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Madcap Cottage, Coco and Dash
John Loecke from Madcap Cottage at Coco & Dash with Courtney Garrigan.

Saucy tales from around the world courtesy of the high-flying Madcap Cottage gents. This month's stop: Dallas. 

Classic Blue Stacy Garcia
Images Shown Clockwise from Top Left: Chloe in Blue Suede by Gary Inman of Baskervill for LebaTex, Photo by Ricardo Gomez Angel via unsplash, Stacy Garcia Commercial for Durkan Hospitality – GA51859-MW438, Photo by Matteo Minoglio via unsplash
We’re heading into 2020 with clear vision as Pantone’s Color of the Year, Classic Blue, brings us back to the basics, re-centering our thoughts for a clear and focused mind. Inspired by the sky at… more
Stacy Garcia design trend chromatic
Photo Shown Clockwise from Top Left: Nhow Marseille Hotel by Teresa Sapey + Partners, Stacy Garcia Commercial for Artline Studio – Wavelength, Ambrose Chua via unsplash, Felix Dubois-Robert via unsplash, Robert Katzki via unsplash, George Kedenburg via unsplash

Pops of color pair with neutrals to create a bold look.

Melissa Galt shares 5 passive income streams for interior designers.
Melissa Galt shares 5 passive income streams for interior designers.

Are you aware of how digital technology can give you multiple passive income streams? If you’re looking for red hot interior design revenue streams that can bring dollars in the door, you’ve reached the right place.

Succession Planning for your business
Are you ready to be "fired" from your business? There is planning involved.

For company owners who control the process, getting "fired" or turning the reins of your company over to the "next in line" means freedom.

Glaister translates her client’s personality and tastes with graceful function and ease.

Historic Home Interior Design Fernando Rodriguez
Fernando Rodriguez and his team were mesmerized by the history of their most recent design project in Old San Juan.

Stewart-Rodriguez is renovating a 500-year-old home in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. On the historic registry, projects such as these can be equally inspirational and challenging.

Randall Whitehead Lighting for Apartment Living
Interior Design: Turner Martin; Photo: Randall Whitehead

Many people live in apartments and don’t have the ability to add permanently installed lighting. This doesn’t mean that you can’t have good lighting, it simply means you need to be a little bit more creative about how to get the illumination you want.

Madcap cottage in london and venice
Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke of Madcap Cottage regale us with their travel tales.

The Madcap gents have just returned from two weeks in London and Venice. And, yes, we braved the Venetian floods. And while not quite Biblical in proportion, the pervasive puddles left us thanking the lord that we had packed our Hunter boots even though the extra 30 pounds in our suitcase practically gave us a hernia at Gatwick...

Travels and design inspiration from Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke's latest adventures! 

Christina Henck one of a kind wall art
Mixing photos, artwork and three-dimensional pieces on a gallery wall can add to the originality of a space.

From one-of-a-kind antiques to personal photos, wall art is personal and can tell an original story about a space's inhabitants.

Stacy Garcia's Color Crush: Zeus
Image Shown from Clockwise from Top Left: Kyle Johnson via unsplash, Josh Rose via unsplash, Stacy Garcia Commercial Textiles Kaleidoscope Collection – Emphasis (Night Fall), Ryan Phillips visa unsplash
Envision the dark night sky as it illuminates from a single crack of lightning…the mysteriously endless nature of this dark and absorbent color gives off a sense of power and strength. Inspired by… more
Artwork created with Light
Oh! So Pretty by Dave Meeker. Photo by Randall Whitehead.

Portland art gallery creates sculptural LED art.

Stephanie James and Patti Allen are award-winning designers and co-owners of Allen and James Interior Design in High Point, NC. The designer duo has specialized in building personal relationships… more

Designer Monica Wilcox shared some lessons she's learned throughout her design career. 

How to sell more furniture is actually pretty simple, but you may have been hiding your retail gold. I meet a lot of furniture retailers who have a valuable team of designers but they aren’t showing… more
tips for design selection process
Help clients make interior design selections with these 7 tips.
For many remodelers (and these practices apply to interior designers), this process has become extremely protracted and complicated; so much so, that a group I work with in California found that the… more
Attendee Gathering Space at BDNY
Gathering spaces for attendees at BDNY were crowded and outfitted by sponsoring exhibitors.
It was fall… and winter… and maybe even a little summer in NY this past week as we headed up for BD|NY, which was held at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan.  While what to wear proved a little… more
High Point fall 2019 Universal
(From left to right): Courtney Garrigan and Teddie Garrigan of Coco & Dash and Ciao, Coco!, Nancy Price of Nancy Price Interior Design, Joni Vanderslice of J. Banks Design Group and Furniture, Lighting & Decor Editor-in-Chief Diane Falvey in the Universal showroom at fall High Point Market. The panel on bridging the retail-design gap for a one-stop experience brought together creative minds for an eye-opening conversation.
Before a recent trends panel at Design Chicago, I had an interior designer tell me she enjoyed the panel because it connected her to like minds. “We tend to work in vacuums,” she said, adding that… more