Interior Design specialist Jimmy DeLaurentis: Post-Coronavirus Market Will Be Brisk
After spending weeks inside their homes due to the COVID-19 outbreak around the world, veteran interior design specialist Jimmy DeLaurentis, offers hope that in the post-isolation period, the market for interior design services and furnishings will surge as consumers will look to upgrade their interior spaces. In addition to his interior design practice, DeLaurentis is founder of JAMES by Jimmy DeLaurentis, a private label collection of luxurious upholstery, pet beds and candles.
“Home has never been more important than it is today. While the timeframe of how long we’ll all be practicing social distancing is unclear, one thing is for certain: our homes have become an even more central part of our lives and we have found greater appreciation for our living spaces,” he said. “I am already hearing from clients, who after spending weeks at home – which have now become their offices, their classrooms and their social outlets – that those living spaces need to be freshened up.
“If there’s one positive thing to come of this crisis for our industry, it is that on the other side of this, consumers will be looking to buy anywhere from one piece to a whole room of goods to freshen their living spaces,” he added.
“While I’m doing more of my design work remotely these days, I’m still communicating with my clients via emails, phone calls and FaceTime. And, while that will never replace face-to-face meetings, where we can look a floorplans and fabrics and finishes together, it still allows us to continue to proceed through this with purpose,” he continued.
“Even beyond my clients, I’ve been hearing from friends, family and colleagues that they are cleaning out their closets and taking a second look at their old living room furniture. Perhaps – when the dust settles – it will be time for an upgrade and a fresh start.”
About Jimmy DeLaurentis: A Philadelphia native and design trailblazer with more than 25 years of experience, Jimmy DeLaurentis is known for creating luxurious and memorable spaces through his unique design aesthetic that combines opulence with a touch of playfulness. After honing his craft on the creative team at Ralph Lauren, he propelled his career by becoming an entrepreneur, designing stunning homes and businesses for A-list clientele. In 2016, he saw a void in the market for custom, luxury home furnishings and accessories with an element of surprise and launched JAMES by Jimmy DeLaurentis, a private label collection of luxurious sofas, chairs, ottomans, beds, custom pet sofas and luxury candles. For more information, visit jimmydelaurentis.com.
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