Course Description

The saying "everything old is new again" can apply to many fields, including interior design. Explore the historic origins and evolution of some of today’s most popular interior design trends, including the use of color, accessories, lighting, and incorporating art and antiques. Join CAPE instructor, architectural historian Dr. Jann Mackey, along with Courtney and Teddie Garrigan at their award-winning home décor store Coco & Dash for a lively and fascinating discussion about the influences of notable twentieth-century designers and how to integrate traditional elements into contemporary design. 


Course Outline

  •  Gain expert insights about how to create relaxed, yet sophisticated rooms that are fresh and stylish, as well as timeless.
  • Learn how the work of notable designers of the twentieth century, such as Nancy Lancaster, John Fowler, Sister Parish, Dorothy Draper, and Syrie Maugham, continues to influence interior design today.


  • Register early to secure your spot, using the SMU CAPE Student Portal. Please be aware that insufficient enrollment may cause course cancellation.
  • If you need registration assistance or would like to enroll after online registration has closed, please call 214-768-2273 or contact smuthink@smu.edu.
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Historic Influence on Interiors Today
10:30AM to 12:00PM
Apr 16, 2024
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Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $59.00
Section Notes

This course meets at Coco & Dash:

2819 N. Henderson Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75206

Receive a $20 off coupon for our CAPE course, Homebuilding and Renovation for Owners starting March 5, by enrolling in either of these courses:

Architecturally Significant: The Most Important Houses in Dallas (Wilson House) on April 13

The Historic Influence on Interiors Today on April 16

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