Inspiration has many origins and can be somewhat unpredictable. A great designer understands their inspirational source and becomes a conduit for the creativity to flow. The skill is in taking seemingly unrelated imagery and conceiving a new visual context that inspires a body of work.

Christopher Elliott is truly passionate about great design, continuously seeking and anticipating the current global trends and forecasts. This visual diary reflects products, styles and images that both inspire and guide Christopher’s work.

What’s Hot?

Often when I first meet someone and they learn of my profession, I am asked “what’s the latest ‘thing’ with interiors”? Usually, my response is evasive; trying to formulate my answer to this question, at the time seems somewhat short of impossible. How do you provide an on-trend snapshot of design with only a few clever lines, said to a complete stranger with no visual references? Some of you might be wondering; why is that so hard to communicate, after all, you are a designer and work with these ideas all day, every day? And the answer to that is; I don’t want to be misinterpreted, for a picture tells a thousand words and in those instances I only have time for a few hundred, at most. So here’s my answer to all those asking “what’s hot?” in interiors now. Pictures, really do tell a thousand words!

CED Robyn Cosgrove 'Tamssin Rug' - Inspire 091015CED Minotti 'Seymour Sofa' - Inspire 091015CED Minotti 'Leslie Armchair' - Inspire 091015

paintingCED Kelly Wearstler 'Roxbury Console' - Inspire 091015