Stacy Garcia is force to be reckoned with in the design world. Her brand is everywhere ad her design chops are second to none. Also I must add that I love that she lists herself as Chief Inspiration Officer of her company. Truly if we had more designers like that had that much energy, creativity and drive this industry would have been online a whole lot sooner.
I first heard the name Stacy Garcia at the HDExpo in Las Vegas a few years back and it made me pick up my social media arsenal and find out what she was all about. So this interview is more like a step in my process of bringing you the best in the design world. Which in my opinion Stacy is leading the pack.
Below are some images Stacy send my way to include with her interview. Please enjoy and emails/comments are more than welcome.
“Stacy has an established reputation as a preeminent forecaster of color and design trends, and is a Chairholder of Color Marketing Group, the premiere international color forecasting association. Stacy is also a dynamic public speaker with experience hosting panels, workshops and keynotes. For more information, download Stacy’s bio here.” Stacy Garcia, Inc.
What manufacturer would you love to team up with and why?
I would love to team up with Stark Carpet for Stacy Garcia | New York and launch a residential carpet line. Creating luxurious & finely crafted product, Stark’s manufacturing abilities would pair perfectly with our distinctive design aesthetic.
I’m also looking forward to getting my consumer brand, Stay, on the radar. Launching in 2017, Stay by Stacy Garcia is a residential lifestyle brand inspired by the best of luxury travel, and informed by my experience in the world of hotel design. Designs under this label would fit nicely at Macy’s, Target or Bed, Bath & Beyond because of their eclectic, well-traveled feel.
I am always open to new partnerships and I think some of the best work is done by collaboration.
Who is the designer that you admire and how have they influenced your design work?
I am influenced by all different types of designers. In the fashion world, Diane Von Furstenberg is a favorite because of her incredible eye for pattern and color. She brings various parts of the world together in one look and I admire that about her work. I also am influenced by great architecture; the new IAC building in NYC designed by Frank Gehry is breathtaking.
What is a design tip you live by?
My mantra has always been Stay Inspired. Inspiration is all around us, it’s about finding yours through experiences & surrounding yourself with great people.
What makes you get out of bed in the morning?
Besides my alarm?? I get to do what I love to do every day: design. Between that, my husband and my kids, what else do I need to get me out of bed in the morning?!
What is your favorite vacation spot and can you recommend a place to visit or stay there?
I absolutely love going to Vermont. We have a house there and it’s the perfect escape. The atmosphere allows me to disconnect and recharge.
How do you communicate your vision to the client?
When working with the various manufacturers we partner with, we not only present design concepts, but trend and market information to show them that we can strike a balance between distinct, edgy design and relevance within the market.
I rely on and trust our partners to spread the design-centric and positive message of our three Stacy Garcia brands in hopes that we can provide a world of inspiration to empower designers and design-minded individuals to live a lifestyle less ordinary.
I continue to strive to have a direct line of communication with the end user of my product through events, professional speaking and social media. I encourage brand loyalists to stay connected with me and continue to be a part of what I do.
Describe what you like most about your home.
- The bright colors
- The vibe
- The chaos from my four kids and dog, Bailey
- It’s pattern filled!
How would you describe your sense of style?
That’s a hard one, my style changes every day! Some days I am in the mood to rock ripped jeans, a white T-shirt and my collection of bangles, while other days I will wear a flowy dress with just a statement necklace. One thing that never changes in my style is my love for pattern!
Do you have a favourite colour scheme?
Right now I love pastels layered with neutrals, khaki greens and deep blues. We recently launched our new indoor/outdoor textile collection, Seville, with Sunbrella Contract. This collection contains bright colors and patterns inspired by the rich culture and pattern-centric aesthetic of Southern Spain.
Photography Credit and Contact Information
Stacy Garcia, Inc.
501 Airport Executive Park
Nanuet, NY 10954