Born in Honolulu and raised in Tokyo and Los Angeles, Jarret Yoshida references a breadth of cultures and experiences in his interior design. It’s the harmonious mix of these influences that most appeals to him. “I think it’s very easy to blend Asian and Western in a way that doesn’t feel literal, like you’re recreating Shangri-La or the Forbidden Palace,” he says. “Having lived around the Pacific Rim, that’s something I learned over the first twenty-five years of my life.” Yoshida’s talent will be on display at this season’s Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art exhibition, opening Friday 9 September.
The final sale of Asia Week is the fourth edition of Saturday at Sotheby’s, with an exhibition curated by Jarret Yoshida, an interior designer trained at the Corcoran Gallery School, Parsons, FIT and École des Beaux Arts et Décoratifs. This season’s auction is made up of approximately 300 works of art and 100 paintings from China, Japan and Korea.
The self-taught-turned-celebrity interior designer Jarret Yoshida is developing an aesthetic entirely his own. Throughout his years of education and his frequent travels around the world, Yoshida continues to share his sophisticated, classic approach rooted in the traditions of Japanese design and memories of his childhood in Hawaii.
Designing your dream home is equal parts excitement (cue internal squeals of joy) and mild anxiety. Pinning your mood boards and selecting the furniture is the fun part, but planning how it all fits together can be incredibly daunting. Then add a kid-friendly dynamic into the mix and you’ve officially raised the difficulty meter. Striking that balance between the practical needs of a family and the fashionable elements you personally love isn’t easy.
When the leaves begin to turn to change color and the heat of the sun fades, our interior design sensibilities undergo a subtle seasonal shift. If you’re poised to give your home a fresh coat of paint but are waiting for fall trends, we’ve done the legwork to find out which shades will saturate the cooler months to come. Erika Woelfel, VP of color and creative services at Behr, and interior designers Jarret Yoshida and Elle Cole have scoured global trends to reveal their top predictions for the hues that will dominate interior design trends as we near the end of summer.
If you sometimes struggle when marketing your interior design business, you’re not alone. Experienced industry professionals know that until you build your brand and start attracting more referral clients, deploying the latest marketing techniques to stay ahead of the game can be hard work and a big drain on your time.
Interior design usually takes a back seat to fashion. But not in early May, when NYCxDesign (otherwise known as New York Design Week) takes over the five boroughs with hundreds of exhibitions, trade shows and parties. Among the most curated is Collective Design, which features 31 galleries specializing in modern and innovative collectible design. A V.I.P. preview on May 3 drew a stylish gathering of designers, buyers and creative types.