Nov 16, 2012
Fab Friday: Michael Boodro
Robin Baron: Welcome, Michael! Tell us what you love most about your job as Editor in Chief of Elle Décor. Michael Boodro: What I love most is working with an amazing and talented staff on a daily basis. I meet so many creative people who just make it easy to get things done. Working on the magazine is fun, of course, because you get to see and create new and exciting products! RB: How did you get started in interior design? What's you story? MB: When I was in college, I wanted to be an architect. But then I realized that I couldn't think in three dimensions. I have huge respect for what architects and designers do...it’s something that I’m not capable of doing, but it’s something that I’m capable of appreciating! So I got into this in a sort of roundabout way. I worked in the art world for awhile, at museums, and at a number of different magazines...but my passion for architectural design never faded, so I ended up here doing what I love! hat doesn’t mean I don’t look at Elle, Vogue, or Harper’s Bazaar...I think they are a great tool to get inspired, but we don’t look to them in terms of our content. If you ask me if fashion influences interior design, though, then the answer is: absolutely! I think there is a huge crossover - just look at how many fashion designers have home lines now, and vice versa. RB: What's the one interior design trend you can't get enough of? MB: There are actually two that I'm totally loving! I think we’re seeing lots of rich color coming back to the spotlight, which is very exciting, like teals, greens, blues and golds. The other big trend that is not going away is really decorative wall coverings....fabrics on walls, textured wall papers, hand-painted wallpapers, or coverings that have crystals imbedded. Both of these trends I can't get enough of!