Creating expressive interiors for the discriminating client is the hallmark of Carolyn Franklin Interior Design, Inc. With more than 34 years of designing some of the most impressive interiors in Florida, the reputation of the firm is well deserved. The firm takes pride in providing each client with personalized attention to create extraordinary, timeless interiors. Innovative design solutions are integrated with imaginative options to reflect personal taste and preferences, meeting the need for beauty, comfort and livability.
03/27/2008 - Carolyn Franklin Interior Design Starts Design Work in Lake County
Carolyn Franklin Interior Design Inc. was selected by a couple from Annapolis, Maryland to design and furnish their 3,000 square foot golf vacation home on Lake Griffin in the Harbor Hill Country Club in Lake County. Designed for ease of living, the home will feature the colors of the beach and ocean, such as Sand Beige, Sky Blue, Dune Brown and Coral Red. Fabrics will include textured linens, soothing cottons, soft leathers and nubby chenilles. The furnishings are eclectic, mixing a bit of natural woven wicker with ironwork, smooth tile tables, painted weathered furniture and rich warm woods. The result will be light, fun and casual, with a bit of elegance for the Master Suite. It is a style that fits well with living on the Florida waterways and golf course communities.
02/22/2008 - Carolyn Franklin Attends 2008 Dallas Market
Carolyn Franklin, president of Carolyn Franklin Interior Design, Inc., attended the Dallas Market Center's 2008 Total Home and Gift Market in late January. In addition to viewing accessories and furniture at the Dallas showrooms, they also scoured the local Slocum Street antique district for antiques and embellishments. Many of the showrooms featured French Country antiques, a strong trend in the design industry. The designers often incorporate antiques, especially architectural antique elements, into their client's homes, mixing the old with the new. For more information on the show and other upcoming design markets, visit www.dallasmarketcenter.com
Excerpt from the Orlando Sentinel article: FLIGHT PLAN. Interior Designers and their clients often travel great distances in a quest for home-furnishing perfection. by Terry Ward
Carolyn Franklin, president of Carolyn Franklin Interior Design in Winter Park, says most of her buying trips are to the Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA) in Dania Beach near Ft. Lauderdale. Open to design trade professionals only, the center has 150 showrooms and is one of Florida's top destinations for home decor. It is particularly known for its fabric showrooms, Franklin says. Franklin also visits the High Point market in North Carolina once a year, as well as the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center and the Dallas Center Market. And New York City is one of her favorite destinations for finding antique furnishings. "They carry a different product than the DCOTA center, which is geared more for the Southern market - Miami and all points south," Franklin says, speaking recently from a JetBlue departure gate at Orlando International Airport. Franklin was on her way to New York to meet a client from Connecticut who is building a home in Orlando. "In New York, I have found some wonderful things to show my client," Franklin says. "This time we are going to look for a couple of antique items to fill in the gaps, and some lighting." Franklin's favorite places to shop include Manhattan's Design & Decorative Building, with more than 120 showrooms for the trade, as well as antique shops near 72nd and 73rd streets, and a lighting store called The Federalist in Greenwich, Conn. "It's a one-of-a-kind thing" says Frankln, referring to the objective of buying trips, "a way of giving unique individuality to a home."
12/12/2007 - Carolyn Franklin Interior Design, Inc. Celebrates 25 years
Carolyn Franklin Interior Design, Inc. (CFID) is please to announce its 25th year of doing business in Central Florida. For 25 years, CFID has been providing interior design services on commercial and residential projects. The firm specializes in turnkey projects starting with the conception stage and working with the owner, builder and the architect on complete specifications for the interior and exterior of the home. The design continues into selections for furniture, fabrics, wallcoverings and finally, purchasing and installation. The firm has a staff of four, including Carolyn Franklin who is founder and president of CFID. She is NCIDQ certified and a state-licensed interior designer in Florida.
07/02/2007 - Carolyn Franklin Featured as Interior Designer of Distinction
The April 2007 issue of Orlando Magazine featured Carolyn Franklin as one of its "Interior Designers of Distinction". The magazine profiled the region's top interior designers and showcased Carolyn's accomplishments and history in a special section dedicated to Interior Designers.