Industry Voices

If you're hoarding samples, here are some tips to help you de-clutter and get organized.

Martha O'Hara Interiors
Office Designed by Martha O’Hara Interiors. Troy Thies Photography.

Assessing business costs, office culture and branding can help your interior design business grow in the new year.

Madcap Cottage Atlanta Market
Madcap Cottage launched their tabletop collection with Certified International at the Atlanta Market.

Saucy tales from around the world courtesy of the high-flying Madcap Cottage gents. This week: Atlanta.

In this home that has a “place for everyone,” every room bids a heartfelt welcome.

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.

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
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