Smart House

Since the release of Back to the Future II in 1989, Doc and Marty’s alternate reality version of 2015 seemed like a fantastical long shot. However, they weren’t too far off! It’s 2018 and we have self-driving cars, drones, instant pots and digital assistants like Alexa and Siri all working to (supposedly) make our lives […]

Meet Pollack’s New President

This month, Pollack | Weitzner has announced a new President, with a whole lot of Pollack passion. With more than 18 years of company service, Susan Whalen’s career began as Studio Manager, which escalated to Vice President and later, Chief Operating Officer, and most recently, President. After catching the decorating bug in childhood, Whalen has […]

DCOTA’s Winter Market Tech + Technique Recap

On Thursday, February 15 the DCOTA Winter Market paid homage to skilled creators, artisans and innovative minds who redefine design and explore the next-generation. Let’s just say it – Digital trends are impacting the future of the interiors industry. Digital trends are impacting every industry actually, so it is time to get creative, which shouldn’t […]

A Family Affair

The creative process is innate and mysterious, with inspiration coming from expected and unexpected sources alike. Patrick Frey, Chairman and Creative Director for La Maison Pierre Frey, has a family lineage packed with visionary prowess, using his roots, French spirit and a bit of imagination to foster the Pierre Frey brand. For Patrick, design truly […]

Meet the Newest DCOTA Team Member

“The moment someone opens the door to their home for the first time and get to see and experience their vision materialized that I was able to create for them, that moment of complete awe, that’s why I do what I do and what motivates me to get up every morning.” –Anel De Castro Anel […]

Design for Television and a New Generation

HGTV star and Interior Designer, Brian Patrick Flynn had two occupational dreams while studying TV and film production in college. Producing the reality television series, ‘The Real World,’ didn’t come to fruition, but the second, less dramatic option became Flynn’s reality. This DCOTA Winter Market Keynote panelist has broken design boundaries with television, technology and […]

Collection Attention: Nate Berkus for The Shade Store

The Shade Store and Nate Berkus are long-time design project partners; The Shade Store provided window treatments for Berkus’s hit show on TLC, Nate & Jeremiah by Design. The Shade Store now announces the launch of a new collaborative collection for the premier custom window treatment resource, Nate Berkus for The Shade Store available now. The […]

Holiday Decor from City to City: A Coastal Christmas

A palm tree is not exactly the same thing as a Christmas tree, but in the Sunshine State you may have to pretend it is. Sometimes a patio full of poinsettias can be the only Christmas fix you need in 80 degree weather.  Holiday spirit in Florida relies on florals, festive music and family and […]

DCOTA Fall Market 2017 Preview

Tomorrow the Cohen Design Centers’ successful Fall Market season wraps up at the DCOTA. Last, but certainly not least, the DCOTA Fall Market 2017 features two featured programs, three showroom debuts, 37 product launches and 21 open houses, oh my! Plus for more opportunities for innovative learning, visit the two CEUS, ‘The Science of Home […]

Meet Taylor Cinalli: DCOTA VP & Director of Marketing

The DCOTA, our Cohen Design Center located in Dania Beach, Florida, has a new VP, Director of Marketing. She’s traveled around the world by private jet, worked in luxury markets and…befriended donkeys? Meet Taylor Cinalli: What were the most interesting jobs you held prior to joining the DCOTA? I’ve always been in travel or hospitality, and […]