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3 Ways COVID-19 Will Impact the Future of Residential Interior Design

10.14.2020 \ Builder and Developer Magazine

Thanks to the pandemic, homes have become far more than mere living spaces. It doesn’t matter whether those homes are multi-family apartments or single-families, small or expansive, humble or luxurious, urban or suburban. People have found new ways to work, study,...

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Homework: The Rise of the Home Office

10.13.2020 \ Realtor Magazine

Even before the pandemic, the work-from-home trend was growing in popularity. Improved technology and connectivity are allowing people to be more productive at home as employers have offered greater flexibility. But now that COVID-19 has made working from home even...

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It’s Time for A New Take on Commercial Interior Design Trends

03.20.2019 \ Mary Cook

Identifying business trends is important in every field; it allows companies to stay up-to-date, competitive and relevant. We’ve found it spurs innovation, too, as we consider how to offer products and services that are original, inventive and more effective...

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Psychographics: The New Psychology of Commercial Real Estate

01.31.2019 \ Mary Cook

Rent competition, underused amenities, iffy conversion rates these are just a few of the issues builders and developers face in today’s high-stakes housing, hospitality and office markets.  It’s tough to turn a profit in this era where every cent counts....

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3 Reasons to Hire a Commercial Interior Designer

01.25.2018 \ Mary Cook

Have you ever walked into a restaurant or store and walked right out again?  Nothing engaged you, or, as commercial interior designers say, converted you to a customer. The same holds true in multifamily buildings, where potential residents walk into lobbies or model...

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Using Design To Keep An Original Pancake House Truly Original

07.27.2016 \ Mary Cook

She gave us the wow factor. Model home interiors are only a part of what we do at Mary Cook Associates, so we were thrilled when we read our client’s assessment of the restaurant interior design project we did for her in the Chicago Tribune a new Original...

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