The world of commercial interior design is constantly changing. As lifestyle preferences, the economy, technological advances and shifting demographics influence the way people live, shop, entertain, work and commute. And our interior designs have to adapt. Our designs for model home interiors, multifamily developments, senior living communities, clubhouses, corporate offices, hospitality spaces, restaurants and bars have to be nimble. At Mary Cook Associates, we’re researching, studying and learning all the time. In our blog, we’ll share trends, influencers, success stories and lessons learned. Stories and examples of the incredible potential of design to influence and impact our lives never seem to get old!
I grew up, one of six girls, in a modest 5-bedroom 3½-bath ranch in the suburbs of Chicago and have spent more than two decades designing homes for people in… Read More
Everybody loves the look of custom cabinetry. But, unless you’re a big commercial firm designing a project with thousands of dollars worth of custom millwork, it may be impossible for… Read More
On Monday I shared my tips on picking the best kitchen paint color, including the too-often forgotten best practice of choosing paint after all of your other kitchen finishes. As a… Read More
It’s probably no surprise that interior designers spend a lot of time fielding questions. People are constantly asking me where I bought that rug, or what kind of window covering… Read More
There are Seven Fundamentals that make up The Art of Space. All work together and support one another to create balance and harmony. Let’s look at each of the fundamentals… Read More
It’s in the Bible – when Adam and Eve sinned, God devised the worst punishment He could: He made them move.
Though moving, at its very best, is painful, I have… Read More
Summer is here. Just knowing that triggers a long, slow exhale. Saying “summer” actually sounds like a long, slow exhale. The warm summer sun and the soft mild breezes make… Read More
1. Great Subcontractors are Worth Their Weight in Gold. No matter how amazing their ideas, interior designers are only as good as their finished projects The key is to pick the right professionals and… Read More
In honor of our Power of Paint Contest, today we’re doing a little something different and showing you how to recreate one of our designs! This bold master bedroom, designed… Read More