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John McClain is an accomplished interior designer, speaker, writer, and on-air contributor who has turned his lifetime passion for interior design into an opportunity to do the same for others.

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Holiday Cookie Recipes



You’re in for a treat (LITERALLY) with these holiday cookie recipes, and they are not complicated to make at all. I hope you enjoy this season with your friends and family. Gather them all in the kitchen for an old time holiday baking session!

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5 Ways To Prep Your Patio For Winter



Five essential tips for prepping your patio for winter, ensuring it remains inviting and ready to use all year round.

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Fall Backyard Bliss: Elevate Your Outdoor Space with 8 Design Tips



As the sun begins its gentle descent and the leaves start to paint the landscape in shades of crimson and gold, we find ourselves at the cusp of a new season. While summer may be fading away, there’s no need for melancholy. Instead, let’s channel our excitement into the upcoming fall season and explore ways […]

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How to Create A Functional “Drop Zone” For Your Home



As the vibrant colors of summer begin to fade, the familiar back-to-school buzz starts to fill the air. For homeowners, this means preparing their living spaces to accommodate the influx of backpacks, shoes, jackets, and other school-related gear. As interior designers, we understand the importance of organization and functionality, especially in high-traffic areas like the […]

How Travel Directly Influences Design



Are you planning any summer getaways?  Vacation is essential for our productivity and general well being, but it is also critical for our creativity and imaginative inspiration.  In my travels, I have absorbed innumerable artistic influences and expanded my vision of beauty and possibility.   While visiting Greece, my husband and I strolled past a […]

The Pride Behind Pride



  It’s June and that means summer vacations, nights on the porch, and celebrations of PRIDE! As anyone who remotely knows me might know, I am proud to be an out gay man – married to the love of my life since it became legal in 2015, and together for 21 years. So, when I say […]

3 Trends From Coverings Show 2023



Earlier this month my FL design team dropped by the annual Coverings tradeshow to take a look at the latest and great offerings tile manufacturers are showcasing to industry professionals. Below are the three trends our team felt dominated the show, and how we envision these show stopping surfaces could be utilized in your space.

The White Kitchen Debate



White kitchens have been a timeless design trend for years, and for good reason. They offer a clean, fresh, and timeless look that can be easily incorporated into any home. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits and design options of white kitchens.

A Journey in the Spotlight: On Another Level



Starting this month out strong, John McClain Design had the amazing opportunity to be featured in California’s January/February 2023 premier design magazine issue, SoCal Design. We are incredibly grateful to have had the chance to share a bit of our journey with this beautiful project and our lovely clients.    Now published, we are reminded […]

How to Declutter Your Home



2023 is here! Let’s start laying bricks for what’s next! You didn’t need to start on Jan 1st or even on a Monday…start TODAY!  Learning how to declutter your home doesn’t have to be a toll or boring. Here are some creative ways to do so as inspired by Joshua Becker from Becoming Minimalist.   […]


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