Mackenzie here! Recently, my friend Jess asked if I would contribute a piece in the latest issue of Stellar Day Magazine, an online magazine & blog that is designed and created to encourage and inspire women. This month's theme is Community, a topic which really resonates with me at this point in my life, so I was happy to oblige! I've lived in several cities across the globe, and downtown Phoenix has one of the most tight-knit and supportive communities I've been ever been part of. Check it out below!
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!