Mark Cocanougher, Palazzo Designs’ founder, brings 20 years of diverse talents, interests and design experience to commercial and residential interiors and restoration projects. 

Mark began his design career as apprentice to a conservator specializing in pre-20th century American & European works of art. As a natural offshoot of his conservation efforts, he co-founded a Kansas City design firm that specialized in antique acquisition, floral design and event planning. Clients included the Ritz-Carlton and Hyatt Regency hotels, Woolf Brothers and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Mark founded Dallas-based Palazzo Design in 1995. He is a self-described classicist. His design philosophy is characterized by a "respect for artistic intent and architectural integrity—the essential elements of design and art".

"One has to recognize the thread of history to assess what is true and specific to a particular style or piece. Only when you understand the importance of form, proportion, line and color in their earliest incarnation can you reinterpret them for today yet transcend fashion and trend." It is this philosophy that prompted several national furniture manufacturers to hire Mark as design consultant.

Mark will utilize his skills and knowledge to insure that your project meets your needs and taste. He can create custom designs from art and furniture to architectural elements and accessories.

Mark's work has been featured in publications as diverse as Woman's Day and Traditional Home.

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