42 per cent of BAME interior designers face discrimination, survey says

Adelicia Caree

Two out of five BAME interior designers have faced discrimination at work due to their ethnicity, according to a diversity survey by the British Institute of Interior Design.

Conducted last year, BIID claims its Diversity in Interior Design survey is “the UK’s first-ever survey of diversity in interior design”.

Forty-two per cent of the 109 respondents who identified as Asian, black, mixed or other said they had been a victim of discrimination in their profession or workplace because of their race or ethnicity.

Just over 60 per cent also believe that their race or ethnicity has hindered their advancement in

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This Brooklyn Bathroom Packs a Spalike Feel Into a Tiny Space

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Photo credit: courtesy Delia Kenza

From House Beautiful

When Delia Kenza was first commissioned by a client to renovate her Brooklyn apartment, the bathroom wasn’t part of the plan: “We did a gentle renovation,” recalls the designer. “At the time she thought, ‘the bathroom is okay, I can live with it.'”

Fast forward a few years, and Kenza got another call: “She was like, ‘Okay, I’m tired of this bathroom—let’s get it done,'” Kenza says. Luckily, since the client had already entrusted Kenza with the rest of her home, she was open to letting her take the reins for the

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Determine if it’s best to renovate on your own | Home Improvement

Adelicia Caree

A do-it-yourself mentality has taken hold in millions of households across the globe. Popular television channels like HGTV and DIY Network as well as accessible home improvement content on apps like YouTube has inspired many homeowners to tackle renovation projects around their homes. Taking such initiative is admirable, though it also can prove costly if homeowners end up biting off more than they can chew. Home improvement videos and television shows have a tendency to oversimplify renovation projects, potentially giving homeowners a false sense of confidence in their DIY abilities. A concerted effort on the part of homeowners to determine

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Kelly Bensimon has sold $50M in NYC real estate this year

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She’s gone from “The Real Housewives of New York” to selling real houses in New York.

Reality star-turned-real estate broker Kelly Bensimon has done $50 million in Manhattan deals since Jan. 1, The Post has exclusively learned. She joined Douglas Elliman’s Holly Parker Team less than a year ago.

“That’s a lot of very expensive square footage for anyone, especially a newcomer to the business, and the quarter isn’t even over,” said an insider of Bensimon’s recent numbers. “She’s been killing it.”

The source added that the former fashion editor, author and model has been working with her extensive contacts

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This Is Our First Look At The Interior Of The All-New Kia K8

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Kia released the first official photos of the new K8 in mid-February but failed to show any photos of its interior. Fortunately, we can now get our first look at the car’s cabin thanks to images of a prototype recently spied in Korea.

Much like the exterior, the design of the new K8 is vastly different to the K7 / Cadenza that it replaces. The most obvious change made is the fitment of a massive touchscreen display that encompasses both the gauge cluster and the infotainment screen which sits on top of a redesigned dashboard.

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Cleveland, its school district put 19 properties in play, seeking real estate developers’ proposals

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A dozen vacant Cleveland schools and seven pieces of surplus land — almost all of them on the East Side — are hitting the market, the subjects of a request for redevelopment plans.

The city and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District are jointly seeking proposals from real estate developers interested in remaking the properties, which the district no longer needs. The portfolio includes six historically and architecturally significant buildings, erected between 1903 and 1939, which are protected as city landmarks.

Some of the buildings, including the onetime Willson school on East 55th Street, have been empty for years. Others —

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