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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.
Started in retail merchandising / store display then joined an interior design firm. Eventually became partner in a partner in the firm for over 30 years

Where were you raised?
In the Midwest on a farm in Indiana.

Where do you draw inspiration from? 
Nature provides so much – color, balance, space, light – every day is a new inspiration.

What is your most rewarding project and why?
Working on a Waterfront Design Project in Florida where clients allowed involvement from the beginning with the Architect, choosing all interior finishes, furniture, art and accessories. The trust of the clients and the finished product were extraordinary and very rewarding

In your experience working with C.A.I. Designs thus far, what are some of your favorite product lines and why?
LEE Upholstery is always a go-to line due to its many designs that fulfill most design projects whether it is contemporary, traditional or transitional. Their furniture styles offer so many options that you can totally customize in both design and comfort.

What is your favorite color?

What do you like to do in your spare time? (Hobbies, Talents, Travel, Family, etc.)
Reading spy novels & killer thrillers and attending live performances.

If you could travel back in time, where/when would you go and why?
Ancient Rome – such an interesting time of early architecture and lifestyles.

How would you characterize your design style?
The best design style is one that is attuned to the client’s needs and lifestyle.

Do you have a favorite quote?
“No good deed goes unpunished”

What is your favorite food?

What is your favorite TV series?
The Voice

Mark can be reached in the Carmel showroom at markc@caidesigns.net or by phone at (317) 740-0025 x8301.