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Designing for Wellness by Christi Hitch, VP of Business Development

In the last decade – and especially last year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic – society’s focus on wellness has intensified. It’s a hot-button issue that extends across a variety of design segments, from corporate workspaces to healthcare. Senior living, in particular, has embraced wellness in facility design, supporting a larger movement to address shifting expectations and mindsets toward aging, while also keeping residents safe, happy and thriving.
Behind The Design, Happenings,

Education is Changing – Here’s How We Are Changing with It by Angela LuMaye

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced changes in the way several industries operate — and education is no exception. Most classrooms and learning environments that students returned to this year have an entirely different look and feel than those they abruptly left last spring. Yet, teachers and staff are challenged with creating the same level of comfort and safety in their classrooms under wildly different circumstances.
Seattle Skyline
Behind The Design, Culture, Happenings, Interior Design,

6 Questions with Michelle Anderson

Michelle Anderson is Western Washington’s go-to source for carpeting. Since joining the Bentley team in 2016 as the sole representative in Seattle, Michelle has grown market share over 500%. Her hard work has recently led to several awards, including the Rise-Star award in 2018, the Pinnacle Award for the Western Region in 2019, the IIDA NPC Industry Professional of the Year 2020 and the Bentley Mills Salesperson of the Year Award for 2020. Now Michelle faces the challenge of selling in a unique market during very unique times. In this Q+A, Michelle discusses how her approach has changed since the pandemic, what makes Seattle such an exciting market to sell in, and some of the secrets to her sales savviness.
Behind The Design, Happenings, Trends,

Palette Series No. 8

Sunset is not simply a daily occurrence, it’s also a state of mind. It’s calming moments that end the hours behind us, while at the same time preparing us for the new energy of the night. It’s the brightness and warmth of the sun expertly blended with the rich, darkness of the horizon. No matter where you are in the world, sunset is a magically and mysterious transition that envelopes the senses and sets the stage for the dawn of a new day.

Neocon 2019

Define the verb “sort,” and words like separate, classify and categorize come to mind. That’s great for laundry, but not for humans. Yet, so many of us “sort” the people around us – labeling and grouping them based on gender, skin color, political affiliation and who they love.
Culture, Happenings, Interior Design, Trends,

Bentley’s 2019 Color Forecast

From keeping us in order (red means “stop” and green means “go”) to conveying structure (think maps and color-coded lists) to expressing our moods – color is a powerful influence in our everyday lives. We live and breathe fashion, color and interiors, and we’re always looking ahead to what’s next. We provide designers with colorways that enable them to unleash their creativity, while still delivering a trendy – or timeless – aesthetic that their clients will adore.