Watch: Top Interior Designers Talk Industry Outlook During Quarantine And Going Forward In Webinar By Haute Residence

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Haute Residence held a close-knit panel webinar with five members of the exclusive Haute Design network of top interior designers, Sandra Diaz, Odalys Hernandez, Joe Human, Giselle Loor-Sugerman, and Kristen McKinlay.

The expert interior designers were hosted by Haute Living's Erik Haase. They engaged in a lively chat about life during quarantine, current and future trends, and how they have adapted their businesses to continue servicing clients.

Watch the webinar below.

About the panelists:

Sandra Diaz: Principle architect at EOLO A&I Design, emphasizes emotion, detail, and craftsmanship in her award-winning work.

Odalys Hernandez: Founder and Principal of House of Odalys, creates gorgeous residential interiors in Miami and internationally.

Joe Human: Founder of Designs by Human, inc, bringing specialized design to everyday life, recently featured on “HGTV”.

Giselle Loor-Sugerman: Co-Owner of award-winning, South Florida based B&G Design, founded in 2006. Over 40 years of combined service along with partner Brett Sugerman.

Kristen McKinlay: Owner of Mckinlay Rose Interiors, a trusted full-service design firm with over 20 years of highly qualified experience.

interior designers panel - April 17 2020

Top center: Odalys Hernandez. Left to right: Giselle Loor-Sugerman, Joe Human, Sandra Diaz, Kristen McKinlay


Highlight quotes:

Sandra Diaz: "After all these times, we have to stop and think more about how we are going to be better with ourselves and everyone else. We need to reinvent ourselves, how we interact with clients, doing designs from a more holistic point of view."

Odalys Hernandez: "I feel that our work may double or triple because of this lengthy period of time of everyone staying home. Kitchens are getting worn down and people will need new ones."

Joe Human: "People are finding flaws that they'd like to fix. People are finding out more about their homes and how they want them to look."

Giselle Loor-Sugerman: "Our clients are eager to continue with their projects. We are excited to get back on that... Your home should be a sanctuary or a retreat. It should evolve with you."

Kristen McKinlay: "We are adjusting and coming up with new ideas. I'm getting calls for home offices, study rooms, outdoor kitchens. We are designing them now and give clients the emotional support so they know that, even though it's taking a bit longer, it will get done."

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