From a handful of images, neural networks learn someone’s style and match it to furniture, rugs, curtains, and more in a few seconds.
Shopping for a new couch online? That could mean looking through hundreds of shapes, styles, fabrics, and colors. Redoing a whole living room or bedroom involves not only new pieces of furniture but considering how they all fit together. Mid-priced furnishings retailer West Elm thinks AI can narrow the search by learning your personal aesthetic. The new West Elm Pinterest Style Finder uses neural networks to get a sense of style from your own or anyone else’s Pinterest board of images and returns a shortlist of furniture, rugs, curtains, mirrors, and other items in about 10 seconds.