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Stacy Garcia's Color Crush: Zeus
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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
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
No matter the industry, everyone has some cringe-inducing memories they look back on from early in their careers where they learned something the hard way and added another thing to their mental “do… more
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
Unsplash mug
(Photo: Unsplash user Danielle MacInnes)
It’s almost time for goal setting for the new year! The final quarter of the year has launched. What were the goals you set back in January? Are you on track? Did you back your goals up with… more
Stacy Garcia Studio 11 Summer in NY Coconut Lounge
Coconut Lounge W Downtown. Photo by Marc Richardson
As much as we try to get excited for a change into the cooler seasons, we all know how much we still crave those warm summer days…especially if you’re a New Yorker. But it’s not only the radiant… more
Stacy Garcia Golden Hour Color Crush
This month's Color Crush, Golden Hour, is an energetic yellow hue.
Soak in one of nature’s most glorifying moments with the invigorating feel of our Color Crush, Golden Hour. A vibrant, warm gold, this color is reminiscent of those fleeting moments right before… more
Bobby Berk kitchen
(Photo: Tessa Neustadt)
“Queer Eye” designer Bobby Berk isn’t afraid of going bold, and this kitchen in the Vista Santa Fe community in San Diego is no exception. See how Berk layers textures to create a space that feels… more
Kristi Hopper nursery
(Photo by Michael Hunter)
When a Texas couple planned to adopt a baby, they needed a nursery that was as comfortable as it was functional. Designer Kristi Hopper created this neutral-yet-playful space that pairs muted colors… more
Increase your interior design revenues
Raise your interior design rates to reflect the true value of design.
Whether you are an independent interior designer, or you head a small firm, you want to increase your design revenues. Often you make it much more complicated than it needs to be. Money loves… more
Christina Henck gender-neutral nursery design
Neutral color palettes layered with trending textiles help maintain the gender-neutral look in nurseries and kids' rooms.
Nurseries are the sweetest spaces to design, and there’s lately been a radical departure from the typical inspiration that’s always been front and center. Whether you're outfitting a soft, neutral… more
Sahara Oasis Stacy Garcia
Photo Shown Clockwise from Top Left: Photo by Simone Hutsch via unsplash, Photo by Dario Valenzuela via unsplash, Photo by Ruben Bagues via unsplash, Photo by Simone Hutsch via unsplash
Who says sandy hues have to be dull? We’re giving grit a whole new look with the creamy appeal of Sahara Oasis. Elevating an atmosphere that may otherwise seem rugged or abrasive, this sorbet orange… more
Michael Caradine The Mercantile New Orleans
The Mercantile, New Orleans, LA designed by Adrian Caradine Contract Design Inc.
Michael Caradine is a founder and Principal of Adrian Caradine Contract Design Inc. with over 35 years of experience designing and managing hospitality projects. His talents are enriched by interests… more
What happens when two globe-trotting journalists decide to start a business of their own in licensed product design? Madcap Cottage, that’s what. With backgrounds in interior and graphic design (John… more
High Point Market is the largest home furnishings market in the world, but that’s not the reason you want to go. In fact, what I’m telling you here applies to every design market whether it’s High… more
The great news about home furnishings is that for every home built, every home renovation completed, every move made, and every family addition whether a baby, young adults, or seniors moving in,… more
Stacy Garcia Color Crush color trends in iced macchiato
Clockwise from Top Left: Photo by André Roma via unsplash, Photo by Tod Seitz via unsplash, Photo by Ewa Fournier Le Ray via unsplash Stacy Garcia | New York Textiles – Pickup (Wheat)
Get your caffeine fix with our latest Color Crush, Iced Macchiato! A new spin on trending warm neutrals, Iced Macchiato brings us a refreshing sense of natural delight. Inspired by the delicious… more