NY NOW Trend Seekers
Maxwell Ryan, CEO & Founder of Apartment Therapy
Prior to founding the leading digital destination for all things home related, Maxwell Ryan was known as the “apartment therapist”, traveling by scooter to his clients’ homes to help them make their spaces beautiful, organized and healthy. Part interior designer, part life coach, his touch points were simplicity, comfort, and lack of clutter. Unlike typical designers, Maxwell didn’t want to dictate where things should go or how people should live; he wanted to arm them with the tools and the confidence to decide for themselves.
Here are Maxwell’s top product picks for 2016:
Top Trends in Home Decor
Trae Bodge, Lifestyle Expert
Trae is an accomplished lifestyle journalist, TV presenter, spokesperson and educator, specializing in beauty, tech, apps, toys, gift guides and smart shopping. She has appeared as an expert on dozens of TV shows and radio networks, including Today, Rachael Ray Show, Steve Harvey, Extra, Inside Edition, CNN, Reuters, CNBC.com, Better.tv and NBC’s New York Live. Trae co-founded and served as creative director of the cult cosmetic brand Three Custom Color Specialists. She was also a professional makeup artist for more than fifteen years. Currently, she is a sought-after spokesperson, journalist, brand strategist and executive media coach.
Here are Trae’s top picks for 2016:
Top Lifestyle Trends Products
Lindsey Beatty, Style Director for Coastal Living
Lindsey Ellis Beatty is the Style Director for Coastal Living magazine. Born and raised in Alabama, Lindsey grew up with Southern Accents on the coffee table and recipes from Southern Living strewn across the kitchen counters. She spent her youth constantly rearranging her bedroom, and perusing photography and design books. After graduating from Vanderbilt, Lindsey started her career in 2000 as an intern in the food department at Southern Living. Eventually, she started dabbling in story production and photo styling, and now has over 15 years of experience in the industry as an editor, stylist and designer. She spends her days creating inventive story packages, infusing interiors with personality, shopping for the perfect objects and products to fill up her pages, and working with photographers to capture it all.
Here are Lindsey’s top picks for 2016:
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