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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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My Tile Exploration Trip to Spain

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Part of the protocol for an interior design professional is to continuously educate ourselves on our chosen profession. Sometimes this means a trade show, sometimes a webinar, and sometimes, if we’re really, really lucky, it means a trip to Valencia, Spain to dive into the intricacies of tile and its origin.

Written in the Stars: My New Book, The Designer Within

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Well folks, I’m an author. My book, The Designer Within, is a reality. Words that I only used to dream would come from my mouth. Sometimes it seemed like a pipedream and sometimes I was so close I could smell the ink as it dried on the pages. I promise I’m not going to use […]

Liven Up Your Front Porch for Spring

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As we transition from season to season, I’ve always found it a good rule of thumb to use the quarterly change as an opportunity to refresh your home’s exterior entry. After all, your front porch is the first impression guests have when they arrive to your home, and an infrequently touched porch can often present […]

Making Work from Home Actually Work

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Modern Loft Bungalow

One of the driving factors into purchasing this residence was the desire to incorporate the John McClain Design LA office with my home.  The property provided the unique opportunity of a ground floor office with a separate entrance for my team and clients.  Our design directive for the space was functionality and simplicity…

How I created a Loungey Loft

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Modern Loft Bungalow

Shake a martini and slip on that smoking jacket, we are headed to the loft.  When I began the initial design process for the loft, my goal was to have it feel like an old school lounge, think Hollywood Rat Pack mixed with modern conveniences…

Living/Dining: 5 Design Ideas for Open Floor Plans

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Modern Loft Bungalow

Open floor plans have been all the rage for at least the last 20 years. While they are rock stars when it comes to entertaining and create vast sight lines, they generate their own set of challenges. How does one delineate areas of usage…

Powder Room Punch!

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Modern Loft Bungalow

Anyone who has met me for any time at all  knows that my favorite space to design is the powder room. This little jewel box is your best opportunity to make a large and lasting impression on all who visit your home. If my guests don’t come out saying, “O M Geeee!” then I have failed…

5 Keys to Kitchen Success

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Modern Loft Bungalow

No matter the event or situation, everyone wants to congregate in the kitchen. Whether you are an avid chef or Uber Eats aficionado, a truly successful and functional kitchen will cater to your individual needs…

Guest Bedroom: A Truly Multi-Functional Guest Room

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Modern Loft Bungalow

One room often has to perform several roles.  Our guest room needed to provide the comfort and calm our friends have come to expect but also function as a home office most days of the year.  The neutrality of an office had to be in balance with the visual interest of a retreat…

My At Home Luxury Spa Bath

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Modern Loft Bungalow

Ancient Pompeiian bathhouses have nothing on my jaw dropping main bath! I wanted pure luxury, killer design, and every pampering bell and whistle available. This spa-like oasis delivers deep relaxation and bathroom envy from everyone I know…

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