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John Derian, Designer, King of Decoupage, and Remodelista Judge

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John Derian, Designer, King of Decoupage, and Remodelista Judge

June 19, 2015

We’re thrilled to announce our third and final judge for the

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Above: John Derian‘s home decor empire is large and growing, but he’s still best known for the decoupage accessories that made him famous. His plates, bowls, and paperweights are each created by hand in his New York studio using John’s collection of antique and vintage prints.

A lover of all things old, John has developed a line of furniture for LA-based eco-furniture maker Cisco Brothers that’s largely inspired by antique European designs. He has three shops in New York, all on the same block in the East Village: one that showcases his decoupage and global finds; another devoted to textiles, furniture, and art; and a third filled with his Cisco Brothers collection. John also has a summertime shop in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

For more, browse John’s collaborations with Remodelista favorite French tableware maker Astier de Villatte. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @johnderian and @johnderiancompany. Photograph via The Telegraph.

9 Things to Know About John

Cities I’ve Lived In: Boston, Cambridge, New York.

Biggest Design Influence: Clive and Vanessa Bell’s Bloomsbury Group: The idea of a group of friends and families starting a movement is inspiring.

Favorite Shop: Paula Rubenstein‘s antiques shop on Bond Street in NYC. Paula is a true artist.

Favorite Artist: I don’t have a favorite, but lately I’ve been into the work of Philip Malicoat.

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Favorite Work of Architecture: The Pantheon in Rome. (Photograph by Meredith Swinehart.)

Last Item I Bought for My House: Two pretty still life paintings and a self portrait by Evelin Bodfish BourneJames Bakker Gallery in Provincetown has an amazing collection of her work.

Latest DIY Project: Not really a DIY, but I did recently clean my basement in my house in Provincetown and it was so satisfying.

On My Wish List for My House: A roof deck.

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Last Art Exhibit I Saw: The artist Emily Hass in a group show in Brooklyn. (Photograph from String-Nail series via Emily Hass.)

Read profiles of our other two Remodelista awards judges, designer Estee Stanley and blogger Will Taylor of Bright Bazaar.

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