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Unlocked: Maryline Damour

We recently chatted with Circaphiles ambassador & inspiring designer MARYLINE DAMOUR  Damour Drake is a combination of Maryline Damour and Fred Drake, a duo that came together to offer their clients interior design and construction. Damour, after working for years in marketing, business development, and public relations, decided to return to school to study interior [...]

Styling a Story with Margaret Zainey Roux

New Orleans-based Lifestyle Journalist and Interiors Stylist MARGARET ZAINEY ROUX has an eye for detail and a fresh approach to styling.  Her storied career has led her to collaborate with some of the country’s most celebrated interior designers and publications from Louisiana to Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, and New York. Her unique approach to styling is [...]

Unlocked: Courtney McLeod

We recently chatted with circaphiles ambassador & joyful designer Courtney mcleod Courtney McLeod is the founder and principal of Right Meets Left Interior Design, an award-winning, full-service design studio in Manhattan. She has unlocked the the right and left side of the brain as a tool that perfectly reflects her design process. This unique technique [...]

Unlocked: Pulp Designs

We recently chatted with circaphiles ambassador & daring designers pulp designs Beth Dotolo and Carolina V. Gentry co-founded Pulp Design Studios in 2007 in hopes to bring a sense of adventure to the business of design, and they did just that. They have established a unique viewpoint combining luxury design and a flair for the [...]

Unlocked: Alex Woogmaster

With great enthusiasm, we are announcing our newest Circaphiles ambassador, Alex Woogmaster    Based in Las Vegas, Alex Woogmaster is the Founder and Creative Director of Woogmaster Studio, and long-time protégé of Roger Thomas! In true Circaphiles fashion, we are giving Alex a warm welcome this week with a look into his design life. Holding [...]

What I Wish I Knew: How Keith Granet has built a successful 30 year business & what he wants you to know about it.

What I Wish I Knew: How Keith Granet has built a successful 30-year business & what he wants you to know about it.           For over 30 years, Keith Granet has led the helm of one of the industry's cornerstones, Studio Designer , the leading digital project management, product sourcing, and [...]

Uncovering Treasures: New Orleans

A melting pot of culture, art, and creole, there are few things I hold more dearly than my “hometown” of New Orleans. Last month, I went back to my Southern roots with a trip home to the Northshore of New Orleans. My cup was overflowing with all the charming design, architecture, art, food, and French [...]

Unlocked: Sara Barney

We recently chatted with circaphiles ambassador & Colorful, creative designer Sara barney   Sara Barney is the Founder and Principal Designer of BANDD DESIGN and has mastered the art of creating refreshing and colorful designs. She has centered her design process around being highly collaborative while favoring the individuality of each client. Today, she is [...]

When the Pandemic Hit, this Design Duo Built their Dream Business: Curious How?

When the Pandemic Hit this Design Duo Built their Dream Business: Curious How? Ever found yourself in the thick of an upholstery order wishing the lead time was shorter, that the process was a bit more user-friendly (more information please!), or perhaps a bit less intimidating.  Denver-based designers Lindy and Jordan Williams had those exact [...]

Creating Galmorous Interiors with Showstopping Style

CREATING GLAMOROUS INTERIORS WITH SHOWSTOPPING STYLE The Learning Curve of Licensing Deals: What is the roadmap to a successful licensing deal? Michael Berman will reveal raw and real experiences during the formation of his product licenses for Kravet, Rohl, Walker Zanger, and Brown Jordan.   Arte gave Circaphiles the key to their studio doors in [...]

Unlocked: Marea Clark

We recently chatted with circaphiles ambassador & SOPHISTICATED SOUTHERNER marea clark After a decade of practicing with the industry’s most lauded interior designers, Marea founded MCI and quickly garnered a loyal client base in the Bay Area and beyond. Her aesthetic effortlessly combines sophistication with approachability, resulting in timeless, comfortable interiors that reflect her clients’ [...]

Unlocked: Form Design Studio

We recently chatted with circaphiles ambassadors FORM DESIGN STUDIO The brainchild of Joshua Rose and Rafael Kalichstein, FORM Design Studio is a Los Angeles firm based on sustainability and beauty. With an eye on harmony, the duo functions on the school of thought that the basis of any good design begins by believing that spaces [...]

How Russian Art & a Taos Wood Carver Unite to Hit All the Right Notes

How Russian Art & a Taos Wood Carver Unite to Hit All the Right Notes Esteemed furniture makers Casa Marrón open their studio doors to detail two of their latest feats, the Nicolás Buffet and the Vicente Cabinet.    Jeannie Brown’s love affair with one-of-a-kind pieces began well over thirty years ago, long before her [...]

Unlocked: Danielle Rollins

We recently chatted with circaphiles ambassador & Stylish entertainer Danielle ROLLINS Founder of Danielle Rollins Interiors, she is known for her bold, feminine and fresh designs. In addition to interior design, she is an internationally known tastemaker and trendsetter, clothing designer, author, and online influencer. Today she is unlocking her studio and giving us a [...]

Unlocked: Liz Caan & Co.

We recently chatted with circaphiles ambassador & COLOR-HAPPY designer LIZ CAAN Here at Circaphiles we like to surround ourselves with inspiring friends, and Liz Caan certainly falls into that category. Founder of Liz Caan & Co., based in Newton, Massachusetts, Liz is a Circaphiles ambassador we are especially proud to have help lead our members. [...]

Westweek 2021: Silver Linings Launch Party

PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER & CIRCAPHILES PRESENT: WESTWEEK 2021 OPENING NIGHT KICK-OFF CELEBRATION An evening filled with friends, fun, and of course, lots of design talk. It was such a pleasure partnering with the Pacific Design Center to bring to life this year's Westweek opening night event. Connecting with old friends, reflecting on the challenging year [...]

Focus on excellence: A deep dive into the details of the Black Artists and Designers Guild Obsidian Virtual Showhouse

Images: courtesy of obsidian house From changing scope mid-project to managing clients and pesky backorders, there are few things the design community is better equipped to handle than a last-minute change-up. As the world began to shutter over the last year, our community did what it does best and switched things up to effortlessly meet [...]

How to land interior design clients online

Images: Michelle Nussbaumer, Pulp Design Studios, Amber Interiors, Laura Hodges, David Kleinberg 2020 handed the design industry both a massive challenge and opportunity.  On one hand, we lost the ability to network in person and our events and trade shows which are a huge part of marketing and sales as an individual designer.    On [...]

What I Wish I Knew – Michael Berman & Lindsey Shook, California Home+Design Editorial and Brand Director

What I Wish I Knew - Michael Berman & Lindsey Shook The Learning Curve of Licensing Deals: What is the roadmap to a successful licensing deal? Michael Berman will reveal raw and real experiences during the formation of his product licenses for Kravet, Rohl, Walker Zanger, and Brown Jordan.   The Learning Curve of Licensing [...]

What I Wish I Knew: Timothy Corrigan & Krissa Rossbund, Traditional Home Senior Style and Design Editor

What I Wish I Knew - Timothy Corrigan & Krissa Rossbund Oh, to be a new designer. So many questions, so many discoveries to be unveiled. And one A-lister —Timothy Corrigan—whose masterful aesthetics have earned him a spot on design’s top tier, is about to share. In an insightful conversation with Traditional Home Senior Style [...]

A letter from Genevieve

      I am so excited to welcome you to your new, trusted and FUN corner of the world (wide web), The Philes. We are consistently working behind the scenes at Circaphiles to bring you support and top of mind problem solving to help your business be the best it can be. The Philes [...]