more on LinkedIn|Website
 
Interior Design Trends
Top-Down vs. Grassroots Trends There are two primary ways trends show up in culture, from fashion and interior design to music, art, and more: top-down and grassroots. Top-down trends come, as they sound, from the top. In interior design, that’s the elite tastemakers, professional designers, industry experts, and those who are manufacturing and designing the goods we’re purchasing. Grassroots trends, on the other hand, come from the people and make their way up the trend ladder, becoming popular cultural moments.
Avocado Kitchen Trend
Remember the avocado green kitchen your grandmother had when you were growing up? Or perhaps hers was a rusty brown or a burnt orange. In the 1970s, avocado green kitchens became all the rage.
Granite Countertop Trend
In the late 90s and early 2000s, suddenly every kitchen redesign included granite countertops. For a while it was seen as a high-end luxury—but soon they were in nearly every modern kitchen in America.
Edison Bul

*Be sure to check out the visual companion to this episode: https://blog.modsy.com/uncategorized/the-render-episode-4-visual-companion-interior-design-trends/
Welcome to the fourth episode of The Render, a podcast hosted by Modsy’s very own Alessandra Wood and Maddy Warner, that is all about the untold stories from the world of interior design.
In this episode, Maddy and Alessandra are joined by special guest Danielle Walish, the creative director of furniture company The Inside. The three chat about the history of interior design trends, unpack some iconic examples (think avocado kitchens and mason jars), and dish their best tips for spotting the next big trend. Then the episode wraps with a fun game of Love It or Leave It, trend edition.
We hope you enjoyed the show! Share your thoughts on this show and your ideas for future ones at therender@modsy.com, don’t hesitate to slide into our Instagram dm’s @modsydesign and tune in next time.
This podcast is sponsored by online interior design service Modsy, the impossibly easy way to design your home.
About
Danielle Walish is the Creative Director and Co-Founder of The Inside, a digitally native home furnishings brand that's making furniture fun, with access to more design for more value. She holds her MA in design history from Parsons, The New School for Design and has taught courses on the history of Main Street, rebranding post-war Italy, and the history of objects. She is an interior designer by trade, and prior to The Inside, Danielle co-owned an interior designer studio whose work has been published in Architectural Digest, Vogue, Refinery29, and Southern Living. Danielle truly believes in the power of design as an agent for change and the joy of decorating. Her personal mission is to help leave the world more beautiful than she found it.
Find out more on The Inside |LinkedIn |Instagram
 
Dr. Alessandra Wood is VP of Style at Modsy as well as a design historian with an eye towards the future. She studied design history & theory and is obsessed with applying that knowledge to understand what makes products beautiful/useful/successful, and what inspires people to love those products.
*The source of your next cocktail party banter.
Find out more on Twitter|LinkedIn|Instagram|Website
 
Madeline Warner is the Senior Brand Marketing Manager at Modsy as well as a one-woman content show. A writer and editor as well as a design enthusiast, she’s been working in the design industry for five years and specializes in bringing the expertise of an interior designer to the good laypeople.
*Resident furniture pun expert.
Find out more on LinkedIn|Instagram
 
The Render is edited and produced by Rachael Tellerman. Rachael is a graphic designer at Modsy and is fascinated by the many ways people tell stories. She is also an artist, avid media consumer, and excited to be entering the world of podcasting.
*Makes a delicious baked ziti.
Find out more on LinkedIn|Website
 
Interior Design Trends
Top-Down vs. Grassroots Trends There are two primary ways trends show up in culture, from fashion and interior design to music, art, and more: top-down and grassroots. Top-down trends come, as they sound, from the top. In interior design, that’s the elite tastemakers, professional designers, industry experts, and those who are manufacturing and designing the goods we’re purchasing. Grassroots trends, on the other hand, come from the people and make their way up the trend ladder, becoming popular cultural moments.
Avocado Kitchen Trend
Remember the avocado green kitchen your grandmother had when you were growing up? Or perhaps hers was a rusty brown or a burnt orange. In the 1970s, avocado green kitchens became all the rage.
Granite Countertop Trend
In the late 90s and early 2000s, suddenly every kitchen redesign included granite countertops. For a while it was seen as a high-end luxury—but soon they were in nearly every modern kitchen in America.
Edison Bul

59 min