California Home + Design
It’s a rare designer who uses the term “data points” when asked about her sources of inspiration. But Shane Reilly is a rare combination of right-brained creativity (studying art and American history as an undergraduate at Stanford University) and left-brained logic; she got her MBA after putting in a few entry-level years during the dot-com era, then launched Decorati, an online resource connecting designers with product showrooms and potential clients. Read more.
Gilt Groupe, an innovative online shopping destination, announced it has acquired leading home décor site Decorati. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Decorati is a destination site for upscale interior design products and services as well as a community for the display of designer portfolios. Decorati is a resource that enables interior design professionals to efficiently manage their projects and promote their businesses. For consumers, Decorati offers a vast inspirational library of product images, along with the ability to connect with design professionals and research products from over 650 trade-only manufacturers.
Business of Home
It's not often an interior designer doubles as a tech entrepreneur, but Shane Reillyembodies the two roles like none other. In just five years, she has started and SOLD two companies: Her design platform Decorati was absorbed by GILT GROUPE in 2011 and this time, her custom fabric source GUILDERY has been snapped up by online marketplace MINTED, which is making a greater foray into the home decor business.