How mobile app ‘Design Home’ is selling furniture through a video game

Shopping for home decor just got an upgrade with a mobile video game that lets players buy furniture and decor within its e-commerce store.

The popular design-oriented video game, “Design Home,” recently introduced an in-game e-commerce channel that allows players to buy home accessories from the virtual spaces they fashion. At a time when people are more absorbed in their surroundings and home design, induced by the pandemic-driven at-home lifestyle, the app’s intersection of video games and interior design brands is turning more players into consumers.

HOW CORONAVIRUS IS CHANGING HOME DESIGN TRENDS

“The game at its core is about living the life of an interior designer, and our intent is really to blur these lines

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WRJ Design Fill a Jackson Hole Cottage with Auction Finds

The Jackson Hole home of designers Rush Jenkins and Klaus Baer is a lesson in insightful curation. The couple, who have lived in picturesque Wyoming for a decade and lead WRJ Design have brought their timeless aesthetic to an array of high-end homes, as seen in their book, Natural Elegance: Luxurious Mountain Living. But for their latest project, they revamped their own guest house, filling it with thoughtful memorabilia, antiques, and local flair.

Cue the fall colors, apple cider and elk bugling: It’s time to pack up and head to Jackson Hole.

While Jenkins was raised just 90 miles west of Jackson Hole in Idaho Falls, Wyoming, Baer grew up in the North Georgia Mountains. “Around 2009, we were hiking near Yellowstone and looked at each other and said, Why don’t we move out west?” Baer recalls, after years of living in New York City. They yearned to bring

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On Bringing The Joys Of Travel Home

Restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic have not only dramatically altered travel across the globe, they’ve also sparked interest in rethinking the design of the personal spaces where people are now spending more of their time.

Carol Kurth, FAIA, ASID, a principal of Carol Kurth Architecture + Interiors in Bedford, New York, is an award-winning architect and interior designer. Her extensive portfolio of luxury places to live, work and play are notable for their creative integration of site, form, structure and materials. 

An avid traveler herself, Carol is a highly sought-after speaker, always offering fresh insights on architecture, interior design trends and sustainability. 

Forbes.com spoke to Carol Kurth about the shifts she’s seeing in her industry, how travel can inspire architecture and interior design, and the creative ways—large and small—travel enthusiasts can

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Epic home fails: unbelievable DIY mistakes


These unbelievable design fails will have you doing a double-take. Whether down to bad planning or terrible execution, these houses have been struck down by shoddy fittings, poor choices and inexplicable additions to rooms. So, take a deep breath before you click or scroll and take a look at our roundup of the world’s worst home design fails…



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