Design Insights Interview: Interior Inspiration from Jo Yana at

In this week’s edition of our Design Insights Interviews we are excited to welcome Jo Yana from in France. With a blog full of creative interior inspiration, we can’t wait to get an insight into his life. Let’s hear from Jo:

What inspired you to delve into interior design and how did you get started? Love of all things beautiful turned me to design. In 2006, around the idea of sharing my new passion with people, I launched the Deco-Design forum. In 2007 the blog logically followed. Afterwards the Deco-Design websites were born – a community of over 10,000 francophone and around 90,000 international readers per month.

JO_YANAHow would you describe your interior style? Arty/Design/Nordic

Of all the rooms you have designed and styled, which has been your favourite? I’m inspired by the people around me. I talk about others’ creations and sometimes I’m involved in the artistic direction. I’m not a designer or a creator …

Which room in the home do you enjoy designing and styling the most and why? The living room/dining room with the open kitchen because it’s where we are the most.

Which trend are you most excited about working with this year? Trends are annoying … The trend-setters are so unsure of their predictions … I won’t put violet or yellow products in my home because it’s ‘IN’. I like to decorate in accordance with my desires. Decoration is funny, full of change…move your furniture, feel good at home!


Which colour combinations are your favourite to work with? White first of all! I like some touches of colour: Pink, Yellow, Red and natural wood. I’m less sensitive to cool colours…

Where do you seek style inspiration? INTERNET – I’ll never get to the end of these billions of pages, unlike a magazine, and I love it!


What are your favourite materials to work with? Wood, Corian…

Which 3 objects do you believe have the ability to completely transform a room? A chandelier, an armchair, a work of art.

What advice would you give to our readers looking to refresh their interiors? A good white covering paint every 4 years will help  you to have a clearer view! For the rest, have fun …

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Do you have any upcoming exciting projects? My new communication agency ‘Pour l’amour du beau’ is in development, the website will be active in September 2014. And of course everyday is full of exciting projects on my design blog and fashion blog

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A huge thank you to Jo for sharing top interior design insights! Find more of his inspiration here: Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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