MEET FARIN | DENVER FURNITURE SPECIALIST

What is your past work experience/education? Tell us a little bit about how you ended up in this field and what experiences brought you to the world of design.
My degree is in Interior Design and I was previously at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, and Porcelanosa.

Where were you raised?
Denver, Colorado

What is your most rewarding project and why?
Myself and a former colleague designed the family room for the Denver Life Magazine Designer Showhouse in 2019. It was very fulfilling to be involved with the process from start to finish and to collaborate with local designers in the industry.

In your experience working with C.A.I. Designs thus far, what are some of your favorite product lines and why?
Thayer Coggin, Taracea, Verellen, and Old Biscayne are my initial favorites due to the look and custom options available. But as I dive into more products, I’m finding amazing pieces within each line.

What is your favorite color?
Earth tones

What is your favorite food?
Philly Cheese Steak

What is your favorite TV series?
Big Brother

Farin can be reached in the Denver showroom at farinf@caidesigns.net or by phone at (303) 282-8100 x6970.

MEET CAROL | SCOTTSDALE SHOWROOM MANAGER

What is your past work experience/education? Tell us a little bit about how you ended up in this field and what experiences brought you to the world of design.
Interior Design has always been a passion of mine, but coming from a small town, I was never exposed to the world of design like I was after moving to Phoenix. After a couple of career changes, I started my journey in design January of 2014 by attending Scottsdale Community College. I have worked in a design showroom, with an interior designer, and with a home builder. I found that working with designers in a trade showroom is the best of both worlds. I get to help design beautiful homes without having the stress of being a designer. I enjoy what I do and can’t see myself doing anything else!

Where were you raised?
Yuma, AZ.

Where do you draw inspiration from?
Nature and art.

What is your most rewarding project and why?
Working on full houses. Something about putting it all together and seeing the joy of the client when they start to visualize their new home sparks so much joy for me.

In your experience working with C.A.I. Designs thus far, what are some of your favorite product lines and why?
OBD because of all the custom capabilities. Interlude Home because of their aesthetic.

What is your favorite color?
Jewel tones and most shades of blue.

What do you like to do in your spare time? (Hobbies, Talents, Travel, Family, etc.)
Spend time with my family (husband and 3 boys).

If you could travel back in time, where/when would you go and why?
The roaring 20’s!! I love the way they dressed. It would be fun to see how much simpler lives were back then.

How would you characterize your design style?
I would say elegant modern with a touch of earthy.

Do you have a favorite quote?
Shoot for the moon! Even if you miss, you will still be among the stars.

What is your favorite food?
Tacos! You can put anything in a taco and it will be delicious.

What is your favorite TV series?
I used to love watching Divine Design with Candice Olson but since she left HGTV, I now stick to watching any cooking show with Bobby Flay or Guy Feiri.

Anything else you would like to share?
I’m excited to bring my experience to the CAI team.

Carol can be reached in the Scottsdale showroom at carolw@caidesigns.net or by phone at (480) 565-3775 x7060.

Meet Law | Troy Furniture Specialist

What is your past work experience/education?
I have a Bachelor’s in Interior Design from Michigan State University. I’ve had a variety of roles in luxury sales: Visual Merchandising, Project Management, and Interior Design positions.

Where do you draw inspiration from?
Travel, architecture, and I like juxtaposing antique/ heirloom pieces with new and more transitional designed items.

In your experience working with C.A.I. Designs thus far, what are some of your favorite product lines and why?
I love Hickory Chair/ Pearson and Palecek.

What is your favorite color?
Taupe and Emerald Green.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to travel, cook, and spend time with my family.

How would you characterize your design style?
Comfortable Luxury.

What is your favorite food?
Indian.

What is your favorite TV Series?
The Golden Girls.

Law can be reached in the Troy showroom at lawsj@caidesigns.net or by phone at (248) 822-1300 x8224.

Deb Diver Interior Design

“Nothing finishes off a new construction home like gorgeous light fixtures and beautiful stylish art and accessories. Selecting the perfect light fixtures is key to the overall beauty of a home.  Adding in the accessories and art completes the look bringing in colors, textures, patterns, shapes and interesting materials that give a home real style.”

Featured Products:

Piano Room: Light fixtures by Visual Comfort

Family Room: Seating by Burton James, accessories by Regina Andrew, John-Richard and Arteriors

Kitchen: Chandelier by Robbert Abbey, table accessory by Regina Andrew


Room Service Interior Design

“This custom home is contemporary, but warm and welcoming, unlike the icy cold vibe some contemporary spaces have. We used natural fibers and textures in the fabrics and finishes. Everything flows beautifully together in this open plan, yet each and every piece is special. The lanai is used daily for relaxing: tv, card games, casual meals, enjoying the sunset. Comfort plays a key role in this room.”

Featured Products:

Lanai: All furniture by Bernhardt

Living Room: Chairs by Thayer Coggin

Office: Chairs by Precedent


Debora Lyn Interior Design

“Our client requested a space where Versace was the original inspiration.  We went for a minimalist Versace-esque pallet and added a few edgy elements to keep a subtle yet dramatic feel instead of taking the bedroom into the typical exaggerated Versace look.”

Debora Lyn Interior Design

deboralynid.com

@deboralynid

Featured Products:

Bed and nighstand by Interlude Home, lamp by Arteriors


KPM Design

“Our clients wanted to create a downtown get-away that was drastically different than their transitional suburban home in South Denver.  We strived to create a Modern Luxe ambiance, utilizing a warm neutral palette of cream, pewter, and soft golden tones, which allows the downtown views to be the ‘artwork’. The styling is elegant, yet approachable, with unique details, exquisite light fixtures and timeless furniture designs.”

KPM Design

kpmdesignllc.com

Featured Products:

Living Room: Clip sectional, swivel chairs and round ottoman by Thayer Coggin, acrylic side table by Interlude, custom cabinet by Old Biscayne Designs

Dining Room & Kitchen: Lighting by Hubbardton Forge

Happy Hour Seating: Swivel Chairs by Thayer Coggin


Hudson Five Design Studio

“The love of Santorini, antique doors and all things blue and white were the inspiration for this Biltmore furnishings project.  The client’s personal photography was introduced amongst blue European antique doors, modern furnishings and lighting, commissioned art pieces and carefully curated vintage pots to create the perfect private retreat with a Santorini nod.”

Hudson Five Design Studio

hudsonfivedesign.com

@hudsonfivedesign

Featured Products:

Sofa and chairs by Burton James


Kira David Design

“This traditional home was purchased by a down-to-earth couple who wanted to make it feel comfortable and accessible for their family of four and pet dog. We chose solid hardwood framed upholstery pieces and utilized family-friendly fabrics to prolong their lifespan. And we created pockets of refinement for the parents to enjoy when the kids retired to bed for the day. All while ensuring the home felt cohesive, yet unexpected and fun!”

Featured Products:

Family Room: Sofa by Lee Industries, side table by Noir, table lamp by Visual Comfort, ottoman by Brownstone

Dressing Room: Round bench by Cisco Home

Office: Custom sofa by Cisco Home