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Bobby Shares What’s In, What’s Out & What’s Next In Design

Photo: Luke Fontana

The best way to learn about design – and how to create a stylish space? Listen to the pros (like Bobby!) Our resident design professional recently sat down with Domino’s Design Time podcast to dish on all things design, from how he got his start to where things are headed in the future. And we’re bringing some of the best parts – including Bobby’s advice for you on the most influential change you can make in your home.


In this episode, Bobby also shares where to save, his favorite shopping sources, and how to add interest to your space. Keep scrolling to listen to the whole thing – and read what Bobby has to say on what’s in and out in design!


Want even more of Bobby’s design advice? Check out The Number #1 Thing Bobby Recommends You Do In Your Home.

What’s In – Wicker

“My very first apartment came furnished in all wicker furniture. It was horrible. But wicker has evolved so much since then, and the way it’s being used right now is awesome. Since I am a more neutral designer, I’m always looking for ways to add texture and interest to a space without using a lot of color, and natural fibers (like wicker!) are a great way to do just that.”

What’s Out – Curved Sofas

“Curved sofas are such a waste of space. I think it goes back to my almost two decades in New York City, where you’re taught not to waste a square inch. I just feel more linear styles are a better use of space and work best for most rooms.”

What’s Next – Desert Colors

“I have been so inspired by desert colors over the past three to five years; not only in the modern design that I do but in traditional design. My husband and I just bought a historic Spanish-style home in Palm Desert, [California], and we’re letting all the colors that surround nature inspire us: greens and rusts and taupes and neutral creams. These shades are definitely in right now, and I don’t see them going anywhere. If anything, we’re going further into the desert.”



  1. You designed Sandalwood community in Las Vegas. The builder is Tripoint. Do you offer the items in the house and design options? Thank you.