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March Design Favorites Round Up by Mackenzie Collier

Source:  Anthropologie

March came and went, which was a good thing here in the MCI office since we were super busy, producing fresh designs left and right! This month, we also introduced a new design service called Room Service—which has been pretty fun and exciting. March was great for design, and we're so excited to move forward and spring into April. 

Of course, like always, we end the month with a roundup of a few of our favorite things, which we featured each Friday on our Instagram

Anthropologie Tulip Chair 

This gold velvet tulip chair was our first Friday Fave for spring, and it couldn't have been a better choice! This chair from Anthro is a biomorphic design piece, which means it draws inspiration from natural patterns and organisms. We also love how it's a vintage inspired piece from the 40s, and you can customize it to whichever color and/or fabric you feel works best for your space. 

Source: Anthropologie

Caressi Colours Kitchen Taps

These fun stainless steel kitchen taps are so fun and a great way to brighten any kitchen without completely conforming to one specific color. These taps come in 12 different colors, which makes it even harder to choose!

Source: Caressi

FLOR Palm Reader Rug

Textiles are a great way to incorporate trends, and we love the use of the currently-trending palm pattern here! FLOR square tiles are perfect for any size room, and each square can be easily replaced or clean when needed. Being 100% recyclable, these are perfect for just about any home—especially those with kids! That's a sustainable design trend that we are over the moon about! 

Source: FLOR

Cathy Terepocki Ceramic Stools

These ceramic stools from Anthropologie were a favorite from Aleah, and we totally understand why. They are multipurpose and can be used as alternative seating in just about any space since they are easy to move around and can go just about anywhere. The geometric motifs and metallic accents are an added bonus. 

Source: Anthropologie

Which one of these is your fave? Comment below and let us know!

DeSoto Central Market Featured in PHOENIX Magazine by Mackenzie Collier

DeSoto Central Market, Downtown Phoenix

DeSoto Central Market, Downtown Phoenix

Back in November, the Mackenzie Collier Interiors team linked up with the Managing Editor of PHOENIX magazine to give her a tour of one of our favorite commercial interior design projects: DeSoto Central Market. 

Today, this 17,000 sq. ft. downtown Phoenix community hub houses a collection of diverse, independently owned restaurants—but from 1928 to 1955, the building housed the C.P. Stephens DeSoto Six Motorcars dealership, and its purpose remained related to auto sales and service until 1970. 

Drawing inspiration from the building's history, our interior designers meditated on the idea of Art Deco design crumbling at the onset of the Great Depression, as well as the streamlined modern automotive designs that dominated in later years. Our team paid close attention to these specific elements, incorporating conceptual details into the decor, finishes, and furniture.

Check out the article in the January 2016 issue of PHOENIX Magazine to learn more!

 
The automobile-inspired mezzanine at DeSoto Central Market

The automobile-inspired mezzanine at DeSoto Central Market