Maggie Griffin is the owner and founder of Maggie Griffin Design, a Gainesville and Atlanta-based design company. In addition to over a decade of interior design experience, she holds a degree in Furnishings and Interiors from the University of Georgia. As a college student, Maggie had the pleasure of studying abroad in Florence, Italy where she studied The History of Fabrics as well as Retail Design and Merchandising. Equipped with a command of architecture along with a mastery of textiles, Maggie uses her knowledge of scale and symmetry and her understanding of modern sensibility to turn houses into homes and dreams into realities.
Her work is marked by playful patterns, colorful fabrics, Southern charm, comfortable upholstery, and a pinch of chinois. She insists that she gets just as excited about a ground-up new-build as she does a fun lamps-pillows-artwork styling day right before a party is hosted. This, of course, is a hallmark of Maggie’s design passion and interior style. You’ll notice her giddiness as she pulls fabric swatches, and if you have an antique sideboard you absolutely must reuse in your dining room reboot, you’ve captured her heart.
Over the years, Maggie Griffin Design has been featured in several shelter publications and blogs including Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Ballard Designs’ How to Decorate Blog & Podcast, Home: Living in North Georgia, StyleBlueprint, and Style Me Pretty. In 2015, she had the distinct pleasure of being selected as a participating designer in the first annual Holiday Designer Showhouse at Sea Island. Designing the iconic cigar room was an immeasurable honor and a “pinch me” moment for Maggie as a Southern designer. In addition to her interior design repertoire, Maggie is an accomplished artist whose work can be seen in Dinner on the Grounds by friend and colleague, James Farmer. Maggie is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers, the Gainesville/Hall County Chamber of Commerce, and The University of Georgia Alumni Association.
When she’s not tackling design projects or meeting with clients, you’ll find Maggie volunteering regularly within her community. Perhaps her favorite job, however, is that of wife to David and mother to her two boys, Henry and Samuel (and dog, Baxter and cat, Sandy, too). You’ll often find her family enjoying time together on their cozy deck, at their Highlands, North Carolina cottage, or with their extended families in south Georgia. When asked about her favorite room in her own home, Maggie says the answer is simple – her kitchen. “It’s where I cook for my family, swoon over my children’s artwork, and happily entertain our friends and family.”