First, a note on the uploaded documents. The existing logo is the "CoName" file. It was created more than a decade ago and is dated and nonrepresentative of the company and what we offer.
The second file, "mecc2012 v4-1" is a more recent version of what I have been considering. However, it is not where I want it to be.
I like clean lines and simplicity. But I also like clever, graphic designs, as shown by the files I like.
I definitely want red to be the key colour used. I find it strong and bold and captivating, but also somewhat playful. I tend to incorporate at least one red (or red-toned) element into every space I design.
My website, like the logo, is terribly dated, but it will show a sampling of some of my past work. It has not been updated to reflect the last year or two. http://www.MeCCinteriors.com
Though the current logo has the "e" lower case and the other letters capitalized, this does not need to carry forward. I am ok with the letters being all capitalized or all lower case. The "inc" is optional to include in the logo. The sun that you may see on some of the pages is not to be incorporated in any way.
I am also a yoga instructor and am regularly told that I am very earthy and grounded and calming. Other feedback I regularly receive from clients reflects my professionalism and business acumen for a "creative type." (Their words, not mine.)
One last bit of feedback from a colleague: "I also think the logo itself could still push the following elements that I get as you – calm, confident, mature, fresh, and warm."
Please feel free to contact me for further clarification/direction.