Million Dollar Decorating

Posted on 12/31/2016

Darrin was featured on James Swan’s Million Dollar Decorating podcast. Have a listen to get some fun decorating tips from Darrin for your own home, including:

How to set your color palette.
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The biggest design mistake to avoid.

Designing for a Cause

Posted on 01/08/2015


Every once in a while, a synergy comes along that’s irresistible. So when online consignment geniuses Viyet asked Darrin Varden to curate a collection of their fantastic furnishings as if designing a room, he was enthusiastic. Darrin wondered if he could tie in one of his favorite nonprofit design entities, The Alpha Workshops, by designing the fantasy room around one of Alpha’s awesome textured wallpapers. Viyet was game, and raised the ante by generously donating a percentage of their sales to Alpha to celebrate Darrin’s curation and his devotion to giving back. Their profile of Darrin’s designs for causes as well as the curated collection, are here on their super cool blog. The promotion raised a nice sum for Alpha, and we could not be more delighted!

Darrin’s Rooms In the News

Posted on 01/08/2015


Traditional Home, generous media sponsor of Holiday House, which benefits The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, wrote a lovely piece on last year’s rooms, including ours. Each year the house raises hundreds of thousands for research.


New York Cottages & Gardens, generous media sponsor of Project Design featured the redesigned rooms in their December issue and online. This house, as we mentioned before and in the video below, was such fun and a total labor of love. You can get in on this feel-good feeling – just make a donation to Ronald McDonald House and help families of critically ill children get through a truly tough time in a place that’s warm, welcoming and fosters within its walls an unbelievable sense of community.

Darrin Varden Named a Rising Star 2014 by IFDA

Posted on 01/07/2015

Rising Design StarThe International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), recently named four designers as 2014’s Rising Stars of Design. Interior designer Caleb Anderson, multidisciplinary architect/designer Neal Beckstedt and product designer Michele Varian were all named, along with our own Darrin Varden. The awards were presented during a lovely evening at the Kravet showroom in New York’s storied D&D Building, and were bestowed on the Rising Stars by design legend and industry icon Charles Pavarini III.