DXV Design Panel 2017 – Corey Damen Jenkins kicks up the color in the Classics Leave it to Detroit and NYC based interior designer Corey Damen Jenkins to raise the bar when it comes to classical design inspiration. Corey took his design cue from DXV’s Classical Movement and ran with it – boldly, confidently, with a nod to whimsy and a lot of respect for architectural detailing. The result, a colorful, intricate, sumptuous and creative (hey, who doesn’t want a tub surrounded by an oval library?) luxury bathroom concept for DXV’s Design Panel 2017. Modenus Editor in Chief Veronika Miller takes a closer look at this year’s projects and shares a few glimpses behind the scenes as well. Have a look. Each year, DXV selects four designers or design teams from its official nomination campaign in the US and Canada. Once selected, panelists are assigned one of four DXV Movements, the four overarching style groups that DXV uses to categorize its collections and that are based on the company’s nearly 150 year history. The movements are: Classic (1890 – 1920), Golden Era (1920-1950), Modern (1950-1990) and Contemporary.(1990 to today) . With the architectural style in mind, the panelists then decide on a theme with year’s theme being “Cities Around the World”. Once the designers knew their city and movement, they created a concept statement and rough sketches of the design in order to convey the mood and overall look of the space. What was so interesting about Corey’s work is that despite moodboards, finish samples and a perfect presentation, the full effect of his design really didn’t hit us until we stood in the space. It was big and bold and confident and more than any of us could have imagined and we never wanted to leave. Ever. At least until we were invited to explore the other three sets, we’re spoiled like that Corey’s design was inspired by the city of Florence, Italy and featured carefully detailed millwork and a striking accent window fashioned after a Florentine church window as well as what should be his signature piece from now on, the oval library or “Literary Nook” as he calls it, encircling DXV’s St George tub. Could there be anything better than a deep soaking tub and an endless array of books in arm’s reach? Take a moment to admire the depth Corey has created in this carefully layered space. From the small vestibule area onward into the sink/shower space and beyond into the library with its luxurious St George bathtub. It is a rectangular space but by layering and defining separate areas Corey created interest, depth and immense volume which is exactly what one can expect from an absolutely pro like Corey. Delilah Ottoman by Corey Damen Jenkins for Leathercraft; Wallpaper Folie Versailles Grand by Cole & Son via Kravet. Art on bookcases by Tony Roko. With all of these fabulous elements, frankly the entire space could have been beige on beige and still been stunning but noooo that simply won’t happen with Corey in the house,. Enter Pantone’s color of the year, Greenery, interpreted by Corey with Benjamin Moore’s #530 Medieval Times, un-apologetically applied to every single piece of millwork, contrasted (and calmed) by slabs of Calacatta marble and anchored by Walker Zanger’s Villa D’Oro Palermo. Sconces by Kelly Wearstler for Visual Comfort provided by City Lights Detroit; Pendant by Hudson Valley Lighting; Console sinks St George by DXV Have a look at the video below, learn more about this year’s DXV Design Panel over on DXV and to nominate your favorite designers for 2018 please click here.

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Modern Love: Modern Love Podcast: Cynthia Nixon Reads ‘Dear Dad: We’ve Been Gay for a Really Long Time’ On this week’s podcast, the “Sex and the City” actress reads Mary Alice Hostetter’s essay about the coming-out letters she and her brother sent to their conservative father. http://ift.tt/2uK0d2t

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As part of our monthly Icon series at WGSN, we look at the tastemakers who stand out from the crowd. It’s a chance to put the spotlight on emerging talent and certified mavens in their field, from Linda Rodin to Grace Jones to Amandla Sternberg. In the youth market there are lots of new faces emerging all the time, which is very exciting but also it can be hard for just one to stand out. However, Clemons is definitely top of our list. We stumbled across actress Kiersey Clemons after her turn in the 2014 move Dope, which also featured actress Zoe Kravitz and rapper A$AP Rocky. Since then, her star has kept rising. And like her peers, Clemons’ magic lies in her ability to be more than just a brilliant actress, to also speak up and speak out about the world we live in, calling out injustice, alongside fantastic turns on the big screen. Here’s three reasons she’s one to watch. 1. She’s already a fashion darling She just teamed up with Instyle Magazine in the US for their celebrated September issue, rocking Gucci, the fashion label of the moment. She spent last New York Fashion Week as a new face seated on the FROW at the shows, and even made a statement about women, feminism and body hair while rocking Prabal Gurung. She is not a clotheshorse (thank goodness!) she is someone who knows what she wants and likes about fashion, and the power of clothes to help make your mark. Instyle Magazine DuJour Magazine 2. She has a whole host of ‘Dope’ movies coming out Following up the 2014 hit movie, and her run on the TV show Transparent, Clemons is back this month. First up is The Only Living Boy in New York, a story about coming of age and first romances. And following that? A Marvel tale. She’ll be playing Iris West in the new superhero movie, The Flash (West is a super journalist, and female friend (plus potential love interest of Barry Allen, the Flash’s alter ego). Since Marvel movies = box office hits, look out for more from Clemons. 3. She wants equality for all. Clemons uses her position to speak out against injustice, asking her 316k Instagram followers to choose love over hate and to stand up for Trans rights. There isn’t an issue that she is afraid to speak on. Much like the rest of her Millennial generation and fellow actresses (who are currently speaking out on everything from the Dakota Access pipeline to equal pay), it’s all about standing up for the causes you believe in 2017. The post Kiersey Clemons is one to watch: A cool, unapologetic actress with fashion cred appeared first on WGSN Insider. http://ift.tt/2x3CSFE

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