Industry Voices

Michael Caradine The Mercantile New Orleans
The Mercantile, New Orleans, LA designed by Adrian Caradine Contract Design Inc.

Michael Caradine talks about his career in the industry and the inspiration behind some of his favorite hospitality designs.

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
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
Leigh Jones sunroom
(Photo: Dustin Peck Photography)
With an interior design career spanning nearly 40 years, Leigh Jones, Principal Designer at home furnishings retailer The Very Thing, specializes in comfortable luxury. Here she designed a bright and… more
Stacy Garcia Color Crust Zest
Stacy Garcia's July Color Crush delivers a summery and energetic hue: Zest
Vibrant hues are back with Zest! A daring & compelling color, this lime green gives us an invigorating sense of energy, motivating us to be active & alert as we’re influenced by the trending… more
Old San Juan Fernando Rodriguez
Fernando Rodriguez designs a landmark home in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Editor’s Note: We started this journey with Fernando Rodriguez in the August issue of Furniture, Lighting & Decor. Read on to learn the ins and outs of updating a historic Old San Juan home. You… more
John McClain living room
Photo: Amy Lamb, Native House Photography
When the owners of a home in upscale Winter Park, FL, approached John McClain of John McClain Design asking for a Mid-Century, gray-heavy space, he took their vision and infused it with his own… more
Stacy Garcia Urban Adaptation
Images shown clockwise from top left: Stacy Garcia Commercial for York Wallcoverings – Sprout (Lily), Stacy Garcia Commercial Textiles: Realm Collection – Elevate (Sage), Scott Webb via Unsplash, Bruno Ramos Lara via Unsplash, Chelsea Bock via Unsplash, Scott Webb via Unsplash
Sparked by the need to reduce our environmental footprint and our desire to be one with nature, urban residents have found new ways to integrate agriculture into a digitalized world. Taking the… more
fun at work
7 tips for fun at work

Reframing work as a fun activity can help boost performance.

Surface Pattern Designer Stacy Garcia has made a name for herself, sharing her aesthetic through her hospitality textiles company LebaTex as well as licensing her designs across multiple categories,… more
Christina Henck Boho Chic
Photo: Sean Kane
Trends have always paralleled between interior design and fashion worlds. Here are a few of the latest ways furniture design is mirroring the top fashion houses.  Both apparel and interior… more
Bauer Clifton Last Look
Photo: Inua Blevins
Before Jason Clifton and Jeremy Bauer of Bauer/Clifton Interiors came along, this entryway didn’t exist. Added as part of an extensive home renovation in Juneau, AK, this small space makes a big… more
Stacy Garcia Color Crush Crystal Water
This sea glass blue tint is tranquil, yet energizing.
Indulge in the pure serenity of Crystal Water as this crisp, aquatic-inspired color takes us to a tranquil, yet exhilarating place. A light, sea glass blue, this tint captures a relaxing aesthetic as… more
At this spring’s High Point Market, we hosted a panel with Universal Furniture on how designers, architects and builders can work together effectively on custom projects. We didn’t want our readers… more
Stacy Garcia Color Crush Moroccan Sunset
This deep orange Color Crush hue brings a sunset indoors.
Discover the vibrance and excitement behind Moroccan Sunset, a juicy orange that encourages a sense of adventure. Creating a feel of liveliness and comfort, Moroccan Sunset brightens up our spaces … more