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Stay Home And Stay Online! These 10 Celebrity Designers and Authors Show You How To Transform Your Home

With the extension of the community quarantine, we all have 15 more days to learn something new. Here are Instagram channels to tune into

At Metro.Style, we’ve been advocating a positive attitude towards community quarantine and the world’s collective battle against the spread of COVID-19.  In this article, Happiness Doctor Lia Bernardo advises, “ "Do whatever it takes to raise your frequency. Practice move, learn, grow, create everyday."

With the recent announcement of the enhanced community quarantine’s extension through April 30, we have 22 more days to learn something new.  Raise your frequency!  Your home is on its way to being quarantabulous… Tune into these Instagram videos:

Jonathan Adler

Speaking of staying positive, who doesn’t think of Jonathan Adler’s “Happy Chic” that made a case for a cheerful mix and match of time periods, colors and patterns in interiors?  When we think of the last decade of interior design, his wild style definitely brings on a joyful vibe.  Adler offers up short talks on objects that he has designed in “An Objet A Day.”  A bonus: his husband, Simon Doonan, legendary window dresser of Barneys makes an appearance on some videos, and chimes in.  Here’s a sample:

Kelly Wearstler

This LA-based interior designer needs no further introduction.  When most young interior designers are asked about their design idol, she is named as one of them.  For her bold interior design moves that were splashed across hospitality properties such as The Avalon Hotel, The Viceroy, Miami and Santa Monica and Four Seasons Anguila, Wearstler also grew her practice to include furniture, accessories and textile design.  Here, she gives some inspiration on how to style the home:

Abigail Ahern

Tastemaker Abigail Ahern’s eclecticism and wit are recognized by her celebrity clients, Emma Watson, Robbie Williams, Jeremy Paxton, Sade and Robert Downey, Jr.  Her line of animal lamps was launched in 2008, and since then, she has been topping bestseller lists in Debenhams, and Craig and Rose.  Here, she shares her tips and tricks for transforming homes:

Sister Parish Designs

Legendary American decorator, Sister Parish’s family, her daughter, Apple Bartlett, her granddaughter, Susan Carter and great granddaughter, Eliza Carter now lead Sister Parish Designs, a soft finishes company specializing in wallpaper and textiles for the home.  Tune into their Instagram collaborations for a bit of down time that will open your eyes to the beauty of historical prints and patterns:

Willow Crossley Creates

Book author and high profile flower stylist to the likes of Jo Malone and Anthropologie, Willow Crossley is known for her bouquets that look natural, uncontrolled and as wild as the flower fields from where her blooms were picked.  She has imparted her intuitive approach to flower arrangements in her books, The Art of Handmade Living (2012), Inspire, The Art of Living with Nature (2014), Flourish (2016) and The Wild Journal (2020).  Learn a trick or two from her:

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Preeti Prabhu of Home Décor India

Bangalore-based decorator, Preeti Prabhu’s Instagram feedback says that she is “a wiz with a Midas touch in making everything from duh to fab.”  An Instagram influencer with 92.5K followers, her DIY tutorials will make you want to try your hand at refurbishing an old lampshade, or picking up a stencil to make an accent wall:

Madcap Cottage

Authors of Prints Charming: Create Absolutely Beautiful Interiors with Prints & Patterns (2017), John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon are celebrity designers who have appeared in numerous TV, magazine and social media platforms, from House Beautiful, Country Living, Architectural Digest, to Wall Street Journal.  Their forward-looking aesthetic that always gives a nod to history has been translated to numerous home furnishings, including rugs, candles, children’s furniture and tabletop items.  Pairing wallpaper and fabrics will no longer be an enigma with this video:

Corrie Beth Makes

Are your fingers better at wielding a pair of scissors and some glue rather than pruning and digging soil?  Tune into  Corrie Beth Hoggs’ tutorials on how to craft life-like plants out of paper.  The author of Handmade House Plants teaches you how to craft a Rex Bigonia here:

Patricia Urquiola and Haworth Inc.

Globally-recognized for designer office furniture, Haworth works with big design industry names such as Patricia Urquiola.  Watch to Urquiola’s talk on how she uses virtual project teams to achieve her designs.

Cabana Magazine

Launched by Martina Mondadori Sartogo in 2014, Cabana has been collecting a cult following based on “[exploring] the close relationship each person has with interiors, not only grand rooms but the small detail in the corner that make a room feel unique yet personal.”  Obsessive and sumptuous, this magazine’s success came right after the death of the glossy magazine genre, debunking the myth that print is dead.  Since the lock down, Mondadori has been taking Cabana’s Instagram followers on Instagram Live home tours around the world, from Marian McEvoy’s Hudson River home to Michael Smith’s Mallorcan hideaway.  Follow their IG account @cabanamagazine for announcements on their “At Home” features.

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