Commercial Interior Design That Creates A Return on Investment.

Mary Cook Associates (MCA) is a national, award-winning commercial interior design firm acclaimed for work that yields measurable returns for demanding and successful owners and developers of real estate.

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Quartz vs. Granite: Which Countertop is Right for You?

03.19.2015 \ Mary Cook

Lately, the kitchen countertop of choice is trending toward quartz and away from granite, and it’s being felt in a big way. It’s actually part of a bigger trend that emerged during the recent recession. We’ve moved away from earthier palettes and heavy...

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MCA-Design Ideas: Using Reflection In Your Space-3

Design Ideas: Using Reflection In Your Space

03.05.2015 \ Mary Cook

Reflection is one of the coolest elements in design. It automatically goes with everything, everywhere. Since its only colors are a reflection of what’s already in the room, you never have to worry about finding a match! It gives back exactly what you what put in its...

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8 Design Myths to Stop Believing NOW

02.26.2015 \ Mary Cook

I get tired of the way the design industry cloaks itself in mystery and magic. It leads you to believe that you can’t design your own home any more than you could perform surgery. They want you to think that; it’s good for business. Obviously, I’m a believer in...

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Design with Cohabitation in Mind

02.11.2015 \ Mary Cook

Since it’s nearly Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d take a minute to answer one of the biggest interior design questions that I get on a regular basis: how to design for cohabitation. Whether you’re moving in with a spouse, romantic partner, or just a good...

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Harmony and Home: 4 Ways to Bring Heart Into Your Hearth

01.29.2015 \ Mary Cook

Long ago, a trusted mentor advised me to work to live, rather than live to work. It took me some time to figure out how to make that philosophy really pay off, but it’s an amazing feeling once it does. Not surprisingly, one of the best ways to get started with...

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MCA-Resolutions for the Home: Promises to Make (and Keep) for the New Year-7

Resolutions for the Home: Promises to Make (and Keep) for the New Year

12.23.2014 \ Mary Cook

If you’re like me, your New Year’s resolutions usually hit the wall by the Super Bowl. That’s probably because I usually resolve to eat right, exercise more, lose weight and get more sleep. A Super Bowl party is the perfect platform for shattering every one of those...

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