The Biggest Design News Of 2015

Here’s a look back at the design news that made the biggest headlines in 2015.

Ellen DeGeneres launched her first home line, ED, that showcases her love of design – punctuated with a healthy dose of humor, of course. Read more about this story here.

The Googleplex, the 3.1 million-square-foot headquarters of everyone’s favorite internet giant, announced a starchitect-approved makeover lead by Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group and Thomas Heatherwick’s Heatherwick Studio. Read more about this story here.

Diane Keaton listed her $7 million L.A. home that she decorated herself, giving the public a glimpse into the famously stylish and quirky star’s home life – and yes, it looked just like the set of a Nancy Meyers movie. See inside the home here.

A handful of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most iconic buildings were nominated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Find out which ones were nominated here.

The Palace of Versailles in Paris announced plans to convert the property into a luxury hotel that is scheduled to open sometime in 2016. Read more about this story here.

Benjamin Moore shocked design enthusiasts when the company announced their 2016 Color Of The Year as Simply White – arguably, not a color at all. Read more about this story here.

Pantone shocked design enthusiasts even more when they announced not one but two 2016 Colors Of The Year – Rose Quartz and Serenity. Read more about this story here.

Beloved lifestyle brand Kate Spade launched a furniture line, featuring the brand’s cheery aesthetic and glam accents. Read more about this story here.

Reese Witherspoon launched lifestyle brand Draper James, inspired by her southern roots, in May and opened the first storefront in Nashville months later. Read more about this story here.

Williams-Sonoma founder, Charles E. Williams, passed away at age 100. Read more about this story here.

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Myrabella (top left); Reese Witherspoon via Twitter (top right); The New York Times (bottom left); The Agency (bottom right)