Featured Designer- Joy Cacicia

The featured designer of September is Joy Cacicia of RCC Interiors. Joy has over 40 years of experience, and has designed over 900 projects in her career.  Joy works closely with her clients to ensure their goals become a reality and her designs stand the test of time. We are thrilled to share with you this questionnaire featuring Joy!

      Share your background
Having accrued over 40 years of residential and commercial design experience, I have built a reputation for devoting my attention to beautiful design and exceptional client service.  Originally from Boston Massachusetts, I moved with my family to Minnesotain the early 80’s. I founded an independently owned interior design firm: JBC Interiors. In 1990, I joined Dayton’s Design Studio and spent sixteen years building a large clientele base. I was instrumental in developing the first “Trend House” which was located within the Dayton’s Southdale Home Store. I appeared regularly on the HGTV show “Room for Change”. In 2006, I co-partnered to form RCC Interiors Inc., a Boutique Design firm. I now serve as Principal of RCC Interiors LLC, a wholly owned and operated interior design firm located in the International Market Squarein Minneapolis.  

I     If you could live anywhere  in the world, where would it be and why
 I have established deep roots along with strong and wonderful friendships right here in Minnesota
 This is my home and I am happiest right here.

       Describe your dream home in five words
 Warm, Inviting, Comfortable, Classic, and TIMELESS

       What are your hobbies
 I enjoy Yoga, Cooking, Reading, and Antiquing.

      Five things you can’t live without
My husband, Ron, my children, Gabrielle, Sarajill and Connor, my granddaughter, Averie, my dog, Tank and last but not least, my IPAD

      What are your favorite local shops and restaurants
I Nonni’s Restaurant, The Olive Grove, Embellir, Art Resources Gallery

      Describe one of your favorite projects 
Every project is my favorite project and receives my total focus…but last year I worked on the second home of a long time client who purchased a condominium in Florida.  We were able to start from the ground up…selection of floors, wall coloring, kitchen and bathroom design, lighting, space planning of previously owned furniture and with the addition of new pieces; the end result is a condominium that is classic and timeless.

      Who is your favorite artist and/or furniture designer
I have many favorites, but my MOST favorite are
Jacques –Emile Ruhlmann and Mies Van der Rohe, two very well known and respected Art Deco furniture designers.

      What is your favorite room in your home, why
I love my home, but spend the most time in my kitchen. I remodeled the space over 6 years ago. The end result is a functionally inviting space with many classic touches. Entertaining is a breeze and I am able to spend time with both my family and friends.

Fill in the blank, No room would be complete without…                                                                                                                                                                                                    
A feeling of welcoming hospitality and …a bit of whimsy!

      Do you have “go to” paint colors, if so which ones
Benjamin Moore’s “Super White” for woodwork. It is not a stark white…it has a warmth to it. It truly is a “super white”.

To see more of Joy’s work please visit her website here

Thanks Joy!