Last month I had the wonderful opportunity of speaking at the 10th anniversary of LEGENDS X: Today’s Vision, Tomorrow’s Home. I spent the hour conferring with colleagues Thomas Kligerman, Ellen O’Neil, Michael S. Smith and our gracious moderator Sophie Donelson, the editor-in-chief of House Beautiful. The topic of discussion, Inside the Crystal Ball, prompted us to examine the impacts of our current environment and our need to create safe areas in our personal lives, especially in our homes. I reflected on how my own home has become a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life in San Francisco. Ultimately, the future of design will consist of comfortable spaces that give rise to personal reflection and relaxation.