8.31.2015

A Feminine Retreat


I loved working with this client on her master bedroom! From the get-go, she knew what she wanted. A pretty, feminine, moody-ish space. A bed crown was a must! And mixing in her heirloom pieces (nightstands, lamps, paintings) to pair the old with the new. I love the fun mix and the way it all shaped up! 

My fluff-in-action shot from the shoot :) 



This shot shows a fun wide angle of the room. The little x-bench is super old. It was in tatters, but my upholsterer is a magician and covered it in this gorgeous lavender chenille to make it all new again! 

The wall color, a moody dark teal, is one of my faves! It really envelops the room, and I love the pairing with the stark white linens. 


The antique vanity got a fresh coat of white paint, as did all the trim and doors too. 


That bed crown is a real show-stopper. My workroom is super talented! 
They made my vision come to life! 

We chose an embroidered linen for the focal fabric, and a navy linen as the background, all edged in turquoise. Such a fun combo! 





A crisp white duvet and shams with green scalloped edge contrasts with the darker tones of the other linens. 



Hope you liked! 
Happy Monday, guys! 
xxoo


8.24.2015

A Master Bathroom Renovation: Whites + Creams + Grays + Metallics...Be Still My Heart!


I've been itching to share this bathroom with you guys for so long! 
We've been waiting on the window treatments, and a few final touches, so now that we've photographed it all, here it is for you guys to enjoy! 

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I'm lucky enough to call these homeowners both friend and client. 
I'm always doubly blessed when my clients become my friends, and my friends are my clients! 
In this case, our friendship was already there, and it made our process that much more fun for this designer. 

It was time for a master bathroom renovation, and over the past 6 months, its all come together for these homeowners. From the very beginning, we decided that the aesthetic was to be soft and neutral with a touch of glam, along with timeless finishes.

Here's what we were dealing with. And what my clients inherited...water issues, falling tiles, odd layout, underutilized space, etc. 

 
 

So we decided we could make it better. Even better than better. 
I knew it would be fabo once it was completed. 

Then, everything was torn out.


To make way for the new bathroom


It's come a long way! 
See how we renovated and remodeled this space below:

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Mixing metallics is too fun for me!  The shades of gold, silver, and gilver in this space make it both fun and interesting. 

Marble, a soaking tub, a cage lantern....I might pass out. It's too pretty! 

The floors are a gorgeous array of rectangle tiles, with an octagonal tile "rug" inlaid in front of the vanity.


We chose all polished nickel faucets, handles, and shower hardware. I love love love the warm undertone of this metal! 
It's a fun mix with the mirror lights in rubbed bronze, and the gilver lantern.


I love the extra storage that the metal bamboo etergere provides as well. 
Its a pretty spot to keep folded towels. 


I mean, I can't. 


I think its probably a good thing when you literally want to lie on your clients' floors because they are so beautiful. 


A tiled in shower with frameless door and slab corner seat makes the biggest difference! 





Even the new door knobs, in an oil rubbed bronze with crystal knob, tie in to the room's overall aesthetic. 


A few of my favorite details....
the lantern, the framed nudes, and the detailed roman shades



I so hope that this was a fun post for you guys! 
I had a ball working on this whole project! 
Can't wait to share more of what I've had going on lately! 

8.17.2015

A Kitchen, Before & After


Hope you guys have shopped the new listings on @ShopMGD this morning! 
If not, click over to Instagram and see the fun things up for grabs! 
https://instagram.com/shopmgd/



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Back to today's post. ;) 
I have been DYING to show you guys this kitchen transformation. 
This client and I just clicked. From the get-go.
The first thing we agreed on was that their existing kitchen needed a MAJA overhaul. 
So, without wasting any more time, just feast your eyes on this puppy.
Here's the BEFORE below:


And now, here is the incredible AFTER:


I'm sure its hard to believe, but we kept all of the perimeter cabinets. We reconfigured some, but for the most part, we used what was there. New upper cabinet fronts, minus the busy dental molding, and some glass fronts all make everything *shine*
No more fluorescent light. 
No more tile floor.
No more jutting island with hanging cabinets.

Hello to recessed lighting, new hardwood floors, marble countertops, and tiled backsplash. 
Hubba, hubba. 
:) 



During the appliance reconfiguration, we decided to close the middle window, and now, its as if it was never there. This light-filled, white kitchen is as bright and cheerful as ever. 
We took the tile all the way to the ceiling, and around the window frame, adding gorgeous roman shades in Schumacher's peach Imperial Trellis. 
A little pagoda lantern over the new apron sink makes for the sweetest night light. 
And y'all know how much I love pagodas. 


The breakfast nook saw a little love too. We flipped over this marble and iron table, and I love the pairing with the rough wood benches. Toss in a buffalo check, and I am swooning for sure. 
We styled the table with some fresh flowers and fruit for our photo shoot. 




Hope you enjoyed this mini-tour! 
I've got a lot more to show you in the coming weeks. 

xxoo


8.06.2015

Shop MGD is LIVE!


So excited to announce that shopMGD is live! On Monday mornings we will be loading pictures of our awesome finds! You will receive your invoice quickly, and as soon as payment is processed, we'll ship out by Friday of that same week! 
Local delivery of items between Gainesville, Athens, and Atlanta for larger things, and shipping is included on the smaller items. Head over to Instagram to shop now! #shopMGD @shopMGD